Welcome to the world of Carey Blyton: composer, writer and nonsense poet (and nephew of Enid). Carey is perhaps best known as the creator of the accidental children’s hit Bananas in Pyjamas, but he was an accomplished musician and a man of many talents—not to mention an all-pervading sense of humour.
Explore this site to find out all about Carey’s multifaceted life and work. Use the quick links to access pages of particular interest, and you can see the latest news below. Visit the News page for more announcements.
New Carey Blyton CD
We are excited to announce that we have just taken delivery of a new CD of world première recordings of music by Carey Blyton. Produced on the Sleeveless Records label as a collaboration between the Carey Blyton Trust and Fand Music Press, this new CD is a really top quality production from all points of view.
Performers on the CD are the Chameleon Arts Wind Quintet; Harriet Adie, harp; Derek Foster, vibraphone; and Ian Partridge, narrator.
Music on the CD is as follows (all world première recordings):
- A Shoal of Fishes
- A Catch for Wind Instruments
- Five Diversions
- Carp in the Rain
- The Indian Coffee House Roof Garden Orchestra Tango
- A Little Trio for Wind Instruments
The physical CD is a deluxe production with an attractive ‘picture disc’ label, full colour inlays throughout and a 16-page full-colour booklet that includes extensive music notes (including the composer’s own commentary on several pieces), the text of the poems that inspired some of the music, and ample illustrations of the Hiroshige watercolours portrayed by some of the musical settings.
The CD will, of course, soon be added to this site’s Catalogue and Shop sections. In the meantime, you can order the CD by clicking the Add to Cart button above. The price is £10·99 + P&P.
See the News section for more announcements.