MAYOR & JAMES - Musical Mystery Tour: Music For Children

Oodles of musical fun and laughter with original songs, tunes, choruses and an array of amazing musical instruments, some tiny and at least one bigger than Hilary!  Sing along with the Parrot-Parrot from Hong-Hong-Kong-Kong and twist your tongue around the Flock of Fat Flamingoes.  

By train, tractor, bicycle or even hot-air balloon – the Musical Mystery Tour introduces you to a lively collection of characters and places. Discover snowmen and kings, parrots and flamingoes, sleepy sheep and weeping willows – and even a donkey who can’t-can’t do the can-can!

These delightful, witty songs are guaranteed to capture the imagination, and will be enjoyed by children of all ages – from 4 to 104!

Hilary James
Hilary was described on BBC Radio 4 as ‘one of Britain’s finest voices’. She plays guitar and the mighty mandobass and has a passion for painting and making video animations. She's been known to draw a portrait of The Parrot live on stage.  Hilary has ‘one of Britain’s finest voices’ (BBC Radio 4) as well as an unusual taste in bass instruments. 

Simon Mayor
Simon is one of the world’s leading mandolin virtuosos and composers for the instrument, as well as a fine fiddle player and guitarist. He plays at Wembley Arena in September as soloist with the BBC Concert Orchestra. Simon Mayor’s keen involvement with children’s music goes back over thirty years. With Hilary James, he has written over sixty songs for children, and has written for and presented children’s music education programmes for BBC radio and TV. Simon and Hilary have toured the world  for over 30 years visiting to schools, performing to pupils of all ages. Their songs have featured everywhere from The Simpsons (TV USA) to Playschool (BBC 1). Simon and Hilary were the last guest presenters to appear on the BBC’s Play School just a few months before the doors and windows on the Play School House were finally boarded up in 1988.

Past reviews:
‘At the end, you could see the little ones brimming over with enthusiasm for music, and a few of the parents ruing the day they gave up learning the violin.’
The Stage (live review, Edinburgh Festival)
‘Classics, original songs, tunes and sketches delivered with charm, wit and expert musicianship.’
BBC website

£18 (Adult) 
£10 (Child) 
£35 Family (One adult and two children aged 3 - 16) 
Sunday 24 March 2024 - 2pm

Related event:
On 1 March, Mayor & James will perform in an evening performance of 'Music, Mirth and Song'. Joinus for a wonderful evenng of live music. Read more or book your ticket for the 1 March concert here:  
MAYOR & JAMES - Music, Mirth and Song
Riverhouse Barn
Manor Road
KT12 2PF