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kist o dreams

The simple idea behind kist o dreams was to help parents sing traditional lullabies to their babies by giving them free access to a range of Scottish songs.

Given that bringing a baby into a home involves a great deal of upheaval, I had to decide the most useful way to do this which would be easy for parents to take advantage of.

The kist o dreams project had three main strands
  • a CD to be distributed free of charge to parents and carers of newborns for the duration of the project
  • visits to mother and baby groups and similar groups to offer songs and advice
  • the kist o dreams website making all the songs available as free mp3 tracks with lots of extra information on lullabies and a point of contact for users to have queries answered, which would continue after the duration of the project itself

The free distribution of CDs had to end when the funding ran out for this element, but they were so popular that they are now commercially available, and visits to groups continues on an occasional basis on request.

To buy a copy of the CD, please click the cover image below.

20 years of Scottish Sleepsongs
20 years of Scottish Sleepsongs
Celebrating 20 years since the start of the kist o dreams project with a concert in the Muir Hub.
20 years of Scottish Sleepsongs
20 years of Scottish Sleepsongs
Delighted to be joined by Bill Taylor, whose various harps appear on the album, playing new arrangments of many of the songs.
20 years of Scottish Sleepsongs
20 years of Scottish Sleepsongs
Special guest appearance by Grace Stewart-Skinner, whose infant face appeared ont he front cover of the kist o dreams album; now a musician in her own right.
20 years of Scottish Sleepsongs
20 years of Scottish Sleepsongs
Revisiting the songs from kist o dreams.
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