A children's release, Gi'me Elbow Room finds fiddler Bonnie Rideout providing a charming introduction to Scottish music for the younger set.
Acclaimed American Scottish fiddler Bonnie Rideout, joined by a children's chorus and accomplished adult artists, shares playful songs of her childhood in Scotland, nursery rhymes and Robert Louis Stevenson's children's poems set to music. Among the beguiling selections are "Wee Willie Winkie," "Fiddler From Dooney," "There was a Wee Cooper," and Stevenson's poem "From a Railway Carriage," where the enchanting sights to be seen through the window go by faster and faster as the music vividly speeds the train along. Vocalist Rod Cameron's spoken word recitations of poems are magic and the melodies and lilting rhythms on fiddle, Celtic harp, pennywhistle, guitar, piano, pipes, bodhran and dulcimer match the joyful spirit of songs and narrative. A 1998 Parents' Choice® Gold Award.