Out of The Door of The Ark

Join Ark favourites Nico Brown and Martin Brunsden for an album full of songs, imaginative sound play, unusual instruments and a little bit of joyful chaos!

The Ark is delighted to be re-launching Out of the Door of The Ark, an album of songs for children aged 3-8 written by Nico Brown and performed by him, Martin Brunsden and Kate Powell. Many of these songs were written during Nico’s five years as musician in residence at The Ark back when we first opened. These songs and stories come from many years of playing with children and families, who like music as an activity they can join in with, as well as a performance. You can find out more about Nico & Martin at www.nicoandmartin.com.

Hear the sounds of the double bass, singing saw, harp, accordion, thumb pianos, mandolin, concertina, swanee whistle, guitar and other strange instruments you might have never even seen before. Go on a Jungle Journey where you get to help make all the sounds of this trip through wild Africa, learn the very important Five Pirate Rules of the special sea shanty Aye Aye Captain, hear how loud daddy animals can be and how quiet baby animals can be and laugh about how confusing words in different languages can be in a song about a French friend.

Purchase the CD in person at The Ark or online via the link below. You can also download the album now via iTunes or CD Baby.

Join in with the songs by downloading the lyrics and suggested actions to do while you listen.

Track Listing:

  1. Jungle Journey (3:25)
    Thumb piano, double bass, swannee whistle
  2. Aye Aye Captain (4:58)
    Accordion, double bass, violin, harp
  3. Turtles – Part 1 (4:28)
    Harp, double bass, violin
  4. In that Door (3:40)
    Ghanaian thumb piano, double bass 
  5. The Last Puppy (3:06)
    Guitar, double bass, violin, trombone, saw, Hatty the dog 
  6. Turtles – Part 2 (5:30)
    Harp, double bass, violin
  7. Mon Ami (2:31)
    Accordion, double bass, violin, saw 
  8. This is our Café (2:33)
    Guitar, double bass, mandolin

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