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The Castle Dance Storybook and Music CD

You're going to love this book and CD combination! The music is infectious.
When I take my dog for a walk and I'm listening to it on my Ipod, I find myself dancing down the street.
I hope no ones watching!

To order: email me at harps@thorharp.com

The book and CD set is $16.95 (shipping $4)

Make check out to Sharon Thormahlen and send to 1876 SW Brooklane, Corvallis, OR 97333 or you can use paypal.

Castle Dance Storybook & Music CD
For international sales, please email me.

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Listen to a preview of our audio:

"The Singing Tree"
"Castle Cats"

"In ancient times, there was an endearing Kingdom called Kandilly, where many lived happily. 
On a hill a few miles away, there was the charming Kingdom of Kazooma.
 Sadly, the two Kingdoms were quarreling over the magical Singing Trees. 
Both Kingdoms thought the trees belonged to them..."

This is the beginning of our Castle Dance story where you will meet the Singing Trees, Wizards, Jesters, Dragons, Princesses, Ponies, Castle Cats and more. It comes with a CD featuring Harp, Mandolin and other instruments playing music that follow our Castle Dance story and encourages children to dance, pretend and make believe.

Martha Gallagher from the Folk Harp Journal did a review of Castle Dance Storybook and Music CD.

"After I got the Castle Dance book from you, my family listened to the last track on the CD with the reading and songs. My son Calleo, a cellist; Mike, who jams on guitar with his friends, and I, who loves learning to play the harp, all really thought it was great fun and think it will be a perfect gift. Thanks so much and tell Jory." Linda, Corvallis

Linda writes again and says this: "Over Thanksgiving we took Sharon's new 'Castle Dance' book and CD to our 1.5 year old grandnephew. It was a hit!" Linda, Corvallis

"I just wanted to say what a fabulous castle dance CD & Book you put together and completed. WOW! It’s absolutely awesome and I can’t wait to share it with my grandchildren when I see them. Very cool. Everything about it is a 10+. The music, storyline and illustrations are so very nice." Cinda & Ron, Portland

"I am in town running errands and listening to Castle Dance in my car--the music and instrumentation is so awesome and I heard singing too. I am on cut #9. I Love It! I like the singing and the variety of instruments. It's also nice to hear familiar harp tunes. Marlene Stein

"We have been listening to the Castle Dance cd, and we love it. The music is really beautiful. Nice job!" Dennis and Lisa Manning, Portland

It (Castle Dance) came today in the mail and I'm sitting here and listening to it. Twice, so far. The music is fantastic!!! And so is Jan's artwork, of course. Judy Sher Eugene (and Jamie who will LOVE it when he hears it)

My kiddies LOVE your new book and CD! Sue Carole DeVale

 

Here are ways to use Castle Dance:

This is wonderfully useful for families, teachers of young children, grandparents and friends.
The story book, illustrated by Jan Reed, tells the story of 2 kingdoms fighting over the magical Singing Trees and how they resolve their differences through music and dance to ultimately share the magical trees.


When I take my dog for a walk and I'm listening to it on my Ipod, I find myself dancing down the street.
I hope nobody is watching!

Castle Dance Illustrations

These are some of the preliminary drawings that you might find in the book.
On the left are the Mice with The Singing Trees and on the right is one of the Witty Wizards.

To order: email me at harps@thorharp.com

The book and CD set is $16.95 (shipping $4)

Make check out to Sharon Thormahlen and send to 1876 SW Brooklane, Corvallis, OR 97333 or you can use paypal.

Castle Dance Storybook & Music CD

For international sales, please email me.

The Castle Dance Kids

   

Jory's preschool of kids where we first tried out our idea.

A Castle Dance Party complete with kids, parents and grandparents dancing and watching.

Sharon playing harp, Jory playing mandolin at the Castle Dance Party.

To order: email me at harps@thorharp.com

The book and CD set is $16.95 (shipping $4 for up to 8 sets, if you need more add $1 for each one over 8)


The Castle Dance Musicians


We are so lucky to have such wonderful musicians recording on this album with us. The Twins, Kriss and Kathy from Eugene, OR, added their vocals. Kathy added violin and Kriss added viola on several cuts.
It was sooo fun to watch them play. 
Here they are playing their part on the "Pony Polka."

Also Joe Casproviak from The Mudtones out of Corvallis, added Clarinet and Flute.
We could hardly sit still while listening to him play.
Here he is adding his part on "The Wizards!"

Paul Bezanson added some bass and keyboards to a few of the tracks and is our recording engineer. The patience this man has is just phenomenal!

Sharon is recording the audio of the Castle Dance story and Jory is getting ready to record "Royal Baby Waltz."

The Mighty Maidens working out their parts to "The Castle Dance" Proclamation.

To order: email me at harps@thorharp.com

The book and CD set is $16.95 (shipping $4)

Make check out to Sharon Thormahlen and send to 1876 SW Brooklane, Corvallis, OR 97333 or you can use paypal.

Castle Dance Storybook & Music CD

For international sales, please email me.

Castle Dance Music

Some of the tunes on this CD are in my music books. Some have been renamed to better reflect the story. Here is a list:

*From The Singing Tree music book:
"The Singing Tree",
Wolf at the Big Odell renamed "The Mice Parade"
   Waltz Around With Rosiee renamed "Waltz Around The Roses"
Dragon King renamed "The Dragon Dance"

*From Gossamer Gate music book:
Huckleberry Heaven renamed "Pony Polka"

 

 

*From Sunset on Seattle music book:
Habanera Cats renamed "Castle Cats"

 

 

From Sweepin' the Clouds Away music book:
Sweet Serenade renamed "Royal Serenade"

 

 

From Cabin Fever for Two music book:
Planxty Hewlett

 

Other tunes are:
Sailor's Hornpipe
Merry March
Royal Baby Waltz
Castle Dance
Prancing Ponies
Witty Wizards
Jolly Jesters

 

The wizard and dragon puppets

To order: email me at harps@thorharp.com

The book and CD set is $16.95 (shipping $4 for up to 8 sets, if you need more add $1 for each one over 8)

 

This is Dave, Jory and I performing "Mice Parade" at a music camp.

To order: email me at harps@thorharp.com

The book and CD set is $16.95 (shipping $4)

Make check out to Sharon Thormahlen and send to 1876 SW Brooklane, Corvallis, OR 97333 or you can use paypal.

Castle Dance Storybook & Music CD

For international sales, please email me.

Make check out to Sharon Thormahlen and send to 1876 SW Brooklane, Corvallis, OR 97333 or you can use the email above for a Paypal payment.

 

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