Recited by MIFFY RYAN aged 10
music by DAVID JOHNSON - produced by ANNE MARIA CLARKE
Miffy first recited the tale for me when I visited her family home. I was and remain a friend of her parents, both artists themselves. I was so impressed by what I heard I arranged for Miffy to record the story professionally.
I will never forget the day of the recording - watching this young girl in the sound booth without notes or any anxiety that I could detect, calmly reciting her tale - whose content is actually quite grown up - in such a matter of fact sort of way that the sound engineer and I could have been forgiven for thinking she did this sort of thing every day. We were so charmed by the result - which she acheived in practically a single take - that we embellished it with one of our favourite harp compositions - thereafter known as Miffy's Harp.
I hope very much you will enjoy the tale as much as we did.
Anne Maria Clarke
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