Happy #SkinnamarinkDay 🐘
Throwing back to this very special night last year when I got to meet my mummy’s childhood music idols @sharonandbram during their farewell tour of Canada!
Have you heard of them? My mummy was born in Malaysia and grew up watching Sharon, Lois and Bram on the Elephant Show. When she moved to Australia, the show wasn’t broadcast on television and nobody had even heard of it! She moved to Canada 25 years later and was so excited to find out Sharon and Bram were actually Canadian and still performing. She and my daddy went to see them perform live at least twice before I was born and were excited to be able to also share the experience with me once before Sharon and Bram stopped touring 🎵🎶 If you haven’t heard them sing before, definitely swipe → to hear a snippet of the new version of their classic Skinnamarink song!
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Happy #SkinnamarinkDay ! Sharon and Bram’s beloved song is now a picture book!
Sharon Hampson and Bram Morrison have been entertaining children for more than 40 years. They formed the music trio Sharon, Lois and Bram in 1978. Over the decades, fans from all over the world learned their songs by heart. Hampson and Morrison became a duo in 2015 when their bandmate, Lois Lilienstein, died of cancer.
Generations of kids have grown up singing Skinnamarink, and with the help of Sharon's daughter Randi Hampson and illustrations by Qin Leng, Skinnamarink is now children's picture book.
Bram: "We decided to end our very first concert at the Young People's Theatre in Toronto in the fall of 1978 with that song and it just felt right to us and to the audience. And we said, 'Hey let's do that again and again and again.' It's universal, it seems to appeal to all ages."
Sharon: "We've ended everything that we've ever done — concert, TV, public appearances everything — with that song. And people say, 'Do you get tired of it?' We get tired of other songs but not Skinnamarink."
Head to cbcbooks.ca to find out more about Sharon, Lois & Bram’s Skinnamarink. ...
It's only ONE WEEK until our first festival event.
We are so excited we can hardly sleep -- and we know you're excited too!
But it's *not* too late to pick up tickets to some of our festival events and workshops:
October 19 at 11:00 a.m.
Writing Workshop with Ted Barris and Tom Taylor
October 26 at 4:00 p.m.
Nod to Maud Cocktail Party
November 2 at 9:30 a.m.
A Recipe for Great Characters with Ruth Walker
November 2 at 2:00 p.m.
Mastering the Typewriter & Short Story Competition with Kerry Clare
November 3 at 3:00 p.m.
A Skinnamarink Good Time with Sharon & Bram ft. Whitney Barris
Full event details and tickets available at bookdrunkard.com (link in bio)