Animal Friends and Folksongs

A funtastic musical adventure with Kim & Jimbo Cary

In a program of music, dancing and audience participation, Kim & Jimbo will sing and tell stories of our animal friends and pets. The Carys perform traditional and original songs on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo, jawharp, bones, african drums, world percussion, and more.

“Tailored to young children and kept their attention.”


This performance is:


Over 200 world percussion instruments for audience to play along.

Book related

Tie-ins with reading and summer theme, with books on display.


VCA grants, and discounts available for block booking.

Fun for all!

Suitable for preschool, early elementary, and adults will enjoy too!


World instruments.

Animal puppets

Hooray for animals!

Be prepared to listen to animal riddles, play an instrument, and dance with an animal.

· Sing along and clap to Adopt a Kitten if You Can and Frolic of the Frogs.

· Dance with an animal puppet to the Animal Friends Waltz and the song Deer Walk


“Cows give us their milk. Hens give us their eggs.

Sheep give us the wool off their back.

Be nice to your animal friends”


· Join in a jam session and play gourds, bells, bamboo, tambourines and drums. (over 200 world percussion instruments).

· Jimbo’s newest song, Adopt a Kitten if You Can is a tribute to the Animal Rescue League… children will use animal puppets (kittens, cats, and little dogs) during the song.

· Deer Walk is a traditional fiddle tune with new words describing the big eyes, long legs, and big ears of the white tail deer.

· Jimbo has created several animal riddles for children. During the performance, he tells a  riddle while the audience tries to name the animal.  The animal (puppet) appears from behind a screen at the end of the riddle:

“I fish all day; I need not beg.

I often hunt upon one leg.

The little fish have much to fear.

I use my bill just like a spear!”


· Frolic of the Frogs is another traditional tune (played on fiddle and guitar) — with new words by Jimbo:

“Lets frolic with the frogs.

We’ll sashay down to the swamp.

We’ll dance and we’ll play with the pollywogs —

never mind the mud and the damp.

It makes my heart sing  when they peep in the spring

and they ribbit in the summertime too.

So don’t mind the ‘skeeters, watch out for the snakes…

and we’ll do the bog boogaloo.”


· The Carys  bring their “traveling music museum” – a collection of over 200 world percussion instruments for children and their families to play along.

“An excellent program performed by seasoned musicians.
You have the audience in the palm of your hand”