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Best Children's Recording
2013 Western Canadian Music Awards
Canadian Children's Book Centre
2013 Best Books For Kids & Teens
2012 Family Choice Award
2012 Parents' Choice Approved

A Tall Tale With Tunes & Turbulence
Rick's new 4 CD Musical Audio Novel
with illustrated songbook!

Rick introduces Gazzoon 

Buy Gazzoon at www.gazzoon.com

Can one boy's love of music
overcome his fear and
transform his community?

Buy Rick's MUSIC


Upcoming Shows

  • Saturday Sept 12

    Victoria, BC
    The Queen's Tea Party
    In the garden at
    Government House
    2:45 pm

  • Friday and Saturday Oct 23 & 24

    Vancouver, BC
    Down Syndrome Research Foundation
    20th anniversary Good to Great Conference


  • Sunday Nov 1

    Nanaimo, BC
    Bethlehem Retreat Centre
    Musical reading with Valley Hennell
    from Snapshot of a Soul Place
    in the land of special needs
    2 pm

  • Friday Dec 11

    Vancouver, BC
    DSRF Christmas Breakfast
    Hyatt Regency Hotel

  • Friday Feb 12

    Nanaimo, BC
    My Symphony
    with Vancouver Island Symphony
    and Fabulous Fives Choir
    Port Theatre


  • Happy autumn! Rick talks about 40+ years of playing dulcimer on the Heart of the Dulcimer podcast on iTunes  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hearts-of-the-dulcimer/id1014348960?at=1010l5QM  

    You can see the finale of last year`s Puppets For Peace concert with many puppets performing YO MO and STAND BY ME at http://vimeo.com/10695582.

    We have just published Snapshot of a Soul Place in the land of special needs, an illustrated memoir by Kari Burk, mother of our 25 year old granddaughter Mielle, with over 40 original paintings and drawings, edited and curated by Valley. www.snapshotofasoulplace.com
    We will celebrate its release at Down Syndrome Research Foundation's 20th anniversary conference GOOD TO GREAT October 23-24 and book launches on Protection Island Oct 25 and at the Bethlehem Retreat Centre in Nanimo Nov 1.
    Keep on singing and we hope to see you soon! RICK AND VALLEY

    Rick's music is available from this website, CD BABY, and stores including Kidsbooks, HIghlife Records and Humpty Dumpty Granville Island (Vancouver), BC Playthings (North Vancouver), Just Ducky (Maple Ridge), Kool & Child, Children's Treehouse and Pumpkin Pie Kids (Nanaimo), Ten Old Books and Volume One (Duncan), Chemainus Theatre Gallery, Buddies Toys(Victoria), Buddies Toys (Sidney), Laughing Oyster (Courtenay), West of the Moon (Saltspring Is), Talisman Books (Pender Island), Otter books (Nelson), Grizzly Books and Castle Joe Books (Revelstoke), Mountain Fruit Folklore Centre (Kaslo), Raven's Nest (New Denver), and Mountain Eagle Books (Smithers). Ask for GAZZOON at YOUR local store.






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