Your songs ring out your praises
Their power floods our homes
Their words tear through my heart
As the whistling troopie walks again
And my tears dilute
The blood-red wine…. 

~ Chas Lotter

That's what poet CHAS LOTTER wrote about singer, songwriter, entertainer and storyteller JOHN EDMOND;

The man JOHN EDMOND has certainly walked the walk of life! Along the way, he has reflected and documented in song his many human stories, be they light-hearted or tragic relating to his involvement in THE RHODESIAN BUSH WAR and his life in THE AFRICAN BUSH. He has researched and written about the life, times and characters of THE EARLY SETTLERS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA, THE GREAT TREK, ZULU WAR, FRONTIER WARS, ANGLO BOER WARS & WORLD WARS.

Among the 500 plus songs, JOHN has written. There will be something for everyone from Children, Outdoors and Wildlife enthusiasts, HISTORIANS, Aviators, pop and even love songs!

Over 250 of the songs and lyrics are published in the songbook “BEHIND THE SONGS”

Read all about JOHN EDMOND his life story in his published autobiography – “BUSHCAT – Minstrel of the Wild” available in a hard copy or on e-books.

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Tales of the Birdwatchers Vol4

1. Subject: Jacobin and Le Vailant's Cuckoo
2. Song: Wetter Weather
3. Subject: Fish Eagle
4. Song: Chuckle Chuckle
5. Subject: Green Wood Hoopoe
6. Song: What A Happy To do
7. Subject: Crested Barbet
8. Song: The Bushveld Alarm Clock
9. Subject: Emerald Spotted Wood Dove
10. Song: Esmarelda
11. Subject: Verreaux’s Giant Eagle Owl
12. Song: An Owl Called Verreaux



By popular demand from birders that have followed this series since volume 1, the producers proudly present this 4th Album. With all the bird calls available from their original suppliers, their strategy has been to cover as many commonly heard birds from as many habitats as possible.

Of course the calls selected have to have a certain rhythm, tempo and melody to allow the composer to craft his songs around those of the birds. The habits, characteristics and habitats also allow for stories to be woven into the songs which will help, especially children, to learn more.

The background sounds also from their original supplier create an interesting atmosphere for the narrator to capture the attention and imagination of the listeners.

On Volumes 1-4, twenty four songs have been created and facts about more than 30 birds have been researched and mentioned.

The producers, John and Teresa Edmond, have been “on the road” doing “live shows” showcasing their products covering other wildlife subjects which have been well received by wildlife enthusiasts and birding clubs.

Following their immortal “Tales of the Game Rangers” series, a compilation album of the songs only, “Songs of the African Bush” was released and continues to entertain listeners of all ages. For pure musical entertainment a similar compilation of this series is available entitled “Singin' with the Birds”

Till then, keep birding!

The Roan Antelope Music Team



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