Gavin Friday &
Maurice Seezer
Renaud Pion
Michael Blair
Gareth Hughes
Julia Palmer
Des Moore
Catriona Ryan

In 1936 Sergei Prokofiev was commissioned by the Central Children's Theatre in Moscow to write a new musical symphony for children. The intent was to cultivate 'musical tastes in children form the first years of school'. Intrigued by the invitation, Prokofiev completed Peter & The Wolf in just four days. The debut on 2nd May 1936 was, in the composer's words, inauspicious at best: '[attendance] was poor and failed to attract much attention'. He could scarcely have foreseen quite how successful his playful classic would become or how consistently it would delight and inspire children and adults of all ages for years to come.

'Peter & The Wolf' by Gavin Friday and the Friday-Seezer Ensemble and illustrated by Bono is a modern take on Prokofiev's children's tale. Having adapted the theme to use such instruments as the accordion, the banjo and the mandolin, Gavin and Maurice have produced a clever and humorous take on the much-loved original, which is presented as an enhanced CD with a 64-page cloth-bound book illustrated by Bono, with help from his daughters Jordan and Eve.