Always keen to diversify, we've even produced a couple of CDs...
Kitty Byron Plays
On The Sunny Side of the Street
Around 45 minutes of Kitty Byron playing unaccompanied timeless classics from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950.
Originally recorded in 2002 and digitally re-mastered in 2012.
Click for sample track 2: A medley of
Long Ago & Far Away, I'll be Seeing you, Secret Love.
1. Sunny Side of the Street
2. Long Ago & Far Away, I ll Be Seeing You, Secret Love
3. An Affair to Remember, The Very Thought of You, A Certain Smile
4. Always, All Alone, Remember
5. Some Enchanted Evening, When You Wish Upon A Star, Make Believe
6. Glocca Morra, Innisfree, Forty Shades of Green
7. Stardust, All The Things You Are, Have I Told You Lately
8. If You Love Me (Really Love Me), Bewitched, Second Time Around
9. True Love, Let The Rest of The World Go By, When I Grow Too Old to Dream
10. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Night & Day, Mona Lisa
11. Over the Rainbow, Tara s Theme, So Deep is the Night
ABOUT THE ARTIST....
Kitty Byron (nee Martin) was born in 1927 in Dundalk, Ireland into a musical household, but nothing would prepare her mother for when, at just 3 years and 5 months, Kitty climbed up and, touching the piano for the first time, played instinctively and untutored with both hands. It was the start of a remarkable gift which, as a professional pianist, spanned over 70 years and brought joy to many, many thousands.
In Ireland she accompanied a host of stars and, when her husband was posted abroad with the Royal Air Force, she travelled extensively playing the piano throughout. From Germany in the 1950s to her own BFPO Forces Radio Show entitled Down Memory Lane in 1960s Gibraltar, red carpet events in Manchester from 1970 onwards and regularly in Mallorca, her appeal and popularity was truly international.
Kitty was a larger than life, vivacious lady with the sunniest of personalities and fittingly, her signature tune was the 1930s classic “On The Sunny Side of The Street”. Chances are, if you ever heard her play, you won’t have forgotten her unique and special brand of magic.
For those who have just encountered Kitty, we hope that you enjoy her musical legacy and it brings back some warm memories.