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Fergal the dragon, from the story Fergal is Fuming!, conducting music from a podium.

Fergal is Fuming!

A free online re-imagining of Robert Starling’s much-loved children’s book, with original music and a set of fun activities.

Fergal is Fuming!: A Free Online Concert for Under-5s (Early Years Foundation Stage)

A dragon with a short temper is not a good combination, as Fergal’s family and friends soon find out. He burns the dinner (literally), reduces the football goal to ashes and absolutely cannot play a nice, quiet board game. It is only when he starts to notice that other animals have clever tricks to calm down that Fergal begins to win back his friends, especially when he discovers dragons can cool off in a very handy way.

Get to know Fergal in this online musical re-imagining of Robert Starling’s much-loved children’s book, Fergal is Fuming!, devised by Vanessa King with original music by Robin Haigh. Watch the video on YouTube, sing along to the songs, and download our activity pack for a range of fun musical activities for under-5s, ideal for parents, carers and nurseries.

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Activity Pack

Download our free activity pack for song words, fun musical activities, and to meet our musicians.

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The Music


Hello Song
Vanessa King Fergal is Fuming!
Belle Mama
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Haffner Serenade: Rondo
Edvard Grieg Peer Gynt – Suite No 1: In the Hall of the Mountain King
Gustav Mahler Symphony No 1: Third Movement
JA Greenwood The Acrobat
Robin Haigh Introduction to Fergal!
Robin Haigh Fergal’s Anger
Vanessa King arr Robin Haigh Fergal is Fuming!
Al Rinker arr Robin Haigh Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat from ‘The Aristocats’
Niccolò Paganini Cantabile
Edvard Grieg Peer Gynt – Suite No 1: Morning Mood
Edvard Grieg arr James Maynard Holberg – Suite


Naoko Keatley  violin
Eve-Marie Caravassilis  cello
Chi-Yu Mo  clarinet
James Maynard  trombone
Sam Walton  percussion

Robert Starling  author and illustrator
Robin Haigh  composer
Vanessa King  creative director

LSO Early Years is generously supported by the Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants.

Fergal is Fuming! © Robert Starling 2021, first published by Andersen Press 2017

The LSO’s online reimagining of Fergal is Fuming! was created during Spring 2021.

We hope you enjoy the performance. Please let us know what you thought by emailing