'Suilean a' Chloinne' was commissioned by conductor Leslie Stewart and The Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia. The title of the work is in the Scottish Gaelic language. In composing the work Barker sought to capture in music the beauty, innocence, wonder and joy that are so evident in the eyes of young children. The work is dedicated to Scottish professional musicians, Mr. and Mrs. Renton and Anne Thomson, in memory of their daughter Mhairi Thomson-Tessier, who was a professional cellist in Scotland and Canada. The score and parts for this piece is available from McKenna-Keddie Publishing, which can be accessed from the composer's website (http://www.jennifermargaretbarker.com).