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EVERYONE DESERVES A CHRISTMAS-MAE PAWB YN HAEDDU NADOLIG

To raise funds and awareness for the #everyonedeservesachristmas hamper campaign we are releasing a 12 track CD.  The album will also be on streaming sites form 2nd December. The album features performances form Steve Balsamo, Alyssa Bonagura, Valley Rock Voices, Fiddlesticks String Orchestra and former front man of the Brass Monkeys Andrew Griffiths.

We are releasing 2 singles, both duets between Mal Pope and Bronwen Lewis of the timeless classic Away in a Manger.  One version is a combination of English and Welsh the other yn Gymraeg.

Would you like to sing a new carol this Christmas?

To help raise funds and awareness of the ‘Everyone Deserves a Christmas’ Hamper Charity campaign Mal Pope (Fireman Sam) & Bronwen Lewis (Welsh language Tik Tok star) have recorded a new version of ‘Away in a Manger’ in English and Welsh. The charity have provided a resources page where you can download the full orchestral backing track as an mp3 together with the piano score, string scores and lyrics.

https://www.malpope.com/away-in-a-manger-i-orwedd-mewn-preseb/

The site also has the original official videos and lyric videos, in English and in Welsh to help your school learn their parts.

The charity would love as many schools to learn the carol, film themselves and post online to help raise as much money as possible to provide as many hampers as we can.Christmas is a busy time but both Mal and Bronwen have said, depending on diary commitments, they will try to visit some of the schools that take up the challenge.

For more information admin@mphrecords.com

CHRISTMAS WITH THE POPE & FRIENDS

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The album is available to order online from https://www.mphrecords.com/store/

To pre-save the album on streaming services – https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/malpope/christmas-with-the-pope–friends

DREAM OUT LOUD

The London Video

The Memphis Video

The new single DREAM OUT LOUD is now available to download and stream on all major platforms.

https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/malpope/dream-out-loud

THE BORDER - SINGLE

*** MAL CHATTING TO JASON AND REV KATE ON BBC RADIO 2 ***

MAL POPE - NEW SINGLE 'SO SAD'

‘YOUR SONG SAVED OUR LIVES…BUT’

It was back in May 2020 as lockdown started to bite that the number of domestic abuse cases started to soar.

One of the songs of Mal’s recently released album ‘Butterfly’, told the story of one such woman. 

‘You Are Not Alone’ was soon picked up for use in a National campaign to promote The LIFE FEAR FREE helpline. #youarenotalone

 Women, and men, wanted to share their stories.  It was one woman, who Mal refers to as Jane Doe, who really made Mal think.

‘Your song saved our lives…but’.

For years she had lived in constant fear of a violent attack, usually verbal, occasionally physical. But she felt the opening lines  were wrong.

In Mal’s song the woman packs her bags and waits until the morning.  Jane told Mal that if she had packed a bag, and it had been found, she didn’t believe that her partner would ever have allowed her or her little girl to leave that house. It was the next part of the story that broke Mal’s heart. 

Jane had called her parents asking for help and they had basically told her she had made her bed… and she had to lie in it.

Even though the song is entitled ‘SO SAD’ it really is a song of hope. You can be strong enough to walk away.

What Jane wanted Mal, and all of the other victims of domestic abuse, to know is that it is possible to break the cycle. 

There are people, strangers, who will stand by you, help to pick you and to start again.

MAL POPE - FACE TO FACE ITV WALES 2nd February 2022