The UK charity Help for Heroes has just released a Christmas fund raising CD.
They have enlisted the help of John Tams (a brilliant folk singer who came to international fame via the TV series Sharpe) to record two of his songs with the Band of the Rifles and Bugles.
The two songs are new arrangements or Love Farewall and Over the Hills and Far Away. Both tunes originate from the period of the Napoleonic wars but the words are just as relevant today.
They are fantastic songs, brilliantly played and sung and a very worthy charity.
The download MP3 version is only £1 and all proceeds go to the charity.
Go to http://www.helpforhe...k/love-farewell.html
to hear Love Farwell and to purchase the MP3s. Or you can buy the CD for £4.99 at the bottom of the page. Not sure about international shipping options.
Try to help if you can - the songs are well worth hearing.
The music was also shown on a BBC news item (though not sung by John Tams). See http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=sMrtKJS4iRI
Be warned which ever version you listen to you need tissues at the ready.