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- Clare writes inspirational romance, usually of a suspenseful nature. Her books are available through her publisher Pelican Book Group and Amazon. She is married with three kids and lives in the UK. She loves watching sci-fi, crime drama, cross stitching, reading and baking.
Monday, 26 December 2011
Wherever You Are - Military Wives Choir
The British charts have been taken by storm over the past week as Wherever You Are entered on Mon 19 Dec and became the Christmas No 1 on Dec 25 - less than a week later.
While their husbands were on active duty in Afghanistan, the wives of bases at Chivenor and Plymouth were visited by Gareth Malone and the BBC as part of a tv series The Choir. He wanted to give the women a voice, something to keep them occupied while their men were fighting thousands of miles away. None of them expected this.
Given the opportunity to perform at the Festival of Remembrance, a week after the men returned, Gareth asked the women for letters they and their husbands had exchanged. The song was composed by Paul Mealor from those letters. The title comes from a bracelet one husband gave his wife before he left.
I can't embed this for some reason click this link, watch the video then come back here. Oh and grab a tissue first. This song has had the Entire Country in tears - more than once.
All the money raised from the sale - INCLUDING the tax goes to two charities. The Royal British Legion and SSAFA. Both charities support military families all year around.
The single is released in the US on Dec 27th - http://www.amazon.com/Wherever-Military-Wives-Gareth-Malone/dp/B006DWW4SA/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323379888&sr=8-1-fkmr0
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