'Mary Had A Baby'


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Welcome to the official Mary Hopkin website. If you think 'Those Were the Days' click here, check out the Mary Hopkin Friendly Society for Mary's Apple career, and buy 'Those Were The Days' in the Hopshop.

To stay tuned to what Mary is doing these days, read on and browse the site.

Twitter: @maryhopkinmusic

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Friday 19 December 2014

This week's song for Christmas is 'Mary Had A Baby' from the Christmas songs EP

Chris tells us about the production and mix of 'Iesu Faban' in this week's blog

The HopShop sale comes to an end tomorrow - you can still get EVERY PHYSICAL RELEASE on the MHM catalogue at a festive 25% off the normal price. This includes Christmas Songs which features 'Mary Had a Baby', 'Cherry Tree Carol' and 'Snowed Under'. UK purchasers - please be aware that time is running out for guaranteed Christmas posting. To enable the elves to get everything in Santa's sack, you'll need to get your orders in by 9am, Saturday 20 December

For the Rest of the World, it's unlikely you'll get any orders before Christmas. You can still buy 'Iesu Faban' from the usual sources though:

Buy from Amazon

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Friday 12 December 2014

Jessica and Morgan both describe the challenges of singing in Welsh on 'Iesu Faban', read this bumper blog here

This week's song from Christmas Songs is 'Cherry Tree Carol'.

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'Iesu Faban' on sale today

Mary's song for Christmas is available to buy today from iTunes, Amazon and all other reputable download sites.

Mary tells us how 'Iesu Faban' came about here

Your album of the month is the Christmas Songs EP. This week, you can hear 'Snowed Under'

Don't forget to get in contact through Facebook or Twitter and let us know what songs you want to hear!

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Friday 21 November 2014

New Mary Hopkin Christmas Song

Mary Hopkin has a brand new song for Christmas. The digital-only release is available for pre-order from Amazon right now, and from all other reputable download stores on 1st December. 'Iesu Faban' is a close, intimate choral performance of a traditional Welsh Christmas carol, and features Mary's son and daughter on harmonies.

We'll be bringing you the story of how this track came about, plus other details over the next few weeks

Back to this week, and the fourth installment of Aaron Badgley's song choices. This week's song for you is 'People Say' from You Look Familiar

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Friday 14 November 2014

We'll be making a very big announcement next Friday at 1pm GMT, so make sure you check in then! Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook for news, information and pictures.

In the meantime, our song for you this week is Aaron's third choice, 'Hope Is' from Valentine.

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Thursday 6 November 2014

Big news this week. From today until Saturday December 20, we're offering a 25% sale on all CDs in the MHM catalogue. We've added the Christmas Songs CD back into the shop as well, but these are very limited availability.

Please note Saturday 20 December is the last posting date before Christmas in the UK. We send First Class in the UK and International Standard abroad.

Our song of the week this week, again chosen by Aaron Badgley is 'Gold and Silver' from Painting by Numbers.

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Monday 3 November 2014

This month, we have no album of the month! We opened the songs of the week up to our lovely Facebook and Twitter followers. Your songs this month were chosen by Aaron Badgley.

This week's track is 'Love Belongs Right Here' from the Painting by Numbers album.

Aaron is going to be getting a very special and secret prize shortly.

You can find some more new photos added into the gallery. These photos were first seen on Twitter and Facebook - follow us to see these images and get all the news as it happens

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Friday 24 October 2014

Our song this week is 'Philosophik' from Morgan's album Ride.

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for exclusive news, photos and updates!

A couple of gentle reminders - You can buy Morgan's album through the HopShop right here.

Jessica's album I Am Not is available at a discount until the end of October here.

Morgan's artwork is also featured on our sister site the Morgan Hopkin Gallery

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Wednesday 22 October 2014

We were all very sad to hear of the passing of saxophone legend Raphael Ravenscroft. We were lucky enough to have Raphael guest on 'Eve's Revenge' from the You Look Familiar album.

Our thoughts are with his family.


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Friday 17 October 2014

This week, we look at Mary's son, Morgan Visconti and his debut solo album Ride. Our song this week is 'When I was Young'.

Just in case you don't know, Morgan co-wrote 2010s You Look Familiar with Mary. He recently supported Holy Holy on their Man Who Sold the World tour.

You can buy Morgan's album through the HopShop right here.

Morgan's artwork is also featured on our sister site the Morgan Hopkin Gallery

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Friday 10 October 2014

We keep up our theme looking at the work of Mary's children this week. Our song of the week is again from Jessica's album I Am Not. This week it is 'Just A Song', featuring Mary on backing vocals. In continuing the family tradition, Morgan mixed this track.

You can see Jessica performing at TwickFolk on Sunday 12 October.

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Friday 3 October 2014

You might have seen on Twitter and Facebook that we've recently plundered the archive of photos we've been sent by fans. Make sure you follow us to get those regular updates and to miss out on images like these:

Mary Hopkin and Paul McCartney Mary Hopkin, by Phil Lloyd Smee

But we'll update the gallery every month anyway!

We've got a slight change in focus this month as we look at the work of Mary's children, Jessica Lee Morgan and Morgan Visconti. We'll have a few blogs about their recording and performing exploits, as well as examples from their albums.

This week's song 'Here it All Comes Again' is taken from Jessica's debut album I Am Not. It's a bit of a family affair this one - Jessica and Mary wrote and duet on it, Chris played bass and engineered it, and dad Tony mixed and co-produced it.

You can buy Jessica's album I Am Not here at a discounted price this month.

Speaking of Tony, Morgan recently supported Holy Holy on their all too brief The Man Who Sold The World tour of the UK. For the final night, at The Shepherd's Bush, Jessica joined him, providing backing vocals.

You can download Morgan's album, Ride, from iTunes

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Friday 12 September 2014

Due to some tricky licencing regulations, at the moment we can't (legally) play songs directly from Earth Song / Ocean Song. So this week, listen to 'International', which you can find on both Festival Hall and Earth Song / Ocean Song

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Monday 01 September 2014

September already. What happened to the summer?

This month's album is Earth Song / Ocean Song. We'll be bringing you a different track each week from the album, plus information and stories about the recording and the songs.

We'd love your thoughts and questions about this album, so please contact us through Facebook or Twitter.

If you missed it last week, Mary's thoughts on the importance of Welsh culture and language are available here.

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Tuesday 26 August 2014

Your song this week is 'Aderyn Pur' - this translates from Welsh into English as 'Little Bird'. In this happy love song, a man asks a bird to pass on his love to the girl of his dreams.

Jessica spoke to Mary about the importance of Welsh, and you can read the story here.

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Monday 18 August 2014

This week's song from Live at the Royal Festival Hall is 'Sparrow'.

Jessica interviewed Mary last week (I said we were busy, didn't I?) about her early repertoire and the performance of Festival Hall. You can read the story by clicking here.

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Wednesday 13 August 2014

Ahem, a bit late this week due to recording and other Morgan Hopkin related shenanigans. This week's track for your delectation is 'Silver Dagger', from Festival Hall.

You'll see there's a bit of a change to the layout of the site, with the addition of a 'Those Were the Days' link in the menu bar - click there to hear Mary singing, whenever you like.

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Monday 4 August 2014

This month we go all the way back to the beginning as our album of the month is our first release, Live at the Royal Festival Hall. We'll post blogs related to the album, as well as giving you different tracks to listen .

This week's song is rather predictably 'Those Were The Days'

In our blog this week, Jessica describes how we went about learning how to become a record label and release Festival Hall. Read it here, and please share your questions or comments with us!

This month you can buy Festival Hall with a 25% discount. Buy from the HopShop or Amazon

44 years ago this week, Mary was made an Honorary Bard of Gorsedd. Read more about this here.
Mary Hopkin Honorary Bard

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Friday 25 July 2014

In our blog, Jessica gives the story behind the artwork on Spirit and the other releases.

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Friday 18 July 2014

Amidst the storms and heatwaves, an oasis of calm in this week's song, 'Sweet and Low'.

In our blog of the week, Jessica talks about the re-release of Spirit. We'd love to hear your questions or comments - please contact us through Facebook or Twitter.

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Friday 11 July 2014

In the last of our behind the scenes blogs, we look at the final part of the process, Mastering and Replication.

In case you missed it last week, Mary talks about the recording of Spirit here.

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Monday July 7 2014

What a scorcher of a weekend!

Our album of the month switches to Spirit. You can hear tracks in full here over the next few weeks.

Mary has written about recording Spirit here. You can watch the video of 'Ave Maria' here.

Continuing our theme of the process of recording an album, Chris and Jessica describe the essential, yet unsung and unheralded backroom work here.

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Friday June 27 2014

Following on from last week's look at the logistics of the album production, Chris talks about recording some of the vocals for the album here.

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Friday June 20 2014

We all survived Friday 13th. Well done!

We've started a blog series on the recording process of You Look Familiar. In the first of these blogs, Chris describes his view of the logistics of the process working between cities and even continents.

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Friday June 13 2014

Morgan has added his voice to last week's blog regarding 'The Earth Turns' and transatlantic recording. You can read the blog and his views here.

Don't forget if you want to ask us questions, or there's anything you'd like to read a blog on, please tweet us or contact us on Facebook.

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Friday June 6 2014

Our album of the month is You Look Familiar. Mary and Morgan co-wrote the album, and over the month we'll review some of the tracks and have interviews with them about the process.

Read here as Jessica talks with Mary about how 'The Earth Turns' came about.

You can see the video here.

In other Mary and Morgan related news, we're very pleased to announce that the Morgan Hopkin Gallery is live. This is a gallery site dedicated to a family of artists, highlighting their work. You can find Mary's artwork here, and some of Morgan's photography here.

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Monday 19 May 2014

Our song this week is the re-release of 'Goodbye'. Don't forget you can buy this re-release, along with 'Those Were The Days' on iTunes and Amazon:

Amazon

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