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Mary Hopkin Live at the Royal Festival Hall

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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

Facebook: Facebook.com/maryhopkin

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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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Monday 28 April 2014

THOSE WERE THE DAYS / GOODBYE RE-RELEASE

Today, 28th April 2014, we release 'Those Were the Days' and 'Goodbye' digitally on Mary Hopkin Music with brand new artwork from Mary Hopkin herself. Read here for more details.

This week's song, unsuprisingly, is 'Those Were The Days'.

You can buy this release from:

Amazon

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Friday 11 April 2014

In our latest blog, Jessica talks about the other musicians on the archive albums.

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Friday 04 April, 2014

Our album of the month is our fifth release Now and Then, the second of the transferred archive albums. There'll be blogs discussing the technical and studio aspects of these releases, as well as background information for you. Also keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook for special offers!

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