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Mary Hopkin Now and Then

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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.

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Monday 18 May 2015

As part of the celebration of Mary's birthday, Wales Online interviewed Jessica about Very Hopkin, Mary's songs and the Holy Holy tour. You can read this interview on the Wales Online site, or here in our press section.

Tuesday 12 May 2015

Jessica releases Very Hopkin version of 'Painting by Numbers'

As a part of the build up to the Very Hopkin tour in September, Mary's daughter Jessica has released her version of 'Painting by Numbers'. Jessica released this version as a birthday present to Mary. You can hear it on YouTube - don't worry it's a legal version! You can buy it from the usual legal download sites including iTunes and Amazon

Your song this week is a belated 'Happy Birthday' to Mary, taken from the Now and Then album.

A very happy birthday also to Pat Richmond from us all at here at MHM. Pat has beeen incredibly helpful with her support and knowledge over the years, and she certainly made things easier for us when we started back in 2005. Penblwydd hapus Pat!

Fri 17 April 2015

Pontardawe Arts Centre Tickets On Sale

Tickets for the Very Hopkin show at Pontardawe Arts Centre on September 11 are on sale now - further details on the Pontardawe Arts Centre website.

This week's song is from Painting by Numbers, 'Teardrops'.

Tue 31 March 2015

Mary's daughter Jessica Lee Morgan to tour

Our very own Jessica is taking Mary's material on tour. After the success of her performance of 'Those Were the Days' at the Wales Millenium Centre, and the continuing interest in hearing Mary's songs live, Jessica has decided to go on the road with friends including Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby. You'll find the details on the Very Hopkin tour here

Your free Mary song this week is 'Love Belongs Right Here' from Painting by Numbers. Mary wrote this track with Brian Willoughby

Fri March 13 2015

Our song of the week for your listening pleasure is Mary's cover of Joni Mitchell's 'Both Sides Now' from the Festival Hall album.

Friday 27 Feb 2015

Just two days until Jessica performs 'Those Were The Days' at the Wales at No.1 concert in Cardiff.

The rehearsals have gone exceptionally well, and Jessica says "I don't think they expected me to sound so similar".

Your song this week is rather predictably 'Those Were the Days' from the Festival Hall album.

Friday 13 Feb 2015

13th February, 1969: A launch party was held for the release of Mary's album Postcard at the Post Office Tower in London.

The party was organised by Apple Records. Guests included Paul McCartney, his new girlfriend Linda Eastman, Donovan, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Brian Jones.

Mary remembers one particular detail: "My family came down from Wales and in the throng of people we lost my 80-year-old grandmother, Blodwyn. When the crowd parted we saw her in the corner talking to Jimi Hendrix. Afterwards she said she had been talking to 'a nice little boy' who had been asking about milking the cows and feeding the chickens. I think he was fascinated by this funny little Welsh lady."

This week's free song is 'With You or Without You' from Valentine

Friday 6 Feb 2015

This month's album is Valentine. Your song this week is 'Sometimes it's not Enough (When You Use Only Words)'

Our very own Jessica is performing at the Wales at No.1 concert on March 1st at the Millennium Centre, Cardiff. She will be performing 'Those Were the Days', which held the top spot in the UK charts for 6 weeks in 1968.
Jessica said "I know how much Those Were the Days means to my mum, and it is a great honour to be able to sing it for her "

In what is turning out to be a busy year already for Jessica, she's also been invited to tour with Holy Holy. You can find tour dates and information on Jessica's website