Tuesday, November 07, 2006


The Cake Sale

A group of Irish musicians have come together to produce a 9 song CD to support Oxfam’s Make Trade Fair campaign and their overseas programme work. The songs on the album have been written by Paul Noonan, Dave Geraghty, Emm Gryner, Glen Hansard, Ollie Cole, Damien Rice, The Thrills and Matt Lunson and performed by Lisa Hannigan, Nina Persson, Gary Lightbody, Gemma Hayes, Glen Hansard, Josh Ritter, Conor Deasy and Neil Hannon. The Cake Sale album went on sale on the 3rd of November and it’s definitely worth the €16.99 that it is selling for in Virgin at the moment. The Cake Sale website is excellent if you want to get a taste of the music on the album and learn a bit more about the charity. You can even have a look at the video of ‘Some Surprise’ on a YouTube link on the website. ‘Some Surprise’ was written by Paul Noonan (BellX1) and the male vocal for the song is performed by Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol) but the weird thing is that Gary sounds incredibly like Paul on this song. There is a strong BellX1 presence behind this Charity CD. Brian Crosby is one of the main organisers (he produced the album), both Paul Noonan and Dave Geraghty have contributed songs and Dominic Philips plays on some of the tracks with Brian and Paul.

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