Once again, we are releasing a single in the lead-up to Christmas as a thank you for your support and to encourage donations for Dementia UK.
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas was written in 1943 by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane and was introduced by Judy Garland in the 1944 MGM musical "Meet Me in St Louis". Steve and I have recorded it just with an acoustic guitar and filmed ourselves in a traditional Christmas setting. Given everything that has happened over the last two years and with the shadow of another wave of the pandemic creeping over us now, we thought it appropriate to capture the essence of a traditional Christmas as a symbol of the normality for which we all yearn. We hope that whatever you celebrate at this time of year, you can relate to this sentiment.
In the video we have included pictures of our two canine companions, Frankie and Ralph, who appear with the lyrics "Faithful friends who are dear to us, they gather near to us once more..." to represent everyone who has helped and supported us over the last year - thank you all.
Dementia has a terrible impact on both the person affected and those around them. I know from experience with my Mom that the restrictions of the last two years have had a serious effect on those suffering from dementia and those caring from them. Under these circumstances, the support provided by Dementia UK is more needed than ever. I am very grateful for any support you can give this worthy cause. You can donate either via my Facebook Birthday Fundraiser or my JustGiving Page.
I hope you have a happy and restful holiday season. My very best wishes to you for the New Year and I look forward to seeing you in 2022. Keep an eye on the website for a full list of gigs xxx