New Christmas Release The Fairytale of New York Arranged for Brass Band by Will Elsom Brass Band Score and Set of Parts - £20.00 A few words from Will . . . . . The Fairytale of New York is one of those rare things – a Christmas record that has stood the test of time. Written in 1987, it is a perennial Radio favourite, and was voted by VH1 viewers as the best Christmas song of all time. Why a brass band arrangement? Every year since 1988, without exception, when doing any form of Christmas job, be it carols at the shopping centre, formal concerts, and even at church services, someone always asks,“Have you got The Fairytale of New York?” to which the answer was always, ”No.” Justice for Kirsty Kirsty MacColl was killed in a motorboat incident that should not have happened. 7 years on, Kirsty’s mother and Kirsty's supporters are still pressurising the Mexican Government to allow justice to prevail, and run a website where people can learn how to effectively lobby for the campaign. More information available at: www.justiceforkirsty.org Profits Thornes Music has kindly agreed to waive the majority of production costs from this edition, to enable us to raise £14 per copy for the campaign. Thanks . . . To: Stan Banks at SPZ and Catherine Walker at Music Sales, Paul McLaughlin and the Fulham Band for practice time, Alan Fernie and Andy Baker for encouragement, Roger Thorne for time, money, resources and a sense of humour, to Jean MacColl for allowing this venture to support her cause, and to Jem, Shane, Kirsty and the Pogues for such a cracking tune. Will Elsom -O- Click on the above title or visit our Web Site to view and listen to our present selection of Brass Band Compositions and Arrangements.