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Band vows to donate to Dales charities for every album sale
5:44pm Thursday 28th February 2013 in News
A YORKSHIRE Dales folk band has pledged to donate to two local charities for every sale of their Dales-inspired album.
The Moonbeams will donate £1 to the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and £1 to Yorkshire Dales society from every sale of their album Sparrowhawk’s Eye in an effort to give something back to the region that inspired them.
Jon Avison, Jen Haines, Ben Avison and Ken Hill make up the contemporary folk band based in Long Preston who play original songs of life, love and nature reflecting the culture and landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales.
David Sharrod, YDMT Director, said: “Their generosity will make a real difference to our work caring for the landscape, communities and economy of this special part of the world that inspires their music.”
Colin Speakman, Chair of the Yorkshire Dales Society said: “The Moonbeams will play a special gig for the Society on Saturday, July 6 at the Boar’s Head, Long Preston.
“We have a long association with our like-minded friends at the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and are very pleased both charities will jointly benefit from the band’s support.”
The album is on sale at www.themoonbeams.co.uk and via selected outlets across the Yorkshire Dales.