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Stocking Stuffers for Songwriters

Until 24 December, I’m offering reduced rates on the music lessons and songwriting packages.  All gift certificates will be printed inside a branded Christmas card (unsealed) so you can add a special message before gifting. Certificates are valid for one year. CLICK TO VIEW PACKAGES AND PRICES . . .    

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Do the Palm Oil Conga!

Ashley’s new commission for Chester Zoo, “The Palm Oil Conga”, is live! Her new song celebrates a commitment to sustainable palm oil, and details how the unsustainable production of palm oil is one of the biggest threats facing the forests and wildlife of Borneo and Sumatra. For more information on the Palm Oil Challenge, visit https://www.chesterzoo.org/support-us/palm-oil.

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Czech Republic Sings for Songbirds

As part of the European Association for Zoos and Aquria (EAZA’s) Silent Forest Campaign, children across the Czech Republic have been rewriting and performing Ashley’s original song “Sing for Songirds” in Czech! Songbirds in Asia are threatened with extinction due to excessive and strongly cultural rooted consumption of wild songbirds for trade, songbird competitions, pets,…

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AmaSing performance at Chester’s Storyhouse

Ashley’s song “Sing for Songbirds” was performed as part of AmaSing’s 2018’s concert at Chester’s Storyhouse. The song, commissioned by Chester Zoo, was written to raise awareness of the plight of Asian songbirds, including that of the Black Winged Starling. The song was performed by over a thousand children. AmaSing works collaboratively with educational establishments…

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The Palm Oil Conga

Ashley’s new song “Palm Oil Conga” tells the story of the great oil palm – where it’s found, how it’s used, its impact on animals and the environment, and how we can help tackle unsustainable palm oil production.

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Sing for Songbirds

This year I had the pleasure of working alongside Chester Zoo on their “Singing for Songbirds” campaign. In parts of South East Asia, the tradition of capturing and caging songbirds is still very popular. This practice initially led to the critical engagerment of just a few prized songbirds, including the Javan Green Magpie, Black Winged…

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After the Album

Sometimes it takes a while to appreciate things. Clutter isn’t always physical. It’s not always in the form of odd socks and boxes and dirty dishes. Sometimes it’s mental, as well. For me, the time surrounding the release of my latest album, Take Back the Fire was cluttered. There were rehearsals, studios, deadlines, websites, updates,…

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