Martin from the Libations updated me last night that they were able to make their first donation to "Loaves and Fishes" as a result of sales of Caledonia. Once again he thanks Munguin's Republic's readers for their support.
|The lads with Mrs Curran at loaves and Fishes|
He and Darren went along with Mrs Curren (Denis's wife) to make the presentation of a cheque for £1,115.
Those of you who have followed the success of the song will know that it has been #1 in the Amazon country sales; it has risen up the overall downloads sales, and was, as of last night, at #8 on their chart just behind Pharrell Williams' "Happy".
If we can keep sales like this going until Saturday then it is likely that the song will make the UK Top 40, and then the radio stations take over and it becomes (hopefully) unstoppable.
I know there have a been a few posts about this, but it's important:
(i) because, as you read above, the lads have already donated over a thousand pounds to a foodbank, and
(ii) because having "Caledonia" played on the radio and on the iPods of the country won't be doing YES any harm in the run up to the referendum, and
(iii) because it's a great song, and a superb rendition. It deserves to be a hit and in any case you're gonna love listening to it.
There are always readers who haven't seen the original post and/or who will see this one and remember they haven't reminded their cousin Willie or Great Aunt Matilda to get out there and download it on Amazon or iTunes.
So we make no apology for plugging it for all we're worth. Buy it, tell your mates about it, phone your local radio stations and request it for your granny's or grandson's birthday. Just let's get it out there.
Munguin's humming it in the background, whilst cracking his whip, as I type.
PS. Darren, Ross and Martin will be up in Dundee on Saturday to promote the disc. Not sure at the moment where exactly or when, but we'll be along to see them at some point. Munguin, being a sophisticated animal, takes a great interest in Scottish Arts. We'll keep you updated with any info.