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Cracked Voices CD now available!

The Cracked Voices CD is now available. Physical and digital copies can be purchased from Bandcamp, alongside copies of Graham Palmer’s pamphlet full of tales from the borderlands, featuring the texts from the Cracked Songs pieces.

The CD is also available as mp3 downloads on Amazon Music, through iTunes, can be streamed through Spotify and more.

The Cracked Voices CD front cover

Thanks to everyone who has aided the creation of this CD- our performers, engineer James Waterhouse, Alpheton New Maltings recording studio, our four performers Miles Horner, Donna Lennard, Sue Pettitt and Ralph Woodward, and everyone who has supported the project along the way.

Premiere at ARU Cambridge

Thank you to everyone who came to our premiere at Cambridge’s Anglia Ruskin University. It was a joy to be able to share Cracked Voices with you. For us it was a moving experience hearing Miles Horner, Donna Lennard, Sue Pettitt and Ralph Woodward taking the songs and making them their own (all photos are from our pre-performance rehearsal).

Feedback was overwhelming: “Quirky” “Novel” “Eclectic” “Soulful” “Poignant” “Unexpected” “Thought-provoking” “Inspirational” “Moving” “Insightful”.


We can’t wait to do it all again on April 28 in Royston!

We want to write your song…

Cracked Voices is all about telling the stories of unheard of or forgotten local people. We’ve had a few ideas…a dog-walker, a shop-keeper and a local musician (No, not Alison Balsom)..but now we’d like your help! 

Who should we base the final song on? We are not looking for the great and the good…just an ordinary person, someone who went unnoticed. Someone who made a difference to your life. Maybe a relative or friend.

Go on, you know someone like that, Why not make your suggestion here?

Suggestions should be submitted before 30 June 2017. Anyone submitted must have been born or lived in the Cracked Voices area (North Hertfordshire, South Cambridgeshire and East Bedfordshire) and passed away at least five years ago.

The finished song will be included in the Cracked Voices song cycle, which will be professionally premiered in Cambridge and featured in a Royston concert in the spring of 2018.