Former Co-Principal cornet of the Black Dyke Band and Northern Ireland native, James McCabe’s first solo CD entitled ‘Blessings’ is now available. Sales of the CD are in aid of the Tanzanian Christian Farm Development Fund- a children’s home for babies and young children. (www.tcfdt.org) The home is run by John and Pauline Tuff from Cullybackey, County Antrim who moved to Tanzania in April 2013 and are now looking after 25 children (and counting!). Funds are required to finish a new building and support the development and education of the children there.
The music on the CD features Belfast Salvationist composer David Catherwood on 2 tracks with arrangements of popular gospel tunes such as ‘Come Thou fount of every blessing’ and ‘When He Cometh’. Variations on Rule Britannia and James’s own arrangement of Bonnie Mary of Argyle are also included amongst classical music of Faure.
The front cover features Irish artist Ricky Darling, who, like James has been out to mission projects supported by Northern Ireland folk in Tanzania.
A promotional video is available for viewing at www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZlpaCs3TY4
The CD is available to purchase from James’s website address: www.james-mccabe.co.uk