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“The Cake Sale” — Music and Recipes

Bon Appetit

What is it with Irish rockers and charitable causes? Brian Crosby of the band Bell X1 decided to grab some musician friends (from outfits such as Snow Patrol, The Frames/ONCE, Crowded House, and The Cardigans) and record tracks for a CD to benefit Oxfam’s Fair Trade campaign.

“We wanted to make an album that benefited this great cause but also one whose songs related to each other in a relevant way,” Crosby explained.

Want to see if it worked? Take a listen to The Cake Sale, then stop by the official site to read more about buying baking supplies from Fair Trade sources and to try some of the recipes they offer. You’re even invited to submit recipes of your own.

The Cake Sale went double platinum even before its recent release in the U.S., and it’s been receiving rave reviews. Proceeds from sales of the CD go directly to Oxfam.

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