Rebel Crewe
American Celtic from Miami Florida USA

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Brother Judas free MP3 download

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Latest: April 2006:

Memorial Damaged! / more US radio / new CD released

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Ade, Henk, and Jack Shawde of Rebel Crewe all appear on WLRN's Folk and Acoustic Music on Sunday 2 April 2006. Brother Judas also appears on new album Green Man Said, now available on CDBaby


Save Crewe's War Memorial

Save the War Memorial

BBC iCan War Memorial Campaign

press information:

The Volunteers

Diane Ward

Jack Shawde


Henk Milne

Ade Peever 

Mark Kane

Jack Stamates

Homer Wills

Mitch Mestel

Press Kit (compressed)

Press Release #1 (Adobe PDF)

free audio and pictures:

Rebel Crewe at MySpace

Sunday, 2 April 2006 on Michael Stock's "Folk and Acoustic Music" on live stream WLRN 91.3. FM (NPR)   at 3 p.m. (U.K.: 8 p.m. G.M.T.)

Ade discusses recently released album Green Man Said (available in the UK only on import from including remixed Brother Judas, along with recent reports of extensive damage to the Crewe War Memorial. Song Brother Judas remains available as a free audio download.

Tuesday April 5, on the Tim Wedgwood Show on BBC Radio Stoke (UK) at 6:10 PM GMT (UK)
Tim Wedgwood
discussed the memorial controversy and "Brother Judas" with Henk and Ade during his drive-time show.

Sunday March 27, on Michael Stock's "Folk and Acoustic Music"  on live stream WLRN 91.3. FM (NPR)   at 3 p.m. (U.K.: 8 p.m. G.M.T.)
South Florida folk guru Michael Stock interviewed Henk and Ade about "Brother Judas". Audio clip coming.

Saturday, March 19, SUNRISE CIVIC CENTER THEATER., at 8:00 p.m.
The Volunteers Live, including a performance of "Brother Judas" featuring Rebel Crewe. $12 general admission/$10 for students. Sunrise Civic Center Theater is at 10610 West Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise.Tel.: 954.747.4646.

Friday March 11, on Ed Bell's "Arts Beat" on WLRN 91.3. FM (NPR) at 1:00 p.m. (U.S. Eastern time)
Henk and Ade chatted to Ed about some of the upcoming things The Vols will be doing in the near future, and they previewed a clip from "Brother Judas."

Listen to the WLRN Ed Bell clip here

Crewe Campaign Press:

Memorial damage worse than thought
(Mar 22 2006) Jan Roberts, Crewe Chronicle

On March 22 2006 the Crewe Chronicle reports that the war memorial, which has now been moved, has definitely been extensively damaged.

'There is no suggestion the move caused the damage. It has occurred over a long period of time.' says "Jim Brown, manager of Gillespies, which is the company behind the square's redesign." The story contains no quotes from protestors, witnesses of the January move attempt (see below Jan 11 2006 story) or critics of the move. The memorial will be out of sight for "several months to come" it now appears.

A time capsule is under memorial
(Jan 25 2006) David Goodban, Crewe Chronicle

"WORKMEN should uncover a time capsule buried deep beneath the remnants of the town's war memorial, according to Coppenhall man Wilmot Richards."

Memorial move is halted (Jan 11 2006)
Exclusive By Jan Roberts, Crewe Chronicle

"Campaigners . . . looked on in horror as men clambered up ladders to drill into the base of Britannia after cracks were noticed in the folds of her robes by onlookers. [. . .] Work was finally called off, and cranes sent away, when the specialist team found steel pins holding the statue to the base. [. . .]
Site manager Phil Bailiff said: 'We are aware this is a sensitive issue and while the drilling into the statue did look dramatic, the holes can be repaired. He added: 'In this instance the 80 year-old original drawings were not available and work had to be postponed when steel plugs were found holding the statue to the plinth. 'The crane will be back tomorrow when we hope the operation will go smoothly.'"

Work to move war memorial imminent
(Dec 14 2005) Paul Newham, Crewe Chronicle

CONTRACTORS will begin the delicate process of moving Crewe's war memorial by the middle of next month.

Experts have begun a careful assessment of the 80-year-old monument as they try to work out the safest way to go about the move from Market Square.

Officials at Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council say every precaution is being taken to avoid damage to the memorial, and believe the process could take six to eight weeks.

Town centre update work begins
(Nov 23 2005) Jan Roberts, Crewe Chronicle

"Steven Hogben, the council's deputy leader, said: 'We are very much looking forward to moving on with this work, which is an integral part of our vision for a more vibrant Crewe.

'Great care has been taken to deal with the relocation of the war memorial in a sensitive and respectful way. '

A spokesman for the Veterans' Group, which includes members of the RAF Association, Royal Naval Association, Women's Royal Army Corps, Royal British Legion, Royal Engineers and local historians, said: 'It has been a difficult time but, after considerable thought and planning, we are confident the memorial will get the consideration, care and attention it deserves.' "

Rebel Finds a Cause With Memorial Tune (March 30, 2005) Paul Newham, Crewe Chronicle

Councilor Kent claims "Brother Judas," and this webpage, are "riddled with inaccuracies."

War Memorial Campaign Goes International (March 24, 2005) Mark Hilditch, Crewe Guardian

South Florida folk band Rebel Crewe has taken up the cause of the Crewe War Memorial.

Law May Foil Bid to Move Memorial (March 16, 2005) Paul Newham

Crewe Council is trying to separate the names of the fallen from the memorial, moving only the plinth and statue.

Move Courts Controversy (March 9, 2005) Crewe Chronicle

Procedural irregularities are alleged as Crewe Council continues its unpopular bid to go ahead with a three million pound scheme to move the local memorial. More than 10,000 people are petitioning Crewe Council

Other links:

Carl's Cam: Crewe War Memorial

Part of Carl Rogerson's excellent and highly recommended Carl's Cam site. Carl's Birth of a Song page reveals the origin of Jack Judge's "It's a Long Way to Tipperary". Links by permission.

War Memorials Trust: Sir Donald Thompson Obituary

Sir Donald Thompson, Director General of Friends of War Memorials, "now known as the War Memorials Trust, passed away peacefully on Monday 14th March."

Miami Beach Recording Studios

State-of-the-art recording facilities for the Rebel Crewe project were generously donated and engineered by Looch at Miami Beach Recording Studios, South Beach, Miami.



  Ellesmere Port Campaign Press:

Services must be at cenotaph, says veteran (March 30,  2005) Ellesmere Port Pioneer

The latest on the Ellesmere Port campaign. (Confused Ellesmere Port visitors please read our press release above. "Brother Judas" specifically concerns the Crewe campaign.)

See You In Court (March 23, 2005) Ellesmere Port Pioneer

Ellesmere court veterans will take their struggle against their council to the European court

Protest at War Memorial Meeting (March 9, 2005) Phil Robinson, Ellesmere Port Pioneer

Ellesmere Port Council has dreamed up a three million pound scheme to move the local memorial as part of a "facelift." More than 5,000 people are petitioning Ellesmere Port Council.


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