Ballad of the Crystal Empire

by Jay Stansfield

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A Little Bit for Charity is a creative charity project where indie bands and artists cover songs from the animated TV series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The songs are uploaded here to our bandcamp page, where you can pay what you want—including choosing to not pay at all—and all the money will go to an animal-rights charity organization.

For our second song we give to you “The Ballad of the Crystal Empire” by Jay Stansfield, an English Lancashire-based multi-instrumentalist 60s-infused singer-songwriter.

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Our current charity is the Animal Welfare Institute. It’s a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the detrimental effects human actions have on the well-being of animals. This includes working to improve the conditions of farm animals, preserving vegetation to benefit endangered species, and much more. For more information about the organization and their work, please see their website:

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released September 1, 2014
Song composed by Daniel Ingram, with lyrics by Meghan McCarthy.
Originally featured in the episode "The Crystal Empire, pt. 1" (S3E01).

Cover design by Jay Stansfield.




A Little Bit for Charity Norway

Indie artists coming together to play pony songs and contribute to charity.

All songs originally from the animated TV show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

Curated by Eivind Kirkeby.
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