The Proclaimers – Melrose Wee Film 2019

The Proclaimers – Melrose Wee Film 2019

The Angry Cyclist Tour began in Stroud, Gloucestershire, in July 2018 and ended at The Hydro in Glasgow in September 2019.

111 performances to over 400,000 people in 13 different countries. One of the absolute highlights was a very memorable day in June 2019 a with a Big Top tent at Melrose Annay Road, the biggest musical event ever held in the Scottish Borders.

A 4.500 sell-out crowd gathered for The Proclaimers and their special guests – Magpie Blue, Zoe Graham, Be Charlotte and Fatherson.

This short movie (2.27) collaboration captures the day.

A huge thank you to Rianne White, Stuart Cameron, Alexander Peacock, Annabel Crawford/Above the Borders and Scott Macdonald.

Recording for Linda Thompson

Recording for Linda Thompson

Legendary singer/songwriter Linda is currently creating an album where she invites guests to sing on a collection of her new songs. She invited Craig and Charlie to perform a gorgeous ballad ‘Bonny Lass’.

They gathered together at Post Electric Studio in Leith, Linda and her son Teddy Thompson producing and grandson Zak Hobbs on acoustic guitar

Craig and Charlie said “It was a real privilege for us to record for one of our heroines in Linda.

The song Bonny Lass is beautiful and the session was an absolute pleasure to work on.”

A big thanks also to Rod Jones and Danny Herbert at Post Electric.

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Sunshine on Dalkeith

Sunshine on Dalkeith

A huge well done to Karen Hilton and Carol Robinson for their fantastic endeavours in raising awareness and funds for secondary cancer charity Make 2nds Count.
 
Karen, Carol and friends have created a brilliant video of them performing I’m On My Way to accompany their appeal.
 
 

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JACARANDA SCHOOL FOR ORPHANS – I’M GONNA BE (500 Miles)

JACARANDA SCHOOL FOR ORPHANS – I’M GONNA BE (500 Miles)

Happy St Andrew’s Day! Here is a fantastic video of the talented children at Jacaranda School for Orphans in Malawi singing ‘I’m Gonna Be’ (500 Miles)’ – it’s great to see how much energy they get from a daily serving of Mary’s Meals. You can help @Mary’s Meals feed more hungry children at www.bigfamilychristmas.com

The Jacaranda School for Orphans, Malawi, is named after the jacaranda tree that blossomed outside the hospital window of father of the school’s founder, Marie da Silva, as she was dying in in 1997. The jacaranda tree symbolizes life, growth and hope, important symbols for her students, orphans and underprivileged children, for whom she aims to provide a future.

Marie founded the school in her family home, while working as a nanny in the US. She wanted to provide the most vulnerable children, children who have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS, with a quality education and all the supportive services they need to thrive.

Many of the pupils live with the HIV virus themselves or come from families that have been affected. As well as providing a full curriculum, the school also focuses on art, drama and music.

The two girls in the video, Joyce and Vanessa, attend Jacaranda school and visited Scotland a few years ago, and the song 500 Miles made a big impact on them. They brought it back to Jacaranda and taught the other children and directed the video themselves.