A musical charity fundraiser

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The Linda Norgrove Foundation and the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland are teaming up with Taigh Chearsbhagh and Sgoil Lionacleit for a Taigh Cíuil event on the 20th of June to raise funds for the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM).

ANIM supports street children and orphans through an internationally accredited curriculum, helping children to develop their musical talents and allowing them to learn a vocation while contributing to their emotional healing, rebuilding their confidence and helping to revive Afghan culture.

The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland will also be presenting their September residency at Liniclate School in Benbecula which will incorporate cross-genre composition, primary school workshops and performance. Composer and outreach practitioner Eve Harrison will be joined by two members of NYOS’ pre-professional chamber orchestra ‘Camerata Scotland’, violinist Elanor Gunn and cellist Julia Wagner.

They will perform on their own and together with house band Na h-Eileanaich whose members will be collaborating with Camerata during the September project. Camerata’s residency is being funded by a grant from Creative Scotland/YMI.

Following Camerata’s residency, a scholarship will be made available by NYOS to any student from the Uists who successfully auditions for any of the National Youth Orchestras’ Ensembles. This will cover all course fee and additional expenses involved in attending the projects during 2013.

The event begins at 6.30pm with tickets priced at £6.

For more information about the Linda Norgrove Foundation please visit: website