Highland Capital set for ‘Songs in the City’

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The heart of the Highlands will come alive with the sound of some of the Highlands’ top bands and entertainment in October in a major charity event to raise money for Scotland’s children living in poverty.

The STV Appeal is hosting ‘Songs In The City’, a day of music and dance in Falcon Square, in Inverness city centre, with performances from the likes of Lionel, The Leonard Jones Potential, Silver Coast, The Highland Brass Band, Dorec-a-Belle, and Torridon.

The event takes place on Saturday October 4th, from 11am – 5pm.

Fresh from the launch for their respective EPs will be Iain McLaughlin & The Outsiders, and double-denim rockers Bite Nite as well as renowned Western Isles singer Willie Campbell, who will be performing before taking to the Ironworks with a full band show later in the month.

Dance and musical performances will be on offer through the day from Eden Court Performing Arts, TFX, KC Dance Crews, Performers UK, Nicky Mackay Step N Stylerz and Trapeze Entertainment.

Children’s ‘character’s will also be popping along to take part in the fun, courtesy of Mascot Madness, who will offer face-painting, making a donation to the Appeal.

The day will be finished off in style with a performance from the Inverness British Legion Pipe Band in full Highland dress.

STV’s Highland reporter Nicola McAlley is organising the day in conjunction with Netsounds, online promoters and broadcasters of Scotland’s up-and-coming music.

She says: “This is the second year we have organised Songs In The City and we are thrilled that Eastgate Centre is allowing us to host it in Falcon Square once more. Last year our volunteers raised over £2, 000 in street collections on the day, with money going to youth groups across our region. We hope people of all ages will come along to enjoy the brilliant musical entertainment and have fun while helping such a worthy cause.”

Netsounds Murray Cameron says:”Netsounds is delighted to once again be involved in the STV Appeal. It will be a fantastic day with a great line up of local musicians and artists and we are proud to help out Nicola in any way we can for such an important cause.”

Elizabeth Partyka of STV Appeal, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved in this year’s ‘Songs In The City’. It is fantastic to see this event back for a second year and we hope everyone has a great day. Occasions such as this truly help make a difference and every pound raised will be used to help vulnerable children and young people all over Scotland affected by poverty.”

Previously The STV Appeal has donated money to The Shed and The Bridge centre projects in Stornoway.

Pictured is Lewis singer/songwriter Willie Campbell who will be performing at the event.