IT’S time to welcome the ladies as tomorrow night (Friday, December 28th) a host of female island talent takes to the stage in the Honcho presents evening of entertainment ‘Here Come The Girls’.
Musicians and singers Fiona ‘Chasm’ Mackenzie; Miss Irenie Rose; sisters Jane and Kate Hepburn and young rising star Eleanor Nicolson will preform at the Woodlands Centre, Stornoway, in a show that is set to raise fund for local charity Western Isles Kidney Patients Association (WIKPA) through a fantastic challenge being undertaken by island residents Mairi Maciver and Kirsteen Stewart in October 2013: climbing Kilimanjaro!
Said Mairi: “Our target figure is £7,600 and we are well on the way to reaching it as we are just off the £4,000 mark at the moment.
“The gig will hopefully help a great deal and we are so thankful to the artists who are giving up their time for us.”
And for the artists, the evening is one that’s highly anticipated as the ladies look forward to an all-girls night of music making.
“It will be a nice change to playing with boys all the time!” said Face The West fiddler Jane Hepburn.
And sister Kate – who will be performing solo on the piano for the first time in public – added: “I think the ‘girls-only’ night is a great idea!
“There are already quite a few local male performers who are doing really well just now, so it’s nice to highlight some female performers too. And since it’s all female performers, it makes it something a but different from your usual concert.”
Tickets for Honcho Promotions Christmas Charity gig ‘Here Come The Girls’ are on sale now, priced £10, from the An Lanntair Box Office.
And to find out more about Mairi and Kirsteen’s Kilimanjaro challenge, visit www.justgiving.com/2climbkil