Donnie Munro and Calum MacDonald are set to take the stage together once again for a concert in the Highland Capital next month.
The concert is in aid of the charity ‘Cardiac Risk in the Young’, which has been organised by Rachel Campbell and Graeme Mackay of Inverness and Rev. Donnie MacSween of Evanton.
It was in October 2011 that Rachel’s friend, Andrew MacLeod; a 21 year old trainee Engineering Cadet from the Isle of Lewis suddenly died on board ship in Hong Kong, from a cardiac condition, of which he had no warning or symptoms whatsoever. He was subject to regular medical examinations as is a requirement for all merchant seamen, which he passed easily, but unfortunately many cardiac conditions are not detectable by a stethoscope alone, but require an ‘image’ to be taken, such as an ‘electrocardiogram’ (ECG), or an ‘echocardiogram’ (Echo).
The Andrew MacLeod Memorial Fund has been set up within CRY with the objective of raising sufficient funding to provide future ‘cardiac screening sessions’ to the young people of the Western Isles.
The concert, named ‘CRY Out for a Ceilidh,’ is set to take place on the 15th November at 7.30pm in the Ironworks, Inverness. The concert will feature Calum MacDonald and Donnie Munro; both members of Andrew’s favourite band, Runrig.
As well as this the audience will be able to take part in a spot of Ceilidh dancing to the music of ‘Jim Mackay’s Dance Band’ and enjoy performances from Gaelic Singer Kristine Kennedy and ‘Grianan’; a band that has been put together by Rachel especially for the event.
A raffle and auction, led by auctioneer Kenny McKenzie MBE of Evanton, will include fantastic prizes donated by local businesses including the ‘Cawdor Tavern’ and ‘The Chocolate Place’ and a unique, signed LP from Runrig.