Music won’t stop as Trail West fans donate £11,000
AN ‘OVERWHELMING’ show of a support for a ceilidh band saw more than £10,000 donated in less than a day to replace equipment stolen in Glasgow.
Trail West has now organised a special ‘thank you’ ceilidh on January 9 to thank everyone who came to their aid.
When Dr John Holliday on Tiree heard that the island musicians had been the target of thieves, he set up a crowd funding website to help them replace some of the instruments.
Setting the bar at £ 5,000, Trail West musicians Ian Smith, Andrew Findlater, Alain Campbell and Seonaidh MacIntyre saw that target and more raised in a day.
A statement on the band’s Facebook page read: ‘ Wow!!!! Our crowd funding page has only been up since midday and we’ve already reached our target!
‘Completely overwhelmed and can’t thank everyone who has donated enough – certainly didn’t expect to reach the target this quickly.
‘Never in a million years did we think we would raise our target within one day and thanks must go to Dr John Holliday in Tiree for setting up the page for us.
Drummer Andrew said: ‘The public support has been amazing. I saw we were raising money fast and couldn’t believe it.
‘Dr John Holliday set up the crowd funding page for us. He is heavily involved in Féis Thirodh, which is an organisation that helps promote music in Tiree, which we have attended and taught at.’
Trail West has organised a free dance, which will take place in the Queen Margaret Union in Glasgow on January 9.
DELIGHTED: The band plan a special ceilidh for all who supported them.