Oban musicians unite to raise cash for refugees
A NUMBER of Oban’s talented musicians are joining forces this month to raise money for the Scottish Refugee Council.
Oban Winter Warmup will see eight different acts, spanning a variety of genres, perform live at the Argyllshire Gathering Hall on Saturday November 21.
All money raised from the event will go to support the Scottish Refugee Council’s work with asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland.
The idea for the Winter Warmup was sparked by the harrowing images of drowned children being washed up on the beaches of Turkey and Greece earlier this year, having fled conflict and crisis in their home countries.
Two local musicians, Jack MacGregor of Antics and Duncan Monteith-Hodge of Citizen9, decided to take action.
Jack said: ‘After seeing those pictures, we just had to do something. Every penny raised at the event will help the Scottish Refugee Council continue its vital work, which is needed now more than ever.’
Duncan Monteith-Hodge added: ‘The Scottish Refugee Council is a lifeline for people arriving in our country with nothing. It needs our support so it can give expert help to those in need. We’d urge everyone to buy a ticket and come along to the show, and if you can’t attend, please consider donating online via our JustGiving page.’
Tickets for the Oban Winter Warmup cost £10 for adults and £ 5 for children.
The tickets are on sale now from Dolce Vita, Kronks, Oban Bay Fish Bar and Restaurant, Pole Position and Kinetic Studio.