Oban mu­si­cians unite to raise cash for refugees

The Oban Times - - News -

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.

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