Mary’s Meals Music: Fri 29th October 2010 – Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow
Following a week long visit to Malawi, performing in schools and meeting the children who benefit from the work that the local charity that they support does, two of Scotland’s leading musician’s Colin MacIntyre (Mull Historical Society) and Donald Shaw (Artistic Director of the Celtic Connections festival) return to Scotland to perform at the Mary Meals Music Concert that will take place in Glasgow tomorrow, October 29th.
The two friends have organised the benefit concert at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow, to raise funds and awareness for the Argyll-based charity that feeds over 420,000 children worldwide. The line-up includes Jon Fratelli, Colin MacIntyre, Eddi Reader, Tommy Reilly, Roddy Hart & Washington Irving. BBC Introducings’ Vic Galloway will be DJ/MC.
Before leaving for Malawi, Colin MacIntyre said;
“I am delighted to be a part of the concert and to help showcase the incredible work Mary’s Meals do. Going to see their work in action will be a trip of a lifetime. And the concert is a great opportunity for me and band to play tracks from my new album.”
Colin and Donald left for Malawi the day after the launch of the 2011 Celtic Connections music festival. Mary’s Meals Music, which is supported by Celtic Connections, will benefit its projects in 15 countries. Tickets are priced at £18 the average cost for Mary’s Meals to feed two children in school for a year.
Malawi is known as ‘the warm heart of Africa’ and is home to a variety of musical styles including Kwela (involving whistles and a skiffle beat) and Malawian jazz (an acoustic variation, using traditional instruments).You can read Colin MacIntyre’s account of the trip and his experiences on his personal blog.
Mary’s Meals Music on Friday, October 29th, will feature Jon Fratelli, Colin MacIntyre, Eddi Reader, Roddy Hart, Tommy Reilly and Washington Irving, with the BBC’s Vic Galloway as MC and DJ. Tickets are available from Glasgow Concert Halls on 0141 353 8000 or www.glasgowconcerthalls.com
Colin MacIntyre will introduce songs from his new album at the gig, due out in Spring 2011, as well as MHS favourites. It will be the first major solo appearance for John Fratelli (of the Fratellis) and will feature previously unheard songs from his new album, as well as Fratellis numbers.