This Sunday afternoon, 4 September 2016, at St Brendan’s Church, Skipness, local musicians Liz Robertson and Gordon Hunter will team up with regular visitor to the area Jim Walker to provide a fundraising afternoon of live piano and organ music together with some favourite hymns.  The proceeds of the event will benefit St Brendan’s Church and the Marie Curie charity.


St Brendan’s Church, Skipness, Kintyre (Photo copyright John Ferguson and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence)

Starting at 2pm, Liz, Gordon, and Jim will take turns at playing.  At 3pm and 4pm, there will be a break for a selection of modern and traditional hymn tunes, with the opportunity for those attending to hear their favourites.

The informal event is due to finish at 5pm.  All will be made welcome, and audience members will be free to come and go as they please throughout the afternoon.

Jim Walker told MAK News: “During the main tourist season, St Brendan’s welcomes visitors from around the world.  We see this Sunday’s event as an extra opportunity to welcome to the church both local people and visitors, and for everyone who comes along to enjoy some inspirational music while at the same time raising funds for two good causes”.

St Brendan’s stands at the “far” end of the village, about 50 metres short of the turn-off to Skipness Castle.

UPDATE (7 Sep 2016)

Sunday’s informal “Music for a Summer Afternoon” concert raised £350, which will be divided equally between the Marie Curie charity and the St Brendan’s Church Skipness fund.

Organiser and musician Jim Walker commented: “We were delighted with the good turnout, which included local people from across a wide area of Kintyre and several visitors to the area too.  St Brendan’s is a beautiful church in a stunning setting, and it was a real pleasure to take part.  Thank you to everyone for making this such a success”.

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