Scottish War Blinded members enjoy musical afternoon with Callum Wallace at the Linburn Centre

Posted: 29/02/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

Scottish War Blinded members were treated to a concert of popular, country and traditional songs at the Linburn Centre on Wednesday 24 February 2016.The concert was performed by guitarist and singer Callum Wallace in partnership with Poppy Scotland and Music in Hospitals.

Callum elaborates:

“I work through Music for Hospitals, which is a great organisation, who send artists like myself to perform concerts all over the country including the islands. Music is great for health and well-being, it’s amazing how positively it can impact on people and that’s the reason I am here today.”

Members enjoyed the opportunity to clap, tap their feet and sing along to a wide repertoire of songs including ‘The Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen’, ‘Country Roads’, ‘It’s a Beautiful Day’ and ‘Sweet Caroline’.

An impromptu duet took place during the concert between Callum and Scottish War Blinded member Peggy Dunlop, pictured right. On several occasions Peggy took centre stage by singing lead vocal for songs ‘Danny Boy’, ‘Wee Dock and Doris’ and ‘When Irish Eyes are Smiling’.

Peggy, pictured right, said:

“It’s been a wonderful afternoon, I have really enjoyed myself singing along to so many songs. I love singing and used to sing in the Army, at Christmas as well as at dances. I thoroughly enjoyed performing with Callum.”

It is hoped Callum will return for future concerts which our members will certainly look forward to. We offer or sincere thanks to Callum, Music for Hospitals and Poppy Scotland for putting the concert together.

Callum commented:

“It’s been pleasure to meet the members today at the Linburn Centre who all enjoyed the songs and were smiling away; a job well done in my eyes. You always get a character in the group, as I’ve always discovered, and Peggy certainly stood out today. It was lovely to have the opportunity to perform and entertain members at Scottish War Blinded.”