Guitar hero Amy aims to go the distance

TALENTED troubadour Amy Macdonald is aiming to do strum-thing really special in a bid to help youngsters hit by poverty in Scotland.

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The Bishopbriggs singer/songwriter plans to do five acoustic gigs across Scotland in one day – June 12 – as part of ‘Amy’s Five A Day for the Kids’.

The gigathon, in aid of the STV Appeal 2012, will see the 24-year-old play Aberdeen in the morning, then go on to perform in Dundee, Stirling, Edinburgh – finishing up in Glasgow that evening. Up to 200 tickets will be available for each performance, with all proceeds going to the appeal.

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The campaign was launched in 2011 by The Hunter Foundation and STV – raising almost £1.3million. Every single penny stays in Scotland and, as in 2011, the Scottish Government has committed to match-fund the total amount raised.

Amy said: “When I heard about the work of the STV Appeal and the shocking statistics around child poverty in Scotland, I was keen to get involved.

“I’ll be doing five gigs in one day in June. Through this small gesture I hope we can help raise the profile of what is a pressing and incredibly serious issue, and help change the lives of some of those children affected.”

Amy has sold over four million copies of her first two albums. New album ‘Life In A Beautiful Light’ is out on June 11. Visit her website –

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