I'm climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for Finding Your Feet. Sons o' the Soil and The Drew Brady Experience have VERY kindly offered to put on this gig to help with my fundraising. Thank you guys!!
This is going to be an amazing night - definitely one not to be missed!
Celtic Rock band Sons o' the Soil are regulars at festivals across UK, Ireland and France and often play for the Tartan Army. They receive regular radio airplay across the globe and are known for their energetic live performances. Members of the band have recorded with a variety of artists over the years including Sinead O’Connor, Paddy Casey and Damien Dempsey. On the night, they'll be playing a mix of original material and folk rock classics.
SOTS is: - Gordy Strathdee; Lead Vox, Guitars, Accordion - Bob Slorach; Guitars, Bouzouki, Mandolin & Vox - Rob O'Geibheannaigh; Flute, Whistles & Uilleann Pipes - Rory Ferguson; Percussion - Matt Spencer; Fiddle - Dode Barbour; Bass
Supporting SOTS are The Drew Brady Experience; legendary house band of CableTel, coming back from retirement after 15 years! This may be a one off opportunity to see the battle-scarred veterans of the famous CableTel balls held in the late 90’s. The Drew Brady Experience are Bob, Jim, Andy, Gerry & Graham. They'll be playing an eclectic mix of classic covers from the past 5 decades, including The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Blur, The Kinks and Primal Scream.
Tickets are £12 online or if we've not sold out it's £15 on the door.
Finding Your Feet is a Scottish charity which supports the amputee community through sporting initiatives and social inclusion projects. As well as our sporty clubs like swimming and climbing, we run clubs like gardening and crafting, and now also cover the crucial emotional wellbeing aspect to life after amputation with our in-house counsellor, mindfulness sessions and Tui Na medical massage. We also do so much more but I find it hard to stop when I start talking about FYF and our incredible Troopers, so I'll leave it there and if you want to know any more, you can visit our website at www.findingyourfeet.net, or just ask me, I'll very happily tell you more.
Corinne Hutton (quadruple amputee & founder of FYF) has climbing Kili on her bucket list, and with an abseil, climbing Nevis and a triathlon already completed, Kili is her challenge for this year and once again i found myself saying, “if Cor’s doing it, what excuse do I have!?”
I’m fundraising for FYF but I’ll be climbing in memory of my cousin Paula, who always lived life to the full, and has inspired me to do the same, and without whom I would never have agreed to take on this challenge.
Hill walking, climbing, camping and heights are things I really do my best to avoid but because of Cor and Paula, I’m going to take them all on in October and would really appreciate it if you would come along and enjoy the night whilst helping me reach my fundraising target. If you can't make it on the night, but would like to contribute, you could make a donation here: www.mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/nicskilichallenge. Thank you! xx