Iain Whyte’s wife, Elaine, is cycling from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar in October to raise funds for the Genesis Research trust and as part of the fund raising has arranged a concert by Yvonne Lyon, one of Scotland’s leading singer-songwriters. (She has performed at the National Youth Assembly in the past).
She has asked us to post this:
I am raising funds for Genesis Research Trust, a charity devoted to funding research to improve the lives of mothers and babies, and I’ll be taking part in a charity cycle in Africa in October (seewww.virginmoneygiving.com/elainewhyte for details).
As part of my fundraising I have been lucky enough to get Yvonne Lyon to agree to do a gig for me on Friday 29 August.
For those who haven’t heard of her, Yvonne is a Scottish Singer /Songwriter who has had stacks of air play on BBC radio – BBC2’s Bob Harris said of her ‘listening to Yvonne is a life affirming experience – she is the bees knees’.
Yvonne supported Eddi Reader on her tour this year – I heard her at The Queens Hall and she was just amazing. So, it is your opportunity to come along and hear her in a small setting (and help Genesis too!). You can learn more – and listen to some of her songs onhttp://www.yvonnelyonmusic.com/
Thanks to the my good friend Tracy Hawkes-Hollis, the gig will be held at Dance For All, 106 St Stephens Street, Edinburgh at 8pm. Tickets cost £10(£8 for concessions). Please let me know if you’d like to come (and bring friends) as soon as possible.
Wine will available at the interval for those who like such things 🙂