Lanarkshire music students release charity single

A cover version of ‘Loch Lomond’ that’s been viewed more than 18,000 times online has now been released as a charity single by students of New College Lanarkshire.

Wednesday, 9th December 2020, 10:23 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th December 2020, 10:24 am
HND Music students and lecturer Stuart Coleman perform their cover of 'Loch Lomond' for Cash for Kids

HND Music students have uploaded their single to iTunes and Spotify – and all proceeds will go to Cash for Kids.

The single, which is priced 79p to download on iTunes, was recorded as the finale to New College Lanarkshire’s recent Virtual Awards Ceremony.

HND Music student Lauren Kelly came up with the idea of building on the success of the video to help raise money for Cash for Kids.

Cash for Kids aims to improve the lives of local children affected by poverty.

Lauren said: “We are always being encouraged to think outside the box and be entrepreneurial, so I suggested that we release the song as a single and help raise money for a charity that’s close to all of our hearts.”

Featuring Alexandra Romeo Imade and Lauren on vocals, Steven Mclaren on guitar, Jay Dalton on bass and NCL lecturer Stuart Coleman on bagpipes, the song was recorded at the Foundry Music Lab in Motherwell.

Grace Reilly, charity manager for Radio Clyde Cash for Kids, said: “We want to thank the HND Music students for their support and for kindly donating the money raised from their version of the song ‘Loch Lomond’.

“Christmas is an extremely challenging time for many children and families. Unfortunately, that is even more the case this year due to the impact of the pandemic, so any support for our Mission Christmas campaign and Clyde Cash for Kids is very much appreciated.”

Lecturer Stuart Coleman, who played bagpipes on the single, said: “The opportunities on the NCL Music courses continue to come thick and fast for our students.

“It’s testament to their creativity and talent that they are taking those chances and capitalising on them to such a high level, and with all that being said, it still feels like there is so much more to come going forward.”

The tune is available on iTunes and Spotify.

The video for ‘Loch Lomond’ is available to view on the College’s YouTube channel.