A STAR-STUDDED concert featuring a number of Scottish acts is to be held to raise money for Medical Aid for Palestinians.

The Glasgow Gig for Gaza will be held in the city’s Royal Concert Hall on Wednesday, May 1 and will be headlined by Deacon Blue.

Joining them will be Scottish folk royalty Capercaillie (below) while acclaimed singer-songwriter and frontman of Love and Money James Grant is also set to feature.

 The National:

All profits from the concert will go to Medical Aid for Palestinians – the same charity National readers recently helped to raise more than £100,000 for – which is dedicated to providing essential medical aid and support to the people of Gaza. 

Lorraine McIntosh of Deacon Blue commented: “Since the awful events of October 7, we have looked on in growing horror at the destruction of Gaza and its infrastructure and the senseless death of over 30,000 innocent people.

“The only thing we can do to help in any small way is to raise money. With the destruction of practically all medical facilities in Gaza, we have chosen to support the charity Medical Aid for Palestinians who have a long history of delivering emergency healthcare to the people on the ground in Gaza where help is needed most.

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“Our decision in no way lessons our horror at what happened on October 7 and we join millions around the world in calling for an immediate ceasefire and the release of all hostages.”

More information on tickets and further details about the concert can be found HERE.

Award-winning folk band Rura will also appear at the concert, as will indie folk act Admiral Fallow, while "master of the fiddle" Duncan Chisholm will also be playing. 

Kitti (below), winner of best vocalist in the Scottish Jazz Awards across multiple years will also make an appearance.

The National:

Scottish poets Jim Mackintosh and Julie MacNeill will read poetry from their own repertoire along with new work from poets still currently in Gaza.

Donald Shaw of Capercaillie said: “Capercaillie performed in the West Bank, Palestine back in the late 80s as part of a Middle East tour.

"We felt honoured to be welcomed by such wonderful people full of pride in their culture and resilience in the face of conflict.

"Performing on this gig for Gaza alongside these great artists on May 1st to raise even a modest offering feels like the least we can do to show our support in their hour of need.”