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A folk supergroup are playing a gig in Edinburgh in support of the Eric Liddell Centre at Morningside.

The Walnuts, who have played concerts across the UK and Europe to raise money for dementia will perform at Morningside United Church on 14 June 2019 to raise funds for the centre as part of their Lighthouse Tour of Scotland.

The band includes Scottish folk music veterans, Fergus Muirhead and Donald Stewart in addition to Matt Allwright, famous for presenting BBC shows such as Rogue Traders and Watchdog. The band have been known to perform in living rooms and gardens across the country in an effort to raise awareness of the challenge of dementia.

John MacMillan, CEO of the Eric Liddell Centre said: “This is a very exciting event we’ve got taking place in the local area. We couldn’t be happier to have the Walnuts play a concert for our benefit. As a care charity and community hub, we provide a wide range of support programmes that assist many people in Edinburgh who are living with dementia – to be able to link up with an all-star band, who are making a positive difference to dementia is an absolute honour. There’s a great buzz about the place looking forward to the gig on the 14th June.”

David McGirr, founder of the Walnuts and guitarist with the band said, “We can’t wait to set off on tour across Scotland. We’re aware of the good work that the Eric Liddell Centre does with people living with dementia and we couldn’t think of a better charity we’d want to throw our support behind.”