Athole ‘instrumental’ in getting kids into music
Rocker Athole Fleming of The Windows band paid a return visit to CairnGorm Mountain on Saturday following his concert there last June to raise funds to buy instruments for use in local schools. He presented four three-quarter size nylon string guitars to Liz Jack, music teacher for the Kingussie-feeder primary schools. The instruments will be used to encourage children to get into music.
‘Rockin for Kids’ was set up three years ago as a pet project for The Windows band who have raised £30,000 since then and purchased 104 guitars for schools and children’s charity groups.
Athole whose day job is publisher at Athole Design and Publishing Ltd commented:
‘I have always been interested in music and in rock music in particular and the Rockin for Kids programme is a good way of encouraging kids to get into music. The Windows do one fund-raising concert a year and raised £7300 in one night in Glasgow. Our next concert is on 20th August in Perth as part of the City of Perth’s 800th anniversary celebrations.’
Liz Jack said: ‘We are delighted to receive these instruments. We have lots of enthusiastic guitarists in the area and the new instruments will be well used by them and by other budding young musicians in years to come.’
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