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Festival to aid Tibetan Appeal

October 16, 2008

by Andrew Welsh
Perthshire Advertiser (UK)
October 14, 2008

BANDS will line up next week aiming to emulate the success of an
earlier Perth charity concert.

A host of Big County talents will join forces at the Ice Factory on
Friday, October 24, in a show of support for Indigo Fundraising,
which provides aid to oppressed Tibetan citizens.

The independent initiative was founded by Perth resident Grant
McCormic after he met exiled Tibetans during an inspirational journey
through northern India.

Indigo has subsequently hosted and organised musical events in aid of
various charities worldwide.

This year's Tibetan Appeal Music Festival will be headlined by the
Connect Festival smash Saor Patrol, whose Celtic
rock-meets-rockabilly fusion on drums, bagpipes and electric guitar
has seen them dubbed 'the Motorhead of folk'.

Others to feature will include the likes of dj Dean Scott,
pop/soulsters The Curtains, electro rockers Air Raider and post-punk
goths The Number.

Also on the bill are electronica guru Uncle Reg and hip-hop pop
exponents Yoshi, who have gained recent exposure on XFM Scotland.

Two years ago, Indigo masterminded an outdoor festival in Spain in
aid of the UK-based Tibet Foundation that raised 2000 Euros.

Alabama 3 headlined, with a few Scottish bands also taking part
alongside local Spanish artists.

The concert was such a success that Indigo decided to host a Tibetan
appeal music day in Perth last year, raising over £1500 for the Tibet

Part of the proceeds went towards paying for five yaks through
Indigo's 'Yak for Life' scheme, which provides indigenous nomadic
farmers with the female livestock they need to help preserve their
traditional way of life.

The organisation is proposing to do the same again with funds raised
at next week's concert, so each band playing on the night will be
asked to give an adopted yak a name, in return for future
correspondence on their 'pet'.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Tibet Foundation and
another leading charity in the region, Free Tibet.

Next Friday's Ice Factory event will run from 8.30pm until 2.30am.
Buses to the Shore Road venue will depart every 15 mins from That Bar
on South Street.

Tickets at the door cost £8, including a courtyard barbecue.

Meanwhile, there's more on the bands who'll be playing at the websites:
CTC National Office 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd West, 3rd Floor, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3G 1T7
T: (514) 487-0665
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