Two legends from Runrig will take the stage for a concert in Inverness in memory of a young man who lost his life to an undiagnosed heart condition.
Donnie Munro and Calum MacDonald will play together next month in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young (Cry) – a national charity which aims to support young people with heart conditions.
Cry Out for a Ceilidh will take place at the city’s Ironworks venue on November 15 at 7.30pm.
It is being organised by Rachel Campbell and Graeme Mackay of Inverness and the Rev Donnie MacSween of Evanton.
In October 2011 Miss Campbell’s friend, Andrew MacLeod, a 21-year-old trainee engineering cadet from Lewis, suddenly died on board a ship in Hong Kong as a result of a cardiac condition which he had no idea about.
Mr MacLeod was subject to regular medical examinations as a requirement for all merchant seamen. He passed them easily, but many cardiac conditions are not detectable by stethoscope and need a specific image to be taken, such as an electrocardiogram or an echocardiogram.
The Andrew MacLeod Memorial Fund has been set up within Cry with the objective of raising sufficient funding to provide future ‘cardiac screening sessions’ to the young people of the Highlands and islands.
Runrig was Mr MacLeod’s favourite band.
On the night, the audience will be able to take part in a spot of ceilidh dancing to the music of Jim Mackay’s Dance Band and enjoy performances from Gaelic singer Kristine Kennedy, as well as Grianan, a band put together by Miss Campbell especially for this event.
A raffle and auction will be led by auctioneer Kenny McKenzie of Evantion, featuring prizes donated by local businesses including the Cawdor Tavern and The Chocolate Place.
One of the prizes will be a unique signed LP from Runrig.
Tickets for the event cost £12 for adults, £10 for concessions and £6 for children.