September 11, 2017
One of Scotland’s greatest vocalists, Horse McDonald, will conduct an intimate performance at Caffè Nero Argyle Street Glasgow this Wednesday as part of Nordoff Robbins Scotland’s “Get Loud” campaign.
The Scottish singer songwriter has pledged her support for the music therapy charity’s “Get Loud” campaign, which culminates Wednesday 13 September. Horse’s surprise free show will be just one of a number of musicians performing in Caffè Neros outlets across the UK.
Held at midday, the in-store performances – dubbed “Coffee Shop Sessions” – will feature some talented new musicians, as well as giving customers the chance to support Nordoff Robbins Scotland through a donation.
The campaign aims to raise awareness of Nordoff Robbins Scotland and the work they do. Nordoff Robbins Scotland is dedicated to changing lives of vulnerable people through music therapy, supporting hundreds of people every year.
This performance marks the start of the relationship between Nordoff Robbins Scotland and Horse, as she is today revealed as the charity’s new Ambassador for Mental Health and Music Therapy. It’s a role well suited to Horse, a Fifer, who used music to escape from bullying when she was younger.
For Horse, the role of ambassador with the charity was a no-brainer.
She said: “I am delighted to have been asked to be an ambassador, it is an honour. “As human beings we all have music in us – from the womb, until we die. It’s as natural as the air that we breathe. I know that making music saved my life. I also know what it can do for others.
“My first Nordoff Robbins’ music therapy session blew me away. I had never seen anything like it before. In one of the most moving experiences I have had, I saw utter joy and a release for someone who cannot ordinarily express themselves. This work is essential. I look forward to doing all I can for a charity which is very much close to my heart.”