On stage at the Tartan Clefs

Pipe Major Stephen Russell and Pipe Sergeant Craig Weir on stage on  Saturday at the Tartan Clefs at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow.

Pipe Major Stephen Russell and Pipe Sergeant Craig Weir on stage on Saturday at the Tartan Clefs at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow.

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Two members of the Arbroath Royal British Legion Scotland Pipe Band performed at the Tartan Clefs at Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket on Saturday.

Playing at the Scottish Music Awards were Pipe Major Stephen Russell and Pipe Sergeant Craig Weir.

Craiyg (20), who also leads Carnoustie Celtic rock band Gleadhraich, was invited to compose a piece of music in recognition of the 15th anniversary of Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland and Stephen and Craig performed the piece, ‘Transformation’, to open the evening’s proceedings.

The event also included performances from Nina Nesbitt, Admiral Fallow, Gun and Garbage’s Shirley Manson with Susan Boyle and Twin Atlantic among the award winners.

Craig said: “It was a great honour to open the Scottish Music Awards with my own piece, playing in front of a number of Scotland’s best known faces.”

Stephen added: “I’m honoured to have been a part of a wonderful night to raise money for such a fantastic charity. I had a fantastic time chatting to all the guests and hearing about the lives Nordoff-Robbins have helped. It was great to share a stage with some amazing acts”.

The next week is another busy one for Craig with Gleadhraich playing at both Wave 102’s Wave Factor Final at Liquid and the Angus Ambassador Awards on Friday. The band is nominated in the Cultural Ambassadors category.

Craig will also be playing at Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain’s St Andrew’s Day concert at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Saturday.

Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland helps improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities and the Scottish Music Awards is the charity’s main source of funding.

For more information on the charity or to make a donation please visit www.justgiving.com/nrmt or www.nordoffrobbinsscotland.org.uk, or call 0141 572 7079 or email info@tartanclef.org