A STAR-STUDDED concert featuring a number of Scottish acts is to be held to raise money for Medical Aid for Palestinians.

The Glasgow Gig for Gaza will be held in the city’s Royal Concert Hall on Wednesday, May 1 and will be headlined by Deacon Blue.

Joining them will be Scottish folk royalty Capercaillie (below) while acclaimed singer-songwriter and frontman of Love and Money James Grant is also set to feature.

 Glasgow Times:

All profits from the concert will go to Medical Aid for Palestinians which is dedicated to providing essential medical aid and support to the people of Gaza. 

Singer Lorraine McIntosh of Deacon Blue said: “Since the awful events of October 7, we have looked on in growing horror at the destruction of Gaza and its infrastructure and the senseless death of over 30,000 innocent people.

“The only thing we can do to help in any small way is to raise money. With the destruction of practically all medical facilities in Gaza, we have chosen to support the charity Medical Aid for Palestinians who have a long history of delivering emergency healthcare to the people on the ground in Gaza where help is needed most.

“Our decision in no way lessons our horror at what happened on October 7 and we join millions around the world in calling for an immediate ceasefire and the release of all hostages.”

Award-winning folk band Rura will also appear at the concert, as will indie folk act Admiral Fallow, while "master of the fiddle" Duncan Chisholm will be playing too. 

Kitti (below), winner of best vocalist in the Scottish Jazz Awards across multiple years, will also make an appearance.

Glasgow Times:

Scottish poets Jim Mackintosh and Julie McNeill will read poetry from their own repertoire along with new work from poets still currently in Gaza.

Donald Shaw of Capercaillie said: “Capercaillie performed in the West Bank, Palestine, back in the late 1980s as part of a Middle East tour.

"We felt honoured to be welcomed by such wonderful people full of pride in their culture and resilience in the face of conflict.

"Performing at this Gig for Gaza alongside these great artists on May 1 to raise even a modest offering feels like the least we can do to show our support in their hour of need.”

More information on tickets and further details about the concert can be found HERE.