SINGER Rachel Sermanni marks Rabbie Burns' birthday by releasing her version of his romantic love song Ae Fond Kiss - all profits going to charity the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland.
Rachel from Carrbridge had a high-profile start to the year, singing on BBC Scotland's Hogmanay coverage both before and after the bells.
And it rounded off a big year for the 21-year-old in which she released debut album Under Mountains to glowing reviews and played over 150 shows across Asia and North America plus her first headlining tours of the UK and Europe.
Rachel's acoustic version of Ae Fond Kiss has been a long-time favourite in hr live shows and it will now go on sale on Friday, January 25 on Middle of Nowhere Recordings.
Donald MacLeod, chairman of the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland fundraising committee says, “Not only is it a wonderful way to celebrate our Bard’s birthday, it will also raise vital funds for our charity which provides music therapy to children and adults across Scotland.
"We are delighted and honoured that Rachel has chosen Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland as the beneficiary for this beautiful version of Ae Fond Kiss."
Rachel returns to touring throughout February and March, with three Scottish dates already confirmed for Scotland in May - including The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, (Tuesday, May 1); The Ironworks, Inverness (Wednesday, May 22) and Orkney Folk Festival (Friday, May 24).
Ae Fond Kiss is available to preorder from www.rachelsermanni.net