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By Alistair Whitfield


THERE has been a change of line-up for the charity concert featuring Moray-born Hollywood star Kevin McKidd.

The Gray's Anatomy and Trainspotting actor is coming back to the North East to support a friend who has been diagnosed with cancer.

Kevin, who went to school at Seafield Primary and Elgin Academy, will be singing and playing the guitar at Aberdeen Music Hall on Friday, May 3.

The concert is in aid of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where fiddle supremo Paul Anderson, who was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in September, has been undergoing treatment.

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Stars of both the stage and screen are coming together for the night.

Filmmaker and former Skids frontman Richard Jobson can no longer attend, nor can Bruce MacGregor from Blazin' Fiddles.

However, Del Amitri guitarist Bryan Tolland and bothy ballad champions Joe Aitken and Allan Taylor have now been added to the line-up.

Also appearing will be Capercaillie’s Charlie McKerron and Karen Matheson, River City actor Iain Robertson, Scots singer Shona Donaldson and Paul himself.

The night will be hosted by the broadcaster Fiona Kennedy.

Included will be a selection of tunes from Paul’s new album Beauties of the North which was launched at a concert in hometown of Tarland, Aberdeenshire, last month.

Paul said: “Music has been a great therapy for me during my illness, and the audience is assured of a great night with the line-up that’s coming together for this.

“It took a while to get the album ready, and it was further delayed by my illness, so it was great to be able to launch it.”

The concert begins at 7.30pm. Tickets (£22.50) are available from the Aberdeen Performing Arts website.



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