Linlithgow and Bo’ness teenagers involved in charity single
Two local teenagers are part of a musical company that has released a charity single to help young performers in the arts during the pandemic.
Movies to Musicals’ first ever charity single ‘You Can’t Stop The Music’ was released on Sunday to raise money for Glasgow Philharmonia.
The original song was recorded at the end of 2020, following all Covid regulations, with the band members recording from their houses.
Among them was Linlithgow Academy pupil April Barclay (15) and Alix McGee (13) from Bo’ness. April said: “I joined the Movie to Musicals group back in September last year after successfully auditioning in Falkirk.
“The charity single is the first production for the group that I’ve been involved with, and despite the difficulties caused by Covid-19 the single has now been released.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed the whole process of producing the single and in particular meeting some of my fellow performers, albeit in small groups as Covid-19 rules allowed.
“I hope everyone will support us by downloading the single and I hope they enjoy listening to it as much as we all enjoyed making it.”
Alix said: “I’m so excited to be part of this year’s Movies to Musicals kids cast and be involved in our new charity single ‘You can’t stop the music’.
“This is an amazing opportunity and I’ve really enjoyed the experience.”
Movies to Musicals producer Ross Gunning said: “Seeing these incredible young performers shine in what has been a horrendous year for the arts industry just brings a smile to my face and tears to my eyes. These young performers haven’t had a chance to perform or look forward to anything since February 2020, and now is the time for them to be seen!”
You can stream and download ‘You Can’t Stop The Music’ on all streaming websites and buy it from Amazon, with the full price of 99p going to the charity.