Classic tracks to raise funds for CHAS

A Milnathort man has produced a CD of songs that helped family and friends get through lockdown to raise funds for Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS).

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 3:51 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 4:24 pm
Derek Flory with CHAS community fundraiser Lyndsay Stobie

Derek Flory, who has been performing since he was a teenager, was approached by a neighbour last June who asked if he’d record a John Denver song to cheer him up.

He was then asked by a friend to record a Dolly Parton song, and it snowballed to the point he ended up meeting over 200 requests.

Derek said: “About half were completely new to me as were the artists, which made things a bit more challenging.

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"I also wrote a number of songs for friends on special occasions, as well as for expats missing Scotland and even a Christmas carol.

“CHAS community fundraiser Lyndsay Stobie heard what I was doing and asked if I’d produce a CD, I wasn’t sure I could do these wonderful songs justice, but she persuaded me and I sent 18 songs from the likes of The Proclaimers, Neil Young and Billy Connolly to a friend of mine in Edinburgh to remaster.

"The Gift You Are’ could not have been produced without the support and generosity of Stewart and Smart Motor Engineers and Loch Leven’s Larder and I’m hoping I can raise £6,000 for this amazing cause which like so many charities has struggled for income during the pandemic.”

The CD is available at many locations in Kinross and Milnathort including Loch Leven’s Larder and Glenfarg Village Shop or email [email protected]

To support the hospice without buying a CD visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/derek-flory