Big Stooshie in Cupar to raise cash for Darren’s fund

Root System
Root System

THERE’S going to be a big stooshie in Cupar next weekend — but don’t worry, it’s all for a good cause.

‘The Big Stooshie’ is a series of charity live music events run by north east Fife promoter Jim Russell.

Next Saturday the festival stops off in Cupar, with nine bands lined up to perform at the Corn Exchange.

And 10 per cent of the proceeds will go to the Darren Lackie Memorial Fund.

Cupar soldier Darren was tragically killed at the age of 21 while on holiday in Portugal in April.

A fund was set up in his memory a month later with the aim of creating a sports hub for Cupar’s youngsters and adding a picnic bench bearing Darren’s name to the Cart Haugh.

The concert next Saturday, October 22, will feature a headline performance from Fife ska band Root System, with support from Shoogar, Ward 13, The Catch 22s, Felix Champion, Diddums and Waiting on Jack, plus others to be confirmed.

Doors open at 3pm, with discounted tickets available in advance from band members or the Imperial Bar in Cupar. The event will be licensed.

Concert organiser Jim said: “We are very pleased to add the Big Stooshie in Cupar to our roadshow.

“It is also great to be working with Darren Lackie Memorial Fund which is a charity close to the hearts of many in the local Cupar community.

“I am sure the community will get behind this and turn out in great numbers for such an excellent line up and of course to raise money for charity.”

Cupar man Rod Whyte, who set up the appeal in Darren’s memory, said fund-raising was going ‘from strength to strength’.

He added: “We hope to have the website up and running soon and we have a couple of things that we will be doing on the run up to Christmas.

“The fund sits at just under £4000 with money to come.”