guests at a Kirkcaldy wedding were left stunned when the happy couple unveiled a special surprise as they took to the floor for their first dance.
Emma McKay and Liz Nardone had lined up Scots singing star Horse McDonald to perform a live rendition of the Dusty Springfield classic ‘I Close My Eyes (And Count To Ten)’ which came as a complete shock to the 200 guests at the Dean Park Hotel.
Horse then performed a 30 minute set of favourites much to everyone’s delight, but the once-in-a-lifetime performance nearly didn’t go ahead as Horse revealed afterwards that she recently had a spell in hospital.
She said: “I had a bit of a turn with asthma.
“It hasn’t bothered me for years but it can come back if you’ve been pushing yourself too hard.
“I had to cancel a couple of shows which I hate doing, but I was determined to make it for the wedding. It’s not something I’d normally do but because it was a civil partnership I really wanted to be there.
“I was a bit nervous beforehand but my voice held up and I really enjoyed it.
“I’m still a bit ill but I’m getting better.”
Horse has finished work on her new album called ‘Home’ which will be released next month and said she is very excited about it. “It’s like a bookend to my first album, ‘The Same Sky’ I think,” she said.
“The songs are amazing and quite catchy. Though I tried not to make them too poppy. I like a bit of darkness in there. I’ll take out a couple of major chords and chuck in a couple of minors!”
After the album is released Horse will be heading out on tour and has a couple of shows in Kirkcaldy lined up.
She said: “I’ll be in Kirkcaldy in December doing an acoustic gig at the Beveridge Park Hotel on the 17th, then I’ll be coming back with a full band for a gig in April or May next year.
“So it was nice to do the wedding as a warm up for all the upcoming shows. I’ll just need to make sure I’m fully recovered!”
Emma and Liz said that the whole evening was “just amazing” as they set off to Sydney for their honeymoon.