TT100-Please Bring Our Boys Back Home Song Release 5th March

A host of Tarbert musicians and song writers have come together to produce a single dedicated to the Nancy Glen campaign.

The single, recorded at the Templar Hall in Tarbert on Saturday February 10 and Sunday February 11, will be released with the title ‘#TT100 Bring Our Boys Back Home.

Visit The Argyllshire Advertiser for more on this story.

Press Release by Silvio Gigante 

The musicians from the Local Fishing Community of Tarbert-Kintrye Scotland, have pulled together to produce this timeless classic.

TT100-Please Bring Our Boys Back Home. A song written and produced by Silvio Gigante and Simon Greatbatch with support from various Local Musicians (Loch Fyne Pipe Band) and the beautiful vocals of Beatrice Catherine, Tarbert Academy Choir and Beth Atkinson.

The song is a tribute to remember Duncan MacDougall and Przemek Krawczyk who sadly lost their lives on the 18th of January 2018 in a fishing boat tragedy.

All sales from this record will go to the families and their memorial of choice. We understand that no amount of money can replace the lives of those lost, but hope they can see that they are not alone.

This is a tribute to the Nancy Glen and Kintyre in Scotland as a whole. So please support this record by purchasing and downloading a copy of the single or as many as you wish. All sales will be going to Clyde Fishermen’s Association. Who have been Amazing so far.

The community have raised nearly £250k+ in a crowd funding effort. The community have been AMAZING and you should all be proud.

The Song will be released on Itunes “Please Bring Our Boys Back home”. On the 5th of March and is available for pre order from today- link to follow. We have support from Deacon Blue, Alex Salmond and Argyll FM. We are also pushing for other media avenues- so will keep you posted.

If you require a CD please ask someone who can purchase a copy on your behalf (As a download) and on receipt of purchase we can arrange a CD for you. You will need to have proof of purchase from iTunes/Spotify and such please.

We would appreciate all public/community support by buying a copy of this beautiful song. Please share, like and spread the word on all multi media platforms. This is your opportunity to create an everlasting legacy and tribute for the families affected by such tragedies.

We need to sell as many copies of the song in order to chart it and what a legacy this would be if achieved. This is your chance to make history and let this beautiful song be the SOUND OF KINTYRE.

This song is a beautiful tribute using the best of Scottish musicality with all the classic melodies of a cultured POP song.

It would be Amazing if we could hit the charts but WE NEED EVERYONE ON BOARD. When the link has been shared please share and show your love and support this song. Lets make this go viral!!!

This truly has been an inspirational effort from all local musicians, singers and WELL DONE!. I hope you enjoy the song and feel the energy, love and passion within this song.

With respect and love to the communities of Argyll, Kintyre, Scotland and the World. Please support this fantastic song and give the families and children of the families, a beautiful legacy that they will never forget!

Further details and links to buy a copy will follow soon

Part 8, The Nancy Glen Campaign Continues

A coffee morning was held at Templar Arts And Leisure Centre, at the time of going to press they had raised £13,000!

Nancy Glen’ coffee afternoon in the Templars Hall, Tarbert.
Nancy Glen coffee afternoon in the Templar Hall, Tarbert.

An incredible amount from such a small village!

TALC Coffee morning, fundraiser. Photo from Argyllshire advertiser

On the 3rd of February a candle was was switched on by Mathew Ramsay of the Fishermen’s Mission at the harbour and will stay on until the men are returned to their families.

The candle is housed in a case which features photographs of the missing men, thought to be still aboard the wreck, and the Nancy Glen itself.

Robert Macleod thanked everyone for coming in the Tarbert Facebook group.

Thank you all for coming tonight.

As I said this evening [Tarbert] you are a remarkable village and people! Every day since the 18th January 2018, when the Nancy Glen sunk in the waters of Lochfyne ‘All Things Tarbert’ reminds me and others of your heart and generosity.

Thank you for turning out tonight because it communicates your continuing compassion, sympathy and solidarity to Gosia, Dawn and their children as well as the extended MacDougal family that you are with them, thinking of them, feeling for them and living with the same hope as them – that we will be able to bring the boys home.

We gathered tonight to do something very symbolic! Light a candle – a candle that will remain lit until that moment of the boys return becomes a reality.

Candles do not talk but they speak! They have a variety of spiritual and symbolic meanings: adoration, love, sacrifice, joy, hope and mourning to name but a few – and without using words they speak. When Mathew Ramsay, Fishermen’s Mission representative lit the candle on the quay tonight it spoke to many hurting hearts. Doubtless, it will continue to speak to our community until the boys are home.
Again, our thanks to Catriona Hood and Kenny MacNab for their contributions – most of all our thanks to you for coming along on a cold winter’s night. May what we did tonight be the first and last time we have to do so!

The Loch Fyne Pipe Band have posted a cryptic message on their page, so keep an eye on their page for further details of the project!

On the official Nancy Glen Fundraising Facebook Page, one kind fellow fisherman has offered his car as a raffle prize, so do buy a ticket!

There is also an auction for you to bid on a luxurious break at  La Casa De Abajo Villa, Costa del Sol

The Lodge Loch Fyne 754 raised over £1000 with their coffee morning this morning!

Scottish Canals are holding a fundraising raffle!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Donate whatever you can on the Just Giving Site here 
  2. Send a screen shot as proof of entry that has your name and the amount you’ve donated with the text “Scottish Canals raffle” to Helen.Cunningham@scottishcanals.co.uk
  3. You’ll then receive one raffle number by email for every £10 donated
  4. We’ll hold the draw on the 01/04/2018 electronically using a random picker
  5. Winners notified by email

Prizes

  1. A 2 week licence for use on any Scottish Canal.
  2. Crinan Canal return transit
  3. Trip for 4 on the Falkirk Wheel including lunch to a value of £40
  4. Free entry for 4 to the Kelpies
  5. Others to be announced

To be continued

If you are fundraising for the Nancy Glen Campaign and I have not yet covered your event you can leave a message below or contact me direct.

I still have many more to add so bookmark Tarbert Online and check back soon.

The Nancy Glen Campaign Continues (Part 6)

Ardminish Stores and Yurt Experience on the Isle Of Gigha set up a raffle for their very rare Bottle No. 180 Spirit of Gigha Whisky,

Thank you to everyone whom has taken a number so far. There are 18 tickets left, each one a chance to take home a very rare piece of community history, Bottle No. 180 Spirit of Gigha Whisky, and support the families of the tragic Nancy Glen. This Whisky cannot be bought on the open market and so is a very rare bottle and a rare opportunity to own!!

PLEASE PLEASE visit Ardminish Stores & Yurt Experience Facebook Page and buy one of the remaining 18 numbers for your chance to win Bottle No. 180 of Limited Edition Spirit of Gigha Whisky

Thank you 💙

Loch Fyne Pipe Band Have donated their weekly subscription and are asking you to get in touch if they can help with any fundraising events.

The Corner House, Tarbert are having a fun quiz night this Saturday, all money taken at the till is going to the Nancy Glen Fund

Continue to part 7

There are many more yet to be added to this series, if you haven’t seen your fundraiser for the Nancy Glen Families please send me a message with your details either in the comments below or via email

Firework Display

Tarbert Firework Display

The Beilding 7 PM

Under new management, this year the firework display will be held on the 3rd November at the beilding.

Refreshments availavble at the outdoor gym or fire station.

The Loch Fyne Pipe Band will be playing from 6:30 at the outdoor gym

Fundraising for next years display.

Loch Fyne Pipe band, tarbert, Tarbert Loch Fyne, Fire station, Outdoor gym, Beilding
Tarbert Firework Display