A young Carnoustie musician has been invited to pipe in the stars to a prestigious music awards ceremony in Glasgow this month.
Craig Weir (20), frontman for Carnoustie celtic rockers Gleadhraich, will give the celebrities a traditional Scottish welcome to the MOBO Awards on October 19 at The Hydro.
He is no stranger to VIP performances, having performed a piece he wrote for the visit of the Dalai Lama to Dundee last year to the man himself and also piped for The Queen with the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland.
More recently he joined Pete Doherty’s Babyshambles on stage at the Glasgow Barrowlands and alongside his Gleadhraich bandmates, Paul Weir, Graeme Ritchie and Ross White, played to a crowd of Scottish VIPs and 30,000 people at the Scottish Independence rally on Edinburgh’s Calton Hill last month.
Craig said: “I’m very excited to be involved in the MOBOs this year. It’s going to allow me to do what Gleadhraich is about, making our national instrument more accessible to the younger generation.
“It’s great to have Scotland hosting such a huge event again and bringing so many successful musicians together at The Hydro.
“I’m particularly hoping Rita Ora and Jay Z are able to make the trip to Glasgow as I think they’d be brilliant to meet. Either way it’s going to be a crazy night for me playing in front of all of these international superstars.”