One of Angus’s best-known sopranos Maggie Findlay, has just released her first CD.
Entitled ‘Something Wonderful’ the disc costs £10 and includes such favourites as ‘Ae fond kiss’, ‘I dreamed a dream’, ‘Beautiful dreamer’ and the poignant poem ‘Do not stand at my grave and weep’.
All proceeds from the CD are to go to Alzheimer Scotland Angus Services Maggie’s favourite charity.
Born in Burns country Maggie, from a very early age, developed a love of singing. With her husband, Ron, she moved to live in Angus and settled in Carnoustie.
Word soon spread of her talent and she was quickly asked to join several musical organisations including Carnoustie Musical Society and the Angus Minstrels where she became and still is one of their star performers.
Over the years Maggie has been in demand as a guest soloist with almost every musical organisation in Angus and this year will join Arbroath Male Voice Choir at their Christmas concert.
She is one of the friends who get together every year to present a seasonal concert to raise funds for Alzheimer Scotland Angus Services.
Many years ago Maggie released a cassette and since then her dream has been to make a CD with profits going to a local charity.
Her dream has now come true with the help of a good family friend Stuart Hanna of Stage 2000 Dundee.
Maggie said: “I have enjoyed immensely the time spent recording the CD and hopefully with your help by purchasing a copy we can go some way to easing the burden of people with dementia and their families affected by this disease.”
The CD is available from Angus Services, 1c Millgate, Arbroath, telephone 01241 431770; and Fin & Co. 49 High Street, Carnoustie, telephone 01241 852321.
Copies can be ordered by e-mail at email@example.com or from Maggie at firstname.lastname@example.org