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Sunday 26 July, 2020

Whitburn Band’s recent virtual concert with trumpet superstar Mike Lovatt has helped raise £1,262 for West Lothian Foodbank, it has announced.

The West Lothian band performed in a concert on YouTube on Saturday, June 27 to celebrate its 150th anniversary. Band members individually recorded eight pieces of music – including two with Mike – and the performances were brought together and produced by Whitburn percussionist, Ryan Bradley.

With an initial target of £500, the band was overjoyed to have raised substantially more money.

Whitburn Band chairman Charlie Farren said: “We were delighted with the reception for our concert, with comments from around the world from people who enjoyed our playing and presentation.

“It is extra special that we managed to raise so much money for our local food bank, to help people who are in need in such tough times.”

The full concert, featuring Mike Lovatt, is still available to watch for free on Whitburn’s YouTube and Facebook pages.

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