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Posted: 9th October 2023

To celebrate the launch of Phamie’s latest album, Grassmarket Community Project (GCP) is proud to present this rare opportunity to enjoy the brilliant music of this celebrated composer and performer, in the magnificent setting of Greyfriars Kirk, on Fri 27th Oct at 6.30pm.

Phamie is a gifted musician, celebrated in the Classic FM Hall of Fame 2021, and has played at venues including New York’s Carnegie Hall, the opening of the Scottish Parliament and the closing ceremony for the London Olympics. She is recognised as being one of the most innovative harpists and her piano compositions have created a new wave of classical crossover music. Collaborations have been with Philip Glass, Ashley MacIsaac, Carlos Nuñez, Alan Stivell, LMO orchestra, McOpera String Quartet, Band of Horses, and many more.

Her long awaited latest album, ‘Dancing Hands (Remastered)’ was released in August 2023, and is full of sparks and songs that will leave you wanting to listen to it again and again. The 11th album from Phamie Gow featuring some of Celtic music’s finest players. Phamie is on harp, keyboard, low D whistle, accordion and singing. All music is written and produced by Phamie Gow of Wildfire Records and Publishing.

This is a key event for GCP, supported by ‘Greyfriars at 12’ and Phamie herself, to raise much needed funds to enable GCP to continue to support some of the most vulnerable and marginalised citizens in Edinburgh and the Lothians. The cost-of-living crisis, mounting energy bills, high inflation, and the onset of the winter months, means that more people than ever are struggling on the brink of poverty and homelessness, and needing the targeted support of GCP.

Our CEO, Helene, explains why this event is so important for GCP:

“Our work is deeply rooted in understanding the challenges faced by those most disenfranchised. From addressing homelessness and mental health issues to trauma and domestic violence, our approach goes beyond immediate relief. It’s about resilience, community, and empowerment.

With public funding stretched to the limit we at GCP, and across the charity sector, need to generate the income to continue to deliver our essential services. Whilst this event is a vital fundraiser for our charity, Phamie is an incredible artist and we are honoured to be hosting her incredible talents. Here at GCP, we bring people together through art, music and crafts, coupled with the sharing of delicious home cooked food, and this event highlights this inclusive approach.

Come and enjoy a wonderful evening of truly fantastic music and fine food, whilst supporting our work to empower some of the most disadvantaged people in our community.”

In an intimate cabaret-style setting in the glorious surrounds of Greyfriars Kirk, ticket prices are £38.50 per person and include a delicious two course supper, performances by Phamie, and a licensed bar will be available. Discounts for tables of 6 people.

Tickets can be booked at Phamie Gow live at Greyfriars Kirk Tickets, Fri 27 Oct 2023 at 18:30 | Eventbrite

For more information contact Helene van der Ploeg

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