Busking in Stranraer for Cancer Research

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Stranraer Music Town performers will be taking part in a large busking event next weekend in aid of the Busking Cancer charity in the town centre.

Busking Cancer, in aid of Cancer Research UK, is a nationwide “gig” which will run throughout 2011. It involves performers from all over the country and the event is sponsored by Fender guitars. Last year, more than 800 Busking Cancer events were organised by the public from London to Glasgow, from Brighton to Cardiff and this year is expecting to be even bigger with the aim to raise over £140,000 for Cancer Research UK.

The performers will be playing at The Castle Green, Stranraer on July 9 from 11am to 4.30pm and include African Drummers, Life O’ Riley, Ian Duffy and Ian Watt, Acoustica, Trouble, Ambrose Harper, Steve Dowling and the Obliviates and a few others.

Spokesman Nish Walker said: “Busking Cancer is a great way for us to do what we love doing, and raise money for a very worthy cause at the same time. We need a big turn out from the public to help us to beat cancer through music, and a nice day would help!”

Stranraer Music Town is a group set up to promote music in the Stranraer vicinity, raise the town’s profile, educate and entertain, and hopefully bring economic benefit to the town.