Island musician’s debut EP raises £1,111 for Teenage Cancer Trust

A Benbecula man has raised over £1,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust through sales of his debut EP.

Eoghan MacDonald (18) from Kyles Flodda released “E-Am-Bò”, a compilation of traditional Gàidhlig songs and instrumental pieces, just before Christmas last year. So far he has raised £1,111.

Last month Eoghan, a student at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and currently on placement with the BBC in Glasgow, presented a cheque to Iona MacMillan, regional education and advocacy manager for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

“I wish to thank the whole community for supporting this venture,” Eoghan said. “I am particularly grateful to Norman MacLean, who helped produce the EP, as the project would not have been possible without his support and encouragement. People have been very generous and I am thrilled to have raised over a thousand pounds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.”

Iona, who is originally from South Uist, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Eoghan felt inspired and motivated to fundraise for the Teenage Cancer Trust. He has used his musical talent to creatively raise a huge amount of money that will help us to provide specialist care for young cancer patients in Scotland and to continue working with schools to teach young people about the signs of cancer.”

Executive producer on “E-Am-Bò”, Norman MacLean added: “I consider it a privilege to have worked with Eoghan MacDonald, Allan Henderson, Hector MacInnes and Murdo Ewen Cameron on this EP. It is testimony to Eoghan’s generosity and thoughtfulness that he has decided to donate the entire profits from his EP to the Teenage Cancer Trust.”