Anne McTaggart MSP was delighted to welcome Holyrood Rocks, a cross party, Scotland-wide music initiative by the Scottish Political and Cultural Partnership (SPCP) to the Scottish Parliament for its launch on 27th May.
The event featured performances by Rock the House Scotland 2015 winner, Euan Ryan, known as Yew and Musichoir, a modern music choir which fuses Pop, Rock, Funk, Gospel, Soul, Jazz, RnB and Musical Theatre.
There will be 8 regional events across Scotland, open to musicians and acts of any kind, taking place as part of the Rocktober Festival in October this year. One winner from each regional heat will then play at the Holyrood Rocks final at the Scottish Parliament on Saturday 31st October at the Scottish Parliament.
Anne McTaggart MSP said “I’m delighted to have brought this event to the attention of the Scottish Parliament and to support the aims of the SPCP.
“Our young people are hugely enthused in politics after the independence referendum and it is vital that all parties do what they can to sustain and improve on the progress made so far.
“I’m particularly pleased that this project is cross-party, as I firmly believe that by working together as a Parliament, we can achieve great things.
“Given that Glasgow is a UNESCO City of Music and is home to perhaps the most vibrant music scene in the world, I’m delighted that Holyrood Rocks will have a Glasgow heat and encourage Glaswegian acts of all kinds to apply and become involved in this fantastic project.”
More information, including how to apply, can be found http://www.holyroodrocks.com or at scottish.parliament.uk/holyroodrocks.