Singer-songwriter Amy Macdonald performed two songs live from Glasgow Central Station for BBC Breakfast today, with award-winning community choir SoundSational, including her new single Women of the World. Amy and the choir will also featured on BBC Radio Scotland’s airwaves for BBC Music Day, including on the Stephen Jardine Programme.
Bob Shennan, Director BBC Radio and Music, says: “With an incredible range of performances taking place across the UK and extensive coverage across BBC TV, Radio and Online, BBC Music Day 2018 is bigger than ever before. I’d like to thank all the Ambassadors championing the event and the fantastic choirs, community groups and transport networks helping us to make this the best ever BBC Music Day!”
BBC Music Day Ambassador, Dame Vera Lynn, says: “I congratulate the BBC on staging their UK-wide Music Day. It is so important that we never lose sight of the importance of music. It is so powerful and has the unique ability to comfort and console us, raise our spirits and unite people from all walks of life by transcending any boundaries of communication or differences of opinion. It is, I believe, one of the great joys of life and I welcome the opportunity for people to have a little more music in their day.”
BBC Music Day Ambassadors for 2018 include Dame Vera Lynn, Kylie, Nile Rodgers, Gareth Malone, YolanDa Brown, Gabrielle, Lisa Stansfield, Nina Nesbitt, Wayne Ellington, Gary Lightbody, Carly Paoli and Blossoms. They’ll be taking part in a range of events and broadcasts in celebration of the day for this initiative which features live music events and performances across the UK involving famous musicians, choirs and local community music groups.