Top singer's final Guild gig

Published: 19 May 2012 08:00

A LEGENDARY Greenock singer will make an emotional final appearance at the Arts Guild tonight.

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Peter Morrison is one of Scotland's most popular and accomplished singers and will return to the place where he launched his showbiz career as a boy for the final time.

The Peter Morrison Show is on at the guild in support of local charity, Greenock Medical Aid Society, which operates the Bagatelle and Glenfield care homes plus sheltered housing at Bagatelle Court.

And Greenock-born Peter, right, admits there will be a lump in his throat of when he walks on to the stage.

He told the Tele: "This is about the 14th year we've done a show for the Medical Aid Society to raise money for it.

"It will be the last one at the Arts Guild and it will be sad because it's the place where I cut my teeth as a schoolboy.

"I also used to sing there with the Greenock Players in my teens.

"The Arts Guild has been such a massive asset for Greenock and the local community."

The show will feature accordionist John Carmichael, who has played all over the world, as well as Scottish comedian Eddie Devine, the Louise Murray Dancers and Alan Kitchen Trio. It will also be a bit of a family affair when Peter's actress daughter Jackie takes to the stage for a performance.

Peter said: "This is a show we always look forward to and people are always keen to support the society."

Tickets for the show, priced £12, are still available by calling the Arts Guild on 723038.

Proceeds from the variety show will be used to further enhance the facilities and the high standard of care of residents.

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