Exciting times at DD8 Music in Kirriemuir

20150416- Guitar Hero 24hr marathon. 'Members of the DD8 Youth Music Group took part in a 24 hour Guitar Hero marathon raising funds for Macmillan Cancer. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES ''No use without payment.

20150416- Guitar Hero 24hr marathon. 'Members of the DD8 Youth Music Group took part in a 24 hour Guitar Hero marathon raising funds for Macmillan Cancer. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES ''No use without payment.

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DD8 Music continues to forge ahead with its community work, with two reasons to celebrate this week.

On Thursday young members started a 24-hour music marathon to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Care.

It proved to be a “long slog” but Graham Galloway, DD8 Music Development Worker, reported morale was high.

He said: “The 24 hour event went amazingly well. Everyone taking part had a great time. We’ve still got a few donations to collect, but we’re hopeful that this event, plus a disco we did earlier in the year, will bring in around £700 to be donated to Macmillan Cancer Care.”

The community music project has also been short listed for the 2015 Epic Awards for the voluntary arts.

The awards celebrate the achievement of voluntary arts groups across the UK and Republic of Ireland, by recognising the skill, innovation and hard work that goes into their activities.

As well as being shortlisted in the Scotland category, DD8 Music is eligible for the People’s Choice Award voted for by the general public through the Epic awards website at http://epicawards.co.uk/ and DD8 Music is hoping for local votes. It runs free youth work projects throughout the year, a community recording studio, supports community groups at their events and puts on music festivals.