Be Charlotte sells guitar to buy instruments for children

A singer-songwriter has sold her old guitar to buy musical instruments for schoolchildren. Be Charlotte gave...

Be Charlotte.
Be Charlotte.

A singer-songwriter has sold her old guitar to buy musical instruments for schoolchildren.

Be Charlotte gave up her Breedlove, which she’d had since she was 16-years-old, and used the money to purchase guitars and ukuleles for a primary school in Dundee.

The musician – whose real name is Charlotte Brimner – toured schools across the country earlier this year in the hope of inspiring the next generation of Scots stars.

Donating the instruments on Tuesday, the musician said: “I’ve been aware for a while that music instrument tuition is under threat in schools in Scotland.

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“Earlier this year I pioneered a schools tour to hopefully encourage more young people to have an interest in music.

“When I heard that this primary school had started guitar lessons but had no guitars in the school I wanted to try and do something about it.

“I hope that every child in Scotland can have the opportunity to learn an instrument and if I can do something that helps in just a small way then I will. It’s just the start.”

Delivering some guitars and ukuleles to a Primary School in Dundee 🎸 I sold my old Breedlove guitar that I’ve had since…

Posted by Be Charlotte on Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Brimner – who has released two singles with Columbia Records – thanked Rainbow Music for helping to make the donation happen.

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The singer, who found her voice as a teenager with an acoustic guitar in Dundee, has performed at many festivals including T in the Park and TRNSMT.

She also represented Scotland at the Solheim Cup handover in Iowa in 2017. Her stateside performance was broadcast across the globe into more than 350 million homes.

The singer, who performed at the opening of Dundee’s V&A museum last year, is vocal against the cuts to music tuition in Scottish schools.

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