Lots of people have probably heard of the Piano Guys but did you hear of Eyemouth’s Piano Girls?
Last Sunday customers at Morrisons Supermarket in Berwick were entertained by three Eyemouth High School pupils whom played a variety of music ranging from classical to boogie woogie on an upright piano.
The three girls, Abby Lannagan, Lizzy Edmondson and Izzi Maclean, were using their musical skills in order to raise funds for their Ocean Youth Trust sailing trip in August and are now closer to their target after Sunday.
Paul Williamson, duty manager at Morrisons said: “The girls produced a lovely sound and it was great to see the response from the customers – smiles all round.”
The girls join a crew of nine other 12-24 year olds onboard a Challenge 72ft Ocean Racing Yacht for five days in August this year.
Setting off from Oban they sail anywhere from Jura and Islay to Stornoway, the course of the voyage depending on prevailing weather conditions. They will take part in all aspects of sailing the boat including cooking, cleaning, navigating and keeping watch.
The girls caught the sailing bug after joining the Eyemouth Young Sailors Club which is run by Eyemouth High School in conjunction with Whiteadder Sailing Centre at the Whiteadder reservoir Duns.
Having chosen their voyage, the girls set themselves the task of raising the funds to cover the cost. As well as their musical extravaganza at Morrisons the girls are holding a sponsored “swim a mile”. They have also contacted local businesses and community groups for support including Eyemouth and District Rotary Club who have offered the girls generous funding in return for help with their Duck Race in July.