A north-east singer has been attempting to lift people’s spirits with a performance from her balcony.
Catriona Molver plugged in and played for the people of Longside over the weekend as she tried to lift the gloom amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The 36-year-old’s concert lasted an hour, with a small crowd forming outside her flat to listen.
Catriona, who lives with her seven-year-old daughter Helen, performed a variety of hits from The Beatles to Deacon Blue in an hour-long performance and hopes residents at The Riggs sheltered complex felt better after her show.
Her efforts also attracted thousands of fans on Facebook where the performance was streamed live.
Catriona said her aim was to bring some joy to those who are struggling to cope with the Covid-19 crisis.
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She said: “Everyone is feeling down at the moment and I was trying to help.
“There is a sheltered housing complex out the back and they have been isolated so I thought I would lift their spirits with some songs.
“I borrowed the equipment for this from Buchan community radio where I present a show.
“There was a good crowd gathered outside and from the live Facebook video we had about 6,000 viewers
“This was just for the people across the road and I hope it cheered them up.
“Longside is only small but it is an amazing place to live. Everyone is really friendly and I’m proud to call myself a Longside resident.”
Catriona works as a drama teacher at Mintlaw Academy and will be at school today to help prepare online work for pupils, who have been sent home.
She did not rule out a repeat performance from her balcony or anywhere else in the village.
Catriona said: “I will listen to everyone’s feedback and see if people want me to do it again. It is up to them but I would love to.”