We were very sad to hear of the death of the unique Dundee musician Michael Marra. As he was a great supporter of our work, and hoped a Big Noise orchestra could be established in Dundee, the Marra family asked for donations in lieu of flowers to go towards this cause, and are setting up a memorial trust in the longer term. Sistema Scotland is really touched by this gesture in the name of this fine Scottish artiste and much-loved man. The Marras plan setting up a way of donating online, but in the meantime, donations can be sent by post to Blackadders Solicitors, 30 & 34 Reform Street, Dundee DD1 1RJ. Please make cheques payable to Blackadders but mark on the back that the money is for Michael Marra’s Dundee children’s orchestra appeal.
Sistema Scotland is keen to start working in the city but there are no firm plans at the moment. If you donate through the link on this website money will go into our general funds. If you want to make a specific donation in memory of Michael, and connected to Dundee please contact Blackadders. If we do start a centre in Dundee this money will play a part in making it happen. If for some reason we do not then the Marra family will decide on another suitable local cause.
The picture of Michael here is by our official photographer Marc Marnie who is a huge fan of the singer. It was taken in 2010 when Michael played a number of sublime concerts with McFall’s Chamber Orchestra.