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NICOLA Benedetti is to play a concert in Dundee next month to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The world-renowned Scots violinist, just back from a world tour, will be joined by up-and-coming violinist and fiddle player Laura McGhee from Monifieth at the concert in the Caird Hall on June 4.

They will be accompanied by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Nicola (23) said: “Like most others around the world, my family has been hugely affected by cancer and I’m delighted to be able to raise money through this concert.

“I am really looking forward to playing in the Caird Hall and hope the event raises lots of money to help Macmillan support people with cancer and their families.”

Laura, who has recorded a track with Shane McGowan and played with Rod Stewart added: “I am really excited about the City of Discovery Charity Concert for Macmillan.

“Not only do I get the opportunity to perform my traditional concerto, the Arbroath Suite, for the first time with the RSNO, but I also get the chance to help a charity which is close to my heart.”

Tickets are available from www.dundeebox.co.uk or by calling 01382 434940.