September 10 ~ My Heart is in the Highlands...
Here's the word from the good folks of Durness
in the Scottish Highlands:
Lights Benefit Show to aid John Lennon Memorial Garden
Blooms in Durness, Scotland
"Love is the flower... you gotta let it
grow" ~ John Lennon
The most north westerly village in Britain is to
celebrate its links with John Lennon again.
Top Canadian singer Allison Crowe is to headline a concert in Durness,
Sutherland, on October 11 - two days after what would have been the
ex-Beatle's 68th birthday.
Allison was one of the stars of last year's John Lennon Northern
Lights Festival held in Durness - and promoted by Prince Charles'
North Highland Tourism - which went on to win the Best New Festival at
the UK Festival Awards 2007.
Next month's Northern Lights Benefit Show will be in aid of the John
Lennon Memorial Garden in Durness - the only permanent memorial to
Lennon in Scotland.
Lennon holidayed every summer between the ages of 9 and 15 in Durness -
on his cousins' croft.
He also returned with Yoko Ono - and their respective children Julian
and Kyoko - in 1969 before suffering a car accident which hospitalised
them at Golspie.
Durness, in particular, played a huge part in young Lennon's life - the
song In My Life is said to be partly inspired by the village -
and the singer even tried to buy the area's estate shortly before his
death in 1980. Earlier this year Yoko Ono also praised villagers for
their respect to Lennon's memory.