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Amy Macdonald added to Ryder Cup Gala Concert line-up

Press release   •   Jul 24, 2014 15:01 BST

Scottish songstress Amy Macdonald has been announced as the latest act to join The 2014 Ryder Cup Gala Concert, which is taking place at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow on Wednesday 24thSeptember. Amy’s performance will be an exciting, one-off collaboration with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO). 

Golf fans from across the globe will gather in Scotland to experience The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles from 23-28 September and the Gala Concert, organised by DF Concerts & Events on behalf of VisitScotland, will see top names in golf, music and the arts unite for one evening only in Glasgow to create an unmissable and extraordinary event.

Tickets for the concert are available now from www.ticketmaster.co.ukwww.ticketsoup.com or by calling 08444 999 990 or 0844 395 4000

www.rydercupgalaconcert.com

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