A GROUP of musicians aim to raise the roof – and funds – when they perform at a unique venue.
Irish folk singer-songwriter Lorraine McCauley and her band The Borderlands have teamed up with Scottish nine-man ska ensemble Bombskare to perform at Govan boatbuilding workshop, The GalGael Trust, in Glasgow's South Side.
The space in Fairley Street will, for one night, be transformed into a 200-seat live music venue this Friday for Push the Boat Out.
The GalGael Trust, set up 15 years ago, offers training in traditional skills such as boat building and wood carving, working with long-term unemployed adults, the homeless and adults with mental health issues.
Singer Lorraine and her band visited the workshop last year to discuss filming a music video for her forthcoming track, Stepping Stones and while there held an impromptu performance for the trainees.
Lorraine said: "We got the idea we could hold a gig there.
"Our music seems to fit well with what they are about, they said we could use them in our music video so we're putting on this gig in return.
"We want to raise money to help run GalGael and pay for the training placements they provide.
"Govan has a rich shipbuild- ing heritage and the trust teaches people about this and helps the community."
It's not the first time the community trust has ventur-ed into the world of music, launching its own collection of contemporary urban folk songs last year.
The CD was a culmination of a music workshop the trust had been holding.
Lorraine had also donated the track, Dreams, to the collection, as a thank you for the use of a handbuilt Birlinn, now moored outside the Riverside Museum, during a video shoot on the Clyde.
Programme director at Gal- Gael Trust, Gehan Macleod, said: "We're really looking forward to this.
"The funding helps and the event is helping to boost staff morale."
Tickets for Push the Boat Out, on Friday from 8pm, are £10/8.50, from http://galgael pushtheboatout.eventbrite.com