THE CLUTHA Trust's latest fundraiser saw them achieve a musical coup and add renowned and elusive songster Peter Nardini to their latest line up.

The gig, which also includes slide guitarist and finalist of the UK Independent Music Awards DaveArcari, Creation Records' Clydebank-born poster boy and singer songwriter Jamie Coleman and 20-year-old singer and spoken word artist Declan Welsh. They are joined by the Clutha Trust's own Dutch Rukowski with his band, Rukowski, as well as Mary Kathleen Burke and Martin Chomsky.

The 67-year-old musician and artist was one of the first singers to popularly utilise the Glaswegian vernacular through song, but suffered from health problems that left him unable to play his guitar since the 1990s.

However, he managed to devise an alternative technique, and still performs live, albeit infrequently. He has played major shows across Scotland, and is a regular feature on BBC Radio Scotland.

Peter, whose paintings have been exhibited across the country, including a permanent instillation at the Theatre Royal for Scottish Ballet, penned a quietly poignant song in response to the Clutha disaster.

He said: "For years, I've been influenced by things happening around me. The more we learned about the tragedy, the more shocked we became. I wrote a song, it's like a natural reaction to me. Some people write a letter, I wrote a song."

Peter revealed that he enjoys exploring the West End in search of inspiration for painting and enjoys capturing the social interaction unique to the district. He released new album, '66', this year.

He added: "I'm honoured to be taking part. By singing songs we can show our compassion for those impacted. I'm a bit nervous, I'm not used to playing in a pub. It's just me, my guitar and a mouth organ, so I hope I get away with it."

Dutch Rukowski of the Clutha Trust said: "Our Xmas fundraiser is firmly in the tradition of the Clutha's support for local talent and particularly local songwriters."