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NAOMI PLAYS FOR AFRICAN CENTRE APPEAL A GLENROTHES minister's daughter is to perform at a fundraising concert in the town. Cellist Naomi Berrill will join guitarist Neil Wilson for Saturday's recital in aid of the Sierra Leone Emmaus Project. It will be held at Christ's Kirk where Naomi's father, Peter, is the minister. The 25 year-old graduated with an honours degree from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama last year. She is currently studying in Italy where she is a member of the contemporary ensemble Musicamorfosi, in which she both plays and sings. Neil is rated as Scotland's top classical guitarist and is also an academy graduate, who has performed with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. The duo will be playing classical and traditional pieces at the concert, all proceeds from which will go to developing a skills training centre and educational opportunities, particularly for young people living in the troubled west African country. War It was inspired by a Sierra Leonean clergyman, Sahr Yambasu, who is minister of a church in Galway, the town in the Republic of Ireland where Rev Berrill lived for many years and Naomi grew up. "This whole thing is all about providing something for the young people who missed out because of the civil war in Sierra Leone," said the minister. "The youngsters will build the centre with their own hands and once it's ready they will learn the skills they need to find work." Tickets for the concert are available from the Pitcoudie Avenue church, priced ÂŁ5, telephone 745938, or e-mail 05 July 2006

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