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Midge Ure to play at Ryder Cup gig at Glasgow Hydro

Midge Ure, Nile Rodgers, Nina Nesbitt, Sharleen Spiteri and Amy Macdonald Image copyright other
Image caption Performers at the event include Midge Ure (left), (clockwise from top centre) Nile Rodgers, Nina Nesbitt, Sharleen Spiteri's Texas and Amy Macdonald

Midge Ure is among a number of big names who will perform at a one-off concert to mark the staging of golf's Ryder Cup in Scotland.

The Ultravox front man will perform the 80s classic Vienna at the Ryder Cup Gala concert, at The Hydro venue in Glasgow on 24 September.

The concert will also feature Texas, Amy Macdonald and Nile Rodgers of Chic.

The four-day Ryder Cup, between Europe and America, begins at Gleneagles, Perthshire, on 26 September.

Singer-songwriter Ure will perform with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) at next month's concert.

Rodgers will perform a classical version of his Daft Punk collaboration Get Lucky, as well as Chic favourites Good Times and Le Freak.

'Music legends'

The audience will see Macdonald perform Mr Rock & Roll with the RSNO's full string ensemble, while Glasgow band Texas will play their hit Inner Smile.

Twin Atlantic, Eddi Reader, Nina Nesbitt, Jake Bugg, Danny Wilson, Scottish Ballet, Scottish Opera, and the National Theatre of Scotland add to the line-up at the special one-off event.

RSNO chief executive Michael Elliott said: "It is an honour to be invited to perform a central role in the Ryder Cup Gala Concert, alongside our fellow national performing companies Scottish Ballet and the National Theatre of Scotland, but also with a star-studded collection of contemporary music legends.

"In recent years the RSNO has collaborated with a number of pop, rock and folk musicians, but the line-up for this celebration promises to raise the bar and kick off one of the world's great sporting tournaments in style."

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