CANCER support charity, AER Music, is set to mark a decade of live performances with a special anniversary concert in Newtownards next week. 

AER Music is a musical initiative by the charity, Love Amy, which was set in memory of Amy Ellen Reid, who sadly passed away from cancer aged just 20 in 2013. 

January marks the initiative’s 10th anniversary of providing support to children and young people with cancer through music.

This year, the gig will take place on Thursday, January 25. Doors open at 7.30pm at Drome Park in Newtownards. 

Playing at the concert is long time AER Music supporter, Mike Donaghy, who performed at the very first gig. He returns after touring throughout the UK, Ireland and the USA. 

Also on the bill is Bangor man, Stephen McCartney, known as King Cedar. The local musician has recently released his album, Everything More, and Other Stories, which was nominated for the Northern Ireland Music Prize.

Mark and Lynsey Hill, who make up husband and wife act, Chasing Perpetua. They are playing their first gig in eight years for this special anniversary. Also joining the stage is musician Steve Amos. 

Proceeds will be donated to Love Amy, so that the support group may support children and young people affected by cancer. Donations will also be made to vital research projects. 

Tickets for the upcoming concert can be purchased at AERLIVE.CO.UK.