RUGBY is coming to Stow for a night of music and fundraising.

The Gala Water Singers will perform a concert in the village church next weekend.

And the set-list is being heavily influenced by one of the Gala Water valley's greatest sons, Doddie Weir.

The Stow farmer and Scottish rugby legend has been battling motor neurone disease for the past year as well as raising funds for research into the condition.

To honour Doddie, as well as boost the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, the Singers will perform a late afternoon of songs inspired by the Six Nations.

Heather Johnston from the Gala Water Singers, explained: "The Gala Water valley is the birthplace of that great giant of local, national and international rugby, Doddie Weir - a player who wowed with his team skills and drive to get many a rugby ball over the line.

"We along with children from the Gala Water valley schools aim to emulate our illustrious neighbour with our fundraising Six Nations of Song concert."

In homage to Doddie’s stellar career and under the direction of Gala Water Singers’ new music director Julia Campbell, the programme connects to each of the Six Nations - Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, France and Italy.

Heather added: "All proceeds are going to the charity founded by Doddie to raise funds for research into motor neurone disease." Tickets, priced at £8 and children free, are available from the Stow Shop, from 01578 730289 or on the door.

And a scrumptious buffet is included included in the price.

Tartan giraffes will also be on sale to help with the fundraising.

The concert on Sunday, May 20 starts at 4.30pm.