A Glasgow duo are to release a medley of Scottish music for Burns Night.
Glasgow-born classical musicians The Ayoub Sisters‘ single ‘Melodies from Scotland’ went to number 1 in the Classical charts within an hour of its first play on radio.
The duo, signed to Decca Records, recorded the track with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
The medley includes famous Scottish anthems such as Flower of Scotland, Auld Lang Syne and Loch Lomond.
Classic FM is working with the label to promote the single and album to its 5.3 million weekly listeners.
The sisters – Sarah and Laura Ayoub – are already familiar to many, having been chosen from 10,000 online performers to feature in a special presentation at last year’s BRIT Awards.
The duo’s classical take on Number 1 single ‘Uptown Funk’ was personally produced by Mark Ronson and was part of a unique version of the song, shown at the awards.
Laura Ayoub said that the single “incorporates seven of our favourite traditional
Scottish songs and weaves them together into one piece.
“It is an arrangement which we initially came up with over ten years ago, and has transformed and evolved as we have grown up over the years.
The single is available as a download via iTunes.