Ferdinand Snow’s pays a touching tribute to his heritage and ancestors with his new single ‘My Heart Belongs to Scotland’ and he is now calling upon the nation to help him in uncovering any information about a much-missed family member. Ferdinand recently found out that his great grandfather was a musician like himself and had been a violinist in the BBC Variety Orchestra, as well as playing alongside legends such as Dame Vera Lynn and Jimmy Shand – a rather impressive discovery!
Ferdinand now rightfully wants to learn more about his great-grandfather’s amazing life which was concealed from him by his father to dissuade him from following a similar route. He is using his track as a message to all those in Scotland who may know more, as well as a way to cheer up relatives in Glasgow during the recent lockdown. His arresting voice creates a hair-raising atmosphere and his unique ability to blend traditional Scottish Folk music into an accessible, contemporary sound is sure to grab your attention.
Speaking of the information he currently knows about his great-grandfather’s life and his longing to learn more, Ferdinand said:
“George Nicol Reid Caird was born 1903 in Banchory, near Aberdeen and had to elope with his love, the stunning and adventurous Miss Robb from Aberdeen, and got married in secret in London in 1924. They settled in Glasgow where George worked as a violinist in the BBC Variety Orchestra where he would accompany the stars of the day like Dame Vera Lynn, Jimmy Blair and Jimmy Shand when they performed on the radio and on the popular 50’s television show, Jigtime. This was long ago when live music was heard on the air.
I would love to find out more about his life as a musician, find pictures of him and records where he participated. If anyone remembers him and has information to share, especially people in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Stonehaven and thereabouts, I’d be eternally grateful”.
Make sure to listen to ‘My Heart Belongs in Scotland’ on Soundcloud or Spotify and linked below and of course be sure to get in touch with Ferdinand if you believe you can help him on his mission.