Ramage's big girly cake. OooooooLast weekend DM Audio sponsored the linkylea Festival which is held in a field on Coulston Estate near Haddington.  This small quirky festival was set up in 2006 by sisters Bonny and Flora Squair to raise money for impoverished children in India. So far the festival has raised over £35,000, with the bulk of the money going towards building and maintaining an orphanage called ‘Snehalaya’ (meaning ‘Home with Love’) which is situated in one of the poorest areas of India and looks after more than 50 children and young adults, many of who have learning and physical disabilities.  Bonny has recently become involved in a new charity named after the festival, the Linkylea Trust, helping to support education for the most disadvantaged and poor children on the Lashkar area of Gwalior.
The festival is a mix of live music and DJs with craft stalls, a tasty BBQ, and a well-stocked bar. Children are well catered for too so it is a great way to raise money for a worthy cause.
We are very pleased to welcome a new member of staff to the team here at DM Audio. Bryan Ramage (Ramage), who had been working with us on a temporary contract, has accepted the offer of a permanent position as Warehouse Supervisor. He is already making his presence felt, and our clients can enjoy an even more efficient operation as he gets his teeth into the role. Dino bought a cake to celebrate and tried to get one that would suit Ramage’s hard Metal image. Not sure he got it quite right!!  Perhaps his mind was on The Enchanted Forest, which starts soon. Ramage is heavily involved in the Metal music scene and his band Ramage Inc. has recently released a new album, Feel The Waves, which is availble from Bandcamp. You can also see the band perform at Studio 24 in Edinburgh on 28 September.  I will try and persuade him, along with fellow band mate and DM Audio project manager Marcin Buczek, to write a guest blog spot about the band in the near future.