A CLYDEBANK charity is to be treated to a special performance by a top indie folk duo in the new year.

The Dunwells will put on a special gig for Golden Friendships in February as part of a weekend of live music in the area.

The performance is the idea of Gary Earl, vice-chair of the parent council at Clyde Primary School in Yoker, who pondered how he could raise funds for the group and decided to try something “a bit out there”.

Kind-hearted Gary reached out to the band, who had previously worked on a project with Clyde Primary’s pupils.

In April, The Dunwells collaborated with the school’s primary six pupils to compose a song named “Knightswood Here I Come”.

The band had so much fun with the youngsters they offered to come back.

And he’s invited them back for an exciting weekend of music in February, with proceeds going to Clyde Primary and Golden Friendships.

Adventurous Gary decided he wanted to go “one step better” and organise a series of performances.

The Dunwells – brothers Joe and Dave Dunwell, who hail from Leeds – have previously worked with high profile artists such as Tom Jones, Elbow, and Mumford and Sons.

They’ll play for the Clyde Primary pupils on Friday, February 25 before putting on a gig for the adults at 13th Note in King Street, Glasgow that night – and returning to Clydebank for the Golden Friendships concert the following day.

Gary laughed: “The teachers are looking forward to wrapping up the gig for the youngsters on Friday then after school enjoy a well deserved night at the city centre performance.”

Proceeds will go towards the school’s annual adventure weekend at the Blairvadach outdoor centre near Helensburgh.

He said: “The school has got money from here, there and everywhere but we’re £1,000 short. Ultimately we’re trying to raise that amount plus enough for a donation to Golden Friendships for their efforts and support.”

The Dunwells aim to go to around six or seven primary schools across the UK to “get their foot in the door and branch out”.

Gary says the gig will be a “well needed pick me up” after a long and gloomy January.