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VIDEO: Louth musician's song in aid of Typhoon Haiyan victims

By Reportergrace  |  Posted: December 16, 2013

  • Ian and Eduardo together earlier this year

  • Ian performing at an open mic night

  • Destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan

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A Louth musician has released a single in aid of typhoon victims in the Philippines.

University of Lincoln graduate Ian Timson, 29, of Alvingham, was inspired to pen the track, 'Hurricane Child', because his partner Eduardo Rama Co is Filipino.

The pair met in Norway and although Eduardo works in Oslo, many of his friends have been badly affected by the Haiyan disaster.

Classically trained pianist Ian, who works in a laboratory, has now made the track available for download on iTunes and has also uploaded a video to Youtube - with all proceeds going directly to the relief effort.

"I enjoy writing music as a hobby - I'd say this track has classical elements, it's progressive and alternative," said Ian, who has been dating Eduardo since March.

He will find out how successful the single has been after Christmas, but in the meantime has seen family and friends purchase the track.

He will donate the cash generated by Hurricane Child to the typhoon victims.

"Eduardo's family are OK but many of his friends live on the islands which were badly hit - I had to tell him to stop looking at Facebook because he was seeing so many upsetting things on there.

"Hopefully next year we will be able to visit the Philippines together."

In the next fortnight the song will also be available for download from Spotify, Amazon and Google Play.

To purchase the song on iTunes go to https://itunes.apple.com/album/hurricane-child-single/id780998898

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