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Kevin McKidd Online SPEYSIDE SESSIONS FUND Save the Children

Over Hogmanay (New Years) 2011/2012 something wonderful happened. Actor Kevin McKidd organized a shindig to record an album of traditional Scottish folk tunes with a talented mix of friends. But this wasn't just any music session - the album would be quite personal for Kevin.

Inspired by his grandfather, Kevin wanted to capture the music of his homeland and do good in the process. A diverse cast of players and vocalists assembled including local budding musicians, phenomenal singers who’d never recorded their voice, and even jaded folk who thought they’d hung up their mandolins or bodhrán for good. All tracks were recorded 'old school’, as live performances in singular continuous takes.

THE SPEYSIDE SESSIONS album captures the magic and spontaneity of this week forever. All proceeds go to the international charity Save the Children to help children in need around the world. Please buy the album and T-shirt to show your support. The tunes are Scottish so that means everyone will love them!

Outright donations for Save the Children will also be accepted on this page. Once you donate, you will receive an email receipt from FirstGiving. They then send your money directly to the charity. Many thanks -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who might want to donate!

~ Team McKidd


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  Donations $10 USD* & over eligible for Thank You Gift 

See terms below. To donate in £GBP visit our JustGiving page.*


$10-49  > SPEYSIDER > wallpaper (email download)

$50-99 > FIERY GINGER > screensaver (email download)

$100-199 > KILT LOVER > calendar (email download)

$200-299 > BAGPIPE LOVER > Q&A - ask Kevin McKidd three questions via email!

$300-399 > PUB HOPPER > online group chat with Kevin McKidd himself!

$400+ > KING OF SCOTLAND > all gifts (wallpaper, screensaver, calendar, Q&A, online group chat)

*If donating in £GBP use conversion rate of 1.00 USD = 0.635 GBP.
Rate based on May/June 2012 historical tables at


Donations made June 15 - August 31, 2012 are eligible.

Donations must be made via the FirstGiving or JustGiving page for Speyside Sessions. Cumulative donation must be equal or greater than $10 USD.

Donor MUST provide a working email address when filling out donation form. DO NOT CHECK the box that says "Hide my email address from the page owner" when making your donation. DO NOT CHECK the "ticket or product" box for UK "Gift Aid".

Thank You Gifts that are email downloads will be emailed to donor September 1-15, 2012. For donors receiving the Q&A or online group chat as a gift, will email within this time period to make initial arrangements.

Q&A THANK YOU GIFTS: Donor may ask Kevin McKidd three questions in writing. Questions & answers will be coordinated and relayed between parties via email to Questions subject to approval by Kevin McKidd.

ONLINE GROUP CHAT THANK YOU GIFTS: Specific date and time for chat to be determined by Kevin McKidd and his schedule. Donor is solely responsible for having all necessary software and any and all other means to participate in chat. Chat is subject to moderation by

QUESTIONS OR PROBLEM? KMKcharity@yahoogroups[dot]com




Comment Donation
Anonymous 10 seasons of Grey's Anatomy and 6 years of Owen Hunt :)
Betina Duro Just a great cause!
diane j goldberg this is a good cause too help the children.
CORPORATE MATCH > Offline Donation Matching Gift ID #21676159 (for FG donations ref #D5866390, #D6019173, and #D6117399)
Anonymous Happy Anniversary Speyside Sessions!
kevinmckiddonline EBAY AUCTIONS From The Heart AUCTIONS via eBay Giving Works (administered by PayPal Giving Fund) > 03-25-13 paid to PPGF > delivered to STC 04-25-13 by EFT
Anonymous Happy Mother's Day
Anonymous Happy Tartan Day!
CORPORATE MATCH > Offline Donation Matching Gift ID #18636213 (for FG donation ref #D5751217 and #D5629188)
Anonymous Giving on this very special day.
CORPORATE MATCH > Offline Donation Matching Gift ID #17010555 (FG Donation Ref #D5346991, #D5390674, and #6454760)
Anonymous Sharing with those in need on the first day of the Year of the Snake.
Secret Santa Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Lysette Davis
KMKO CHARITY SHOP > Offline Donation Commissions from KMKO T-shirt & Mugs sales
PAYPAL > Offline Donation > Donated 11-25-12 > Trans ID: 2W02517640935131A > Global Action Fund - 68970alt
Anonymous Happy Thanksgiving. Very thankful and grateful I can help those truly in need.
Anonymous Happy Halloween!
Anonymous Donating in honor of Grey's Anatomy season 9 plus the 5 seasons Owen Hunt has been at SGMW.
Le Graphics Corporate match for donation ID 5107765
McSeller Proud of all who've bought album, shirts, mugs, tweeted + supported numerous ways. Honored to help. HUGE KUDOS to Kevin & ALL Sessioners!!
MarryMeOwen (Maya) Happy to be able to donate to the fund again thank u Kevin and Sessioners for all the inspiration :) looking forward to the next round :)
CORPORATE MATCH > Offline Donation Verizon Match Gift ID #14006677 - (Donation Reference #D5067472)
Coforever Thanks Kevin & the Speyside gang for the amazing scotish music and for helping Save the Children.
doctor wyatt
Laura (thedoc617) Still able to donate more after I paid my bills. YAY!!! So excited for Speyside Session on CD! All for such an amazing cause!
Hope_W Happy birthday, Kevin!

aloha In honor of Kevin's birthday and everyone's hard work, happy to help Save the Children.
CORPORATE MATCH > Offline Donation Trans ID # 7949143 - Trans Date 07-18-12 - Recipeint ID #51028
CORPORATE MATCH > Offline Donation Match Gift ID #13729229 - (Donation Reference #D4862452)
CORPORATE MATCH > Offline Donation Match Gift ID #13877697 - (Donation Reference #D5026357)
Anonymous Love the album, love the cause! Thanks for another opportunity to give!
KMKO CHARITY SHOP > Offline Donation Commissions from KMKO T-shirt & Mugs sales
thedoc617 (Laura) What a great cause! Speyside Session was a treat, but this is even more special!
Pooka Speyside part 2 would raise even more for the children.
MarryMeOwen (Maya) Bravo to Kevin, the Speyside Sessioners & KMcKOnline for their hard work :) Glad to help in any way I can to spread the word :)
Charitable Thank you Kevin and Speyside Session for giving your time and effort to such a wonderful cause.
Anonymous Keep the great work!!!!
Anonymous Thanks again to Kevin for making giving to this worthy charity so much fun!
KMKO CHARITY SHOP > Offline Donation June Spreadshirt commissions from KMKO T-shirt & Mugs sales
CORPORATE MATCH > Offline Donation Match Gift ID #13546120 - (Donation Reference #D4831845)
Inspiring Great cause to help those truly in need

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