A FORMER GP in Arrochar is set to return to the area this weekend – as she carves out a new career as a singer and songwriter.

Chiara Berardelli plays live at The Slanj in Tarbet this Friday, August 31, as part of a UK tour to promote her new album, Seamonster, which was released in March.

Chiara grew up playing classical piano but spent most of her time playing along to any songs that made it over the airwaves to the Highlands.

She left her job as a doctor to follow her passion and studied music and songwriting in London and Bath. In 2010 she recorded her debut album ‘Don’t Be So Lovely’ with Mark Freegard (Eddi Reader, Del Amitri), and in 2014 she self-released a further EP, ‘My Big Mouth’.

Chiara’s Tarbet gig this Friday starts at 8pm – and admission is free.