A priest has revealed how a pensioner's cheeky comment sparked the idea to play his accordian on Facebook for parishioners during lockdown.

Now Fr Chris Heenan's daily music sessions are attracting a range of requests - including polkas, waltzes and reels - from traditional Scottish music fans across the UK (continues below).

 

Fr Heenan, parish priest at St Margaret's in Dunfermline, said: "I started because I remembered I did a service in a nursing home and after it, I noticed a keyboard there for someone to play hymns...after the service I gave them a few Scottish tunes and this old lady looked at me and said, 'Son, you're better at that than you are at the other stuff!'

"So I thought 'there are plenty of spiritual reflections out there, let's try some music'. Music can take us away from our worries and cares and brings us joy and happiness."

If you're on Facebook, you can watch Fr Heenan's music sessions here. He also streams daily Mass on YouTube - click here.