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  NEVER MIND SEX PISTOLS HERE'S CBeebies; LOVE ANDMONEY STAR'S TV TRIBUTE TO LITTLE GIRL WHO SHOWSIT'S ALL ABOUT THE LOVE. Byline: Heather GreenawayCuddling up to his beautiful daughter, Love and Money guitarist Douglas MacIntyre yesterday toldof his journey from punk rock to CBeebies.The musician says it's all down to his nine-year-old daughter Matilda, who changed his life.Douglas and Matilda, who has Down's syndrome, became stars on the kids' channel's My Story,where adults get to tell children what they do for a living. And for dad-of-five Douglas, who is touring again with the reunited band, it was something a littledifferent.He said: I guess I'm more used to running about a stage in front of grown-ups but thankfullyMatilda was the real star of the show. She found me prancing around with my guitar very funny. We had great fun together and she took it all in her stride. Matilda is also the reason that some of Scotland's biggest bands, including Aztec Camera and TheBlue Nile, and singers such as Justin Currie from Del Amitri have sung in the family's village hall toraise thousands of pounds for other Down's syndrome children.With her twinkling eyes and gorgeous smile, it's hard to believe the schoolgirl nearly died at birth.Suffering from pneumonia, heart problems, collapsed lungs and organ failure, Matilda was in acritical condition when she was born.She spent a week in intensive care in Wishaw General Hospital.Douglas, 50, who played in some of the hottest bands in Scotland's indie music scene in the 80sbefore joining Love and Money, said: Matilda was critically ill when she was born and spent threeweeks in hospital. It was terrifying because for three days, she didn't move. But she is a real fighter and battled back from pneumonia, collapsed lungs and massive heartproblems. We were so worried about her pulling through, we never gave the fact that she had Down'ssyndrome a second thought. Douglas, married to singer Katy, 46, said: We knew Matilda had Down's syndrome before she wasborn due to tests done during pregnancy.  After the initial shock, we were relatively unfazed un·fazed  adj.Not fazed or disturbed.  and started reading and learning everything we could about the conditionbefore she arrived. She was always going to be just as special to us as our other kids and we couldn't wait to meet her. Douglas, who is also proud dad to Amelia, 12, Dugald, 11, and six-year-old twins Sonny and Flora,says Matilda is the boss of the house. He said: If Matilda had been our first child, we might havebeen overprotective o·ver·pro·tect  tr.v. o·ver·pro·tect·ed, o·ver·pro·tect·ing, o·ver·pro·tectsTo protect too much; coddle: overprotected their children.  but, as the middle child, she just had toget on with it. She thinks she's the boss and she's probably right. Nothing phases her. She attends mainstream primary and, although there are certain aspects she can't keep up with,she has no trouble coping with daily school life. Matilda is a member of the Ups & Downs Theatre Group, who meet every Sunday in Motherwell.She appears in all their shows. She also goes to gymnastics, swimming and Brownies. Douglas, who lives in Sandford, Lanarkshire, added: When Matilda was three, we discovered Katywas pregnant with twins but we never worried about them having Down's syndrome. Matilda hadtaught us it was not something to dread or fear. Sonny and Flora don't have Down's syndrome and they look up to their big sister, who adoresthem. Over the past eight years, Douglas has helped to raise more than PS13,000 for Down's syndromecharities. He organises a concert called SandFest in his local village hall every November.Douglas said: We've got a lot of help from charities over the years, especially Down's SyndromeScotland, and Katy and I wanted to give something back. Thanks to our musician friends, SandFest has raised nearly PS10,000. Last year, we did an evening of David Bowie covers with a house band made up of members of  Aztec Camera, Bourgie Bourgie and The Blue Nile. Guest vocalists included Ken and David McCluskey from The Bluebells,  James Grant There havebeen several people named James Grant. James Grant (officer of arms) (1903-1981), Scottish officer of arms James Grant (general) (1720-1806), British General in Revolutionary War   Â from Love and Money, Skin of Hipsway and Justin Currie. Katy was so touched by the support we received from Down's Syndrome Scotland, she now worksfor them. Last year, Douglas ran the Edinburgh marathon The Edinburgh Marathon is a marathon race thathas been held each year in Edinburgh, Scotland since 2003, usually in June. It is run over thetraditional distance of 42.195 km [26 miles and 385 yards].  and raised more than PS3000. He said: I'm not a runner and wanted to set myself a tough challenge. As I approached the finishing line after four-and-a-half hours, I saw Matilda. She and her brotheraccompanied me over the finishing line. It was a moment I'll never forget. | Love and Money playthe Glasgow Barrowlands on February 22 and Edinburgh's Queens Hall on 23.For more info on Down's Syndrome Scotland, go to The Ups and Downs upsand downs  pl.n. Alternating periods of good and bad fortune or and downsNoun, plalternating periods of good and bad luck or high and low spirits  Theatre Group show will be on atHamilton Town Hall from March 4.From New York  New York, state, United StatesNew York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts,Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontarioand the Canadian province of  punk to tartan funk..and back Guitarist Douglas played with a string of bands in Scotland in the 1980s.Douglas, who formed his own group Article 58 when he was still at school, released his first singlewith the legendary Postcard Records Postcard Recordings is a Glasgow based independent recordlabel founded by Alan Horne in 1979 as a vehicle for Orange Juice and Josef K releases. The label'smotto was The Sound of Young Scotland , a parody/tribute to the Motown motto; its logo featured acartoon cat beating a  when he was just 16. After school, he went on tour in the US as a roadie road·ie  n. A person engaged to load, unload, and set up equipment and to perform errands for rock musicianson tour.roadie  NounBrit, Austral & NZ informal  with Altered Images.He played with Glasgow bands The Bathers, The Jazzateers and Flesh - with producer StephenLironi.The pair, who shared a passion for New York art punks Suicide, teamed up on a number of projectsand launched their Creeping Bent Noun 1. creeping bent - common pasture or lawn grass spread bylong runners Agrostis palustris, creeping bentgrassbent grass, bent-grass, bent - grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens Â label in 1994.Douglas had joined James Grant's Love and Money in the 80s after they scored a huge hit withCaledonian funk debut Candybar Express.'' In 1999 Douglas, who lectures at Stow College Stow College is a college in Glasgow in Scotland.HistoryThe college is named after Sir David Stow, whose primary teaching seminary was founded close tothe college at Dundasvale.  and the University of the West of ScotlandWest of Scotland is one of the eight electoral areas for the Scottish Parliament through which 7 of the 56 Additional Members System MSPs are elected.West of Scotland Rugby Football ClubWest of Scotland Cricket Club, started playing with Vic Godard & Subway Sect.The proud dad said: I've very much enjoyed what I have done in the past but my main focus now ismy family. I loved what I did in the past but my main focus now is family I was 38 when I had myfirst kid. I now have five great children and a little more time to enjoy being a dad. So I am enjoyingdoing that. Matilda is an inspiration to us. We've been blessed. '' I loved what I did in the past but my main focus now is family nowMatilda found me prancingaround with my guitar very funny..but she was the star of the showCAPTION(S):THEN Douglas, front right, with Love and Money in 80sNOW Douglas with bandSUPPORT Douglas finishes the Edinburgh marathon last year with Dugald and Matilda
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