CLYDEBANK was alive with the sound of music recently as an orchestra descended on the town for a series of performances.

Musicians from Nevis Ensemble entertained people at various locations around the town, including Centre 81 and Clyde Shopping Centre, and gave a performance at the St Margaret of Scotland Hospice in Whitecrook.

The talented musicians also played for pupils at Linnvale, Our Holy Redeemer, Carleith and Goldenhill primary schools as part of a collaboration which has seen Nevis Ensemble working with the youngsters to write new songs together.

Jamie Munn, chief executive of Nevis Ensemble, told the Post: “Our impromptu performances in public spaces around Clydebank were a great way for us to get chatting to people, and it was heartening to see lots of curious onlookers stop to listen to some music and have a chat as we interrupted their weekday shopping.

“Nevis is about taking music to everyone everywhere, and we were also really delighted to be able to perform for those at St Margaret’s Hospice.

"The past couple of years have seen live music – something we often take for granted – cut off in such settings, and it’s wonderful to be back.”

The primary school collaboration was funded by the Youth Music Initiative, through West Dunbartonshire Council’s music service.

Busy period

Nevis Ensemble’s Clydebank performances came during a busy period for the organisation, which was celebrating live music by touring the west of Scotland, stopping off at various mainland and island locations along the way.