‘Most amazing’ concert raises awareness of polio

Kirkcudbright Primary School was the venue for a “most amazing” concert as part of a recently-announced partnership between Kirkcudbright Rotary and Kirkcudbright Academy.

There were performances by over 100 young people from the five local primary schools and from the Academy. A capacity audience was entertained by various choirs, junior tin whistle and ukulele bands, solo artists on guitar, drums, piano, and flute. There were combos on keyboards, xylophones and glockenspiels, and vocalists and even a staff choir drawn from the Academy and Primary schools.

Academy ensemble

Academy ensemble

Everyone present was full of admiration for the performers and the evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Apart from the fun and showcasing the talent of our local young people, the concert was held to raise awareness of Rotary in the town and also to highlight what is being done to eradicate Polio from the world. 

Kirkcudbright Rotary is extremely grateful for the vast amount of work put into the preparation for this event by teachers Kate Picken and Hannah Gill.  Their energy and enthusiasm was very evident in what was done and by the way the performers rose to the occasion - the town is most fortunate to have these talented people in our schools.

Academy Rector, Anthony Tuffery, in his closing remarks, thanked everyone who took part for providing a talent filled and entertaining evening.