A CONCERT by the Dunblane Cathedral Handbells Ensembles will take place later this month.

Catch more than 30 handbell musicians with ages spanning seven decades in three ensembles performing on the largest range of handbells in Scotland, during a summer evening concert on Sunday, June 10 at 7.30pm in the cathedral.

Music will reflect a number of anniversaries this year.

There will be three pieces to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Malcolm Wilson, who leads Dunblane Cathedral Handbell Ensembles, said: "Handbells are one of the world's oldest instruments yet the handbells used today are sophisticated precision instruments which produce a beautifully rich sound.

"Dunblane Cathedral has Scotland's largest range of handbells and this concert gives the opportunity to hear children as young as 8, through to teenagers and adults perform a wide range of music.

"And handbells are very much a visual instrument too as audiences enjoy the synchronised movement of  the shining handbells."

It is the centenary of the death of Debussy so there will be the opportunity to hear his atmospheric La Cathédrale Engloutie.

Those of a certain age will recognise the theme music of the long-running television series The Lone Ranger in the theme from William Tell Overture, this being 150 years since the composer Rossini’s death.

It is the Scottish Year of Young People so the children and youth group will include a performance of the Red Yo-Yo.

Hear a very familiar Holst piece as it is the 100th anniversary of the very first performance of his Planets Suite. 

Tickets £8 (concessions £5, children free) available in advance from Smallprint, Beech Road, Dunblane, or Kilmadock Information & Heritage Centre, Doune, or Bridge of Allan Post Office, or at the door on the night.