compiled by Mary Currie 530544
Yes the hills are alive with the sound of Sonoro, Millport's very own community choir. After the gloom of winter, it is hoped that spring will burst back into life with two sell out performances of what Musical Director Rhona Gourley described as a varied programme of choral singing.
The concerts take place in the DA Hall, The Garrison, Millport, on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 April at 7pm. Ticket prices are £6 and are available from choir members.
The community choir was formed last year and now boasts of around 70 members. The choir meets every Monday night in the Bowling Green clubhouse. They have entertained the community already just before Christmas in the Garrison, and finish for the season at the end of April after their concert and recommence after the summer.
Everyone will be given a very warm welcome at the concerts which will prove to be very entertaining and will showcase all the work of the choir since their formation.
As already intimated the Isle of Cumbrae Tourist Association's AGM will be held on Wednesday 22 March in Fraser's Bar (rear lounge). The programme has now been formalised. The usual business and financial report will be given and the other items will be a talk on the website, the festivals, R.E.T, hanging baskets. Memberships are now due and can be paid at the AGM.
Millport Art Group presents a year on Cumbrae - a collection of drawings and paintings by Harry Sutton in the studio of the Cathedral of the Isles until 17 April from 2-5pm.
There will be a special disco in the Tavern Lounge on Saturday 25 March raising funds for the playgroup. There will be a light supper and raffle. Tickets cost £3 each, and the event starts at 8.30pm. If anyone would like to donate a raffle prize please hand in to the Tavern or contact Gillian Docherty or Gillian Barbour. Raffle prizes would be very welcome. The music is from Escape Promotions, and a great night out is promised.
Here are the results of the Millport Bridge held on Tuesday 7 March as follows: North/ South 1st Jill Corcoran and Mildred Finlayson + 1540 2nd Jimmy Ross and Tom Wallace + 170 East/ West 1st Margaret Jackson and Brownie Bremner + 70 2nd Isobel Robertson and Cathcart Kennedy -190.