THE sound of beautiful music resonated from the Alhambra Theatre last week at the first of two school Spring concerts held to raise money for Dunfermline Children's Gala.

Originally due to take place in December, the event had to be postponed after it was a victim of the Beast from the East.

The first performance starred youngsters from Camdean, Kings Road, Park Road, St Leonard's and St Margaret's primaries.

The evening also included guest appearances from teenage music sensations Conall Adam, 17, who attends Woodmill High, and Sophie de Rose, 16, who is a pupil at Queen Anne High.

Gala committee chairperson Ruth Young said a lot of talent was on offer throughout the night.

"There was singing, some dancing, lots of props – they really put a lot of effort into it," she said.

"Because it wasn't a Christmas one, the schools had a bit more freedom to choose whatever they wanted and there was quite a variety of songs from Disney to Queen so there was a huge spectrum.

"The children absolutely loved it."

Having to rearrange the concert did have an impact on tickets numbers this year and Ruth said they are likely to return to their traditional festive performances next year.

"It wasn't as busy as it has normally been and I think that has been the timing of the concerts," she added. "Some of the choir leaders fed back that there is a special thing about it being at Christmas so we will move it back to Christmas this year."

This year’s gala – which will have a circus theme – takes place on June 23 and entertainment on the day will include jugglers and trapeze artists as well as the event’s usual fun and games.