A GROUP of musicians known as 'Fife's community orchestra' are preparing for their spring concert.

Officially titled Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society (KOS), members come from all over the Kingdom and as far as Edinburgh and Glasgow to play.

The band's annual season has been infused with lively dance-related music which will be continued in their "Dance on... with KOS" show.

The programme includes music by Benjamin Britten arranged for ballet – his Matinees Musicales, Arturo Marquez's Conga del Fuego Nuevo – as well as two movements from Rodeo by Aaron Copland – Saturday Night Waltz and Hoe-Down – and ABBA Symfonica, a collection of ABBA songs orchestrated by Philip Lane.

In addition there are three items of significance, the first being the premiere of John Gourlay’s Old Kirk Concerto No. 3, A Big Song and Dance, featuring Stuart Smith, the orchestra's principal clarinet, as soloist.

Secondly, joining the group to play Bruce Fraser’s Concertino for Trombone will be the composer’s granddaughter, Rebecca Strang.

The Concertino was commissioned by KOS and first performed in 1982.

Finally, there will be a performance of the Caribbean Suite by Havelock Nelson, whose life and work was based in Northern Ireland.

The composer’s granddaughter is a member of KOS.

The show will take place at on Sunday, March 26, at 3pm in the Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy. Ttickets are priced £10 adults and £5 child/student (under 5 free) and are available from of the Orchestra members, via the website or by phoning 07473 752369.

Ticket price includes a free programme.