HELENSBURGH’S 2020 season of live performances has been dealt another blow after the town’s music society cancelled its upcoming concerts.

The coronavirus pandemic and ongoing restrictions on large gatherings and events forced members of Helensburgh Music Society to make the difficult decision of calling off their schedule of concerts for 2020/21.

Last month organisers of Helensburgh’s annual Christmas pantomime announced that this year’s production will not take place as originally planned, while the town’s popular Winter Festival has also been scrapped.

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A HMS spokesperson said: “The health and safety of our audience and the wider community is paramount and it is for that reason and with great regret that the society has made the decision to cancel the 2020-2021 season of concerts.

“We are hoping that rather than abandonment, it is more of a postponement until next year, as we hope to be able to re-engage many of the artists booked for this season; a line-up which included former BBC Young Musician Charlotte Barbour-Condini and musicians from as far afield as the USA.

“We will keep you informed about future plans as and when the situation improves.”

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