THE curtain has fallen on another summer of live musical entertainment at Geilston Garden in Cardross.

Members of the Helensburgh-based ladies’ a capella choir Tartan Harmony made sure there was plenty of song in the air when they performed at the final ‘Sunday in the Garden’ event for 2023 at the popular visitor attraction.

Helensburgh Advertiser: Tartan Harmony in full voiceTartan Harmony in full voice (Image: Newsquest)

Over the course of the summer, Tartan Harmony and the Helensburgh Dorian Choir have given a series of open-air performances – sometimes having to grapple with some less than clement weather while doing so – with the Friends providing additional hospitality at each of the event with teas, coffees and their own home baking.

Alicia Tindal from Tartan Harmony said: “Tartan Harmony were excited to make our second visit this summer to Geilston Garden. Our upbeat programme complemented the sunshine and delighted the audience.

Helensburgh Advertiser: Patrick Trust, Rosemary Wilson, Jenny Trust and FintyPatrick Trust, Rosemary Wilson, Jenny Trust and Finty (Image: Newsquest)

“As we approach our 15th anniversary in July 2024 we would welcome new members to join our ladies' a capella group at our rehearsals on Thursdays at 7.30pm in Helensburgh Parish Church Halls.”

Alana Ingram from the Friends of Geilston added: “The Friends of Geilston feel very fortunate to have had the support of local choirs at our ‘Sundays in the Garden’ events throughout the season.

Helensburgh Advertiser: Mary Wilson and Joyce HarkinMary Wilson and Joyce Harkin (Image: Newsquest)

“Helensburgh Dorian Choir had not only to be vocally agile but also able to dodge some heavy showers during its excellent and much appreciated performance, while Tartan Harmony has performed several times this season and is always popular,

“The quality of singing is matched only by the obvious pleasure the singers have in performing.

Helensburgh Advertiser: Dorothy Dolier, Lindsey Young, Irene Taylor, Gillian Macdonald and Alana Ingram from the Friends of GeilstonDorothy Dolier, Lindsey Young, Irene Taylor, Gillian Macdonald and Alana Ingram from the Friends of Geilston (Image: Newsquest)

“We look forward to welcoming both choirs back next season and we would be delighted to hear from any other local choirs which might be interested in coming along to entertain our visitors.”

While ‘Sundays in the Garden’ may be over for another year, there’s still plenty on the events list at Geilston before the garden closes for the winter at the end of next month.

For full details of what’s going on at Geilston check out the Friends of Geilston official website.