A MAJOR event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, organised by Cowdenbeath Community Council on Sunday, was a huge success.

The WWI Concert and Service held at Dunfermline's Carnegie Hall saw Kingdom Brass Band and Lochgelly High School's Pipe Band come together to give around 300 people a moving evening.

The opening of the event saw prize winning Kingdom Brass play some rousing tunes with a war time flavour.

The audience were captured by the music and enjoyed the opening to the evening.

The second part of the evening was opened by an address from the Lord Lieutenant of Fife, and also taking part were representatives of the Fife Branch of the British Legion with their standards; the Sea Cadets; Air Cadets; Army Cadets; and the Cowdenbeath Scouts, who joined the band on stage.

Member of the Cowdenbeath Community Choir, Tam Small, was warmly welcomed by the audience and his rendition of 'Bring Him Home,' from Les Miserables, was a moment to savour.

There were eight standards on stage with Black Watch Veterans joining the cadets in remembering those who fought in the Great War.

Then came the amazing finale with Kingdom Brass and Lochgelly High pipers playing Highland Cathedral, a combination which thrilled the audience.

Cowdenbeath Community Council chairman, Alex Haddow, was delighted with the way the Concert and Service turned out: "There were a few problems in the lead-up to the night but things could not have gone better on the evening.

"The rendition of Highland Cathedral, by Kingdom Brass and the Lochgelly High pipers, literally brought the house down and was a fitting finale.

"I would like to thank everyone who came along on Sunday, and the bands along with Tam Small, for their contribution.

"Also the cadets, army veterans and British Legion for their efforts to make this a success."

He added: "Such was the impact of the event people were suggesting that we repeat it in 2019."

Kingdom Brass certainly felt it was an event which suited the 100th anniversary commemorations locally and they said on their Facebook page: "Great concert in the Carnegie Hall tonight! Thanks to Cowdenbeath Community Council and Alex Haddow for organising the event and inviting us along to perform. Wonderful audience too, we hope everyone enjoyed it".