DISTINGUISHED East Lothian-born cellist Moray Welsh opens Haddington Concert Society’s new season tomorrow (Sunday).

Mr Welsh, who has played throughout the world, will be joined on stage at Holy Trinity Church by renowned British pianist Martin Roscoe for a rare performance.

The concert will be followed by a short reception, where the audience will have the chance to chat with the trustees of the concert society and Mr Welsh, who is the group’s honorary president.

Also in attendance will be East Lothian Provost John McMillan, who has taken on the role of honorary patron of the society.

The group provides chamber music concerts, which take place from October to March each year.

Mr McMillan was looking forward to the concert, which gets underway at 3pm.

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He said: “From local performers to internationally acclaimed musicians, Haddington Concert Society is renowned for delivering an excellent programme of performances.

“I know this is very much appreciated by the community, who are grateful for such a high standard of music being performed locally over many years.

“There are ambitions to build on this and enable even more residents, including young people, to enjoy and appreciate the value of live music in the county town.

“I look forward to seeing more people having the opportunity to experience this in the years ahead.”

Tickets are £13 for adults while entry is fre to under-26s.

For more information, go to www.haddingtonconcertsociety.com