VIDEO: Charity concert commemorates Great War

With tickets completely sold out, the Marble Hall of Mount Stuart House was packed for the charity community concert held on Armistice Day (Tuesday, November 11) to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War 100 years ago.

The proceeds from the concert, which featured Island Voices, Bute Community Band, Rothesay and District Pipe Band and reader Allison Clark, will be donated to Erskine, the charity which cares for former servicemen and women in Scotland.

The Bute Community Band and Rothesay and District Pipe Band in concert at Mount Stuart's Marble Hall on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. (Pic by Ricky Harrison.)

The Bute Community Band and Rothesay and District Pipe Band in concert at Mount Stuart's Marble Hall on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. (Pic by Ricky Harrison.)

Alice Martin, head of collections at Mount Stuart, spoke of the grand house’s links to the Great War, having served as a naval hospital from 1914-1919. An exhibition of photographs showing the house in use as a hospital were displayed for visitors to view, as well as one of the original hospital beds. Alice asked those present to remember, in particular, the 13 men who died in the house during the First World War.

Click on the video above for a few short clips from the evening’s performance, and look out for a full review in next week’s Buteman.