FOR their Christmas season concert, Biggar Music is looking forward tonight (Friday) to welcoming the Arctic Winds - a quintet of five of Scotland’s most sought after wind players.

They are an exciting and vibrant wind group, and with their dynamic blend of classical virtuosity and versatile array of repertoire, the Arctic Winds bring new life to every performance.

They share a passion for playing and performing music for wind quintet, with programmes of the great twentieth century wind quintets , as well as the virtuosic classical works from which the wind quartet tradition grew.

Yvonne, Amy, Rebecca, Anthea and Jamie are prolific orchestral and chamber musicians, and are well established throughout Scotland, as well as further afield.

They play regularly with all the Scottish orchestras, as well as the BBC Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Manchester Camerata and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

For Biggar, the Arctic Winds have chosen a programme of works by Mozart and Hindemith, Mississippi Five by Jim Parker, Novelette by Poulenc, Festival of Carols by Paul Nagle, and Dvorak’s much loved String Quartet, Op.96, the American, arranged for wind quintet.

Tonight's concert with the Arctic Winds will be presented in the Municipal Hall, High Street, Biggar, at 8pm.

Before the concert, The Friends of Biggar Music Club Trust are once again offering, for £5, a Reception with Wine and Mince Pies from 7pm to support Biggar Music.

An invitation is extended to everyone - tickets for the concert cost £12 and will be available at the door, with students and accompanied children free.