MORE THAN 100 singers and musicians gathered on stage to ensure the eighth Medina Tattoo ended on a high note.

Held at Medina Theatre on Sunday (November 4), the event was organised by Isle of Wight piper Dr Kieron Cooney to raise money for youth charity Challenge and Adventure.

The afternoon of music and song featured performances by visiting mainland pipe bands Rose and Thistle and Hampshire Caledonian, who joined the Island's own Medina Marching Band.

Other performers included Samantha Howard and the Vocal Chords, The Crew, with Captain Paul at the helm, Bloodstone Border Morris, the White Rose Scottish Dancers and Wight Hot Pipes.

Challenge and Adventure fundraising manager Karen Eeles described the event — which raised more than £600 in raffle tickets and a collection alone, with the ticket sale proceeds still to come — as 'emotional, but amazing.'

"We are very grateful to Kieron for supporting Challenge and Adventure over the years and raising thousands for our young Island people," she said.

"The Medina Tattoo is only one of the events he has supports over the years, our thanks go to him and all of those who supported this event."