MORE than 100 local performers took part in a huge online concert.

Cockermouth Live! was due to take place last weekend but had to be cancelled as a result of coronavirus.

Since announcing they were going to do an online version, the organisers were delighted with the great response – from performers and supporters.

Bob Pritchard said: "The numbers, the variety and the great quality of the performances was fantastic. We had an amazing 49 performances and the concert lasted just over 3½ hours.

"We had everything from art, drama, poetry, folk, jazz, bluegrass, soul, rock, blues, classical, choral to banjo, as well as the world premiere of a dedicated poem from the Bard of Barnsley, Ian McMillan.

"There was also a special performance from Kathryn Tickell direct from her kitchen."

The concert will be available on the Cockermouth Live! You Tube channel until July 11. It has already been viewed more than 1,300 times.

"The overall array and variety was brilliant, and gave such a strong feel of the diverse talents in our local area, and the special atmosphere that Cockermouth LIVE! produces each year. And for the first time, we all got the chance to see everyone else," said Bob.

People filmed themselves performing in various locations - from streets to bedrooms.

"Some had a proper recording set up and did a fantastic job. I hope the event will have inspired other young film makers," said Bob.