A TOP Wee County musical group is on the lookout for a new director.

Hillfoot Harmony Chorus' Catherine Macdonald is stepping down after 17 years in the job, and the group now needs someone to take her place.

The chorus is comprised of 35 female a capella singers based in Dollar, performing in the local and surrounding communities, as well as in various competitions.

In October of last year, the group placed fifth in the international class at the Irish Association of Barbershop Singers' annual convention in Killarney.

Speaking to the Advertiser about the chorus, one of its members, Catriona Lamb, said: "We're all very affable, like-minded women who like a good laugh and are very friendly.

"Not everyone lives in Dollar[or has to stay nearby]; one woman comes down from Dundee."

When asked about the qualities and skills required of any new director, Catriona said: "Somebody who has an in-depth knowledge of vocal techniques, conducting skills, and enthusiasm to continue their musical journey and explore different types of a cappella music."

Anyone interested in the role, or looking to find out more information, should email the chorus' team leader, Nicky Whyte, using nicky@whyteinfo.co.uk.

The Hillfoots Harmony Chorus meets on Wednesday evenings from 7.30-10pm (with a break for tea and a chat) in The Burnside Hall in Dollar.

The group's age range varies from mums with young children up to ladies with grandchildren, with many diverse jobs and some retirees.