A LEGENDARY Inverclyde musician is preparing for his swansong in charge of one of the area’s biggest music events this weekend.

Kenny Wilson, from ever-popular band The Wherries, alongside Dave Currie, is gearing up for his final Gig on the Green at Greenock Cricket Club this Sunday.

The Gourock musician has been at the helm of the Glenpark event for 15 years but has decided to pass on the baton.

During his time in charge, the annual music festival has grown considerably and is now one of the most eagerly-anticipated events in the local entertainment calendar.

Kenny will end on a high with 16 top-class acts lined up to perform, with the majority from Inverclyde.

The line-up includes bands such as folk favourites Reely Jiggered, cover kings Dymensha, Bob Dylan tribute star Robert Harrison and, of course, The Wherries.

Kenny said: “There are 16 wonderful bands or acts all raring to go.

“The set-up is well underway and the weather forecast is looking good for the weekend so hopefully we get a good crowd.

“The Gig has become a key part of the Inverclyde music calendar over the last 15 years.

“It gets bigger and bigger every time.

“This is my last year co-ordinating it and I’ve had a great time working with so many people — the other organisers, with the club and the artists of Inverclyde.

“I think it’s time for some younger blood to take over and we have some great, young talent in the district.

“It’s been a privilege and I hope next year will be as good.

“I leave with the best wishes — and maybe The Wherries will get asked to play again!”

An array of talent spanning all age groups and genres will perform at ‘the Gig’ on Sunday from 12.30 through until 7.30pm.

The line-up also includes the bands Hard Candy, Flung Aboot, The Social, Slix, soloists Jack Vize, Berta Kennedy and resident DJ Calum Rennie.

Cricket club member Rod Mountford, who is part of the organising committee, said: “The Gig on the Green is a very important fundraising event for Greenock Cricket Club.

“It helps us to stay competitive in the premier league of Scottish cricket as well as continue the development of our junior programme for boys and girls that will provide long term success for the club.

“The event has always been well supported by the local community and we have seen it grow each year.

“We’re thrilled to have such a strong line-up of performers and hope for fine weather and a good crowd on Sunday.”

Entry costs £10 at the gate on the day.

Advance tickets are not available and there will be no card payment facilities.