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Instruments For Scottish Schools

Posted:02/11/2012 15:03

SCOTTISH BANDS OFFERING FREE DOWNLOADS!

Posted:23/04/2012 20:39

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FESTIVAL PROFILES

Every year, towards the end of July the Rolling Hills Folk Club brings you The Rolling Hills Folk Festival, a weekend of folk song, music and dance, topped off with a beer festival and a craft fair. Visitors can expect a lively weekend of concerts by local musicians as well as several appearances from established Scottish and international performers, appearing on venues such as The Corn Exchange and The Wynd Theatre...
Each August, the Innerleithen Music Festival brings some of the biggest names in the celtic music world to this little town in the Border hills, only 30 miles from Edinburgh. But up and coming bands from near and far also get a look in, as do some fine traditional singers. The festival started in 2003, picking up where the highly successful Both Sides of the Tweed festival left off. Past headliners have included Eddi Reader, Dougie Maclean, Phil & Aly, Karen Matheson, Andy M Stewart, Malinky, Battlefield Band and Archie Fisher. The festival also works hard to...
The Championships take place annually and started 16 years ago with only a handful of bands and a fairly large mountain to climb to get things up and running. It is now considered as one of the flagship events in the Scottish Borders. The event now attracts over 40 performances through grades novice juvenile to grade 2, Drum Majors and a dancing contest which attracts dancers (including world champions) from all over...
In 2007 the Hawick Jazz festival ran into a financial brick wall, in that it was becoming too expensive to organise, with limited income despite being a success in attracting people to the town. The disappointment that many felt at the demise of the Jazz festival resulted in a public meeting called by local solicitor and music fan Rory Bannerman. This meeting identified various ideas and small groups were formed to take some of the ideas forward one of which...
HAWICK REIVERS FESTIVAL INFO...

Posted:15/05/2011 20:54

The Hawick Reivers Festival takes place annually around the end of March amid stunning Borders countryside. Activities include the medieval Reivers Procession, musical performances from local and established artists, children's workshops, torchlight processions and even a medieval market...
The Denholm Folk Festival, organised by the Denholm Folk Club, has been running since 2004 in and around the beautiful Borders village of Denholm. The festival taked place annually around the start of November. Events run from Friday to Saturday night. Visitors can expect live sessions from local and established artists, open mic events and music workshops...
Taking place annually around the middle of July in the stunning grounds of Rowchester House in Berwickshire, the Rowchester Music Festival has something for everyone. Described as "The Family Friendly Music Festival" there are a wide range of events for all ages from art, dance and poetry to fancy dress and delicious food...
SELKIRK SESSIONS FESTIVAL INFO...

Posted:15/05/2011 20:32

The Selkirk Sessions Traditional Music Festival has been running annually since 2005 usually around the start of October.This festival takes place in various pubs around Selkirk with events starting on Friday and ending Sunday evening. Visitors can expect a weekend of the best traditional performances of music, song and poetry with various competitions and workshops...
One of the longest running festivals in Scotland, The Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival has has been running annually at the beginning of July for over forty years! This picturesque little town, steeped in history, hosts a fantastic weekend of ceilidhs, open-mic sessions, performances by local and established artists, workshops and competitions in various venues around the town...

FOLK CLUB PROFILES

The Kings Arms, High St, Melrose. Tel 01896 800335 Melrose in the Scottish Borders boasts a new folk club. It meets on the first and third Fridays of the month, in the newly refurbished King’s Arms Hotel. If you find yourself in this part of the Borders you know you will be in for a special welcome...
THE DENHOLM FOLK CLUB INFO, DENHOLM...

Posted:16/05/2011 20:15

Auld Cross Keys Hotel, Denholm, Roxburghshire Tel 01450 870305 Free folk sessions are held at the Denholm Folk Club fortnightly on a Thursday from 8.30pm at the Auld Cross Keys Inn. All musicians and potential performers are welcome. There are also monthly performances by established international guest artists. For more information on the club and upcoming events

MAJOR VENUE PROFILES

EASTGATE ARTS CENTRE, PEEBLES

Posted:30/04/2011 18:24

Eastgate, Peebles. EH45 8AD Box office 01721 725 777 Back in 1991, representatives of local arts groups highlighted the need for a centre for the arts in Tweeddale. The "Under One Roof" group was set up to raise funds after a local authority review had identified that a gap existed for a mid-scale performing arts venue, which could also act as a regional facility and a community hub for arts participation, performance and film.

PUBS WITH LIVE MUSIC

WHITE SWAN INN, KELSO

Posted:16/05/2011 22:21

Live entertainment monthly, see website for details...
The String Jam Club, one of the longest running clubs in the Borders, takes place on the last Saturday monthly at the Salmon Inn in Galashiels presenting acoustic performances from local musicians and established acts from all over Britain. Musicians from all genres are welcome to join...
THE MAYFIELD BAR. HAWICK...

Posted:16/05/2011 21:24

Live entertainment every Saturday night at Hawick's Mayfield Bar, primarily mixed genre singers/guitarists. The bar also has a fully licensed restaurant with an excellent and varied menu with choices from the best of local produce to old favourites. A special seafood menu is also available...
THE COBBLES INN, KELSO...

Posted:16/05/2011 21:11

The Cobbles Inn hosts a late open-mic session every Friday night from 10.30pm to 1.00am. Traditional folk and mixed genre performers, all levels are welcome. Food is also available from their award-winning restaurant - book ahead! Also at The Cobbles are informal Saturday sessions and occasional Scottish Trad Sundays...
THE BLACK SWAN HOTEL, KELSO...

Posted:16/05/2011 21:04

Informal, intimate Open-Mic sessions are held at the Black Swan Hotel in Kelso every Friday night from 7.30pm to 11.00pm. Traditional folk and mixed genre performers, all levels are welcome. Also held at The Black Swan are informal Saturday sessions. Food is available...