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Area: Scottish Borders

The Category Galashiels is a subset of Scottish Borders.

The following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Eildon Singers

- Galashiels Ex-Service Pipe Band

- Lauderdale Community Choir

- Rolling Hills Folk Club

 

 

Category Galashiels

The Category Kelso is a subset of Scottish Borders.

The following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Abbey Consort

- Kelso Folk & Live Music Club

- One Acchord

- St Boswells Live!

 

Category Kelso

The Category Peebles is a subset of Scottish Borders.

The following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre

- Innerleithen /Tweedvale Pipe Band

- Peebles Concert Band

- Peebles Orchestra

 

Category Peebles

'Established to promote high standards in church music, to promote public awareness of the organ and choral repertoire, to encourage existing organists and recruit new organists, and to arrange lectures, recitals, workshops and discussions on all matters relating to organists and church music in general.'

 

‘We welcome all to our concerts, where you are assured good music and good company. Supper is optionally served after every concert, providing an opportunity to socialise and discuss the evening’s music. The musicians also join us to mingle and to talk about the music they are currently playing and their plans for the future ... The Society holds its concerts in the magnificent Mellerstain House, which was built in the 18th century by William & Robert Adam and is the residence of the 14th Earl of Haddington and family. Mellerstain is near Gordon in the heart of the Scottish Borders.’

 

Also indexedMellerstain House

Meet 'first Thursday of each month (Oct - April with no meeting in January)'.

 

‘Annual weekend of acoustic music in small town in the Scottish Borders ... Beautifully situated amongst rolling hills by the River Tweed.’ Held Mid August.

 

Category Folk Festivals

'We are greatly obliged to the officers of Kelso Old Parish Church for putting in place extensive improvements to the chancel on which our concerts take place, A carpet has been laid which has radically improved the already very good acoustic, an improvement from which our Steinway piano in particular has hugely benefited. The old choir stalls have been removed to give much more space which will be greatly appreciated by larger ensembles.'

 

'Every year since its founding in 1962 the Society has presented a season of chamber concerts, running from September to March, performed by artists of national and international renown. Some of our visiting musicians are young performers in the early stages of their professional career, while others have well-established reputations. We also like to encourage home-grown talent from Scotland as well as welcoming performers from further afield.'

 

'Brings the very best chamber music to the Scottish Borders. It features seven concerts by world-class artists and outstanding young musicians playing music ranging from the 18th century to our own time.'

 

'First held in 1970, and grew out of the local Accordion and Fiddle Club that met in the Commercial Hotel (now the Liddesdale Hotel). From that initial one day event has grown the friendliest, most welcoming and family friendly traditional music festival in Scotland!' Held Late June.

 

Category Folk Festivals

‘Supports the work of the local cultural sector by creating a space for networking, sharing concerns, ideas and resources and finding solutions to common problems.  It is a champion not just for the cultural sector but also for culture’s role in the economy, environment, education, health and the quality of life that is so important to the Scottish Borders. The Cultural Forum is concerned principally with the arts, heritage, museums, libraries, creative industries, traditional culture and festivals, though this list is not exclusive.’

 

Selkirk: ‘One of the best-known little Scottish venues on the UK live music circuit ... Our audience is noted for its discernment and listening qualities but is also incredibly lively and welcoming. String Jam Club proves the point that a miraculous kind of magic can happen between performer and audience in a small special space and it's something you'll never forget. String Jam Club is a real experience, both for the punters and the artists, where you can see some of the greatest musicians playing live up close in a really intense and intimate atmosphere.’

 

Category Folk Clubs

'Formed in 2007, we are a group of local singers who decided we wanted to sing the ever widening a-cappella repertoire - choral music without accompaniment - and along the way have a go at everything from plainsong and polyphony to pop ... Choir members hail from all corners of Berwickshire as well as further afield in the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland.'

 

‘Formed in February 1998 and welcomes members from Broughton and the neighbouring towns and villages. We are a mixed voice choir with a minimum age of 12 years, but no maximum. There are no auditions; applicants are required only to be able to sing in tune and commit to regular attendance at rehearsals ... Concerts in Broughton Village Hall are normally given twice a year, in the summer and at Christmas.There are a few Broughtons in the UK: this one is between Peebles and Biggar in the Scottish Borders.’

 

Category Choral Societies

Hawick Amateur Operatic Society was founded in 1910 ...The first production "H.M.S. Pinafore" ... Nowadays the company still thrives and is open to anyone with an interest in Drama, Musical Theatre and Dance. We are always looking for enthusiastic people to tread the boards with us and people to help with backstage and production. Full training given in all roles.’

 

Also indexedHawick Amateur Operatic Society

'The name "Saxhorn Band" the only one now remaining in Scotland, comes from the name of a brass instrument invented by one, Adolphe Sax and described as "a valve instrument of the bugle type, played with a cup mouthpiece" ...  Our Band was formed in 1855 ... We are part of a tradition of music making dating back to 1809 when the first civilian brass band was formed ... Whether you are a brass beginner or an experienced player you'll find a warm welcome.'

 

‘THE large, vibrant, contemporary choir from Peebles in the Scottish Borders. Love singing? Love modern choral music? Love InChorus.’

 

Category Community Choirs

Our aim is ‘to provide the community of Innerleithen and the Borders area with quality light opera, musical entertainment, and to enhance their social life ... Established in 1908, we now perform one musical show in March each year in the Innerleithen Memorial Hall, which we use as our theatre’.

'Singing in a choir is an excellent confidence booster too. At Langlee Community Choir we don't audition for members; you only need the will to enjoy yourself. There's certainly no pressure, and you won't be asked to sing solo, but if Chris decides there's an opportunity for someone to do so, and you want to volunteer, don't be shy to raise your hand and give it a go ...'

Category Community Choirs

‘A community choir based in Carlops in the Scottish Borders that draws its membership from a far reaching area ... Our choir welcomes singers - whether Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass. No audition necessary! ... Rehearsals begin in mid-September and the final concert of the year is usually around the middle of June. Most concerts take place on Saturday or Sunday evenings, and on concert days there is usually an afternoon rehearsal in the concert venue. Week-night commitments are rare.‘

 

Category Community Choirs

Established 1834: ‘We perform regularly throughout the year playing on the march at local engagements, indoor and outdoor concerts and in competitions ... Our Development Band ... provides instruments, music tuition and the opportunity to play within a group under the baton of a professional conductor, all free of charge’.

 

'An arts and culture led regeneration project, designed to make a substantial contribution to the social, cultural and economic well-being of Hawick and the wider Borders. The project transformed three derelict buildings in the West End of the town with the aim of creating jobs, building new sustainable facilities and encouraging visitors to the area.'

 

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