Toe Tapping Tour Dates for Music Fans in the Borders

Toe Tapping Tour Dates for Music Fans in the Borders

Live Borders have announced the line-up of live music coming to their town hall venues this year. The programme, which has a distinctly Scottish flavour, will see big names coming to Galashiels, Hawick, Kelso and Melrose as part of their national tours.

Jill Jackson, one of Scotland’s leading singer songwriters and an acclaimed artist within the thriving international Americana music scene, will be playing tracks from her latest album “Curse of The Damned” at Heart of Hawick.

Scotland’s ‘chamber-folk’ quartet RANT, who last year celebrated a decade of music-making, are coming to Melrose on the release of their brand-new album ‘SPIN’ and one of the most talked-about folk bands of the 21st century, Talisk are heading to Kelso Tait Hall on 24th May.

Hawick Town Hall will see the return of Eddi Reader, following her sell out show in Galashiels in 2022. The Summer months will see The Scottish Chamber Orchestra in Galashiels, live opera in Melrose from Aria Alba and one of the world’s most prolific fiddle groups, Blazin’ Fiddles at Galashiels Volunteer Hall. The year ends with a bang as Skerryvore head back to perform the best of contemporary Scottish folk-rock in Hawick.

A spokesperson for Live Borders said:

“People have told us they like to come out and see music that’s made in Scotland, and that’s what we’re bringing this year.”

“Jill Jackson is known as a singer songwriter who marries swinging American charm with Scottish heart, her show at Heart of Hawick will be very intimate. At the opposite end of the scale, Talisk are one of the most in-demand folk-based groups to emerge from Scotland in the last decade, this will be a high-energy gig.

“A highlight will be Eddi Reader at Hawick Town Hall. Known for her emotional performance and the ability move the listener, Eddie Reader has effortlessly developed into one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers. No two shows are the same, but you can expect songs from her days in Fairground Attraction and her Robert Burns ballads.”

“SCO believes that access to world-class music is not a luxury, but something that everyone should have the opportunity to participate in. They are bringing the music Schubert and Mendelssohn to the stage in Galashiels with tickets starting at just £6. Aria Alba also believe in giving everyone the chance to experience opera live, their production this year is ‘Carmen’, which will also be performed at Edinburgh Fringe.

“Not everyone has access to Edinburgh or Glasgow to see live music, comedy or theatre. That’s why we try and bring the best of it to the Scottish Borders so people can enjoy and participate on their doorstep, without the extra costs of travel, parking, or the carbon footprint.

“We hope live music lovers in the Borders can support these shoes – tickets on sale now!”.

For more information, and to book tickets head to Live Borders website

Jill JacksonSaturday 11 MayHeart of Hawick
Rant FiddlesThursday 16 MayMelrose Corn Exchange
TALISKFriday 24 MayKelso Tait Hall
Eddi ReaderSaturday 20 JulyHawick Town Hall
SCOSaturday 27 JulyGalashiels Volunteer Hall
Aria AlbaSat 3 & Sun 4 AugustMelrose Corn Exchange
Blazin’ FiddlesSaturday 16 NovemberGalashiels Volunteer Hall
SkerryvoreSaturday 21 DecemberHawick Town Hall