Young musicians impress at Harestanes

Some of the finest young musicians from across the Borders had the chance to perform in front of a large crowd at Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre on Sunday, September 2.

Close to 200 people dropped in across the afternoon, enjoying the talents of the musicians and mouth-watering food as part of the BBQ, Bar and Live Music event.

The event was put on by Harestanes with support from Borders youth music project, Sound Cycle.

Acoustic performer Evie Archenhold opened up the day’s proceedings, followed by harpist Xenia Garden and another singer/songwriter on the guitar, Erin Highton.

Two-piece band Hinks, consisting of Jack Hinks on the guitar and Fiona Liddel playing fiddle, then took to the stage playing a large number of original tracks.

Metropolis, with four members aged 13 to 16 years, then raised the decibel level with some high quality covers of rock and punk music showing a maturity and talent beyond their years.

Duo Eryn Rae and Scott Turnbull were the last to play their set, wowing the audience under dark and threatening skies.

The event was popular with many families with the kids out enjoying the play park while their parents took in some music, a chargrilled burger, ribs or nice cold beverage.  

Music News Scotland attended the event and said it was a great wee mini courtyard festival.

“Organised by Soundcycle and Live Borders it was the first concert of its type here (at Harestanes), but opened the door for perhaps many more,” they said.

“The main focus was on some very talented young musicians from across the Borders, who played to an appreciative crowd in great weather and in a cracking setting.”

To read more from the event or to hear some music from the list of musicians, check the Sound Cycle page here. 

For a full photo gallery of the event click here.  

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