Craig heading for Peebles Festival yurt

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CRAIG Jeffrey is back performing live on Saturday, September 3 as part of Peebles Arts Festival, albeit in the unusual setting of a yurt.

The 26-year-old from Galashiels will be in the festival’s World Music Yurt on Tweed Green at 7.30pm with tickets priced at £5.

The gig comes after the release of his track, Fallen With Angels, on a new compilation album of top Scottish and Irish folk and country music by Celtic Music Radio.

Others on the record include the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, the Paul McKenna Band, Ciaran Dorris, Skerryvore and Duncan McCrone.

Craig will also perform in Stow Village Hall on Saturday, September 10 in a fundraiser for local musician Naomi Chapman, who is heading to a music school in Brighton later in the month.

Peebles Arts Festival starts on Saturday and runs until Sunday, September 4, and includes crafts, tours, talks, theatre, art, workshops and entertainment for children.

Among the highlights are local folk five-piece Beggar Girls, who also perform in the World Music Yurt, on Sunday, and Andrew Cassell and Peter Aitchison discussing how the Clearances began in the Borders in a talk at the town’s Eastgate Theatre on Monday.

Tweed Theatre tackle Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads on September 2 and 3, also in the Eastgate.

For more information, visit www.peeblesartsfestival.org