Legendary brothers are back

The Alexander Brothers are in Kelso next month
The Alexander Brothers are in Kelso next month

Scotland’s legendary entertainers, the Alexander Brothers, are in Kelso next month as part of their Take Me Back tour – and TheSouthern has four pairs of tickets for readers to win.

The gig, in the Tait Hall on Saturday, October 22, will feature some of Tom and Jack’s greatest songs and their ever-popular tales.

The pair are favourites in the United States and Canada as well as Scotland, and it is 53 years since they made their first appearance as professional entertainers at the Webster Theatre in Arbroath.

They are back on the road with a selection of their best known hits including chart topping hit Nobody’s Child – which sold more copies in Scotland in 1964 than The Beatles – as well as These Are My Mountains, The Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen, Bonnie Wee Jeannie McColl, and Two Highland Lads.

Tom Alexander said: “It’s a great pleasure to return to the Borders to perform again. We have been entertaining in the area regularly over the last 52 years and just love coming to the Borders, the audiences are always very good to us.”

To win a pair of tickets to the Kelso show, answer this question:

In what year did The Alexander Brothers’ track Nobody’s Child outsell The Beatles?

Send your answer, full name, address and daytime telephone number by email to laura.friary@tweeddalepress.co.uk or post to The Alexander Brothers Competition, The Southern Reporter, The Hermitage, High Street, Selkirk, TD7 4DA by Thursday, October 6. Usual Southern rules apply.

For those who are unsuccessful in our competition, tickets cost £14 (£12 concession). The concert starts at 7.30pm. Briefs can be bought from www.borderevents.com, phone 01750 725480 or in person from Browns newsagents, Kelso.