Peebles puts out the red carpet for the return of the King

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SHARON King returns to her home town to perform at the Eastgate Theatre this Saturday.

The 2011 winner of Edinburgh Folk Club’s Song Writing Award, Sharon is hoping hoping to build on an exceptional year.

She said: “Peebles is my home town despite leaving in 1995 and our gig last February in the Eastgate was well attended by old school friends.

“The band’s performance was peppered with laughter and jokes as old friends were recognised (or not) and memories stirred.”

Sharon will appear alongside her all-girl trio The Reckless Angels; Vera van Heeringen (ex-New Rope String Band – guitar, fiddle, mandolin and vocals) and Amy Geddes (Savourna Stevenson – viola, fiddle and banjo).

The band are currently on tour and their original music is joined by tales from Sharon’s travels.

A spokesman for the group said: “Poignant songwriting is delivered wrapped in witty banter and funny stories, creating a show filled with laughter and fine music.

“The November tour will be the last opportunity to catch the band live until July 2012 as the girls are taking time off to work on other projects and have a well-deserved holiday.

“They are back to work in March 2012 to record Sharon’s fourth album Nothing=Everything at the renowned Castle Sound Studios.”

Sharon’s third album Reckless Angels is still receiving good reviews, featuring a wealth of musical talent such as Inge Thomson (Karine Polwart Band), Kaela Rowan (The Bevvy Sisters), and James Macintosh (Shooglenifty).

Tickets for this Saturday’s gig are priced at £13 (£11 concessions) and the show starts at 7pm. Phone 01721 725777 for more details.