The Rolling Hills are alive with the sound of music

Crail Festival kicks off this year's activities with two concerts this Saturday.'The first takes place in Holy Trinity Catholic Church between 1-2pm and features Matthew McAllister and Aisling Agnew.'Irish flautist Aisling and Scottish guitarist Matthew are internationally recognised as one of the leading flute and guitar duos, renowned for deeply engaging performances, imaginative programming and consummate artistry.'Since giving their first concert together in Belfast in 2001 they have performed extensively around the world earning the highest admiration from audiences. 'They will perform: Serenade, Opus 109 No.2 ' Ferdinando Carulli (1770-1841); Morceau de Concours ' Gabriel Faur� (1845- 1924); Suite No.2 ' Leo Brouwer (b.1939); Wens ' Veronique Vella (b. 1979); Sonata in G Major ' Pietro Locatelli (1695 - 1764).'On Saturday evening the main event is a concert by of Scotland's best known and enjoyed folk groups ' The Tannahill Weavers.'This will be held in Crail Community Hall at 8pm and the tickets are �1
Crail Festival kicks off this year's activities with two concerts this Saturday.'The first takes place in Holy Trinity Catholic Church between 1-2pm and features Matthew McAllister and Aisling Agnew.'Irish flautist Aisling and Scottish guitarist Matthew are internationally recognised as one of the leading flute and guitar duos, renowned for deeply engaging performances, imaginative programming and consummate artistry.'Since giving their first concert together in Belfast in 2001 they have performed extensively around the world earning the highest admiration from audiences. 'They will perform: Serenade, Opus 109 No.2 ' Ferdinando Carulli (1770-1841); Morceau de Concours ' Gabriel Faur� (1845- 1924); Suite No.2 ' Leo Brouwer (b.1939); Wens ' Veronique Vella (b. 1979); Sonata in G Major ' Pietro Locatelli (1695 - 1764).'On Saturday evening the main event is a concert by of Scotland's best known and enjoyed folk groups ' The Tannahill Weavers.'This will be held in Crail Community Hall at 8pm and the tickets are �1
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FOLK enthusiasts have been reminded that the Rolling Hills Festival returns next weekend.

Before then, this Saturday, a craft fair will be held in the Corn Exchange in Melrose to raise cash for the event, which this year is being run without grant aid.

The fair runs from 10am to 4pm and showcases Scottish crafts from the Borders, Lothians and Dumfries and Galloway.

There will also be copies of newly-produced CD Sounds of the Borders to purchase which will raise funds for the Borders Talking Newspaper, which celebrated 1,000 editions this year.

Information on the forthcoming three-day festival will also be available.

It kicks off on Friday, July 27, with a sold-out Corn Exchange hosting The Clarty Cloot Ceilidh Band.

The evening concert on Saturday, July 28, includes acoustic guitar expert Phil Hare, Glaswegian pair Alison McMorland and Geordie McIntyre and Scots Trad Music Awards hall of fame members the Tannahill Weavers, who complete their Scottish tour in Melrose.

Scott Gardiner and Celtic Connections’ Danny Kyle Award finalists Barlauth entertain the Sunday afternoon concert audience, alongside young Ross and Cromarty group Fèis Rois Trad Trails and the Fisher Lassies. The Sunday show is free to under-18s.

Tickets can be bought from.rollinghillsfolkclub.org.uk, Merlin Music in Melrose or phone 07986644661.