Wilton Lodge Park double bill

Wilton Lodge Park will be hosting two events on Sunday, June 28, including a free Elliot Bandstand concert featuring the Chamberlain-Haywood duo at 2pm.

There will also be an open day at the walled garden to see the progress which is being made as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Scottish Borders Council (SBC) funded regeneration project.

What was originally planned to be a ticketed concert in the walled garden, local musician Paul Chamberlain will feature with Michael Haywood as the pair play music from around the globe, including the tango and the rhythmic music of the Balkans, as well as influences from Russia and Scotland.

Events manager Gordon Webber said: “With virtuoso playing, fresh musical ideas and great rapport with the audience, Paul and Michael are exploring the potential of their instruments in a way that is exciting and engaging.

“They take the strength of each instrument’s traditions and blend them into their own unique brand of fusion music.

“We are pleased to have Paul back in the park for a performance after his debut with his Pink Panther music at our film night last summer.

“With the delay in the walled garden opening, we are glad we can turn it into a free event at the bandstand.”

Coinciding with the concert, visitors are welcome to visit the walled garden to see what progress has been made and ask questions about the regeneration project.

Both the concert and open day begin at 2pm. For more information, contact Gordon Webber (gordon.webber@scotborders.gov.uk).