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A grand way to see out the old year and greet the new

The organisers of The Land The Light The Locals Festival have announced their schedule for this year’s event.

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Piano and sax duo Jamie Lawson and Dominic Lodge

Dazzling piano and sax duo jazz up the borders

Jazz fans are in for a treat on Saturday, December 10 when Jamie Lawson and Dominic Lodge play at Wauchope Hall, Yetholm.

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Mary Coughlan, Irish jazz & blues singer

Mary Coughlan, Irish vocal royalty

The County Hotel, Selkirk welcomes one of Ireland’s greatest singers, Mary Coughlan, on Saturday, December 10.

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Lindisfarne Festival short-listed for national award

Following a phenomenal second year, Lindisfarne Festival has been shortlisted for best Grass Roots Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2016.

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Justine Riddoch is bringing her Totally Tina act to The Maltings in Berwick.

Better than all the rest Totally Tina is number one

Berwick is getting ready to rock with the UK’s number one Tina Turner tribute act - Totally Tina.

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Friday is Wear Your Old Band T-shirt to Work Day

Friday is Wear Your Old Band T-shirt to Work Day

Tomorrow (Nov 25) is Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt To Work Day, so get rummaging through the closet tonight to check for armpit stains and moth holes.

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Jedforest Insturmental Band percussionist Cameron McReadie with adjudicator Mareika Gray.

Brass bands battle it out at Borders entertainment contest

Jedforest Instrumental Band have come out on top ahead of other Borders bands, enjoying a double success at the recent Borders entertainment competition held at Heriot-Watt University’s Galashiels campus this month.

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Leonard Cohen’s greatest song lyrics

Leonard Cohen’s greatest song lyrics

The term ‘legend’ is bandied about too often, but how else is one to describe Leonard Cohen?

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Innes and Lori Watson

‘Folk Oscar’ nominations for Borders folk enthusiasts.

Borders nominees from this year’s MG Alba Scots Traditional Music Awards are calling for support before voting for the presitigous awards closes next weekend.

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Perpetua receive their award from legendary rock DJ Tom Russell. From left: Kieran Johnston, lead guitar; Jack Gordon, vocals; Stephen Dickson, drums; Jack Sandilands, bass; Tom Russell; and Andy  Dickson, rhythm guitar.

Perpetua-l motion takes Kieran’s band to award ceremony success

Being fascinated by a neighbour’s guitar-playing saved the young Kieran Johnston from a lifetime of video games – and he’s now part of an up-and-coming rock band tipped for the top.

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Folk left in the dark

Folk left in the dark

Folk musicians and fans came from all over the country to take part in the Selkirk Sessions festival over the weekend.

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‘It was one of the best festivals we’ve ever had’

‘It was one of the best festivals we’ve ever had’

As the assembled musicians reluctantly left the town’s Conservative club on Sunday evening, it marked the end of the 2016 Selkirk Sessions.

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Five performing in South Tyneside last year

Five still alive and kicking

Chart-topping boy-band to appear in Hawick

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The Pipes and Drums of Basel.

Pipes are calling at Innerleithen once more

Not only are the pipes calling at Innerleithen this weekend, but they’re calling loudly enough to lure a band all the way from Switzerland.

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Festival-goers go wild for unlikely pals Archie and Scott

Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison told Friday night’s Stowed Out crowd they were the first he’d seen dance to their music.

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Old hands Red Hot Chili Peppers and Biffy Clyro among biggest hits of star-studded Leeds Festival bill

The sunshine of their native California must have seemed a distant memory to the Red Hot Chili Peppers as they looked out over the vast mudbath that was the main arena at this year’s Leeds Festival last night, August 28, but they were still able to bring enough west coast warmth to West Yorkshire to wind the three-day event up in style.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis on stage in Sunderland in 2012.

Red Hot Chili Peppers returning to Scotland in December

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have added a second Scottish date to their tour schedule for 2016.

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Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie.

Electric Fields festival offering double the entertainment this year

Dumfries and Galloway’s Electric Fields music festival is now in its third year, and it’s bigger and better than ever this time round.

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Karen Matheson is playing in Langholm next month.

Mutual respect on show as folk star Karen Matheson gets ready to meet fans again

Fans of Scottish folk music veterans Capercaillie have nothing to grouse about as their frontwoman, Karen Matheson, is heading back out on the road for the second time this year.

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Australian rock star Nick Cave at work on his new album, Skeleton Tree.

Rock star Nick Cave offering Thursday night at the movies

Nick Cave is no stranger to the cinema, having taken bit parts in films including 1989’s Ghosts of the Civil Dead and 1991’s Johnny Suede and scripted others such as 2005’s The Proposition and 2012’s Lawless.

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