Kathryn gets set to kick-start Town Yetholm show

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Following the sell-out success of Robyn Stapleton in July, Town Yetholm will soon play host once more to an up-and-coming musical talent.

Kathryn Joseph, who was the winner of the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award in June 2015, will play in the village next week.

She was the recipient of the award, which has been daubed a “Scottish Mercury Prize” with cash winnings of £20,000, in its fourth year.

Joseph recorded the album ‘Bones you have thrown me and blood I’ve spilled’ with Marcus Mackay in the east end of Glasgow after a successful Kickstarter campaign and involvement from Hits The Fan Records. The album soon sold out and when it became a nominee for the SAY Award, it was reissued and made available to a wider audience.

Concert organiser Susan Stewart’s son David, who encouraged his mum to get in touch with Joseph’s management, said: “It was great when she said yes. We feel really lucky that Yetholm is to be added to her summer dates, along with performances at the Fringe and Wicker Man Festival.”

Joseph will be in the Wauchope Hall, Yetholm, on Thursday, August 27, supported by Edinburgh-based group Ghost Chorus, who will perform an acoustic set of their songs. The band is made up of guitars, violin, cello, with firm but fragile smoky lead vocals.

Tickets are £7 and can be purchased by contacting Susan on 01573 420231, or visiting: http://wauchopehall.brownpapertickets.com. An admin fee applies to online purchases. Doors open 7pm; seats are first come, first served.

“We really hope people will make the trip to Yetholm to see some of the talents on offer,” Susan said. “With T in the Park having made a move to Strathallan Castle this year, who knows? Maybe they will continue to look for even more space, and Yetholm could be it.”