Preview: Southern Tennant Folk Union

Southern Tennant Folk Union. Photo by Douglas Robertson
Southern Tennant Folk Union. Photo by Douglas Robertson
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An Edinburgh-based string band with a thought-provoking, political take on roots music will play two Borders dates later this month.

Southern Tennant Folk Union now consistently sell out concert venues all over the UK and Ireland, thanks to a work ethic that sees them tour extensively across the country.

They have been described as “a folk band for the Occupy era – passionate, political and mischievous.” (Mat Snow, 4 Stars, Q Magazine)

They run their own record label and release their own music independently, and are currently working on a new set of songs for their next album, which will be released later this year.

As well as being making their name on the festival circuit, the band have also taken their music onto the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, and The Late Late Show on Irish TV.

Live, they engage the audience, talk and tell stories, discuss issues. And they also play the hits.

Southern Tennant Folk Union will play Eyemouth’s Hippodrome on May 13. Doors 7:30pm. Tickets £12.50. See http://eyemouthhippodrome.org/

On May 14, they will play Midlem Village Hall. Tickets £10. Call 07813 804097 to book in advance.

NB: part of the ticket money for this show will go to the Katie McKerracher Trust Charity http://www.katiemckerrachertrust.co.uk/about/