Rock on! As fest hits a high note

Boys of the Lough performing at the memorial hall Saturday night
Boys of the Lough performing at the memorial hall Saturday night

Buoyed up by another successful weekend, organisers of Innerleithen Music Festival are already working on plans for the 2015 gathering.

Organiser Robin Dempsey told The Southern this week: “We had a fabulous weekend of music, everything ran smoothly and we had great feedback from the audiences.

“As well as many locals, we had several visitors from Germany, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, the USA and Australia.

“This year, we broadened the programme to include a rock session, which went down a storm. And I’m very pleased to say local girl Sophie Watt won our busking competition on Saturday.

“Plans are already in hand for an exciting 2015 festival, with Eddi Reader booked as the headline artist for August 21.