Chisholm and Drever return

DUNCAN Chisholm and Ivan Drever shot to international prominence when they combined to write Heart and Soul for the Oscar-winning film Good Will Hunting, starring Matt Damon.

The duo have been playing and touring together for 16 years, winning an army of fans. Next Thursday, May 20, they make a return the Eastgate Theatre in Peebles, followed by an appearance at the Wynd Theatre in Melrose on Saturday May 29.

Orkney-born Drever is perhaps best known in the world of traditional music for his work with Scottish band Wolfstone. Now based in Spain, he has released numerous albums and appears solo at festivals around the world.

Chisholm, from Kirkhill, near Inverness, has been at the forefront of Scottish fiddle playing for two decades. Like Drever, he is a founder member of Wolfstone. He has released two solo albums and is working on a third.

The pair have recently released the live DVD and CD, A Long December Night.

Tickets for the Peebles show are 12 (10 concessions) from the box office (01721 725777), while the Wynd gig is 15 a ticket, which guarantees a seat for December's Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham performance at the same venue.