Accordion club returns

SELKIRK Accordion and Fiddle Club kicks off its new season with an open evening at the town’s cricket club tonight (Thursday).

Musicans and non-musicans are welcome for the free event, which begins at 7.30pm.

The 29-year-old club, set up by Murray Beattie, was threatened with closure last year due to rising costs.

But Galashiels’ Scottish accordion champion Paul Capaldi stepped in to keep the club going, along with help from anonymous sponsors.