Concert by Real Time sure to be a treat for fans

The first of a series of autumn musical events at Ashkirk Village Hall gets under way on Friday, September 9, with the Borders-based band Real Time.

Formed in 2002, the band’s line up has evolved over the years, and Kenny Speirs and Tom Roseburgh have now been joined by the much-lauded Scottish singer Eilidh Grant.

Eilidh’s solo album Masks and Smiles won the 2011 New Music Scotland Award, and she is now regarded as one of the best singers of her generation.

Real Time’s latest CD, Shining Star, has received rave reviews in the music press too.

Also joining the line-up is Kelso fiddler Carly Blain, who has quickly built a great reputation in the UK folk and ceilidh scene.

She has travelled widely throughout Europe and further afield, including gigs in Borneo and Saudi Arabia.

She has completed tours of Germany, Holland and Denmark with Real Time in 2016.

Finally, an occasional performer with the band is guitarist John Rafferty from Moffat.

With a background in rock bands, he brings an extra edge to Real Time’s live sound.

Doors open at 7pm, and the performance starts 7.30pm. Tickets are £9 on the door or booked in advance by calling 01750 32396.