Small Hall offers a big thank-you


KELSO Folk and Music Club enjoyed a performance by the Small Hall Band, a group of traditional musicians for the future.

The band took to the Ace Centre stage to thank the club for its help in funding their tour of the west coast isles of Muck and Eigg.

The Small Hall Band met up with traditional musicians from the west coast and also helped the islanders of Muck raise money for a new village hall.

On their performance at the Ace Centre, a spokesperson for Kelso Folk and Music Club said: “Children and young adults led by Liz Marronni on guitar took us through a beguiling repertoire of traditional music at its best.

“The second half was just as full of delight as the first, as hornpipes, reels and strathspeys filled the room.

“The night was rounded off with more music and richly-deserved applause.”

The club’s open mic nights continue every Friday at 7.30pm in the Ace Centre, all ages invited, and the Cobbles Inn hosts its Friday sessions at 10pm, with new musicians welcome.

Their next gig is popular singer songwriter Davie Gibb from the west of Scotland.

The spokesperson added: “He has a comedian’s eye for the absurd, writing songs that has audiences rolling with laughter.

“Davie is a fun performer who has been entertaining Glasgow audiences for some time.”

He will perform on Friday, May 20, at the Ace Centre.