Summer slots

The Borders Music and Arts Society commences its summer season of six concerts on next Thursday.

Attention has been focused on Scottish performers this year, with the likes of Fergus Heatherington, Zambra, Gina McCormack and Christopher Guild all playing for the society.

The Castalian Quartet, who have a growing reputation, will also perform in the music room of Mellerstain House, near Gordon, where all the concerts will be held. Full details of the concerts can be seen on

Next Thursday’s concert begins at 7.30pm and features the pianist, Kiryl Kaduk, playing a selection of music by Chopin and Tchaikovsky. Tickets are £17.50 and can be obtained from Kathy Carroll on 01835 864120.