Sunday’s are perfect for golden oldies

THE best of the golden age of wireless will be heard at this Sunday’s Hawick Music Live.

Gladstone’s Bag will be presented by Lawrence Dunn (violin), Katherine Wake (flute), Vaughan Townhill (clarinet), Gilmore Macleod (piano) with Wendy Weatherby and Rodger Lang as soloists.

The sextet will open to reveal a cornucopia of theme music such as Calling All Workers, Coronation Scot, Puffin’ Billy and every boy’s favourite, Dick Barton – Special Agent.

Lawrence said: “These are favourite tunes from the golden age of wireless and even, dare one say, the television.

“Favourite tunes that everyone knows, but whose name no-one can quite remember.”

In addition to this, Gladstone’s Bag will transport the Tower Mill audience to the “end of the pier” to recall the songs and monologues of Michael Flanders and Donald Swann.

Gladstone’s Bag were formed in 1993, and has entertained audiences over the years with their blend of popular songs and themed music played by an ensemble of experienced musicians, most of whom have performed for Hawick Music Live! as part of the Philomusica of Edinburgh.

Gordon Macdonald of Hawick Music Live! said: “This will be a concert which will have something for everyone, and you’ll be whistling or humming the tunes on your way home, and perhaps for the rest of the week!”

Tickets cost £10 for adults and students are £2 for the 2.30pm performance.

To book, visit, the Tower Mill box office, on the door or phone 01450 360688.