There’s nowt like Jethart Folk

A PLEA has been made for donations to allow the staging of another Jedhart Folk Music Weekend in April next year after a successful two days last month.

Scottish Borders Council and the Youth Music Initiative (YMI) traditional music workshops for children and young people in the Jedburgh Community and Arts Centre.

The talented musicans who led the classes included SBC’s own Shona Mooney, Mat Clements, Matt Seattle, Kim Hendry, James Wyness, and Kaela Rowan.

The experts ran their eyes and ears across workshops for the fiddle, guitar, percussion, traditional song and group work.

Kaela Rowan, SBC’s traditional song development officer, said: “Scottish Borders Council is keen to encourage traditional music in the Jedburgh area.

“It is a great opportunity for young people to get together socially and learn to play traditional music in a group, and in an informal setting.

“On behalf of the organisers I would like to thank everyone who helped out over the weekend, and would also like to invite families and friends to get involved in helping to raise funds to hold such an event again in April 2012.”

Funding was raised to run 10 weeks of Jethart Folk After Schools Club sessions, which ran on a weekly basis in the JCA Centre since September.

But donations or sponsorship is needed to keep the club going in 2012.

The Jethart Folk music group also put on two concerts at Denholm Folk Club and for the residents of Millfied Nursing Home in Jedburgh this month.

To help or to get involved email or phone 01750 724901.