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Borders break-in yielded big break for punk-rock veterans the Mekons

It’s now over four decades since a group of wayward youths broke into a quiet Galashiels cottage, earning themselves a footnote in Borders musical history.

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Queen's Adam Lambert and Brian May at Glasgow's SSE Hydro in 2015. Photo: Lisa Ferguson.

Queen and Adam Lambert complete TRNSMT’s line-up of festival headliners fit for royalty

Glasgow’s TRNSMT Festival has announced the last of its headliners for 2018, Queen and Adam Lambert, and they complete one of the strongest line-ups on offer in the UK this summer.

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Galashiels Amateur Operatic Society gives us a Summer Holiday to warm our hearts

What could be a better antidote to the Beast from the East and Brexit than a jolly old musical about summer sun, falling in love, and free travel throughout Europe?

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From left, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones.

Rock legends the Rolling Stones heading north of border for first Scottish show for 12 years

Rock legends the Rolling Stones are returning to Scotland for their first show here since 2006 as part of a five-date UK tour.

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Leads Lauren gracie and Stuart Mitchell set to tread the boards again in the Victoria Halls.

Music and passion are back in fashion at the Victoria Halls

Selkirk Musical Theatre Company’s production of Copacabana resumes tonight after it was hit by the heavy snow this week.

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Noel Gallagher at 2016's Kendal Calling. Photo: Tom Martin.

Electric Fields flying high after landing Noel Gallagher, James and Leftfield as headliners

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are still hitting the heights, having notched up their third No 1 album in a row, and Dumfries and Galloway’s Electric Fields festival is flying high too after signing them up as one of its headliners for 2018.

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Catfish and the Bottlemen are among the headliners at this year's Kendal Calling festival.

Catfish and the Bottlemen, Run DMC and the Libertines to headline 2018’s Kendal Calling festival

Strength in depth has been the secret of the Kendal Calling festival’s success over the years, and 2018’s looks set to be no exception to that rule.

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Harpist, Gwen Sinclair, one half of BabaYaga.

Harp and saxophone duo Baba Yaga interpret Mussorgsky

Hawick Music Club eagerly await the performance of BabaYaga at Tower Mill Theatre, Hawick, on Sunday, November 19.

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Brass bands set to lock horns in Jed

Brass bands set to lock horns in Jed

Eighteen brass bands from across Scotland will be making their way to Jedburgh Town Hall early on Saturday, November 4, where they will lock horns in the 17th Borders Entertainment Contest.

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Sound of music fills town for sessions

Sound of music fills town for sessions

Souters hit a high note on Sunday when the 11th annual Selkirk Sessions came to a close following a performance-packed weekend.

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Nicky McMichan trio opens Kelso Accordion & Fiddle Club's new season.

Great opening night for Kelso Accordion Club

The opening (September) night of Kelso Accordion and Fiddle Club’s season went with a swing with the wonderful Nicky McMichan Trio playing some great music.

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Laura deals in the Dance Cards

Laura deals in the Dance Cards

Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards are one of the busiest and most popular bands on the roots music circuit – and they are heading to the Haining.

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Village field was indeed Stowed Out

Village field was indeed Stowed Out

An estimated 1,400 people helped the weekend’s Stowed Out festival live up to its name – and they were treated to a huge helping of fantastic entertainment.

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The massed pipes and drums perform.

Thousands flock to Floors for massed bands day

More than 3,000 visitors enjoyed a day of entertainment in Kelso on Sunday as the skirl of the pipes once again filled the grounds of Floors Castle.

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Naomi Morgan, Sophie Ward-Murray and Freya McLennan preparing to perform to a huge audience at Wilton Park.  bmcb 69

Borders brass bands hit a high note

More than 100 musicians had a blast last weekend at the first Borders Massed Brass Bands concert held this century.

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Liam Gallagher performing at Leeds Festival.

Liam Gallagher proves he’s still a rock’n’roll star at Leeds Festival

There’s no doubting that Liam Gallagher is a rock’n’roll star, but it never does any harm to remind people of that seemingly obvious fact, and that’s exactly what the former Oasis frontman did to introduce himself last Friday at this year’s Leeds Festival.

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Massed Brass in Wilton Lodge Park.

Over 100 musicians expected

Eight brass bands from across the Borders will gather together for the first massed bands performance this century on Sunday at Wilton Lodge Park.

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Former Hawick DJ Ally Brown is releasing a single in memory of friend Sally Brown.

Sammy is remembered in a song

A young St Boswells woman who died earlier this year is being remembered with a charity single released in her memory.

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Alice Cooper is returning to Glasgow in November for the first time since 2011.

Alice Cooper back in Scotland for first time in five years

US rock veteran Alice Cooper hadn’t put a new album out for six years until the end of last month or headlined a tour this side of the Atlantic for almost as long, but, to quote his 1986 single of that name, he’s back.

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Dutch street orchestra Ricciotti Ensemble performs an open air concert in Galashiels as part of its Scottish tour.

Dutch orchestra’s pop-up performance proves a hit

The self-proclaimed “craziest orchestra in the world”, the Ricciotti Ensemble, were in Galashiels last Thursday evening on the final leg of their Scottish tour.

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