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William Allan's portrait of Jedburgh violin maker Matthew Hardie. www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/2688/matthew-hardie-1755-1826-violin-maker

Jedburgh violin maker conspicuous by absence from halls of fame

He might have produced some of the world’s finest violins despite battling alcoholism for much of his life, but Matthew Hardie, a man dubbed Scotland’s Stradivari in his day, doesn’t merit a mention in either official or unofficial versions of the history of Jedburgh, the town of his birth.

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Far, Far from Ypres kicks off its Scottish tour in Selkirk's Victoria Halls.

Far from Ypres, in Selkirk venue

Selkirk’s Victoria Halls is the first venue on the itinerary for a Scotland-wide tour of a multimedia performance of stories, songs and poetry about the country’s war effort during the First World War – and your stories are needed.

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Turin Brakes

new album by turin brakes

The Indie-rock band, Turin Brakes, on tour with their new album ‘Invisible Storm’, will perform at the MacArts, Galashiels on Saturday, October 27.

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Mhairi is home to sing

Mhairi is home to sing

Soprano Mhairi Lawson’s career has taken her to some of the most exquisite music venues in the world, including the theatre at the Palace of Versailles and the Barbican in London.

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