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Folk royalty heads to kelso

Following the paperback publication of her award-winning memoir last month legendary singer and activist Peggy Seeger will perform at Kelso’s Tait Hall on Friday, November 9.

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Percussionist Graham Borthwick crashes the cymbals to spectacular effect during Selkirk Silver Band's top-drawer display at Sunday's National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain in Cheltenham.  (Photo: British Bandsman Magazine).

Souters go the extra furlong

Members of Selkirk Silver Band did the Borders proud at the weekend by recording their highest-ever finish at the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain.

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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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