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The choir who stole the hearts of the nation at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations are bringing a new concert experience to Berwick.'Experience a performance that shows the beauty, dignity and unlimited potential of each African child at the Jubilee Centre, Berwick on Friday, December 21.

Famous African children’s choir melts hearts

The choir who stole the hearts of the nation at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations when they sang the number one single ‘Sing’ with Gary Barlow outside Buckingham Palace, are bringing a new concert experience to Berwick.

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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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