Show Dates

Please note our new pricing structure: Adults are full price, under-18s get in for half price, and under-12s get in free! All part of our community ethos.


Saturday 24th January, 2015

Gerda Stevenson presents an Evening of Scots Music and Verse

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Award winning actor, screenwriter, radio star and musician GERDA STEVENSON presents an evening of Scots Music and Verse. Gerda will be joined by a talented band of musicians (Seylan Baxter on ‘cello; Kyrre Slind on mandolin, lute and guitar; Rob MacNeacail on bass guitar) to bring you a spellbinding concert of the very best of Scottish stage performance.

Gerda Stevenson was born and brought up in the Scottish Borders. She has worked as an actor, writer, director, and singer-songwriter in theatre, radio, opera, film, and television, in Britain and abroad. Her many acting credits include Braveheart and the title role in Edward Morgan’s translation of Phaedra. For her role in Margaret Tait’s Blue Black Permanent, she won a BAFTA Best Film Actress award. She founded Stellar Quines, Scotland’s leading women’s theatre company, and is an associate director of the touring company Communicado.

Her extensive writing for radio includes dramatisations of novels by neglected Scottish women writers. Her stage play Federer versus Murray, was shortlisted for the 2010 London Fringe Theatre Writing Award, published by Salmagundi, USA, and toured to New York in 2012. Her poems and short stories have been published widely, and in 2008 she was awarded a Scottish Arts Council Writer’s Bursary. A poetry pamphlet, Invisible Particles, was published in 2002; her first full collection, If This Were Real, was published by Smokestack Books in 2013.

“Took my breath away. It’s extraordinarily good, quite stunning songwriting…singing and arrangements are impeccable…full of lovely wee quirks and surprises and it regularly caught me out by going to places totally unexpected but totally right. Braw, braw wark,
aathegither.” DICK GAUGHAN

In 2014, Gerda released her first collection of music on the album ‘Night Touches Day’. St Boswells live is delighted to have been asked to work with Gerda as she begins her foray into the live music scene. Her music has already been recognised, having been nominated for Scots Singer of the Year in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards.

“Such a beautiful album…vocals, performances, arrangements, musicianship and, of course, the songs all coming together to create a body of work that I’m sure will grow in status over the years. I don’t think I’ve heard songwriting quite like this before…every single track, all strong personalities within their individual styles.” RORY MACDONALD of RUNRIG.

The evening will kick-off with music and readings from a range of Borders artistes, some young, some not so young, but all talented.

Doors open at 7.30pm, with the music starting at 8pm. Bring your own drinks; we’ll lay on a few seasonal nibbles and a lovely atmosphere. If you would like to go on stage, then please contact enquiries@stboswellslive.com and just ask.

Discounted tickets are now on sale priced £8, with concessions for under 18s (£5) THIS LINK and by clicking the image below.

Under 12s go free : If you require junior tickets then buy your adult ticket(s) first and then contact info@stboswellslive.com stating the number you need, maximum 2 per adult.

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Saturday 21st February, 2015

Paul Liddell

liddellPaul Liddell is a working musician/singer/songwriter/recording artist based by the sea in the North East of England. So far he has released two solo albums and 3 EPs. His first album ‘A Lighthouse Keeper’s Diary’ was released on his own label ‘Regulus Music’ and was distributed in stores around the UK by Universal/Absolute, and his current album, the excellent ‘Milestones And Motorways’ is a proudly home-made and independent release.

Paul is an experienced live performer with an unstoppable work ethic, clocking up on average 20 gigs a month both solo and with his band ‘Delphians’ for the past three years. Live, his singularly unique voice and unpretentious delivery combine with the use of live sampling, guitar percussion and layered vocal harmonies to provide a great platform for his wonderful songs to shine. We invited Paul back to St Boswells because we couldn’t believe what we heard the first time round – a real master of his craft.

Paul is a smooth and capable guitarist, and his low-key vocals tackle social injustice and media corruption with wry compassion. The vivid splashes of grungy electric riffage that punctuate this album add welcome force to this sharply etched portrait of life in modern Britain – GUITARIST MAGAZINE



Paul will be supported by the exciting and unique Biscuit Tin Collective. Quite frankly, we have no idea how to describe them, but trust us, we think you’ll be talking about them for a long time after the gig.

Discounted tickets are now on sale priced £8, with concessions for under 18s (£5) via THIS LINK and by clicking the image below.

Under 12s go free : If you require junior tickets then buy your adult ticket(s) first and then contact info@stboswellslive.com stating the number you need, maximum 2 per adult.

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FUTURE DATES:

Saturday 18th April

St Boswells Americana Festival – featuring Red Dawg + Dan Walsh, plus workshops and other special events.

Something new for St Boswells Live! This spring we’re taking the big concert format and expanding it into a whole day of events, including workshops for musicians taken by experts in their field and an afternoon show; maybe even some busking, who knows?

dan_walsh_faceDan Walsh is a consummate professional banjo picker and singer/songwriter with international credentials, and a really nice guy too.

Red Dawg are a heavy, rocking blues band from Aberdeen who are back for a second time, aiming to really lift the roof off the hall with their brilliant ensemble playing and singing.

More details to come.

Saturday 30th May, 2015

St Boswells Live! Classical Concert for Village Week, featuring the SIROCCO WINDS QUINTET.

Sirocco Concert Screen (96 of 124)Formed in 2012 at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Sirocco Winds are a dynamic and professional wind quintet. Based in Glasgow, they pride themselves on being a young, enthusiastic and vibrant group. Its members are current Masters students or graduates of the RCS and come from all over the UK and as far as Romania. Their individual achievements include performing with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and performing concerti all over the UK.