FRIDAY 25th April, 2014
Bread & Jam at St Boswells Cricket Club
Our monthly jam session is becoming a firm favourite with musicians and music fans across the Borders – here’s how you can take part. From 8pm, turn up at the Cricket Club (just round the back of the Buccleuch Arms Hotel) with your instrument, voice or just a willingness to listen and enjoy the music. We have a microphone and a small mixer if you want to plug things in. If you want to play then just say so. In the meantime, get drinks from the Cricket Club bar, listen to other people, and enjoy the free food we’ve laid on for half time (that’s where the “bread” bit comes from). That’s it. Donations to pay for the food, and keep St Boswells Live! running are welcome, but there’s no obligation. Just ask one of the organisers if you want to help us out. See you there!
Saturday 31st May, 2014
Archie Fisher / Tommy Ashby & Adam Double
St Boswells Live! will be opening Village Week and celebrating the renovation of St Boswells Village Hall with a fabulous music show. Scottish folk legend Archie Fisher will provide a laid-back, evocative set, followed by a performance from Tommy Ashby and his superb band.
Master guitarist, singer and songwriter Archie Fisher is among Scotland’s foremost troubadours. Although Archie Fisher is a legendary figure in the Scottish folk music world – everybody’s favourite singer and an enormously influential presence both musically and philosophically – he has remained largely unknown to the greater pop music mainstream. While the mainstream’s a poorer place for that, one gets the idea it suits Archie just fine. Probably best known for his 27 year stint as the host of BBC Radio Scotland’s award-winning “Travelling Folk” show, Archie has an incredible history of collaboration stretching back over 50 years, including Barbara Dixon, Garnet Rogers, Fairport Convention and Frightened Rabbit. Still touring and recording, Archie is an audience favourite wherever he performs.
Hailing from Innerleithen, Tommy Ashby is continually gaining momentum as a songwriter and live performer, most recently demonstrated as lead guitarist and backing vocalist for Nina Nesbitt’s band. Tommy’s rural roots are clear in his songs, with folk and blues stylings seamlessly integrated with pop songwriting to create skilfully crafted, warming and beautiful songs. Tommy is supported by a group of extremely talented musicians, including singer / guitarist Adam Double, who are integral to creating the tight, vibrant sound the band are so good at.
There will also be a special appearance from our very own Sub-Committee, playing a few infectious covers to kick the evening off. Doors open at 7.30pm with the music starting at 8pm.
Tickets are priced £10 full, £5 for under-16s and £25 for a family of up to 5.
They are available by following THIS LINK or clicking the image below:
Tickets are also available in advance at St Boswells Post Office.
Saturday 25th October, 2014
St Boswells Live! presents Tarras
A great evening of folk-rock is guaranteed from this brilliant 6 piece band hailing from the Scottish Borders and northern England. Tickets and more information available shortly.