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Sunday 18th September, 2016

The Blueswater present…Blues!

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The Blueswater is a young award-winning, Edinburgh-based band that tours internationally. Influenced by gritty, old-school rhythm and blues they blend the Chicago sound of Chess records with the earthy, droning grooves of Mississippi to create a style that is truly unique. Thick guitar riffs and frenzied harmonica solos are built around driving rhythms to create raucous, high-energy performances.

In 2011, they premiered their show BLUES! At the Edinburgh Fringe to great acclaim, and in 2012 received a Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award. The show, a musical history of the blues genre, now regularly tours across the UK.

‘Definitely a band to watch!’ – Blues in Britain

‘Terrific set of blues songs performed with zest and wit. Great night out.’ – Ian Rankin

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE BY GOING TO or purchasing them on the door priced £12 (£10 concessions)

Doors open at 7pm, please bring your own refreshments.

NOTE: This show is promoted by The Blueswater, not St Boswells Live! However, we will be presenting the show on the night and providing sound and lighting to ensure a great evening.

Saturday 5th November, 2016

Fraser Nimmo + support

Fraser Nimmo is a Scottish singer, songwriter and actor who combines traditional songs with his own material in an organic melange of Celtic musicality.

fraser3His songs cover the whole gamut of human experience and are delivered with flair, wit, compassion and serious digital dexterity on guitar and banjo. Essentially a serious songwriter who has been known to raise more than the occasional eyebrow, glass, roof, chuckle and consciousness, he treats his own material with the same conviction that he brings to music from the Scottish tradition, believing both music forms to be inter-related and complimentary. He travels hither and yon singing songs of love, hate, loss, injustice, fear, outrage, bewilderment and Scotland!

Tours of Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, The Middle East, Canada, and The Canary Islands, appearances at many festivals, – including Cambridge and Edinburgh and being invited to be Fairport Convention’s special guest on their mammoth 30th anniversary tour of Britain have contributed to Fraser’s reputation as being one of Scotland’s furthest travelled and best loved musical ambassadors.

“Fraser Nimmo’s self-effacing humour and presentation belie a serious songwriter who delights in both aspects of his craft ” – Ralph McTell

Support will be provided by local singer, songwriter and music teacher, Sam Mundy.


Saturday 17th December, 2016

Viper Swing

A gypsy jazz band based in Edinburgh, Viper Swing effortlessly evokes images of 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s Paris with their fiery gypsy guitars, high-flying violin melodies, gravelly vocals and infectious rhythmic bass. Their repertoire includes works by the legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt, tunes from the Great American Songbook, other swing-era hits and modern songs with a twist.

Two of the band’s members sat in at a memorable jazz show when half of the Alex Yellowlees Band went sick, and the result was truly memorable. The whole band together promises to give a performance equally, if not even more exciting!