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 30th May, 2015

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

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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.

Main Programme

George Frideric Handel arr. M. Howells – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Jacques Ibert – Trois Pièces brèves
Nino Rota – Romeo and Juliet Love Theme
Jim Parker – Mississippi Five

INTERVAL

Leonard Bernstein – West Side Story Medley
Claude Debussy – Suite No. 1 (arr. for wind quintet)
Traditional arr. M. Howells – My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose
Malcolm Arnold – Three Shanties
Modest Mussorgsky – Night on Bald Mountain (arr. for wind quintet)

The concert will opened by the young and talented Earlston High String and Flute Quartet from the Scottish Borders, playing a short programme including pieces by Vivaldi, Pachelbel and Karl Jenkins.

Tickets are now available from ST BOSWELLS POST OFFICE priced £10 (£5 under 18) or online by clicking the image below (small admin fee applies):

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Saturday 19th September

The Corn Potato String Band + Kevin Pearce

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The Corn Potato String Band has earned high praise in traditional American music, keeping old time fiddle and banjo music from a one-way trip to the dustbins of history. Theirs is a story of struggle, hard knocks and triumph. Essentially unable to cope with modern life, the members of this band are outcasts of society who survive by playing the lost music of the flatlands where they were raised.

The Corn Potatos have delighted audiences with their driving fiddle tunes and harmonious singing across the US, Canada, Europe, Mexico, and India. They are all multi-instrumentalists dedicated to continuing the music and dance traditions of the Central and Southern US. In addition to being champion fiddlers they play banjo, guitar, bass and mandolin and deftly handle many different antiquated styles including ballads, “ho-downs,” country “rags” and southern gospel, specializing in twin fiddling and double banjo tunes.

Unlike most who would put voice to a music that ascends the skies all the while casting anxious glances back at the retreating piano keys, Kevin Pearce kisses the clouds and soars onwards before descending to alight on one chosen note so golden as to cause him to languish a while before leaving…more to the point, he is a brilliant singer, songwriter and guitarist who draws comparison with Cat Stevens in his 60s prime and, more recently Tom McRea. His songs are droll, sensitive and always knowing – a headliner in his own right!


Saturday 17th October

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

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Two of the British folk scenes most accomplished performers, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have graced stages the world over in a number of guises, however, the intimacy and strength of passion shown as a duo, combined with an eclectic repertoire ensures a rare treat for any listener.

Twin daughters and a folk-rock whirlwind forced Kathryn (Vocals / Piano / Woodwind), and Sean (Guitar), to sideline their popular duo performances in the mid noughties. After almost a decade, 2012 saw a spectacular return in conjunction with their critically acclaimed album ‘Hidden People’. Awards and much praise followed and the couple re-established themselves as one of the top British folk duos with regular plays on BBC Radio 2 and headline performances at major venues across the country.

Recent St Boswells Live! headliner Dan Walsh could not speak too highly of them, and was delighted they would be performing for us.

Supporting Kathryn & Sean are the Kirsty Law Duo, comprising vocalist Kirsty Law, and her musical partner Marit Fält (Låtmandola and cittern) who together perform both self-written and traditional Scots songs. Their recent local performance at the Rolling Hills Folk Club was a great success, and we are delighted they have decided to come along the Tweed to meet the St Boswells audience for what promises to be a remarkable evening.