Hawick – 25th to 27th March 2022
Hawick is a town rich in the heritage and culture of the Borders. The history and myths of the days of the Reivers are the driving force behind Hawick Reivers Festival, which has now become an annual event in the town’s calendar. Music has always been an integral part of the festival.
Newcastleton is probably the longest running traditional music festival in Scotland and has essentially maintained the same successful format since its inception in 1970.
The festival is centred on friendly competitions – everything from Border ballad singing – original new songs written in a traditional style – instrumental sections including all instruments and players – culminating in the winners performing at the Grand Concert. Some of the bestknown singers and players in Scottish folk and traditional music, of today and from the past, have their names engraved on the trophies at Newcastleton.
Friday 27th-Saturday 28th May 2022
The Stepping Stones Festival is now a field festival and has been relocated to the ‘Steppings’ in North Cumbria.
We have also renamed it ‘The Forgotten Lands Festival‘ and it has it’s own facebook page.
Please visit the page and give it a ‘like’ and then you will be kept up to date with all new announcements about our festival.
We’re in the early stages of planning next year’s festival. 2018 went really well with lots on offer around the town.
If you are interested in staging an event, please email us with your ideas.
Not just music, but other arts events – perhaps an exhibition, dance show, something craft related, a workshop, an open garden, a themed walk….
2nd-4th September, 2022
The Kelso Folk and Live Music Club is pleased to announce that plans are now more or less finalised for this year’s folk festival. As in past years, this will be a weekend of live concerts featuring award-wining bands and artists, combined with sessions, workshops and open mics offering a showcase for local talent. This year there are four great concerts to catch.
It is with great sadness that I have to announce that Selkirk Sessions has finally come to the end of the line.
This small but perfectly formed festival has gained a great reputation for quality.
A small village set in the Teviot valley with two pubs, a church, a village hall and a very interesting new primary school, Denholm overflows with great music during this weekend.
The programme consists of Friday and Saturday concerts and late evenings at the Festival Club. (Artists to be announced). Top quality workshops, an Open Stage competition on Saturday and a free, church concert on the Sunday, all make for a fantastic weekend – not to mention the continual sessions..
Hogmanay Folk at the New Year.
Other Festivals in Scotland