Young talent leads the way at Coldstream

The Border Gaitherin 2015  has a wide range of traditional and folk music events
The Border Gaitherin 2015 has a wide range of traditional and folk music events

Border Gaitherin 2015 is just two weeks away - the happy, friendly festival that takes place annually in the relaxed surroundings of Coldstream.

This is the 15th year of the Gaitherin and a lot of water has flowed under Coldstream Bridge in that time.

How is it possible to keep the festival fresh, interesting and entertaining year after year? Well that certainly stresses the committee and supporters! Every year something new, something different, has kept the Gaitherin alive and enjoyable.

Folk/traditional music is there for all from Friday, May 29 to Sunday, May 31.

The Gaitherin welcomes all ages, all skill levels, and as many musical interests as can be fitted in. In a bold move, the Gaitherin committee realised that, having paved the way for many young folk to develop, it was time for that young talent to lead the way.

This year’s programme – put together by Lori Watson, Rebecca Rogers, Carly Blain and Graeme Armstrong, all young graduates of the local music scene and established professional musicians - is the strongest yet, with a new and ambitious focus on the young folk, and also creating an impressive programme for everyone, all ages.

From inspiring song workshops of Christine Kydd, to the instrumental magic of Ross Couper (fiddle) and Tom Oakes (flute/whistle/guitar), there’s something for everyone.

Programme and booking details at www.bordergaitherin.com or 01835 862423.