Tweed Sessions

‘An unsung land is a dead land’  Bruce Chawin

Are you interested in the rich musical culture that has grown up along the River Tweed Catchment?

We are  programming a series of  six traditional music sessions along the Tweed and its tributaries between August 2013 and February 2014.

These will celebrate the music and song of the Tweed catchment in particular, and of the Borders region more generally, meaning ‘both sides the Tweed’.

The sessions are open to local musicians and members of the public and everyone is welcome to come along and share in the tradition by playing or listening.

Saturday August 17th       The Tweed Sessions @ Innerleithen Music Festival

Union Club, 5pm – 7pm

Free

For full details on the  Innerleithen Music Festival programme click here  http://www.innerleithenmusicfestival.org/

Sunday August 25th        The Tweed Sessions @ Paxton House

Find us in the Courtyard,  2 – 5 pm    Free

Directions to Paxton House  http://paxtonhouse.co.uk/your-visit-how-to-get-here

Saturday September 28th   The Tweed Sessions @ Berwick-Upon-Tweed

A tune for where fresh and salt water meet.

Find us in the Upstairs Cafe or Outside Space at  The Music Gallery, 83c Marygate,  Berwick-Upon-Tweed

1 – 5 pm   Free

Sunday October 27th The Tweed Sessions @ Tweedsmuir

A song for the source of the Tweed.

Find us in Tweedsmuir Village Hall   2 – 5pm   Free

Sunday December 8th The Tweed Sessions@ Fairnilee Old Sawmill

Find us in the fishing shiel by the river at Yair Bridge between  2 pm – 5 pm.

Free.    All welcome – players and listeners alike.

The Old Sawmill lies on the B7069 just before it joins the A707 between Selkirk and Caddonfoot.

Sunday January 12th 2014 The Tweed Sessions @ The Gordon Arms, Yarrow

3 pm – 6 pm.  Free

This final Tweed Session toasts the start of the Homecoming Festival with three hours of tunes and songs.

All welcome.

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