Concert night for book launch

Plans are now in place for a special celebratory launch of the late Ian Seeley’s book, Songs of Teviotdale, A Companion to the Hawick Songs.

The event – which will take the form of a concert in the town hall on November 30 – will be graced by some of Hawick’s finest entertainers, all of whom will sing a selection of Hawick songs from the book as well as personal tributes to the author.

The night is being organised by Hawick Archaeological Society and ‘Hawick Sings’ with master of ceremonies duties by David Nuttall and Bernie Armstrong.

A limited run of books will be on sale for the first time at the concert, and Archaeological Society president Iain Scott said: “Ian’s book is a really fascinating read, it has been meticulously researched and contains many fascinating facts about the songs, their authors and composers.

“But it is the honest opinions of the author that make the book so entertaining, Ian shares his views on the songs and music of Hawick and it is obvious that he came to love them. There could be no one else who could have produced such a concise and entertaining volume.”

Tickets are available from ILF imaging and are free with a collection on the night. Hawick Sings tickets for the original postponed event will still be valid, but anyone who had tickets is asked to call 371673 to confirm their attendance for numbers.