Echoes of the great Ian Seeley in new song book

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A NEW book, penned by the late Ian Seeley, is being launched later this month.

‘Songs of Teviotdale – A Companion to the Hawick Songs’ is a pocket-sized guide to the town’s rich heritage of music.

President of Hawick Archaeological Society, Iain Scott, said: “If you want to know anything about Hawick songs, their writers and composers, this is where you’ll find it.”

A former head of music at the high school for 27 years, Mr Seeley, who passed away earlier this year, made his ‘Common-Riding debut’ at the 1514 Club’s concert in the Old Parish Church in 1987 and went on to play at the Mosstroopers, 1514 Club, Callants Club and Ex-Cornets and Ex-Acting Fathers Association functions. He was also official accompanist for the Colour Bussing from 2002.

The book is sponsored by Hawick Archaeological Society, with assistance from the Mosstroopers, Callants Club, Hawick Sings, 1514 Club, Supporters of Hawick, its Customs and Traditions Association and Scocha.

The launch will be in the town hall on November 30. Tickets are available, from today, from ILF Imaging.