Halpin’s youth rugby fund-raiser

Folk star Keiran Halpin is performing in Bonchester Bridge to help send young rugby players on a trip to France.

The prolific Irish singer-songwriter will take centre stage at the Laidlaw Hall on Friday, August 30, to raise money for a Jedforest youth rugby tour to Clermont.

Calum Brown and Colin Yourston are taking 37 players from Hawick and Jedburgh on an under-16 tour, during which there will be matches against Pont du Chateau and Issoire on October 17 and 19, before the youngsters take in a Heineken Cup match at Clermont on October 20.

Tickets for what will be Halpin’s first appearance in Bonchester Bridge are available from Henry Douglas on 860255.