Catfish and the Bottlemen, Run DMC and the Libertines to headline 2018’s Kendal Calling festival

Strength in depth has been the secret of the Kendal Calling festival’s success over the years, and 2018’s looks set to be no exception to that rule.

Harpist, Gwen Sinclair, one half of BabaYaga.

Harp and saxophone duo Baba Yaga interpret Mussorgsky

Hawick Music Club eagerly await the performance of BabaYaga at Tower Mill Theatre, Hawick, on Sunday, November 19.

The massed pipes and drums perform.

Thousands flock to Floors for massed bands day

More than 3,000 visitors enjoyed a day of entertainment in Kelso on Sunday as the skirl of the pipes once again filled the grounds of Floors Castle.

Naomi Morgan, Sophie Ward-Murray and Freya McLennan preparing to perform to a huge audience at Wilton Park.  bmcb 69

Borders brass bands hit a high note

More than 100 musicians had a blast last weekend at the first Borders Massed Brass Bands concert held this century.

Liam Gallagher performing at Leeds Festival.

Liam Gallagher proves he’s still a rock’n’roll star at Leeds Festival

There’s no doubting that Liam Gallagher is a rock’n’roll star, but it never does any harm to remind people of that seemingly obvious fact, and that’s exactly what the former Oasis frontman did to introduce himself last Friday at this year’s Leeds Festival.

Massed Brass in Wilton Lodge Park.

Over 100 musicians expected

Eight brass bands from across the Borders will gather together for the first massed bands performance this century on Sunday at Wilton Lodge Park.

Former Hawick DJ Ally Brown is releasing a single in memory of friend Sally Brown.

Sammy is remembered in a song

A young St Boswells woman who died earlier this year is being remembered with a charity single released in her memory.

Melvin Benn launching his ReBalance plans with Lande Hekt from punk rock band Muncie Girls, PRS Foundation chief executive Vanessa Reed and Lucy Wood, also from Festival Republic.

VIDEO: Festival boss launches ReBalance scheme to get more girls into music industry

Girl power got a helping hand today when one of the world's biggest music promoters launched an initiative in to encourage more female UK led bands, solo acts and sound engineers.

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Frightened Rabbit at 2017's Kendal Calling. Photo courtesy of Kendal Calling.

Winning Welsh double bill makes festival one to remember

Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison on stage in Edinburgh in December.

Kendal calling again for Borders band Frightened Rabbit

Selkirk’s Frightened Rabbit play their first British festival show of the summer next Thursday, July 27, and they can’t wait to get back among the mud, sweat and beers that come with such events.

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham in concert  at Tait Hall, Kelso on Saturday, August 5.

Kelso concert for trad music legends

PDF Productions is delighted to present Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham in concert this summer.

Another amazing Newcastleton Music Festival filled with music, pipe bands and competitions.

Festival fun for everyone

Expect concerts, ceilidhs, workshops and lots of singing at Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival.

Scottish Chamer Orchestra  returns to Langholm.

Concert will put a skip in your step

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) makes a welcome return to the Buccleuch Centre, Langholm, on Friday, June 23.

Scottish singer-songwriter Karine Polwart.

Hawick park to host two series of shows

Four-time BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards winner Karine Polwart is to kick off a series of three shows in the walled garden at Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park on Sunday, June 25.

BBC Ten Pieces Workshop visited Galashiels on Saturday, June 3.

Classical music inspires

Members of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra visited Galashiels last Saturday to work with young musicians from the Borders Youth Orchestra, Junior String Orchestra and Junior Wind Band.

Cellist John Myerscough.

Midsummer music at majestic Mellerstain

The Borders Music and Arts Midsummer Concert at Mellerstain House, Gordon, will be staged on Thursday, June 22, when cellist John Myerscough will be accompanied by pianist Alisdair Beatson.

Borders pianist John Bryden.

Concert will mark pianist’s 70th birthday

On Saturday, June 24, in Melrose Parish Church, a concert will be given by two pianists and four singers to celebrate the 70th birthday of internationally renowned Borders’ pianist, John Bryden, and raising funds for two charities that help children in need across the world.

Sally Simpson and Catriona Hawksworth, well known Scottish fiddle and piano duo.

Striking and dynamic Scottish duo

Riddell Fiddles have invited award winning duo, Sally Simpson and Catriona Hawksworth, to Selkirk.

Emily Smith and Jamie McClennan.

New sound for duo

Celebrating 15 years of making music together, Emily Smith and Jamie McClennan’s anniversary tour showcases a big new sound for the duo.

Free concert at Paxton House to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their opening.

Free concert by young artists at Paxton House

On June 4 it will be 25 years to the day that Paxton House opened its doors to the public.

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