Open invitation to townsfolk to join in Teribuskers extravaganza

ORGANISERS of this weekend’s Teribuskers Festival have reminded townsfolk that people of all ages and abilities can join in the celebration.

Once again the town centre, pubs and Wilton Lodge Park are set to attract buskers and musicians of all types as the annual event tunes up for a fourth year. It strikes up tonight with a ceilidh and concert featuring the Stuart Anderson Band, and Bill Woodcock of the Harbour Band, in Wilton Church Hall at 7.30pm with a bar and light buffet for £5.

But tomorrow’s free festival of busking is guaranteed to be another huge hit as the High Street closes to traffic between 11.30am and 3.30pm, allowing music lovers to soak up the atmosphere. Committee member Rory Bannerman commented: “There has been good interest in Saturday but we can always do with more. Anyone with the faintest musical ability should come out and take part,it will be a fun day, from school kids to senior citizens.”

Registration is at the Horse between 10am and 12.30pm, with Hawick’s Bill Woodcock, now living in Norway, performing the opening ceremony in Trinity Gardens at 11.30am. The prize giving will take place in the New Delhi Bar at 5.30pm.

Saturday night will bring pub sessions in the Buccleuch, Exchange Bar, The Office and New Delhi Pub. And there is a special concert in the Border Club featuring the St Boswells Concert Band, in aid of the Anthony Mundell Memorial Fund.

On Sunday the focus switches to Wilton Lodge Park with a parade along the Avenue led by the Scout Fellowship Pipe Band, leaving the park gates at 1pm. The afternoon is being launched by local duo The Humble Scribes and continues until 4pm, with a duck race from 2pm till 3pm. But Mr Bannerman added: “We could do with a boost to the buskers on Sunday, even church choirs are welcome!”

The town’s unique event will draw to a close in the evening, with a pub session in the Exchange Bar.

Vice-convenor Pearl Dalgliesh stated: “The work and enthusiasm of local entertainers in the past has gone a long way to making this event a success, and we look forward to seeing more new faces this weekend.”

For ticket information or ducks contact Pearl on 376651 or 07751742343.