If, like us, you are a fan of folk and traditional music, then you really must get along to the Innerleithen Music Festival later this month (16-18 August). Now in its 17th year, the festival has long showcased some of the finest musicians working in Scotland today alongside less well-known names from what is an incredibly vibrant music scene locally. To book a room please BOOK online.
This year’s festival sees a greater focus on smaller-scale events and a wider variety of entertainment, including taster music sessions, musical theatre and dance, singing workshops and local walks.
It’s still very much about great music though with some real treats in store over the weekend. The headline gig on Saturday 17 Aug sees a brilliant night of entertainment with outstanding musicians from local band The Derivatives.
Look out too for the ever popular Live and Local sessions at Innerleithen’s Vale Club which start early and end late.
Meanwhile, Sunday night includes a much-anticipated appearance by Christine Kydd, Turas and Folksters.
Throw in lively local crowds who love their music and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more buzzing weekend anywhere in the Borders this summer!
This year’s Innerleithen Music Festival runs from 16-18 August at venues around the town. For much more on the festival, including ticket sales, visit http://innerleithenmusicfestival.org
Photograph: Rachel Sermanni performing at the 2016 Innerleithen Music Festival. Photo: IMF