Area: Scottish Borders

'Established to promote high standards in church music, to promote public awareness of the organ and choral repertoire, to encourage existing organists and recruit new organists, and to arrange lectures, recitals, workshops and discussions on all matters relating to organists and church music in general.'

* Borders Guild of Organists and Church Musicians
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Meet 'first Thursday of each month (Oct - April with no meeting in January)'.

* Galashiels Accordion & Fiddle Club
Visits to the Website125
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‘Annual weekend of acoustic music in small town in the Scottish Borders ... Beautifully situated amongst rolling hills by the River Tweed.’ Held Mid August.

Category Folk Festivals
* Innerleithen Music Festival
Visits to the Website167
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'Promotes music making in traditional and contemporary fashion, both in a cabaret-style setting and in the more informal environment of a Scottish pub session with open mic. All are welcome and the many regulars involved try to make visitors feel a part of the circle. As well as weekly meetings It is also running a mini Folk Festival in September!'

Category Folk Clubs
* Kelso Folk & Live Music Club
Visits to the Website140
Also indexedKelso Folk Festival
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'We are greatly obliged to the officers of Kelso Old Parish Church for putting in place extensive improvements to the chancel on which our concerts take place, A carpet has been laid which has radically improved the already very good acoustic, an improvement from which our Steinway piano in particular has hugely benefited. The old choir stalls have been removed to give much more space which will be greatly appreciated by larger ensembles.'

* Kelso Music Society
Visits to the Website121
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'Every year since its founding in 1962 the Society has presented a season of chamber concerts, running from September to March, performed by artists of national and international renown. Some of our visiting musicians are young performers in the early stages of their professional career, while others have well-established reputations. We also like to encourage home-grown talent from Scotland as well as welcoming performers from further afield.'

* Melrose Music Society
Visits to the Website121
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'Brings the very best chamber music to the Scottish Borders. It features seven concerts by world-class artists and outstanding young musicians playing music ranging from the 18th century to our own time.'

* Music in Peebles
Visits to the Website115
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'First held in 1970, and grew out of the local Accordion and Fiddle Club that met in the Commercial Hotel (now the Liddesdale Hotel). From that initial one day event has grown the friendliest, most welcoming and family friendly traditional music festival in Scotland!' Held Late June.

Category Folk Festivals
* Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival
Visits to the Website98
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* Peebles Accordion & Fiddle Club
Visits to the Website175
Views of The ‘Full’ Record313
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'The Rolling Hills Folk Club in October 2016 celebrated its tenth birthday. You’ll find us in our new home in the beautiful village of Darnick in the Scottish Borders. We meet on the first and third Fridays of the month ... If you find yourself in this part of the Borders you know you will be in for a special welcome.'

Category Folk Clubs
* Rolling Hills Folk Club
Visits to the Website137
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‘The most diverse and the best equipped music club in the Scottish Borders ... St Boswells Live! is a music club organised for the community, by the community.’

Category Folk Clubs
* St Boswells Live!
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Selkirk: ‘One of the best-known little Scottish venues on the UK live music circuit ... Our audience is noted for its discernment and listening qualities but is also incredibly lively and welcoming. String Jam Club proves the point that a miraculous kind of magic can happen between performer and audience in a small special space and it's something you'll never forget. String Jam Club is a real experience, both for the punters and the artists, where you can see some of the greatest musicians playing live up close in a really intense and intimate atmosphere.’

Category Folk Clubs
* String Jam Club
Visits to the Website105
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'A small choir of around 24 members ... We have performed many works from the baroque and classical choral repertoire ... Our soloists are often drawn from within the choir itself but we have also invited many well-known soloists to sing with us. All of our concerts are accompanied by an orchestra composed of some of the many talented musicians who live in the Scottish Borders.'

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Abbey Consort
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'Formed in 2007, we are a group of local singers who decided we wanted to sing the ever widening a-cappella repertoire - choral music without accompaniment - and along the way have a go at everything from plainsong and polyphony to pop ... Choir members hail from all corners of Berwickshire as well as further afield in the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland.'

+ andante Chamber Choir
Visits to the Website170
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'Available to perform across the Scottish Borders at: Ceilidhs; Functions; Parties; Festivals. BFG comprises a core group of experienced fiddlers, supported by guitar, double bass and bhodran players with a dance caller for events. We currently have a mixed repertoire of dance sets and also play a variety of quieter sets for listening during breaks in dancing ... BFG welcomes beginner fiddle players – come along to a practice.'

+ Borders Fiddle Group
Visits to the Website110
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‘Formed in February 1998 and welcomes members from Broughton and the neighbouring towns and villages. We are a mixed voice choir with a minimum age of 12 years, but no maximum. There are no auditions; applicants are required only to be able to sing in tune and commit to regular attendance at rehearsals ... Concerts in Broughton Village Hall are normally given twice a year, in the summer and at Christmas.There are a few Broughtons in the UK: this one is between Peebles and Biggar in the Scottish Borders.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Broughton Choral Society
Visits to the Website37
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'Long-established mixed-voice choir of about 45 members ... We have two main concerts a year, one before Christmas, which is a mixture of choral works and carol singing. The other is in May, when the choir usually sings one or two major works, sometimes joining with other groups. We are a friendly choir and will welcome new members with open arms! Do come and join us ...'

Category Choral Societies
+ Eildon Singers
Visits to the Website126
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'The Band can be hired to play at your event, they regularly play at Gala Days, Weddings and Sporting Events. If you are interested in booking The Band please do not hesitate to contact the Pipe Band Secretary ... Anyone is welcome to come along to learn. If you are a beginner or an experienced player please feel welcome to come along.'

Category Pipe Bands
+ Galashiels Ex-Service Pipe Band
Visits to the Website115
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Hawick Amateur Operatic Society was founded in 1910 ...The first production "H.M.S. Pinafore" ... Nowadays the company still thrives and is open to anyone with an interest in Drama, Musical Theatre and Dance. We are always looking for enthusiastic people to tread the boards with us and people to help with backstage and production. Full training given in all roles.’

+ HAOS Musical Theatre Company
Visits to the Website90
Also indexedHawick Amateur Operatic Society
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'The name "Saxhorn Band" the only one now remaining in Scotland, comes from the name of a brass instrument invented by one, Adolphe Sax and described as "a valve instrument of the bugle type, played with a cup mouthpiece" ...  Our Band was formed in 1855 ... We are part of a tradition of music making dating back to 1809 when the first civilian brass band was formed ... Whether you are a brass beginner or an experienced player you'll find a warm welcome.'

+ Hawick Saxhorn Band
Visits to the Website105
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‘THE large, vibrant, contemporary choir from Peebles in the Scottish Borders. Love singing? Love modern choral music? Love InChorus.’

Category Community Choirs
+ InChorus
Visits to the Website170
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Our aim is ‘to provide the community of Innerleithen and the Borders area with quality light opera, musical entertainment, and to enhance their social life ... Established in 1908, we now perform one musical show in March each year in the Innerleithen Memorial Hall, which we use as our theatre’.

+ Innerleithen & District Amateur Operatic Society
Visits to the Website92
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'Instituted in1854, the JIB is one of the UKs oldest continuously running Bands. We are now one of the most progressive Brass Band organisations in the United Kingdom ... As many as sixty players are involved in the band organisation, ranging in age from 7 to 65. We have two brass bands - a senior band and a "junior" band, which perform regularly throughout the year, at concerts, local festivals, church services, and band contests.'

+ Jedforest Instrumental Band
Visits to the Website112
Views of The ‘Full’ Record271

'Singing in a choir is an excellent confidence booster too. At Langlee Community Choir we don't audition for members; you only need the will to enjoy yourself. There's certainly no pressure, and you won't be asked to sing solo, but if Chris decides there's an opportunity for someone to do so, and you want to volunteer, don't be shy to raise your hand and give it a go ...'

Category Community Choirs
+ Langlee Community Choir
Visits to the Website118
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‘A community choir based in Carlops in the Scottish Borders that draws its membership from a far reaching area ... Our choir welcomes singers - whether Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass. No audition necessary! ... Rehearsals begin in mid-September and the final concert of the year is usually around the middle of June. Most concerts take place on Saturday or Sunday evenings, and on concert days there is usually an afternoon rehearsal in the concert venue. Week-night commitments are rare.‘

Category Community Choirs
+ Linton Singers
Visits to the Website42
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One Acchord, originally known as Vocal Essence, is a ladies barbershop chorus located in Newtown St Boswells with a current membership of around 30. Our members come from a wide area of the Borders including Duns, Coldstream, Galashiels, Kelso, Ancrum, Lauder and St Boswells.’

+ One Acchord
Visits to the Website103
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Established 1834: ‘We perform regularly throughout the year playing on the march at local engagements, indoor and outdoor concerts and in competitions ... Our Development Band ... provides instruments, music tuition and the opportunity to play within a group under the baton of a professional conductor, all free of charge’.

+ Peebles Burgh Silver Band
Visits to the Website40
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'Founded in 1976 and plays an important part in the cultural life of the area. The Orchestra is essentially a chamber orchestra with strings, double woodwind, horns and trumpets. It's a community group and we welcome all interested players. Though we rehearse seriously, aiming for a high level of performance, our rehearsals are fun and enjoyed by all. Peebles Youth and Community Orchestra is the beginners' section of Peebles Orchestra. We are looking for adult beginners and young people of all ages to join PYCO.'

+ Peebles Orchestra
Visits to the Website125
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Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre in the heart of Peebles in the Scottish Borders is a vibrant, busy, well-loved hub for live performances, films, classes and exhibitions. A key venue for established acts and emerging talent, the theatre’s year round performance programme ranges across music, drama, dance, comedy, talks and family shows. Weekly classes give opportunities for people of all ages to take part in art, dance, drama and music. There are also “one off” workshops and festivals as well as an outreach programme taking arts into the community.‘

@ Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre
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'An arts and culture led regeneration project, designed to make a substantial contribution to the social, cultural and economic well-being of Hawick and the wider Borders. The project transformed three derelict buildings in the West End of the town with the aim of creating jobs, building new sustainable facilities and encouraging visitors to the area.'

@ Heart of Hawick
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