I can confirm that I will be running two workshops and performing at this year’s Border Gaitherin’ Festival in Coldstream. One workshop will be on traditional whistle, the other on traditional flute. There is also an end of festival performance involving all participating tutors.
I am delighted to be invited back to this traditional music festival situated right on the river Tweed on the border with England. I have been attending for many years both as a performer and as an audience member, in the past few years I have been there as part of Absolutely Legless and as a tutor. This year local flute player and good friend Martin Morroni will also be taking a workshop and I hope to catch him for a tune in one of the many sessions as well.
The family-friendly festival is now entirely self-funding and this year runs from Friday June 3rd to Sunday June 4th. There are workshops for fiddle, pipes, harp, bodhrán, low whistle, accordion and guitar as well as flute and whistle from local musicians such as Lori Watson and Elspeth Smellie.