Airs & Gracenotes
Who, where, when?
We can’t say too much about where (oh, ok, look out for pop-up performances in the car park at Sainsbury’s, as well as outside the Tourist Information Centre, the Tontine, in School Brae, Castle Warehouse cook shop, the Oven Door courtyard and a few other spots) but we can tell you who will be involved. Here’s a brief rundown of the main acts:
Saturday, 26 July: Pop-up events, 10am-12pm
Charlotte Petersen: One of Scotland’s top harpists – and a respected composer in her own right – Charlotte is a wonderful performer who plays a vast range of musical styles.
Peebles Chamber Ensemble: Jane Greig (ex-leader of Peebles Orchestra) has brought together a special ensemble for the day.
Eddleston Voices: A local community choir of around 35 people who between them represent a wide range of ages and backgrounds.
Nomad Beat Group: Players from the Peebles-based music school will wow the crowd with an eclectic selection of instruments and musical styles.
Peebles Burgh Silver Band: A familiar sight at events around Peeblesshire, the red-coated Peebles Burgh Silver Band always delivers a rousing performance.
Tweedvale (Innerleithen) Pipe Band: Feel the hairs on the back of your neck stand up courtesy of one of Scotland’s top pipe bands.
Saturday, 26 July 1.15pm, Tweed Green
All performers will play a short set before coming together to form a massed band for the premier of Airs and Gracenotes at around 2.45pm, again on Tweed Green.
7.30pm, Celter Schmelter, Eastgate Theatre: Bringing alive Yiddish dance music, Celter Schmelter offers an irresistible mix of raucous, soulful and sweet acoustic klezmer. Tickets are £12, £10, £5 for schoolchildren. Available now on 01721 725777, or online
Sunday, 27 July 2.30pm, Alastair Savage Trio, Anne Younger Studio, Eastgate Theatre: Award-winning fiddle player Alastair Savage leads an afternoon of Scottish music. Tickets are £10, £8, £5 for schoolchildren. Available now on 01721 725777, or online
Sunday, 27 July 8pm: Candlelit House Party in Jo Powell’s Lovely Barn: The final Airs & Gracenotes treat is Jo Powell’s monthly Candlelit House Party in the Lovely Barn, featuring a very special performance by Fair Isle accordionist Inge Thomson. Inge plays accordion with Karine Polwart, is a member of the Pathhead Music Collective, and a rThe final Airs & Gracenotes treat is Jo Powell’s monthly Candlelit House Party in the Lovely Barn, featuring a very special performance by Fair Isle accordionist Inge Thomson. Inge plays accordion with Karine Polwart, is a member of the Pathhead Music Collective, and a remarkable musician in her own right. Admission by donation, book by phone 07795 468295.
Nomad Beat is a registered charity whose objective is to carry out activities which benefit the community and in particular (without limitation):
Peebles Creative Place has been working with Nomad Beat to put on Airs & Gracenotes. Air's and Gracenotes will run over the weekend of 26 & 27 July and will feature events in Tweed Green, The Eastgate Theatre and at the Lovely Barn.