the Land, the Light, the Locals 2016-17
Main Concert for LLL - 29th Dec, Denholm Hall - "Vin Garbutt"
||Chances are you've met Vin at an event on the folk music circuit.
He is one of the most sought-after and best-loved performers on the music scene today.
Vin Garbutt's songwriting is witty and powerful with a clear social conscience. A distinctive singer, an accomplished guitarist and fine whistle player.
Vin has been performing nationally and internationally, non-stop, since 1969. His songs always remain fresh and vibrant, and his repertoire is always changing.
Vin is genuinely funny and his quirky observations of life are always very much part of the act, delighting audiences everywhere.
LLL 2016-17 Newsletter
Despite the fact that we have had one of our wettest summers (even by Scottish standards!), we
Borderers just love living here amongst our wonderful hills and valleys. We also love to welcome
visitors to our region - most of them quickly realise why we sing so many songs about it. Besides,
it never rains in the pub!
Now is the time when our thoughts turn to our
biggest annual celebration, Hogmanay. After all,
the Scots invented it! This year the 19th LLL festival
will be held as usual in the heart of the Border
countryside featuring our unique blend of concerts,
music sessions, walks and a ceilidh dance.
Everything kicks off on Thursday, 29th December
with our main concert in Denholm Village Hall, AN
EVENING WITH VIN GARBUT, supported by a young 16 year old girl from Hawick - Brodie Murray.
The following day our first TRADITIONAL
MUSIC SESSION will take place at The Horse and
Hounds, Bonchester Bridge. These informal
gatherings are hugely popular with locals and visitors
alike, always with a special atmosphere and a warm
welcome for everyone. Later that evening the focus
switches to Hawick, where a wide variety of local
talent will be on display at HAWICK SINGS.
The year ends on Auld Year’s Night, as we call it
here, and our lunchtime session will be at the Royal
Hotel, Jedburgh. Then we head for our showcase
event, the HOGMANAY CEILIDH, where you can dance and party through the bells in Denholm
School to the sounds of THE BLACKTHORNE CEILIDH BAND. The following day we have our
NEW YEAR’S DAY WALK, which should blow away any cobwebs while walking through some
stunning scenery. Your reward is a traditional HERD’S SUPPER at Ashkirk Village Hall with hosts
JOHN NICHOL and HILARY BELL, which many people think is the most hilarious and entertaining
part of the whole festival.
Our final day starts with the farewell session at DENHOLM MEET and
ends with the survivors’ concert in The George
and Abbotsford Hotel, Melrose featuring local
favourites REAL TIME.
We are pleased to continue to keep our prices
as low as possible, with a full festival ticket
coming in at only £55, so please book early as
all our venues are small and intimate. That’s
what makes this event so special - it really is
the friendliest wee festival around!
Download your booking form here