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Innerleithen Music Festival 21-23 August 2015
Great concerts in the Scottish Borders with the stars of Celtic music, and much more...

Just 30 miles from Edinburgh by the River Tweed in the lovely Border Hills (map).

Already booked - the wonderful EDDI READER will open the festival on Friday August 21.

* Tickets will be on sale from April 2015 *

Browse the site for the programme as it develops, more info about the guests including links to watch them performing, and to find out about accommodation.

ENQUIRIES: phone 01721-729949 or by email.
2014 Festival - Memories..
What a wonderful weekend of music we had - the superb concerts in the Memorial Hall, all the local talent in a packed Vale Club, the buskers in the High Street, the inaugural rock session and much more! Check our Facebook albums for loads of photos.

Special thanks in 2014 for support from:
Scottish Borders Council Community Grant Scheme * Scotlight Group
Heriot Toun Studio * St Ronan's Tattoo Committee * Innerleithen Community Trust
Vale of Leithen Social Club * The Union Club * Lodge St Ronan's 856
... plus the numerous local businesses who contributed raffle prizes.
What was the main concert programme in 2014?
Fri Aug 15 ALY BAIN & PHIL CUNNINGHAM - Scotland's favourite traditional musicians - always a treat! Plus SOPHIE DYER & SEORAS ASHBY - superb local duo.

Sat Aug 16 (afternoon) ROBYN STAPLETON BAND, LORI WATSON & FIONA BLACK and MERLIN MUSIC - BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2014, outstanding Scottish fiddler/accordion duo, and students from Merlin Traditional Music Academy summer school.

Sat Aug 16 BOYS OF THE LOUGH and THE SHEE - world renowned Celtic group plus exciting young Scottish band.

Sun Aug 17 (afternoon) LIVE & LOCAL MAIN STAGE with MATT NORRIS & THE MOON - stylish indie folk band, SAM MUNDY & ROBBIE TATLER - great Borders blues duo, and RUDEIGIN - lively Lanarkshire folk band

Sun Aug 17 TRADITIONAL SINGERS CONCERT with FIONA HUNTER & MIKE VASS, John Morran, Carole & Alan Prior, Kirsty Law and Fisher Lassies - traditional singing at its best.

"Live & Local" - free music all weekend ...
After its terrific success last year (over 31 bands performed), "Live and Local" will be back at the Vale Club - the venue for up and coming local talent, continuing our proud tradition of encouraging the area's emerging musicians.

Plus much more - workshops, Ballad event, lots of free music...
Check out this year's artists plus some great videos of the 2013 concerts (and earlier festivals) on the IMF Youtube Video Channel.

Who were our headline acts in earlier years?
Check our Facebook albums for loads of photos.

2014 Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham, Boys Of The Lough, The Shee, Fiona Hunter & Mike Vass, Robyn Stapleton Band, Lori Watson & Fiona Black, Sophie Dyer & Seoras Ashby, Merlin Music, Rudeigin, Sam Mundy & Robbie Tatler, Matt Norris & The Moon, John Morran, Carole & Alan Prior, Kirsty Law, Fisher Lassies
2013 Julie Fowlis, Siobhan Miller & Jeana Leslie, Rod Paterson, Paul McKenna Band, Wendy Weatherby Band, Dirty Beggars, Steve Byrne, Aileen Carr, Pat Douglas, Matt Seattle, Fisher Lassies, Kathy Stewart
2012 Dougie MacLean, Battlefield Band, Mànran, Wrigley Sisters, Barbara Dymock Band, Chris Wright & Lucy Pringle
2011 Barbara Dickson with Nick Holland, Heidi Talbot with John McCusker and Boo Hewerdine, Siobhan Miller & Jeana Leslie, Real Time, Sangsters, Ewan McLennan, Eric Faulkner, Nathan Rogers, Susie Kelly
2010 Capercaillie, Lau, The Unthanks, The Bevvy Sisters, Lori Watson and Rule of Three, Kim Edgar, Craig Jeffrey, Mick West & Frank McLaughlin, Janet Weatherston, Lorcán Mac Mathúna
2009 Eddi Reader, Karine Polwart Band, Rory McLeod, Siobhan Miller & Jeana Leslie, Kieran Halpin, Dean Friedman, Chris Wright & Lucy Pringle
2008 Karen Matheson & Band, Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham, Sandy Brechin & Ewan Wilkinson, The Cast, Henry Douglas, Rallion, Craig Jeffrey, Scott Gardiner
2007 Martin Carthy, Kris Drever, Rachel Unthank & the Winterset, Tannahill Weavers, Real Time, Craig Jeffrey, Goldrush, St Ronans Silver Band
2006 Dougie Maclean, Archie Fisher, Andy M Stewart & Gerry O'Beirne, Malinky, John Wright Band, CrossCurrent, Matt Johnson, Linties
2005 Karine Polwart, Old Blind Dogs, Eliza Carthy & The Ratcatchers, Incredible String Band, Kieran Halpin, Borders Young Fiddles, Matt Seattle, St Ronans Silver Band
2004 Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham, Dougie Maclean, Martin Simpson, Real Time, Emily Smith Band, Single Malt
2003 Battlefield Band, Jock Tamsons Bairns, The Hush, Jez Lowe & the Bad Pennies, Back of the Moon, Janne Henshaw, Borders Fiddlers & Sangsters

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