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Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham - 15 August 2014
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Innerleithen Music Festival 15-17 August 2014
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).

We've got another fantastic line up for you this year, with absolutely superb evening concerts featuring some of the biggest names in Celtic music!

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

TICKETS: on sale online, by phone or in person in both Innerleithen and Peebles. Use the links on the programme page to buy online or visit the tickets page for the other options.
WEEKEND CONCERT TICKETS - only £47 (£52 from May 4) for all 5 great concerts!
Spring Concert: ARCHIE FISHER - May 3, Peebles Eastgate Theatre, 7:30pm
A stalwart of the Scottish folk scene for 50 years, one of our finest singer-songwriters, and a truly engaging performer. Watch Archie on stage here, singing a beautiful song about the Borders.
Opening the concert will be folk band DELEERIT, 3 great local musicians - Hendry White, Alister Rae and 'Prof' Gordon Deans.
Tickets £12, available ONLINE, SCOTLIGHT (Innerleithen High St) and EASTGATE THEATRE, 01721 725777
MAIN CONCERT PROGRAMME
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, GEORGIA GORDON - young singer-songwriter, 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...
IMF YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Check out this year's artists plus some great videos of the 2013 concerts (and earlier festivals) on the IMF Youtube Video Channel.
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Special thanks in 2014 for sponsorship from (so far):
Heriot Toun Studio St Ronan's Tattoo Committee
Vale of Leithen Social Club

Special thanks in 2013 for sponsorship from:
Enterprise Music Scotland * Innerleithen Community Council * Innerleithen Community Trust
Rotary Club of Innerleithen, Walkerburn & Traquair * St Ronan's Tattoo Committee
Vale of Leithen Social Club
... plus the numerous local businesses who contributed raffle prizes.

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

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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