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Kelso Old Parish Church

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The Butts
Kelso, TD5 7DH United Kingdom

Octagonal plan church, James Nisbet, dating from 1773, and altered by William Elliot in 1823. Built to continue worship begun in Kelso Abbey in 1128. Recently extensively restored. Banners of Blues & Royals, presented to the church by the Duke of Roxburghe 1927. By Knowes car park and adjacent to Kelso Abbey.

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September 2017

Kelso Folk Festival

September 1st • 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Kelso Old Parish Church, The Butts
Kelso, TD5 7DH United Kingdom
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A weekend of traditional music concerts, sessions, workshops and open mics in various localities around Kelso Town. Friday 1st - The opening concert is held in the Old Parish Kirk, The Knowes, Kelso and features the fabulous Breabach. Doors open at 7 pm and the concert starts at 7.30. were voted ‘Folk Band of the Year’ and ‘Album of Year’ at the 2016 Scots Trad Music Awards and nominated for ‘Best Group’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards this year.…

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Kelso Folk Festival – Workshop Sessions

September 2nd • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kelso Old Parish Church, The Butts
Kelso, TD5 7DH United Kingdom
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During the day on Saturday 2nd, there will be an opportunity to take part in workshops aimed at developing your confidence and skills. These are held in the Abbey Row community centre. Prebooking is essential and places are limited. To book your place please email KFLMC@live.co.uk by the 31st August. We will be running the following workshops.... DADGAD guitar (2-3.30 pm) - Niamh Boadle (Northern Company member) Mixed instrument accompanyment focusing on traditional tunes and accompanying them/harmonising (3.30-5.00 pm) -…

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Kelso Folk Festival

September 2nd • 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Kelso Old Parish Church, The Butts
Kelso, TD5 7DH United Kingdom
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The second ticketed concert is held in the Old Parish Kirk, The Knowes, Kelso and features two award winning acts. Doors open at 7 pm and the concert starts at 7.30. Northern Company are a five-piece Folk group that formed in 2015 and are the 2016 winners of the Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award. Combining Folk, Bluegrass, Classical and Jazz influences, they bring a fresh feel to contemporary and traditional songs and tunes from the British Isles and beyond, on melodeon,…

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