Galashiels Walking Festival Spring 2024

The Galashiels Walking Festival Spring 2024 is here! Join us for a some old favourites and a few new experiences on offer in collaboration with Connecting Threads: Town to River, River to Town project.

GUN + The Godfathers

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 GUN plus special guests The Godfathers The GUN story starts in 1987 and kicks up a notch for the Glaswegian rockers the following year when A&M Records beat a slew of rival labels to sign them. However, for this band [known as Blind Allez and even Phobia before settling on GUN], it is a brand […]


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​The Kitten Has Claws and MacArts presents a fabulous Halloween Burlesque and Cabaret show, featuring some of Scotland’s top performers.This saucy and scary show features Burlesque, Drag, Magic and Song, all with a macabre Halloween twist! Don your most thrilling gladrags or costumes and let them entertain you as they take to the stage in […]



The Diamond Eyed Jacks are a psychedelic jam band based in Cumbria, who have been re-creating the early 70’s Grateful Dead sound for more than a decade. Their authentic sound showcases beautiful vocal harmonies and psychedelic improvisations true to the spirit of the Grateful Dead. This genre-busting catalogue of songs encompasses country music, funk, psychedelic […]


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Mac Arts are excited to announce that they have teamed up with The National Lottery  and Music VenueTrust on the United By Music summer tour! Tickets go on sale at Support your grassroots venues! Be united by music. Buy a ticket to any of the shows and bring a friend for FREE (with any Lotto Product). […]


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This is a fundraising music event with a difference for BordersFest 2023. Music from Inverness singer songwriter Julie-Ann Neill with her band The Wispz. They are Edinburgh based and have a fantastic toe tapping Folk/Celtic/County vibe. Folk Drama is a two-piece Americana outfit made up of Violeta Bahena from Hollywood, California and Edinburgh born award […]

Polly Paulusma & Kathryn Williams

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As labels buddies on One Little Independent Records, Kathryn Williams and Polly Paulusma met on a song writing retreat. They have also written songs together and tutored song writing courses at Arvon Foundation. Their friendship developed and strengthened, supporting each other over lockdown. Being fans of each other’s work, it seemed a foregone conclusion that they would […]

Hayseed Dixie + support

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Hayseed Dixie began one innocent Summer day in 2000 when John Wheeler and Mike Daly drank roughly enough whiskey to float a battleship from the Florida Coast over to Portugal and back and decided to play around in John’s studio. Having spent the previous few years touring around with assorted country hat-acts, John had assembled […]

Gary Faulds: Frontier

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Frontier is Gary’s journey into the unknown, will we find aliens on Mars? Can I get Turkey teeth? Will I ever call my Mum’s boyfriend Da? Can I do yoga without farting? Will the yoga lassie let me back after fart gate?   An action-packed hour of relatable comedy from Gary who just wants to […]