The Border Gaitherin is back in 2013
and continues to build on its reputation for providing an
exceptional family friendly participative
traditional music event. Come and enjoy
- high quality traditional music workshops
spectacular dance show with 'Absolutely Legless'
- concerts with both young and established
- 'masked' ceilidh - two great ceilidh bands
- lively pub sessions, songs & tunes
- 'Open Stage' Competition, & TURAS Gaelic Singers
Community Cafe - all
- 'Session A697' -late night 'cool'
tunes & hot soup
- 'Knit -a Ceilidh' Create a Ceilidh dance and
- NEW for 2013
the longest set of reels??
A charity musical marathon - all musicians
our renowned friendly atmosphere
The Border Gaitherin is the major showcase for Borders music and for the immense musical
and creative talent which resides here in the Borders. However this
year we are pleased to have American guest musicians bringing an
Appalachian flavour to the weekend.
'The Border Gaitherin' tutors and guests provide an exciting and
inspirational blend of youth, experience, tremendous skill, all supporting our focus
on 'Traditional Futures' and furthering the creative
talent of young and old, locals and visitors alike.
JOIN US -
Come and add to your traditional music experience in the stress-free,
informal atmosphere and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and
friendliness of the town of Coldstream on the River
Tweed. Post code TD124AP
Facebook Event page
Our 2013 tutors and guest performers will include:-
Lori Watson, Corrina Hewat, Innes Watson,
Christine Kydd, Carly Blain, Nigel Gatherer, Graeme Armstrong, Steve &
Ruth Smith, Nancy Schneeloch, Matt Seattle, The Absolutely Legless
Irish Dancers, and more !
Tuition workshops will include :-
for all levels, plus advanced fiddle techniques with Innes Watson
Harp (instruments provided) l
Mandolin (instruments provided)
l Border Tunes
Toot Sweet - Flutes in harmony
Workshop Booking recommended.
for information, or
call 01835 862423
(Mon- Sat 9am-7pm)
for booking concert, ceilidh, and
Workshops normally take place in Coldstream Primary School and a few
other venues in the centre of the town.
Camping nearby and
Join our Facebook Border Gaitherin Events
your friends where you're going to be on 31st May, 1st & 2ndJune
in Coldstream of course !!
YouTube video selections from
Here are two Border Tunes from Lori Watson to get you going.
Collage above compiled from
images by Sandy Watson.
Absolutely Legless Spectacular Irish Dance Show
Saturday 1st June, 2pm, Coldstream Community Centre
Coldstream is definitely 'the place to be' on
31st May, 1st, 2nd,June, 2013
you there too!
And also at The Border Gaitherin this year professional sound and light