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A Christmas Carol

Master performer and story-teller Guy Masterson brings Dickens' enduring classic to life in his inimitable multi-character performance style. This is a tour de force of a one man show, astonishing in its faithful yet innovative telling of a much loved Christmas classic.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Ainbo

In the spirit of Moana, Ainbo - Spirit of the Amazon is the epic journey of a young hero and her Spirit Guides, Dillo a cute and humorous armadillo and Vaca a goofy oversized tapir, who embark on a quest to save their home in the spectacular Amazon Rainforest.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

Expect jig ‘n’ reel fireworks, sublime airs and scurrilous banter from these two stellar musicians. Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham are the epitome of excellence in the world of traditional music and have been described by Mike Russell, of The Herald, as “probably the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear”. With their musical magic and quick-witted humour they will pull your emotional strings one moment and have you falling off the seat with laughter the next

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Amerrycana Christmas

It’s been a cold dark night out on the prairie, and we’re not out of the mixed metaphors yet, but what’s that riding into town on a shimmering white horse? It’s none other than the 2021 Amerrycana Christmas bringing all your old favourites and plenty of new twists.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Blue Rose Code

A nomad, both geographically and musically, Ross Wilson aka Blue Rose Code writes straight from – and to - the heart. His songs address universal themes of love, loss, travel, home, accepting the past and embracing the future. They are variously painted with the vibrant colours of folk, Americana, jazz, country, soul and pop and have seen him compared to John Martyn, Van Morrison and Tom Waits amongst others. "Surely one of the greatest live acts around right now so if you get a chance to see them in any of their many guises, do yourself a favour and go." Americana UK

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Budapest Cafe Orchestra

When this band play,s a blistering barrage of traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia gives way to Klezmer laments, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and the band’s own re-imaginings of tunes by the romantic greats including squeezebox concertos by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires, this band is hugely entertaining, has immense skill and profound musicianship…enough to make you want to book that holiday down the Danube!

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Coig

Atlantic Canada’s powerhouse Còig has cemented its status as one of today’s most exciting North American Celtic groups. With a fiery Celtic style as its musical core, Còig offers a fresh and exhilarating mix of traditional tunes, lively instrumentals and contemporary songs performed on over a dozen instruments (vocals, fiddles, guitar, banjo, mandolin, viola, bouzouki, whistles, and more) in a lot of non-traditional ways.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Counterfeit Christmas

Two years since they last played at The Eastgate, the counterfeits are back for a very special Christmas performance from both their sixties and seventies shows, plus some surprise numbers from the forthcoming Decades Show. Hits come from the great bands of the sixties, to glam rock bands of the seventies. Coupled with the usual festive tunes, this is a night of pure nostalgia.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Craig Hill - Pumped!

"Class. Risque, rib tickling and absolutely screaming from the rafters...Hill actually has to wait until the audience stops laughing befor he can start again.  It's absolutely hilarious" Edinburgh Evening News

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Dangerous Liaisons

Sex. Power. Cruelty. Deceit. Two bored aristocrats spin a web of heartbreak in 18th century France. It may seem like a game, but lives will be ruined and love irrevocably lost. Northern Ballet’s bodice-ripping retelling of Dangerous Liaisons is performed and filmed by their incredible dancers in a cinema first that pulls you into their stage Performed with minimal set and full costumes, the ballet is set to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Doug Allan That's a Wrap

Join multi-award winning wildlife cameraman Doug Allan for an evening of behind the scenes stories for all the family, with highlights from the most challenging assignments of his 35 years filming wildlife in the remotest places on Earth.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Eclipse

The annual FHSD Senior School show is a highlight of the dance year in Peebles with its range of dance styles including ballet, contemporary jazz, tap, Highland and modern. Eclips’, a specially choreographed 2021 performance, is a wonderful celebration of dance where Senior Pupils display their talents.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Fara

Fara is four leading musicians at the forefront of the young Scottish folk scene. Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price’s three fiddles combine with Rory Matheson’s piano to produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their Orkney upbringing. With a mixture of self-penned and traditional Orkney tunes as well as stunning vocals, Fara’s is an exciting and individual sound.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Friends Forever

Little Stars, the pre-school pupils of The Fiona Henderson School of Dance, perform their annual dance show. Little Stars just love to dance and will include displays in ballet, Highland, tap and modern. The show will also feature special performances by pupils from FHSD’s Junior School and Senior Schools.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Heidi Talbot & Boo Hewardine

Multi-award winning singers and songwriters Heidi Talbot and Boo Hewardine join forces for a celebration tour.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Hogg in the Limelight

Four new ten-minute plays from Borders Pub Theatre, inspired by the life and work of James Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd. From talking yowes and corbie crows to the deil himself, reimagined characters leap to life from Hogg’s works in these lively and creative semi-staged plays from Borders playwrights.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Holmes and Watson

Sherlock Holmes has prevailed upon Dr Watson, his landlady Mrs Hudson and Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard to join him in a farewell tour of the British Isles when they will re-enact one of the detective’s most baffling unrecorded cases – The Case of the Prime Minister, the Floozie and the Lummock Rock Lighthouse. Expect a glimpse of the fabled Satsuma Stone, stolen from the crown of William of Orange in the seventeenth century and only recently discovered in a midden in Maastricht. “This two-man little gem is totally and delightfully, utterly bonkers, and is so funny it should come with a Government health warning.” The Northern Echo

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Living Mountain

The Living Mountain is an audio-visual performance by Jenny Sturgeon inspired by Nan Shepherd's celebrated book of the same name. It explores Nan's writing, the Cairngorm mountain range and human connections with the wild through lyrical, melodic and visual interpretation. Jenny is working alongside film curator Shona Thomson and filmmaker Robyn Spice both providing stunning visuals.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Martin Simpson

An intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving performance by one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world.  Martin’s interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling as he combines the different elements of British, Afro-American and old-timey music with his own songs.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Matthew Bourne's The Car Man

This stunning dance thriller transports Bizet’s popular opera to a greasy garage-diner in 1960’s America where the dreams and passions of a small-town are shattered by the arrival of a handsome stranger.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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MiP Ailie Robertson &

Harpist Ailie Robertson performs with the Turadh String Quartet: Michelle Dierx & Abigail Young (violins); Theodore Chung Lei (viola) and Balázs Renczés (cello) A selection of Baroque & Contemporary European works for Scottish Harp plus her own composition "The Living Mountain" for harp, string quartet & electronics.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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MiP Brodsky Quartet

BRODSKY QUARTET Krysia Osostowicz & Ian Belton (violins), Paul Cassidy (viola) and Jacqueline Thomas (cello) perform Borodin: Scherzo in D for String Quartet; Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A minor ("Rosamunde"), D.804, Op.29; James MacMillan: ‘For Sonny’ and ‘Memento’; Shostakovich: String Quartet No.9 in E flat, Op.117.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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MiP Creating Carmen

Emily Andrews (mezzo-soprano & flute), David Massey & Francisco Correa (guitars) Alice Imelda and Niall Ashdown (actors) Creating Carmen is more than a concert. It is a fully staged, costumed and professionally lit show for three musicians and two actors.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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MiP Gaia

Alice Allen (cello) and Katrina Lee (violin) perform: Duncan Strachan: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird (GAIA commission); Elizabeth Maconchy: Theme and Variations; Corelli: Sonata for Violin and Cello Op.5 No.9; Sally Beamish: Stone, Salt and Sky (GAIA commission)

Location Eastgate Theatre

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MiP James Willshire

James Willshire (piano) performs Ronald Stevenson's Passacaglia on DSCH. "It took all of about two bars to be utterly entranced." (The Herald)

Location Eastgate Theatre

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MiP Kwon-Lim Duo

Tunnell Trust Award Winners Waynne Kwon (cello) and Victor Lim (violin) perform: Stravinsky:Suite Italienne; Kabalevsky: Sonata for Cello and Piano in B flat, Op.71; Rachmaninov: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op.19. Music in Peebles is very grateful to the Tunnell Trust for sponsorship of this concert.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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MiP Leon McCawley

Leon McCawley (piano) performs: Haydn: Keyboard Sonata No.53 in E minor, Hob.XVI:34; Mozart: Rondo for piano No.3 in A minor, K. 511; Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 18 in D major ("Hunt"), K.576; Schubert: Piano Sonata No.20 in A major, D.959

Location Eastgate Theatre

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MiP Music in Peebles Membership 2021/22

Membership of Music in Peebles for the 2021/22 season. Payment entitles the each individual member to a complimentary ticket for each of the ten concerts in the season. Concert tickets can be booked at box office either in person or over the 'telephone. Box Office staff will do their best to meet requests for specific seats but this is not always possible. Ignore all references to dates/times etc. Your membership will last for the season.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Memberships & Passes

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MiP Patron's Concert

Gina McCormack (violin) & Nigel Clayton (piano) present the Young Musicians’ Showcase introducing some outstandingly talented young musicians, hand-picked for Music in Peebles by Gina from Scotland’s excellent national conservatoire

Location Eastgate Theatre

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MiP Strathclyde University Chamber Choir

Strathclyde University Chamber Choir with David Hamilton (organ), Directed by Alan Tavener performs Stainer: The Crucifixion, for tenor, bass, chorus & organ

Location Peebles Old Parish Church

subvenue Main Space

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Our Ladies

In 1990s Scotland, a group of Catholic school girls get an opportunity to go into Edinburgh for a choir competition, but they're more interested in drinking, partying and hooking up than winning the competition.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Peebles Concert Band

After an enforced year off, Peebles Concert Band are delighted to be playing together again and back on the stage to present a varied programme of woodwind and brass music including movie themes, blues, classical…even rock. The band is conducted by Vaughan Fleischfresser.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Pygmy Twylyte

Navigating the vast Zappa oeuvre is no mean feat, but Scotland’s Pygmy Twylyte have embraced the challenge with gusto, selecting a core body of classic material, complemented with a rotating offering of more obscure cuts, and blasting this to delighted audiences across the UK. Officially licensed by the Zappa Trust, Pygmy Twylyte present a must-see event for local music fans.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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RANT

RANT is the meeting of four of Scotland’ s finest fiddle players - Bethany Reid, Jenna Reid, Lauren MacColl and Anna Massie who join forces to create a sound both rich and lush, yet retaining a savage bite and spark, weaving a tapestry of melodies, textures, layers and sounds. “This is dignified, deep and profound music.” fRoots “Sheer class” ***** The Herald, Celtic Connections

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Rant

RANT is the meeting of four of Scotland’ s finest fiddle players - Bethany Reid, Jenna Reid, Lauren MacColl and Anna Massie who join forces to create a sound both rich and lush, yet retaining a savage bite and spark, weaving a tapestry of melodies, textures, layers and sounds.  “This is dignified, deep and profound music.” fRoots

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Rejoice - Scott Gibson

Scott Gibson (Edinburgh Award Winner, Scottish Variety Award Winner, Chortle Nominee), Glasgow’s critically-acclaimed and award-winning son, presents a brand new hour of darkly comedic storytelling, covering everything from life in lockdown to fighting off the black dog to home made sourdough.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Riverwoods

Riverwoods is a visually stunning documentary that shines a light on the perilous state of Scotland’s salmon and the bare, degraded river catchments we have come to accept as normal. This compelling story reveals an inextricable relationship and an inescapable truth: The salmon need the forest. The forest needs the salmon. And Scotland needs them both.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Rotary Young Musician of the Year

Peebles Rotary and Nomad Beat present this annual competition to find the finest young musicians from in and around Peebles,. The competition is in two categories – solo instrumental and solo vocal with each young musician playing short two pieces in contrasting styles.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Scottish Opera: Opera in Peebles

Scottish Opera’s much-loved tour comes to the Eastgate Theatre as four singers and a pianist travel Scotland performing a brand new show which includes a selection of music from operas including The Marriage of Figaro, Carmen and Romeo et Juliette celebrating all that it is to be in love, bringing to life some of opera’s best-known arias, duets and ensembles alongside hidden gems and forgotten favourites.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Scrooge of Peebles

Start the festive period off with a bang by joining Tweed Theatre retelling the tale of Ebenezer with singing, dancing and the usual pantomime mayhem.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Spirit of Bad Co and Free

The five piece band Free Again performs a spectacular show playing the music of Bad Company and Free. This is not a heavy rock night, the music is a delicate blend of vocals, guitars and piano punctuated by a dynamic rhythm section producing timeless, melodic classics - the ultimate Paul Rodgers back catalogue. The line-up, made up predominantly from the touring band Hotel California Scotland, sympathetically and faithfully recreate the authentic sound and feel of the original bands. Expect a set that includes classic tracks ranging from Feel Like Makin' Love to Wishing Well; All Right Now to Can't Get Enough as well as an acoustic section with beautiful piano melodies and vocal harmony.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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TSoc 350 Years of Scottish Botanical Gardens

David Knott looks at the history of Scotland’s botanic gardens including the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, which marked its 350th anniversary in 2020.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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TSoc Gamekeeping and Conservation

Megan Rowland gives her insights into the highways and byways of land management in 21st century Scotland, and how she came to be “a woman in a man’s world”.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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TSoc John Buchan's Jacobites

Laura Buchan takes a look at her great grandfather John’s interest in the 1745 Jacobite Rising and how this was reflected in his writings.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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TSoc Peter Womersley & Rural Modernism

Architects Gordon Duffy and Rebecca Wober examine Peter Womersley’s architectural legacy in the Borders and how he made ‘spaces that just sing’.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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TSoc The Antonine Wall

Dr. David Breeze In conjunction with Peeblesshire Archaeological Society Dr. David Breeze, a former Chief Inspector of Ancient Monuments for Scotland explains how the ancient frontier of the Roman Empire became a World Heritage Site.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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TSoc The Greatest Show on Earth

Alasdair Hutton on why Scotland and Edinburgh became the home of the Edinbugh Tattoo, theGreatest Show on Earth, and how he became involved as commentator.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Talisk

Mohsen Amini (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Musician of the Year 2018), Hayley Keenan and Graeme Armstrong fuse concertina, fiddle and guitar to produce a ground-breaking, multi-layered and instantly enthralling sound that has captivated audiences around the globe and made Talisk one of Scotland’s most popular folk-based groups stacking up major awards for their explosively energetic yet artfully woven sound.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

The Bright Side of Life

Peebles celebrates the return to live performance in the theatre with a grand variety show featuring a programme packed with local musicians, dancers, actors, singers and story-tellers.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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The Fine Art of Textiles

Create beautiful fine art textiles with textile artist Deborah Campbell. This workshop will explore and combine various techniques of creating personal and unique fabrics through felt making, transfer, lino and geli printing. Experiment with different methods of layering, tearing and manipulating the fabrics, then combine them creatively using machine and hand embroidery. Beginners welcome.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Anne Younger Studio

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The Fureys

Legends of Irish music & song The Fureys return to Peebles.  The band renowned for hit songs including I Will Love You, When You Were Sweet 16 and The Green Fields of France, have been entertaining audiences worldwide for over 40 years.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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The Legends of American Country

A truly authentic tribute show featuring the music of some of the biggest stars of American Country, including Garth Brooks, Randy Travis, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette and Johnny Cash.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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The Most Beautiful

In 1971, due to the world premiere of Death in Venice, Italian director Lucino Visconti proclaimed his Tadzio as the world's most beautiful boy. A shadow that today, 50 years later, weighs Björn Andresen's life. A film about the price of beauty. A drama that takes us to Japan, Italy, France and Denmark.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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The Nutcracker

Clara is given an enchanted Nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. As midnight strikes, she creeps downstairs to find a magical adventure awaiting her and her Nutcracker.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Tosca

Rome in 1800 is in political chaos. Three three main characters are caught up in a story of lust, love, betrayal and blackmail – Rome’s diva Floria Tosca, her lover Mario Cavaradossi (a painter and republican) and the corrupt Chief of Police, Baron Scarpia.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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White Chalk

In the spring of 2009 John Matthews was a 45 year old Finance Director living a comfortable life in Dubai. All that changed forever when he took a trekking holiday to Nepal with a group of friends. He would spend the next decade building schools and educating children. White Chalk is his story.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Anne Younger Studio

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A Christmas Carol

Master performer and story-teller Guy Masterson brings Dickens' enduring classic to life in his inimitable multi-character performance style. This is a tour de force of a one man show, astonishing in its faithful yet innovative telling of a much loved Christmas classic.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Ainbo

In the spirit of Moana, Ainbo - Spirit of the Amazon is the epic journey of a young hero and her Spirit Guides, Dillo a cute and humorous armadillo and Vaca a goofy oversized tapir, who embark on a quest to save their home in the spectacular Amazon Rainforest.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

Expect jig ‘n’ reel fireworks, sublime airs and scurrilous banter from these two stellar musicians. Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham are the epitome of excellence in the world of traditional music and have been described by Mike Russell, of The Herald, as “probably the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear”. With their musical magic and quick-witted humour they will pull your emotional strings one moment and have you falling off the seat with laughter the next

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Amerrycana Christmas

It’s been a cold dark night out on the prairie, and we’re not out of the mixed metaphors yet, but what’s that riding into town on a shimmering white horse? It’s none other than the 2021 Amerrycana Christmas bringing all your old favourites and plenty of new twists.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Blue Rose Code

A nomad, both geographically and musically, Ross Wilson aka Blue Rose Code writes straight from – and to - the heart. His songs address universal themes of love, loss, travel, home, accepting the past and embracing the future. They are variously painted with the vibrant colours of folk, Americana, jazz, country, soul and pop and have seen him compared to John Martyn, Van Morrison and Tom Waits amongst others. "Surely one of the greatest live acts around right now so if you get a chance to see them in any of their many guises, do yourself a favour and go." Americana UK

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Budapest Cafe Orchestra

When this band play,s a blistering barrage of traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia gives way to Klezmer laments, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and the band’s own re-imaginings of tunes by the romantic greats including squeezebox concertos by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires, this band is hugely entertaining, has immense skill and profound musicianship…enough to make you want to book that holiday down the Danube!

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Coig

Atlantic Canada’s powerhouse Còig has cemented its status as one of today’s most exciting North American Celtic groups. With a fiery Celtic style as its musical core, Còig offers a fresh and exhilarating mix of traditional tunes, lively instrumentals and contemporary songs performed on over a dozen instruments (vocals, fiddles, guitar, banjo, mandolin, viola, bouzouki, whistles, and more) in a lot of non-traditional ways.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Counterfeit Christmas

Two years since they last played at The Eastgate, the counterfeits are back for a very special Christmas performance from both their sixties and seventies shows, plus some surprise numbers from the forthcoming Decades Show. Hits come from the great bands of the sixties, to glam rock bands of the seventies. Coupled with the usual festive tunes, this is a night of pure nostalgia.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Craig Hill - Pumped!

"Class. Risque, rib tickling and absolutely screaming from the rafters...Hill actually has to wait until the audience stops laughing befor he can start again.  It's absolutely hilarious" Edinburgh Evening News

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Dangerous Liaisons

Sex. Power. Cruelty. Deceit. Two bored aristocrats spin a web of heartbreak in 18th century France. It may seem like a game, but lives will be ruined and love irrevocably lost. Northern Ballet’s bodice-ripping retelling of Dangerous Liaisons is performed and filmed by their incredible dancers in a cinema first that pulls you into their stage Performed with minimal set and full costumes, the ballet is set to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Doug Allan That's a Wrap

Join multi-award winning wildlife cameraman Doug Allan for an evening of behind the scenes stories for all the family, with highlights from the most challenging assignments of his 35 years filming wildlife in the remotest places on Earth.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Eclipse

The annual FHSD Senior School show is a highlight of the dance year in Peebles with its range of dance styles including ballet, contemporary jazz, tap, Highland and modern. Eclips’, a specially choreographed 2021 performance, is a wonderful celebration of dance where Senior Pupils display their talents.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Fara

Fara is four leading musicians at the forefront of the young Scottish folk scene. Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price’s three fiddles combine with Rory Matheson’s piano to produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their Orkney upbringing. With a mixture of self-penned and traditional Orkney tunes as well as stunning vocals, Fara’s is an exciting and individual sound.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Friends Forever

Little Stars, the pre-school pupils of The Fiona Henderson School of Dance, perform their annual dance show. Little Stars just love to dance and will include displays in ballet, Highland, tap and modern. The show will also feature special performances by pupils from FHSD’s Junior School and Senior Schools.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Heidi Talbot & Boo Hewardine

Multi-award winning singers and songwriters Heidi Talbot and Boo Hewardine join forces for a celebration tour.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Hogg in the Limelight

Four new ten-minute plays from Borders Pub Theatre, inspired by the life and work of James Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd. From talking yowes and corbie crows to the deil himself, reimagined characters leap to life from Hogg’s works in these lively and creative semi-staged plays from Borders playwrights.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Holmes and Watson

Sherlock Holmes has prevailed upon Dr Watson, his landlady Mrs Hudson and Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard to join him in a farewell tour of the British Isles when they will re-enact one of the detective’s most baffling unrecorded cases – The Case of the Prime Minister, the Floozie and the Lummock Rock Lighthouse. Expect a glimpse of the fabled Satsuma Stone, stolen from the crown of William of Orange in the seventeenth century and only recently discovered in a midden in Maastricht. “This two-man little gem is totally and delightfully, utterly bonkers, and is so funny it should come with a Government health warning.” The Northern Echo

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Living Mountain

The Living Mountain is an audio-visual performance by Jenny Sturgeon inspired by Nan Shepherd's celebrated book of the same name. It explores Nan's writing, the Cairngorm mountain range and human connections with the wild through lyrical, melodic and visual interpretation. Jenny is working alongside film curator Shona Thomson and filmmaker Robyn Spice both providing stunning visuals.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Martin Simpson

An intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving performance by one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world.  Martin’s interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling as he combines the different elements of British, Afro-American and old-timey music with his own songs.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Matthew Bourne's The Car Man

This stunning dance thriller transports Bizet’s popular opera to a greasy garage-diner in 1960’s America where the dreams and passions of a small-town are shattered by the arrival of a handsome stranger.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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MiP Ailie Robertson &

Harpist Ailie Robertson performs with the Turadh String Quartet: Michelle Dierx & Abigail Young (violins); Theodore Chung Lei (viola) and Balázs Renczés (cello) A selection of Baroque & Contemporary European works for Scottish Harp plus her own composition "The Living Mountain" for harp, string quartet & electronics.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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MiP Brodsky Quartet

BRODSKY QUARTET Krysia Osostowicz & Ian Belton (violins), Paul Cassidy (viola) and Jacqueline Thomas (cello) perform Borodin: Scherzo in D for String Quartet; Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A minor ("Rosamunde"), D.804, Op.29; James MacMillan: ‘For Sonny’ and ‘Memento’; Shostakovich: String Quartet No.9 in E flat, Op.117.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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MiP Creating Carmen

Emily Andrews (mezzo-soprano & flute), David Massey & Francisco Correa (guitars) Alice Imelda and Niall Ashdown (actors) Creating Carmen is more than a concert. It is a fully staged, costumed and professionally lit show for three musicians and two actors.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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MiP Gaia

Alice Allen (cello) and Katrina Lee (violin) perform: Duncan Strachan: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird (GAIA commission); Elizabeth Maconchy: Theme and Variations; Corelli: Sonata for Violin and Cello Op.5 No.9; Sally Beamish: Stone, Salt and Sky (GAIA commission)

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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MiP James Willshire

James Willshire (piano) performs Ronald Stevenson's Passacaglia on DSCH. "It took all of about two bars to be utterly entranced." (The Herald)

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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MiP Kwon-Lim Duo

Tunnell Trust Award Winners Waynne Kwon (cello) and Victor Lim (violin) perform: Stravinsky:Suite Italienne; Kabalevsky: Sonata for Cello and Piano in B flat, Op.71; Rachmaninov: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op.19. Music in Peebles is very grateful to the Tunnell Trust for sponsorship of this concert.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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MiP Leon McCawley

Leon McCawley (piano) performs: Haydn: Keyboard Sonata No.53 in E minor, Hob.XVI:34; Mozart: Rondo for piano No.3 in A minor, K. 511; Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 18 in D major ("Hunt"), K.576; Schubert: Piano Sonata No.20 in A major, D.959

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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MiP Music in Peebles Membership 2021/22

Membership of Music in Peebles for the 2021/22 season. Payment entitles the each individual member to a complimentary ticket for each of the ten concerts in the season. Concert tickets can be booked at box office either in person or over the 'telephone. Box Office staff will do their best to meet requests for specific seats but this is not always possible. Ignore all references to dates/times etc. Your membership will last for the season.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Memberships & Passes

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MiP Patron's Concert

Gina McCormack (violin) & Nigel Clayton (piano) present the Young Musicians’ Showcase introducing some outstandingly talented young musicians, hand-picked for Music in Peebles by Gina from Scotland’s excellent national conservatoire

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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MiP Strathclyde University Chamber Choir

Strathclyde University Chamber Choir with David Hamilton (organ), Directed by Alan Tavener performs Stainer: The Crucifixion, for tenor, bass, chorus & organ

Location Peebles Old Parish Church

subvenue Main Space

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Our Ladies

In 1990s Scotland, a group of Catholic school girls get an opportunity to go into Edinburgh for a choir competition, but they're more interested in drinking, partying and hooking up than winning the competition.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Peebles Concert Band

After an enforced year off, Peebles Concert Band are delighted to be playing together again and back on the stage to present a varied programme of woodwind and brass music including movie themes, blues, classical…even rock. The band is conducted by Vaughan Fleischfresser.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Pygmy Twylyte

Navigating the vast Zappa oeuvre is no mean feat, but Scotland’s Pygmy Twylyte have embraced the challenge with gusto, selecting a core body of classic material, complemented with a rotating offering of more obscure cuts, and blasting this to delighted audiences across the UK. Officially licensed by the Zappa Trust, Pygmy Twylyte present a must-see event for local music fans.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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RANT

RANT is the meeting of four of Scotland’ s finest fiddle players - Bethany Reid, Jenna Reid, Lauren MacColl and Anna Massie who join forces to create a sound both rich and lush, yet retaining a savage bite and spark, weaving a tapestry of melodies, textures, layers and sounds. “This is dignified, deep and profound music.” fRoots “Sheer class” ***** The Herald, Celtic Connections

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Rant

RANT is the meeting of four of Scotland’ s finest fiddle players - Bethany Reid, Jenna Reid, Lauren MacColl and Anna Massie who join forces to create a sound both rich and lush, yet retaining a savage bite and spark, weaving a tapestry of melodies, textures, layers and sounds.  “This is dignified, deep and profound music.” fRoots

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Rejoice - Scott Gibson

Scott Gibson (Edinburgh Award Winner, Scottish Variety Award Winner, Chortle Nominee), Glasgow’s critically-acclaimed and award-winning son, presents a brand new hour of darkly comedic storytelling, covering everything from life in lockdown to fighting off the black dog to home made sourdough.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Riverwoods

Riverwoods is a visually stunning documentary that shines a light on the perilous state of Scotland’s salmon and the bare, degraded river catchments we have come to accept as normal. This compelling story reveals an inextricable relationship and an inescapable truth: The salmon need the forest. The forest needs the salmon. And Scotland needs them both.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Rotary Young Musician of the Year

Peebles Rotary and Nomad Beat present this annual competition to find the finest young musicians from in and around Peebles,. The competition is in two categories – solo instrumental and solo vocal with each young musician playing short two pieces in contrasting styles.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Scottish Opera: Opera in Peebles

Scottish Opera’s much-loved tour comes to the Eastgate Theatre as four singers and a pianist travel Scotland performing a brand new show which includes a selection of music from operas including The Marriage of Figaro, Carmen and Romeo et Juliette celebrating all that it is to be in love, bringing to life some of opera’s best-known arias, duets and ensembles alongside hidden gems and forgotten favourites.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Scrooge of Peebles

Start the festive period off with a bang by joining Tweed Theatre retelling the tale of Ebenezer with singing, dancing and the usual pantomime mayhem.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Spirit of Bad Co and Free

The five piece band Free Again performs a spectacular show playing the music of Bad Company and Free. This is not a heavy rock night, the music is a delicate blend of vocals, guitars and piano punctuated by a dynamic rhythm section producing timeless, melodic classics - the ultimate Paul Rodgers back catalogue. The line-up, made up predominantly from the touring band Hotel California Scotland, sympathetically and faithfully recreate the authentic sound and feel of the original bands. Expect a set that includes classic tracks ranging from Feel Like Makin' Love to Wishing Well; All Right Now to Can't Get Enough as well as an acoustic section with beautiful piano melodies and vocal harmony.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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TSoc 350 Years of Scottish Botanical Gardens

David Knott looks at the history of Scotland’s botanic gardens including the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, which marked its 350th anniversary in 2020.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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TSoc Gamekeeping and Conservation

Megan Rowland gives her insights into the highways and byways of land management in 21st century Scotland, and how she came to be “a woman in a man’s world”.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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TSoc John Buchan's Jacobites

Laura Buchan takes a look at her great grandfather John’s interest in the 1745 Jacobite Rising and how this was reflected in his writings.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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TSoc Peter Womersley & Rural Modernism

Architects Gordon Duffy and Rebecca Wober examine Peter Womersley’s architectural legacy in the Borders and how he made ‘spaces that just sing’.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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TSoc The Antonine Wall

Dr. David Breeze In conjunction with Peeblesshire Archaeological Society Dr. David Breeze, a former Chief Inspector of Ancient Monuments for Scotland explains how the ancient frontier of the Roman Empire became a World Heritage Site.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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TSoc The Greatest Show on Earth

Alasdair Hutton on why Scotland and Edinburgh became the home of the Edinbugh Tattoo, theGreatest Show on Earth, and how he became involved as commentator.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Talisk

Mohsen Amini (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Musician of the Year 2018), Hayley Keenan and Graeme Armstrong fuse concertina, fiddle and guitar to produce a ground-breaking, multi-layered and instantly enthralling sound that has captivated audiences around the globe and made Talisk one of Scotland’s most popular folk-based groups stacking up major awards for their explosively energetic yet artfully woven sound.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

The Bright Side of Life

Peebles celebrates the return to live performance in the theatre with a grand variety show featuring a programme packed with local musicians, dancers, actors, singers and story-tellers.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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The Fine Art of Textiles

Create beautiful fine art textiles with textile artist Deborah Campbell. This workshop will explore and combine various techniques of creating personal and unique fabrics through felt making, transfer, lino and geli printing. Experiment with different methods of layering, tearing and manipulating the fabrics, then combine them creatively using machine and hand embroidery. Beginners welcome.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Anne Younger Studio

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The Fureys

Legends of Irish music & song The Fureys return to Peebles.  The band renowned for hit songs including I Will Love You, When You Were Sweet 16 and The Green Fields of France, have been entertaining audiences worldwide for over 40 years.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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The Legends of American Country

A truly authentic tribute show featuring the music of some of the biggest stars of American Country, including Garth Brooks, Randy Travis, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette and Johnny Cash.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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The Most Beautiful

In 1971, due to the world premiere of Death in Venice, Italian director Lucino Visconti proclaimed his Tadzio as the world's most beautiful boy. A shadow that today, 50 years later, weighs Björn Andresen's life. A film about the price of beauty. A drama that takes us to Japan, Italy, France and Denmark.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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The Nutcracker

Clara is given an enchanted Nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. As midnight strikes, she creeps downstairs to find a magical adventure awaiting her and her Nutcracker.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Tosca

Rome in 1800 is in political chaos. Three three main characters are caught up in a story of lust, love, betrayal and blackmail – Rome’s diva Floria Tosca, her lover Mario Cavaradossi (a painter and republican) and the corrupt Chief of Police, Baron Scarpia.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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White Chalk

In the spring of 2009 John Matthews was a 45 year old Finance Director living a comfortable life in Dubai. All that changed forever when he took a trekking holiday to Nepal with a group of friends. He would spend the next decade building schools and educating children. White Chalk is his story.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Anne Younger Studio

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