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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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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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Bookbugs

Sessions will take place Wednesday 7, 14, 21 and 28 July, 11 and 18 August 11 – 11.30am. Booking is essential. Box office 01721 725777 www.eastgatearts.com For children aged 0-5 and parents/carers. Lots of fun, laughter, rhymes and stories with Bookbug session leader Mairi Wight.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Anne Younger Studio

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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

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Eagles - Hotel California

Return to a dark desert highway, cool wind in your hair, or stand on that street corner in Winslow, Arizona when you join Hotel California faithfully re-creating The Eagles and their Californian Sunshine Rock sound.

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

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Gary Meikle

After his meteoric rise through the ranks, Scottish Comedy Award winner and viral sensation Gary Meikle is back with his second tour show, Surreal! Not one for mincing his words, Gary has been described as 'playfully dark'. His cheeky chappie nature and ability to get away with talking about anything will have you laughing at things you probably shouldn't be! Age 16+

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

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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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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

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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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Northern Flyway

Set against a backdrop of gorgeously haunting visuals, Northern Flyway immerses the audience in music that explores the ecology, folklore, symbolism and mythology of birds and birdsong. It incorporates field recordings from Magnus Robb. The live performance also features singer and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Hayes and phenomenal vocal sculptor Jason Singh.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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POFF 2021 Climbing Blind

Feature Film: Winner Grand Prize, Kendal Mountain Festival 2019. This multi-award-winning documentary tells the remarkable story of life-long climber Jesse Dufton who attempts to become the first blind person to make a non-sight lead of the Old Man of Hoy. A gripping tale of human endeavour that will make you laugh and cry. Features cameo appearances from climbing luminaries Neil Gresham, Leo Houlding and Pete Whittaker.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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POFF 2021 Family Bird Day

Meet at the Volunteers’ Hut, Glenlude, near Traquair EH44 6PY Build bird boxes and then take a walk in the woods to find places to attach them in readiness for nesting in 2022. You will also learn about the Trust’s rewilding project at Glenlude and find out about the many bird (and other) species that are on site. Please come prepared for a day outdoors and with your own lunch. All ages welcome; under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Free, but donations welcome. Booking essential.

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POFF 2021 Find Your Own Path

Short Films programme one: Longboarding, roller blading, surfing, highlining, biking, climbing and more. Perfect for families, this collection of films takes us on a journey around the world, from ridiculously exposed aerial silk performances in British Columbia to an audacious high-line attempt beneath the Northern Lights. Bring a head for heights!

Location Eastgate Theatre

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POFF 2021 Free the Spirit

A dazzling mix of films that ask plenty of searching questions along the way. What does the pursuit of wing-suiting mean to those who take the risk? What tiny zombies are held in the permafrost of Svalbard? Why is running in wild places so good for the soul? And what exactly are Bulgarian demon chasers? Find out answers to these questions and many more!

Location Eastgate Theatre

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POFF 2021 Intro to e-bikes

Meet at the Tontine Hotel, Peebles EH45 8AJ Curious about e-Bikes, but never had a shot? Then come and experience the joy of riding with a little assistance on a beautiful circuit of Cademuir and the Manor Valley, all on quiet roads. Bikes kindly provided by South East of Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran) and the Tweed Valley Tourism BID. Max: 8 places. Age: 16+.

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POFF 2021 Make a Connection

Short Films programme three. Water is an almost ever-present in a selection of films that explore the power of wild places (and wild things) to heal and inspire. Expect free diving, outdoor swimming, surfing with a difference, plus a dreamy portrait of a lifetime spent studying the thousands of gannets that make their home on Bass Rock.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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POFF 2021 Piano to Zanskar

Feature Film Winner Grand Prize, Banff Mountain Festival 2019 The delightful tale of Desmond O’Keeffe, also known as Mr Gentle, a 65-year-old piano tuner who embarks on an impossible mission. Facing his future in retirement, “sitting in deck chairs and eating lemon drizzle cake”, Desmond decides instead to take on the most challenging and perilous delivery of his career: transporting a 100-year-old upright piano from the busy streets of London to a primary school in the remote heart of the Indian Himalayas.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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POFF 2021 The Cull

Feature Film + Meet the Director The Cull – Scotland’s Deer Dilemma (58’) Winner Best Environment Film, Kendal Mountain Festival 2020; Best Film Mountain Environment and Natural History Banff Mountain Film Festival Although red deer are an integral part of the Scottish landscape, numbers have grown to the point where they have a massive impact on the landscape. Deer are culled each year in an attempt to manage that impact, but a debate has long raged regarding the size, nature and purpose of that cull. This award-winning documentary explores the debate and asks how deer fit within the wider conversation around rewilding. Includes Q&A with film director, Ted Simpson.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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POFF 2021 Way to Go

Come and hear Anna Rutherford, ultra-runner and Peebles mum, talk about her recent record-breaking run on the Southern Upland Way. Supported by a team of local runners – you’ll meet some of them, too! – Anna ran the 216-mile, coast-to-coast route in 62 hours, 34 minutes and 55 seconds, breaking the previous female record by more than 17 hours. Find out more about Anna’s incredible journey and why family, good friends and stock cubes were all key to her success.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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POFF21 Weekend Pass

This pass entitles the purchaser to a complimentary ticket for every indoor event over the Peebles Outdoor Film Festival weekend. To book your complimentary tickets in advance please telephone box office on 01721 725777.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Memberships & Passes

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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

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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Simon & Garfunkel

Bookends, Dan Haynes and Pete Richards, recreate the unmistakable sound of Simon & Garfunkel. The show is a “masterpiece” (BBC Radio)

Location Eastgate Theatre

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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

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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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