• Innerleithen and the Border Hills

    View of Innerleithen
  • Siobhan Miller – appearing on Sat 20 Aug in the “Trad: Young Roots” concert

  • Robert Smails Victorian Printing Works

    Robert Smail's print Workshop in Innerleithen

2017 Programme

For our 15th festival, we’ve refocussed on smaller-scale events with a wider variety of entertainment on offer – something for everyone !

Highlights below, and, for the full programme, please click here.

TuneUp ! A music competition, with the final at this year’s festival – more information here

“Trad: Young Roots” – Sat 19 Aug, 7:30pm

Our headline concert this year promises to be a lovely evening of entertainment from the younger generation, combining the talents of local musicians from the Nomad Beat music school in Peebles with professional young musicians, headlined by Siobhan Miller, twice winner of the Scots Singer of the Year at the Trad Music Awards.

More details here.

Live and Local at the innerleithen Music Festival

Live & Local – all weekend.

An essential part of the IMF experience – “Live and Local” at the Vale Club.

The ethos behind Live and Local is to get as many acts as possible on the stage over the three days, to showcase what an outstanding range of musical talent is right here on our doorstep!  In 2016 we had 33 acts, with more than 100 individual musicians.

This year we’re delighted to have 2 headline acts – Jenny Biddle on the Friday, and The Dirty Beggars on the Saturday.  The final line-up and timings will the published a few days before the festival.  NB ‘Live & Local’ is free and unticketed, so if there’s a band you particularly want to see, arrive early !

If you’re interested in performing, then for more information, please click here, and to download the Application Form, click here.  For any other enquiries, please email us at imfliveandlocal@gmail.com

Friday – Stardust Musical Theatre and FHSD Summer Dance Intensive

A double bill to kick off the weekend!   Stardust Musical Theatre invite you to join their Junior and Intermediate pupils as they take you on a musical journey through Wonderland. Then follow their Senior pupils as they Reach for the Stars!

Then, a one-off performance by the Senior Pupils from the Fiona Henderson School of Dance showcasing their work created at their week-long summer school.

Sat afternoon – Celebrating Traditional Borders Music and Song

A concert with fine Borders singers and musicians – songs from a cappella group The Fisher Lassies, complemented by Matt Seattle & Donald Knox, showcasing Scotland’s “other” virtuoso piping tradition.

Sun afternoon – Song Sensation

An exciting mix of folk, traditional and choral singing with Home Groan from Queensferry, Turas the Borders Gaelic singing group and Traquair Community Choir.

Innerleithen Music Festival in the Scottish Borders

Lots more to do!

Busking, festival club, historic walk, singing workshop, open stage, WW1 play, ‘come and try’ banjo, singalong singaround, sessions, coffee morning, a ‘Mummers’ play……

And, away from the music, enjoy the attractions of our beautifully situated small town, including historic Traquair House and the unique Smail’s Printing Works.

IMF YouTube Channel

Check out the great videos of guests at earlier festivals on our Youtube Channel.