2015 – another “best ever” festival, with brilliant concerts, lots of local musicians involved and a very happy atmosphere – see the photos on our Facebook page.

2016 Dates: 19 – 21 August

We’ll update the website later in the year, but in the meantime we’ve left it with all the 2015 details.

Great concerts in the Scottish Borders with the stars of Celtic music, and much more...

...Welcome to our 13th festival!

Just 30 miles from Edinburgh in the beautiful Tweed Valley.
Booked - Eddi Reader & Band
Skipinnish (Live Act of the Year 2014)
The Friel Sisters
Paul Anderson & Shona Donaldson
Mischa Macpherson Trio (Young Trad Award 2014)
The Bevvy Sisters
Tommy Ashby
Kathy Stewart & Friends
Frank Usher & Seoras Ashby
Mick Tickell
Fisher Lassies
Mark Dunlop
Euan Drysdale
Nomad Beat
Georgia Gordon


Now on sale – details on Tickets page, or use the links on the Programme page to buy online.

Eddi Reader

Eddi Reader & Band

With Seoras Ashby & Frank Usher

Friday 21st August, 7:30pm
Memorial Hall

One of Scotland’s most popular singing stars makes a welcome return to the Memorial Hall.

Opening the concert are 2 outstanding local musicians who deliver a beautifully crafted blend of contemporary Americana, blues and indie-folk music.

2015 Festival – check out our fantastic programme !


Skipinnish – 22nd August

Voted “Live Act of the Year” in 2014, Skipinnish are rooted in the traditions of the Scottish west coast and their exciting live performances have set audience’s feet stomping in venue after venue.

Friel Sisters at Innerleithen Music Festival

Friel Sisters – 22nd August

Showcasing the best of the Glasgow-Irish tradition, Anna, Sheila and Clare Friel achieve a delightful blend of song, fiddle, flute and uilleann pipes.

Live and Local at the innerleithen Music Festival

Live & Local Fringe

An essential part of the IMF experience – “Live and Local” at the Vale Club – weekend-long venue for up and coming local talent, continuing our proud tradition of encouraging the area’s emerging musicians.

Scottish Borders Music Festival Workshops

Music Workshops

Improve your musical skills or singing in sessions led by some of the best tutors in the business!

Innerleithen Music Festival in the Scottish Borders

Lots more to do!

Busking, festival club, workshops, singaround, historic walk, rock session and “The Music And Words Of Burns And Gow”.

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 this year’s artists plus some great videos of earlier festivals on our Youtube Channel.

Eddi Reader – Live in Dublin

Skipinnish – The Island