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.
...Welcome to our 13th festival!
Just 30 miles from Edinburgh in the beautiful Tweed Valley.
Skipinnish (Live Act of the Year 2014)
The Friel Sisters
Paul Anderson & Shona Donaldson
Mischa Macpherson Trio (Young Trad Award 2014)
The Bevvy Sisters
Kathy Stewart & Friends
Frank Usher & Seoras Ashby
Eddi Reader & Band
With Seoras Ashby & Frank Usher
Friday 21st August, 7:30pm
(SORRY, CONCERT SOLD OUT !)
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.
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 – 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 & 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.
Improve your musical skills or singing in sessions led by some of the best tutors in the business!
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.