A COUPLE'S search for their roots is bringing them to Selkirk later this month.

And thankfully Dani Aubert and Ian Van Ornum - better known as sensational folk duo Fellow Pynins - will be bringing a few songs with them.

Fellow Pynins have now arrived in the UK from their Southern Oregon mountain home.

The duo will play a string of dates including London, Cambridge and Maidenhead before heading to Scotland and Ireland next week.

Dani and Ian performed in their former years as a seven-piece folk orchestra called Patchy Sanders, which took them far and wide through the journey of songwriting and touring.

After the folding of Patchy Sanders, the duo decided to take their love of songwriting and performing down to the bones, and used their acoustic instruments and voices to write the material for their first album, Hunter & the Hunted.

They quickly received accolades for the 2016 release from the likes of BBC, Roots Magazine, and Country Music People.

Lisa Dunn of BBC exclaimed: “Fellow Pynins will transport you into their haunting and beguiling world of love tales and spine-tingling harmonies.

"They will have you travelling far and wide to hear them again.”

Their first tour through Europe in 2016 brought them from Spain to Ireland— hitting small towns, far-reaching islands, and the greater metropolitan areas.

Travelling with a nanny and Eowyn, their 5-year-old budding fiddler daughter, they played at cultural centres, pubs, and popular concert series.

And the trip acted as a reconnaissance for the duo as they discovered their family history in Ireland and Scotland and began to collect the traditional songs of the people.

This spark of song collecting re-inspired their love of storytelling and performing intimate, acoustic concerts and infiltrated their repertoire of original songs with a smattering of uniquely interpreted traditional songs.

Fellow Pynins’ music employs the sounds of the mandolin, banjo, guitar, bouzouki and their voices in harmony to tell the stories of this human existence.

They will be touring through the UK and Ireland, playing 26 concerts in August, once again collecting lesser known traditional songs and gracing the stages from Cambridge Folk Festival to the mystical island of Iona.

On Friday, August 17 they will play at The Haining House in Selkirk from 8pm.

Tickets, priced at £12.50, are available from Scott’s Selkirk Shop in the Market Place, or fromborderevents.com/boxoffice