A TRAGEDY of one family's loss during the Great War will be retold tomorrow in Selkirk.

The Cranston Fiddle is the true heart-breaking, yet ultimately uplifting, story of a mother who lost her sons during World War I.

And the drama is played out on the family's surviving fiddle - which is now owned and played by Sheila Sapkota from Selkirk-based Riddell Fiddles.

Tomorrow (Thursday) Sheila and the rest of the Riddell Fiddles will perform a free open rehearsal of the multi-media play at the County Hotel ahead of their performance during Remembrance Sunday in Haddington.

The production features musical pieces composed by Donald Knox especially for the project, slides presented by local photographer Ian Oliver and text and narration from Haddington-based author and historian Bob Mitchell.

Tomorrow's performance, which starts at 7pm, is free.