TRADITIONAL toe-tapping is coming to a library near you this spring.

Borders piper Matt Seattle will be checking into Hawick, Kelso and Galashiels libraries for a series of intimate performances.

Matt has performed with a range of international musicians during a successful career.

And he also had a starring solo role in the performance by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra of the musical commission for the opening of the Waverley Line.

But the performances within the book aisles will be a first - even for Matt.

Julia Cawthorne, assistant librarian at Live Borders, told us: “Live Borders Libraries are delighted to be hosting this series of three events in libraries by Matt Seattle.

"Matt is well respected within the traditional music world and the events promise to be interesting and lively, with each one featuring a different selection of tunes for each library venue, Hawick, Galashiels and Kelso.”

On Thursday, February 28 at the Hawick Library, Matt's performance will feature Walter Ballantyne, Toun Piper of Hawick, The Mystery of the Two Teribus Tunes, and Rattlin’ Roarin’ Willie of Teviotdale.

At the Kelso Library on Tuesday, March 12, his performance will be John Anderson, My Jo, Toun Piper of Kelso, ‘An amourous wag in his day’ and tunes of the Yetholm Gypsies.

The finale at Galashiels Library on Thursday, March 28 features Donald Maclean, Toun Piper of Galashiels, Secrets of the Soor Plums and the Braw Lads.

Julia added: "At Live Borders, we believe that libraries play an essential part in the community and we want to encourage audiences to come and see for themselves the wide range of services we have on offer."

To book tickets for any of the performances, which all take place between 7.30pm and 9.30pm, call 01750 726400, email or visit the host library.