THE Melrose Music Festival returns for the next fortnight after missing the last two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The annual event is dedicated to The Healing Power of Music and once again, organisers look forward to meeting returning fans.

Since its formation in 2017, the variety and originality of their musical offering has been widely recognised.

They aim for the highest musical standards and hope the growing audiences continue to find pleasure and entertainment from these events.

On Saturday May 14 the festival plays host to the internationally recognised National Youth Choir of Scotland.

This is the first occasion this famous choir has come to the Borders and the response from the Borders Community has been wonderful. The event has proved so popular all the tickets have now been sold – a compete sell out!

The Festival continues until Sunday May 29 with a great variety of musical events each weekend. One to note is the very special Jazz Evening on Friday May 20 at Melrose Parish Church Hall.

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The famous Steele & Kershaw quintet will be recreating the unforgettable music of Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie. Local beer is on sale and tickets are still available.

Other events are more traditional and include works by the masters such as Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Holst and Elgar.

But the variety of music is huge even embracing the dystopian songs of Tom Lehrer and the serenity of Noel Coward’s “ a nightingale sung in Barclay Square.”

For full details of this varied program visit