CLASSICAL guitar exponents Allan Neave and Matthew McAllister perform for Hawick Music Club later this month.

The time honoured duo studied together at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Dance

Allan later went on to study with the great José Tomas in Alicante.

Both Allan and Matthew are consummate performers and have performed at many music festivals around the world, including the Edinburgh International.

They have also toured South American extensively, appearing at concert halls such as Teatro Britanico Limo.

Whilst Allan is currently head of guitar and harp at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Matthew is a classical guitar tutor and a lecturer in music at the University of St Andrews as well as the RCS.

Vanda Mercer from Hawick Music Club told us: "It is fitting that their performance begins with the Frome Suite No 16 by Silvius Leopold Weiss for both Allan and Matthew play with the command and delicacy that hints of an earlier time.

"There is a strong Spanish flavour to the evening featuring La Catedral by composer Agustin Barrios Mangore and more recent works, Serenato Espanola by Joaquin Malats.

"In the second half of the performance the modern Scottish piece, Farewell to Stromness and Yesnaby Ground by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, is complemented later by a suite of eighteenth century Scottish lute pieces which may be the highlight of the whole evening."

The concert on Saturday, October 14 at the Tower Mill in Hawick starts at 7pm.

Tickets, priced at £10 and free for under 18s, are available from from the VisitScotland box office Tower Mill or 01450 360688.

The concert is subsidised by Enterprise Music Scotland.