A RARE opportunity has arisen for young musicians to join one of the busiest bands in the Borders.

The Bannerfield Buskers is a junior offshoot of the highly successful Riddell Fiddles.

And they take to the road almost as much as the senior band to perform in some of the unlikeliest places in and around the region.

While Riddell Fiddles mainly promote and encourage the violin, the Bannerfield Buskers concentrate just as much on six strings.

And they are throwing open the doors to any budding guitarists, or fiddlers, to join their weekly workshops.

Sheila Sapkota from the groups told us: "The junior band - Bannerfield Buskers - has a few spaces for would-be violin or guitar players.

"Any primary four or five pupils are welcome to apply and become part of a really exciting young band."

During 2017 the Riddell Fiddles and the Bannerfield Buskers performed across Scotland, and even headlined a music festival in Barbados.

Junior workshops are held weekly in term time at Philiphaugh Community Centre in Selkirk on Fridays from 2pm to 3.30pm.

Sheila added: "Instruments and tuition are free but enthusiasm and commitment are needed!

"It is really good fun with sessions run by qualified tutors."

Anyone wishing to apply for a place in the Bannerfield Buskers show contact Sheila on sheila@riddellfiddles.co.uk