BOOK NOW: ALL roads lead to Balerno next month for the start of the 10th Balerno Music Festival, which runs from 27 September until 15 October and features an impressive line up of local performers and professional musicians renowned throughout Scotland and beyond.
Highlights of the Festival includes an evening with The Edinburgh Reel and Strathspey Society on 30 September, which includes marches, Strathspeys and reels under the baton of Yla Stevens.
On 30 September at Balerno Bowling Club Bar, join Mr Smooth Ralph Peterson for an exciting new show in two halves - a tribute to Lionel Ritchie followed by an upbeat tribute to the stars of Motown.
The first half has hits such as Dancing on the Ceiling, All Night Long, and Three times a Lady, while the second half boasts many of the Motown magic of the 70s.
On 6 October, The Borders Big Band makes a welcome return to Balerno for the third year running, with a repertoire largely drawn from the high years of the swing era.
13 October sees Sirocco Winds take to the stage, a dynamic and professional ensemble of wind players makes its debut at the festival, playing a versatile and varied repertoire of chamber music.
On 14 October it’s the turn of The Scarlett Quartet to appear at the Festival’s Gala Concert, performing a variety of choral music including favourites from opera, musicals and traditional Scottish songs.
Balerno can be reached via the A70 from Edinburgh. All performances are on the No 44 bus route from Edinburgh, within easy walking distance of all venues.
For full programme of events/tickets visit www.balernomusicfestival.org.uk