Selkirk-based folk star Kieran Halpin is pulling out his guitar so young rugby players can pull on their boots.
Irishman Halpin will play at Bonchester Bridge on Friday, August 30, in a fundraising concert for a rugby tour.
Organiser of the gig, Henry Douglas, said: “The concert will be staged in the Laidlaw Hall in Bonchester Bridge to raise money for a Jed-Forest youth rugby tour to Clermont in France.
“Calum Brown and Colin Yourston are taking 37 players from Hawick and Jedburgh for the under-16 trip.
“They will play matches against Pont du Chateau and Issoire on October 17 and 19 respectively before watching a Heineken Cup match at the home of last year’s beaten finalists, Clermont Auvergne, against Harlequins on Sunday, October 20.
“This will be Halpin’s first appearance in Bonchester Bridge, but the village hall has become a regular venue for some of the biggest names in local folk music.”
Tickets are available from Henry Douglas by phoning 01450 860255.
Meanwhile, David Francey is the latest act to play for Folk@TheGordon this Wednesday.
A spokesman said: “The straightforward songs of David Francey tell honest stories of real people and real places.”
The show at the Gordon Arms starts at 8pm.
Tickets (£9) from 01750 82261.