Past Events are shown here to highlight the variety of acts performing at the hall.
A presentation and discussion by one of Sea the Change's most valued ambassadors, Richard Bond. Richard is a Geographer, Agricultural Engineer, Socio-Economist and a Chartered Environmentalist. He has over 45 years’ experience in International development projects in Africa and South Asia and is a former Research Fellow of the Global Development Institute of the University of Manchester.
This is a radical personal reflection on the state of the world after a career in international development as practitioner and academic. Unusually it is interspersed with Richard’s poetry summarising the reflections. It was prepared for and given to the Berwick branch of Amnesty International for their anniversary celebrations. Main sections analysing the problems are;
• Extreme Inequality
o Inequality rather than absolute poverty is the problem
o A brief history of anti-poverty strategies I have been involved with
• The environmental crisis
o Some basic ecology
o Climate change effects
• The underlying cause; our economic system
o The connections between the above issues and our economic system
o Growth, power, efficiency and what is wrong
o What can we do?
International touring award nominated Canadian string bending song slinger Gordie Tentrees with Jaxon Haldane has arrived.
This road poet, multi-instrumentalist, and master story teller brings the unexpected to stages across North America,
Europe, Australia, UK & Ireland with 7 records behind him either solo or with legendary sideman Jaxon Haldane.
From Celtic Connections (Glasgow, Scotland) to the National Folk Festival (Canberra, AU) his ability to hold an audience,
weave melody, while juggling the dark with the light is infectious.
Entertaining Toronto bluegrass band The Slocan Ramblers combine impressive virtuosity with a fresh contemporary appeal. A leading light of Canada’s roots music scene, the band has built their reputation on energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and an uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan. Their latest album Queen City Jubilee showcases the quartet at the top of their game, blending devilishly intricate instrumentals with evocative vocals on songs ranging from fine originals to rowdy old-time numbers. This will be their second visit to Coldingham, and The Slocan Ramblers are set to delight their audience once again, with their trademark combination of sizzling live performance and raucous energy.
Reston Concert band is a Community Band comprising brass, woodwind and percussion instruments based in Berwickshire, Scottish Borders. The Band was formed in 2003 and over the years has performed at many fund-raising events.
The Band has acquired an increasing reputation for performing not only to a high level of musicianship but are also known for involving audiences in the fun that exudes from their enjoyment of making music together under the leadership of Dave Jones.
The membership of around 22 players encompasses all age groups and playing abilities but requires a minimum of Grade 3 or equivalent standard of play.
The repertoire includes personalized arrangements of well-known themes representing a wide cross-section of moods and tastes, something for everyone.
A Scottish Odyssey through the Great War.