Basco really just want to tell you some stories. Their music ranges from hard hitting, high-speed reels full of rosin dust and sweat, through sweet and melancholy tunes that tell of loves won and lost, fitful fever-dreams of fractal complexity and fascinating texture to songs that, when you come down to it, are really just about sex.
Basco’s material is nearly all original, stealing shamelessly and frivolously from Scandinavian, English, Celtic and American idioms to create a kind of organic, soupy stew – full of vitamins and anti-oxidants.
If you give it a chance, it’ll lure you into the forest, give you a magic sleeping draught and keep you prisoner in a gilded cage in a tower on a hill in the darkest reaches surrounded by briars until a prince comes and saves you. But in a nice way…obviously.
“Dazzling … Basco were definitely the weekend’s most popular discovery, with tremendous ensemble verve and richly textured arrangements” The Scotsman
Jess Gillam & Johnathan FisherDate: 07/12/2017Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £14 The award-winning saxophonist Jess Gillam moves effortlessly across different musical styles. She is accompanied by pianist Johnathan Fisher.
Santiago Quartet & Julian RowlandsDate: 14/01/2018Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pmPrice: £14, £7, Free The Santiago Quartet is joined by Julian Rowlands on the bandoneon. Expect tango tunes and the flavour of Argentina.
The Hermes ExperimentDate: 11/02/2018Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pmPrice: £14, £7, Free This exciting, innovative quartet incorporates new commissions, arrangements of existing works from Bach to Joni Mitchell and live improvisation.
Philip Higham & Susan TomesDate: 06/03/2018Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £14, £7, Free One of Scotland's finest cellists and one of Scotland's finest pianists join forces.to play Beethoven, Janacek, Debussy, John Maxwell Geddes and Simon Smith.
Clare HammondDate: 24/04/2018Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £14, £7, Free Award-winning pianist Clare Hammond plays a brilliantly imaginative concert programme bringing together music from across 4 centuries.
The Fureys 40th Anniversary TourDate: 22/05/2018Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £20, £10 for schoolchildren The Fureys return for another great night of music, songs and stories in this, their 40th Anniversary year.
Peebles Concert BandDate: 25/11/2017Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £10, £8, £6 for schoolchildren Join the thirty musicians of Peebles Concert Band as they celebrate ten years of music making. - everything from musicals to movie themes, classical pieces to marches.