Hidden musical gems look set to shine in Pathhead festival

Sophie Bancroft and Tom Lyne, of the Pathhead Music Collective
Sophie Bancroft and Tom Lyne, of the Pathhead Music Collective

In a small corner of Midlothian a collection of some of Scotland’s most talented musicians are looking to put their home on the map.

The Pathhead Music Collective (PMC), made up of award-winning acts like Lau and Karine Polwart, are using some of the £50,000 Creative Places award they received earlier this year to put on the ‘Music in the Heid’ festival in the village this September.

Tom Bancroft of PMC said: “We have had gigs in the village for sometime and we wanted to move on from that.

“We are going to have a concert at the end of a guided walk around Pathhead.

“So people get some information about the place and then enjoy a concert in the church by all our members.”

The music festival, which is part of county-wide arts festival Midfest, will feature concerts by the Bevvy Sisters, the Pet Feeders, a jazz brunch with Sophie Bancroft and her quartet, a dance/electronic set by DJ Andy Ford and a Family Ceilidh.

Read more on this story in the May 30 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser