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

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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