Headline act at Finale Concert

Sunday 12 April 2020 

Melrose Rugby Sevens Festival 2020

Doors open 6:45pm

Tickets £26.50 (including £1.50 booking fee)

Event Tent, Melrose Rugby Sevens Festival Grounds, High Street, Melrose TD6 9SA

Big Country - Headline act

Big Country formed in 1981 by guitar playing founder members, the late Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson, both native of the band’s hometown Dunfermline in Scotland. Initially driven by a shared vision of widescreen guitar melody, harmony and lyric, the classic Big Country sound was further enhanced later that summer by the arrival of drummer Mark Brzezicki and bass player Tony Butler. This is the Big Country that (with Producer Steve Lillywhite), recorded the classic debut album ‘The Crossing’ in 1983.

 The band broke massively worldwide with the release of the album’s classic singles ‘Fields Of Fire’, ‘Chance’ and signature song ‘In A Big Country’, which went on to become massive worldwide hits, selling over 2 million copies and driving ‘The Crossing’ to 3 prestigious Grammy nominations in the USA.

Northern Company - Support act

Northern Company are a six-piece Folk group from the north of England. Combining Folk with Bluegrass, Classical and Jazz influences, they arrange contemporary and traditional tunes from the British Isles and beyond for melodeon, fiddles, guitar, piano and double bass. They formed in 2015 after years of playing together in various line-ups at music festivals and sessions across the UK. Their music exhibits different styles and allows room for individual personalities to be heard.

The line-up includes students of traditional music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Newcastle University Folk degree.

2016 Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award Winners