South Scotland

Midlem village hall lands Newton Faulkner tour gig

Midlem village hall - Picture by Iain Lees
Image caption Midlem village hall is one of six small venues selected for Newton Faulkner's tour

A village hall in the Scottish Borders is one of six venues to be selected for a series of gigs by Newton Faulkner.

The guitarist and singer conducted an online survey for fans to suggest unusual places for a brief mini tour this month.

Midlem, near Selkirk, joined five other venues in England and Wales in being selected.

Alan Williams, who is on the hall committee, said tickets had sold out in an "incredibly short space of time".

He added: "Obviously a lot of people were disappointed but it can't be helped.

"He wants small venues and small audiences for this particular series of concerts.

"So it can't really be helped."

The Pop Up Gigs tour is being organised to celebrate the near completion of his up and coming third album.

More than 5,000 suggestions for venues were received from fans and were eventually whittled down to six.

Along with the village hall in the Borders, he will be playing in Brighton, Newton Abbot, Barry, York and Great Bardfield in Essex.

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