Published: Tuesday, 12th June 2018
Borders singer songwriter Millie returns to Wilton Lodge Park this weekend as part of the Elliot Bandstand series.
The 18-year-old from Peebles provided a brilliant opening set for Karine Polwart’s concert in the Hawick park’s walled garden last summer and will perform a solo set this Sunday (17 June) from 2pm.
Now based in Edinburgh, Millie has supported well-known artists including Dougie MacLean, Be Charlotte, Fenne Lily and Sam Brookes.
She has performed at festivals like Kendal Calling as well as local events including Stowed Out Fest. In addition, her song I’ve Waited Too Long was featured on popular fashion blog Disneyrollergirl.
Millie has also performed live on BBC Radio Scotland’s The Janice Forsyth Show.
The summer bandstand series will continue with local favourites the Stevie T Band on Sunday 24 June at 2pm.
The shows take place in all-weather so please come prepared accordingly. The bandstand events are free but donations are welcome.
The summer events programme and refurbished Elliot Bandstand are part of Wilton Lodge Park’s £3.64million regeneration project, which is funded by ourselves and Heritage Lottery Fund.
Remaining Elliot Bandstand series dates:
- 17 June – Millie
- 24 June - Stevie T sings Gallagher
- 1 July – String Theory in the Park
- 8 July – Scocha
- 15 July – Act I
- 22 July – The Humble Scribes
- 29 July – Music Singalong for All Ages
- 5 August – String Theory in the Park/Hawick Music Festival
- 12 August – Hawick Sings in the Park
- 19 August – Hawick International Dance Festival
- 26 August – Massed Brass in the Park
- 2 September – String Theory in the Park
Gordon Webber, Wilton Lodge Park Events manager
“It was a delight to have Millie open for Karine Polwart last year and we are looking forward to her return with her insightful songs and creative music.
“With guitar and self-penned lyrics, she creates a multi-layered ‘one woman band’ with the help of her loop station. This is a special treat for the bandstand programme and not to be missed.”
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