FOLK duo Mairearad Green and Anna Massie are bringing their latest album 'Farran' to the String Jam Club, Selkirk.

Touted as two of Scotland’s most revered musicians and multi-instrumentalists, the pair have played alongside each other for more than ten years.

Having grown up together in the Scottish Highlands, the duo come from a similar musical background.

String Jam Club promoter Allie Fox said: “It is their longstanding partnership which has elevated them to the level of one of the most respected and much-loved live acts on the Scottish folk scene today.”

With Mairearad on accordion and bagpipes and Anna on guitar, banjo and fiddle, the two are involved in various line-ups as well as performing as a duo. Mairearad currently performs with King Creosote and Mike Vass, and Anna with Blazin’ Fiddles and Rant.

In the past they have also played in a number of well-known bands including The Poozies, Capercaillie and The Unusual Suspects. The women have also performed with folk artists Bella Hardy, Kate Rusby, Karine Polwart and Karen Matheson.

The duo's first three albums were released to critical acclaim and their latest offering ‘Farran’ has already created a stir in the Scottish folk scene since its release in August. ‘Farran’ is the Scots word for the starboard side of a boat, and the album includes maritime influences and references.

Allie said: “Their delicate, rousing and rhythmic performances illustrate the depths and crests of musical waves into which the vast seas and oceans rise and fall too.

“In a mixture of stomping reels, haunting fiddle and bagpipe tunes, self-penned material, this is the stripped back live sound of vocals, guitar, accordion, fiddle and bagpipes you can expect to hear live at String Jam Club.”

The musical pair have enjoyed many successes to date and high praise from fan KT Tunstall who has said of them “You guys were killing it…amazing playing!”

Allie said: “Mairearad’s and Anna’s music is a joy to listen to. Swapping and sharing the melody, harmony, chords and rhythms with deceptive fluency, it is easy to see why the Scotsman hailed their "formidable technical prowess" and awarded them a 5-star review for their exceptional arrangements, energy and verve.

“At the very heart of their music are the live masterful duo sets, the obvious camaraderie between them, their infectious love of collaboration and their intricately arranged music – all executed with symbiotic sympathy.

“This is what has won them their 'must-see' reputation. “

Mairearad Green and Anna Massie will play at the String Jam Club at the County Hotel, Selkirk on Saturday, November 10.

Tickets are £13 and can be booked in advance from the venue on 01750 705000, online via Eventbrite or on the door (subject to availability). Doors open at 7.30pm.