A CANADIAN folk duo are bringing their award-winning music to the Borders as part of their much anticipated UK tour.

Madison Violet, formed of Lisa MacIsaac and Brenley MacEachern, are bringing their latest album Eleven to the Heart of Hawick next month for old and new fans.

The duo's music – which has seen them nominated for a JUNO Award and win a Canadian Folk Music Award, as well as topping various charts – is a blend of traditional sounds, with a contemporary twist, and "heartfelt and meaningful" lyrics, informed by the pair's experiences as members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Brenley said: “We’re looking forward to bringing our new record Eleven to our loyal fans and hopefully we will reach some new ones.

"We recorded our first two records in the UK and have been touring there ever since so it always feels a little like a homecoming for us.”

Working together for more than 20 years, Madison Violet have been nominated for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year at the JUNO Awards, they won Best Vocal Group Album of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, and they have been in the top five artists on the Canadian iTunes charts and on CBC's Top 20 list.

The duo's 11th album, Eleven – which they say is their most candid album so far – aims to show the power of storytelling, and "the ability we all have to overcome".

The stop in Hawick is one of 13 UK tour dates Madison Violet have planned for this year.

Tickets for the show on Saturday, February 4, 7.30pm, are £15 standard, and £12 for concessions and under 16s.

For tickets and more information visit: www.madisonviolet.com/tour