David Kilpatrick has been organiser of Kelso Folk Club – jointly or solo – since 1995. He is well known in guitar-playing and folk club circles, but not a ‘gigging musician’ – a handful of Edinburgh Fringe appearances, Borders Books gigs, folk club guest visits and that’s the story! The main reason for this is work, and a commitment to running a weekly Friday night session with guest artists in Kelso.

You can find more about the Kelso club at, another site designed and maintained by David. David has a Soundclick archive with nearly 100 recordings of traditional and original tunes and songs, some carefully mastered and some quickly captured before they were forgotten. You can find this at

Alternatively, a simple list of tracks with direct mp3 streaming has been placed on this page.

For the last seven years, he has also imported and sold a range of instruments from Romanian makers HORA, with specifications changed to ensure a better product. The website for these is

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