See the Alexander Brothers in concert for free

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TRADITIONAL Scottish music combines with folk and jazz, light classical and film and television themes for a A Night In Scotland with the Alexander Brothers at Motherwell Concert Hall on Saturday.

Tom and Jack Alexander from Cambusnethan have enjoyed a career spanning more than 50 years in the music entertainment industry.

On leaving school they pursued a trade as painters and decorators by day, entertainers by night.

Their biggest hit single was ‘Nobody’s Child’ in 1964, which sold more copies in Scotland that year than any recordings by The Beatles.

Other hits followed including ‘These Are My Mountains’, ‘The Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen’, ‘Bonnie Wee Jeannie McColl’, and ‘Two Highland Lads’.

Joining them is well-known folk singing jazz banjo/guitar player Alistair McDonald, probably best known for his recording of ‘The Barras’ and ‘The Massacre of Glencoe’.

The concert has been arranged by the Graham Laurie Paisley Accordion Orchestra which will also be taking to the stage.

Since 1986 this UK championship winning orchestra have pushed accordion musical boundaries touring all over the world, picking up a varied and vibrant music collection to combine with home grown traditional Scottish music.

The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £12 for adults and £4 for children.

The Times & Speaker has arranged for 50 tickets to be given away to our readers, on a first come, first served basis.

To claim up to two tickets quote ‘LaurieOrchestra86’ upon phoning the box office on 01698 403120.