Evening Events

We are delighted to present an evening programme of music, performance, food and drinks evening events around Spring Fling.

Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festivel Events

Ticket Office: The Midsteeple, High Street, Dumfries, DG1 2BH

T: 01387 253383 Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am – 4pm
24 Hour Booking: www.dgartsfest.com Ticketweb 24 hr hotline: 08444 771000 (Booking fees apply) Half price tickets available for under 26s

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Friday 27 May

Sam Lee

7.30pm - The Usual Place, Dumfries.  

Mercury Prize nominated, Sam Lee’s folk compositions are timeless, hypnotic and fresh. Sam is a new pioneer who is helping to define and energise the sound of folk song for today.

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The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band

7.30pm - Corner House Hotel, Annan.

Eight musicians from the villages surrounding Jaipur. A huge sound, unreserved showmanship and too many people to fit onto one stage. Dancing expected. 

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Scottish Ensemble EN RÊVE

 7.30pm - Theatre Royal, Dumfries.

Redefining the string orchestra, the Scottish Ensemble’s vibrant performances which are powerful, challenging and rewarding.

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The Banker Who Cared

7.30pm - CatStrand, New Galloway.  

The fascinating story of the Dumfriesshire minister Reverend Henry Duncan of Ruthwell who opened the world’s first savings bank in a small cottage in Ruthwell. 

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Puppet Soup: Land of Dragon

7.00pm - Wigtown County Buildings.

A visually and emotionally arresting piece of theatre for young and old alike. An enchanting puppetry adventure into the world of the Welsh Dragon!

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Saturday 28 May

Orkestra Del Sol, Oceanallover and The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band

7.00pm - The Usual Place, Dumfries.

Orkestra Del Sol’s bombastic brass ‘n’ good time honkstep is a highly entertaining explosive reinvention of global brass band music.  They are joined by notorious physical theatre group Oceanallover, and the Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band.

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Cairn Chorus and Friends Spring Concert

7.30pm - Glencairn Memorial Institute

Join the Cairn Chorus and acclaimed local musicians, on a journey through the ages and continents, to explore the theme of Separation.

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Burns: Rough Cut

7.30pm -  CatStrand, New Galloway.

Meet the real edgy Bard: in crisis and contradiction but at full creative stretch. 

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Sunday 29 May

Black is the Colour of my Voice

8:00pm - The Usual Place, Dumfries.

Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, this play follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption.

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Burns: Rough Cut

7.30pm - The Swallow Theatre, Whithorn.

Meet the real edgy Bard: in crisis and contradiction but at full creative stretch. 

 

See www.dgartsfestival.org.uk for full details

 


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