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Dumfries and Galloway

What's On in Dumfries and Galloway

Please find below information about what's on and events coming up in Dumfries and Galloway in south west Scotland ... click on a month to get started

September 2016

filmThroughout Septemberrbc film theatreFilms at RBFCT in Dumfries
Films and Film Workshops at Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries >>

exhibitionFrom 10TH SEPTEMBER - 29TH OCTOBER 2016Andy Cross - Rudbeckia Autumn Glow
Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm @ Whitehouse Gallery, 47 St Mary St, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway. DG6 4DU
"This exhibition is a wonderful mix of gallery favourites, with up and coming talents sitting alongside some of Scotland’s most accomplished and celebrated artists.  This exhibition guarantees not to disappoint, with some really exciting artists and makers, covering a varied mix of subject matter and style."
Featuring new work by Sarah Anderson, Michael Batey, Gilly Beech, Andy Cross (painting 'Rudbeckia' displayed here), Doreen Davis (Frew), James Fraser RSW, Sophie McKay Knight, Morag Muir, Patricia Sadler, James Somerville, Nancy Turnbull & Archie Sutter Watt RSW. 
New jewellery by Susanna Hanl, Ceramics by Archie McCall, Glass by Amanda Simmons, furniture by Tom Cooper, Sculpture by Anna-Mercedes Wear and much more.
Tel: 01557 330223

outdoorEvery day September 2016 Guide in the Hide
11am - 3pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Our friendly, knowledgeable guides will be out and about in the hides to point out the best wildlife of the day. See the ‘What’s On’ board in the visitor centre for information and availability.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

film September - November 2016South West Picture ShowSouth West Picture Show
A festival of community and collaboration, celebrating the act of cinema-going and communal film watching experiences in pop-up cinemas, the great outdoors and village halls all the way across Dumfries and Galloway.
While some films have a straightforward link to Dumfries and Galloway such as our opening event - filmed predominantly in Galloway, an area with which it has since become synonymous, ‘The Wicker Man’ is being screened outdoors in the actual location where it was shot - other films reveal connections to the region in surprising or tangential ways
More info at:
www.rbcft.co.uk/filmfestival

Week Commencing Monday 26th September:

musicWednesday 28th September DEREK RYAN
7.30pm @ The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer, DG9 7AP
Derek Ryan became a sell out artist in his homeland Ireland and has topped the country’s national charts and the UK iTunes country charts with his albums and singles. His theatre shows contain much of the music featured on his studio albums including many of his own self-penned songs, ‘God’s Plan’, ‘Life Is A River’ and ‘Hold on to your Hat’ as well as music from his latest Nashville recorded album ‘This Is Me’
He is a constant recipient of Ireland’s most prestigious music awards and is regularly awarded ‘Entertainer of the Year’ ‘Songwriter of the Year’ and “Album of the Year’. The County Carlow songwriter has had his songs recorded by the likes of Daniel O’Donnell and Foster Allen amongst others.
Derek has been credited as one of the people instrumental in reinvigorated Irish Country Music by opening it to a new young audience.
Tickets: £21.00 - Box Office: 01776 703 535

otherWednesday 28th September Dumfries Get Together Open Night
@ Aberdour Hotel, Newall Terrace, Dumfries
Dumfries Get Together invites ladies over 35 to come along to our open night to find out more about Dumfries Get Together and its activities and to meet some of the members. Its all about having fun.
get.together @ live.co.uk

booksFriday 30th September TIM TURNBULL
7.30 @ The Bakehouse, 44 High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, DG7 2HP
TIM TURNBULL is a stage-poet, a page-poet and an all-round linguistic marauder. His laconic, caustic, hilarious style has won him a nationwide following, winning him the inaugural Edinburgh Poetry Slam for his poems on stage and in 2008 a shortlisting for The Forward Poetry Prize for his work on the page.
'The future poet laureate' (The Guardian).
Followed of course by our regular open mike sessions aka The Fickle Tupperware Bowl of Fate. The Bakehouse is an intimate, friendly venue in the heart of Dumfries and Gallowa - the perfect place to share your work. Spoken word or music – come along and be part of the fabulous Wigtown Book Festival at The Bakehouse!
Tickets: £5.00 from The Festival Box Office:
Box office: 01988 403222 or tickets on the door

musicFriday 30th September Dumfries Male Voice Choir
7.30pm @ Locharbriggs Social Club, Auchencrieff Road, Locharbriggs, Dumfries
Concert in aid of Children 1st.
With guest artistes Elisa Davidson (singer) and Rory Mormford (piper).
Tickets: £9.00 / Children £3.00 available on door or from Midsteeple Box Office.

outdoorSaturday 1st October Every Field, by Roseanne Watt Memory and A Lunation by Catherine M. Weir
4. 30 - 7.30pm @ RSPB Mersehead Southwick Dumfries DG2 8AH
Open event showcasing the work of artists in residence at RSPB Mersehead.
With an evening goose walk, talks by the artists and refreshments.
£10 - to book please call 01387 780579

musicSaturday 1st October Tribute to Movies & Musicals with Clark Stewart
From 7pm @ The Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries
Classic songs from the Movies, Broadway and the West End plus a Tribute to the Rat Pack and the Swing Show.
Join Clark Stewart, international recording artiste and youngest ever Cruise Director from the world famous Queen Elizabeth II.
A 4 course meal plus entertainment for £29.50. 7pm for 730 and entertainment begins at 9pm.
To book tickets call the Cairndale Hotel Direct on 01387 254111

musicSaturday 1st October DG Kollective Big Band Night
7.30pm @ Cairndale Hotel in Dumfries
Big band/dance night suitable for both dancers and listeners
Tickets are available via www.daliguitar.co.uk (£7 or £10 on the door)

musicSaturday 1st October Rat pack Vegas Spectacular Show
7.30pm @ Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries
Purveyors of Cool & The Greatest Music of the 20th Century
Wonderful memories - totally live show - successful worldwide
Frank Sinatra - Dean Martin - Sammy Davis
Every song a classic - Come Fly with Me, Volare, That's Amore, Under My Skin, Mr Bojangles, That\'s Life, Mack The Knife, and many more of your favourites.
The BBC summed it up in just one word - MAGNIFICENT!
The STAGE - Superb - Remarkable - Tremendously Entertaining !
Tickets £19 / £22 - from www.ratpack.biz

otherSunday 2nd October Dunscore Church Wellympics at Ellisland Farm
2.30pm @ Ellisland Farm, Auldgirth, DG2 0RP
Grab your wellies and a few pennies and raise money for Farm Africa as we try all sorts of welly sports.
Welly Shot Putt, Welly Crazy Golf and many more.
Arranged by Dunscore Church Eco Group.

Event listings are FREE - just email us the details ...

 

October 2016

filmThroughout Octoberrbc film theatreFilms at RBFCT in Dumfries
Films and Film Workshops at Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries >>

outdoorEvery day October 2016 Wild Swan Feeds
11am and 2pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
See wild whooper swans closer than anywhere in Britain.
Guide in the Hide
11am - 3pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Our friendly, knowledgeable guides will be out and about in the hides to point out the best wildlife of the day. See the ‘What’s On’ board in the visitor centre for information and availability.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

film Throughout October South West Picture ShowSouth West Picture Show
A festival of community and collaboration, celebrating the act of cinema-going and communal film watching experiences in pop-up cinemas, the great outdoors and village halls all the way across Dumfries and Galloway.
While some films have a straightforward link to Dumfries and Galloway such as our opening event - filmed predominantly in Galloway, an area with which it has since become synonymous, ‘The Wicker Man’ is being screened outdoors in the actual location where it was shot - other films reveal connections to the region in surprising or tangential ways
More info at:
www.rbcft.co.uk/filmfestival

Week Commencing Monday 3rd October:

theatreThursday 6th October DEMOCRACY
7.30PM @ The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer, DG9 7AP
Tickets: £12.00 / £10.00 under 26 years - Box Office: 01776 703 535

otherFriday 7th October Old Tyme Dance with ‘Iain Cathcart & His Scottish Dance Band’
8pm - 12 @ Locharbriggs Community Centre, Auchencrieff road, Locharbriggs, Dumfries DG1 1UL
Enjoy an evening of old tyme and ceilidh dancing to one of Scotland’s Top Scottish Dance Bands
Grand Raffle - No Bar! (Bring your own drink!)
Tickets £8.00 including Tea and Biscuits
Available from John M Caskie 01387 710975
PROCEEDS TO Locharbriggs Community Centre Association funds

otherSaturday 8th October D&G Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers 'Gathering'
10.00am - 3.00pm @ St Teresa's Church Hall, Glasgow Road, Dumfries
Entry £1 - suppliers sales, refreshments, exhibition, etc

otherSaturday 8th October Friends of Loch Arthur Community Coffee Morning and Craft Fair
10.00 - 12.00 @ The Usual Place, Academy Street, Dumfries
This coffee morning/craft fair is a regular fund raising event held to raise awareness and funding for the Loch Arthur Community, a farming based community in Beeswing which supports adults with learning disabilities.  It is being held in The Usual Place community cafe, with its welcoming atmosphere and lovely setting.  Craft workers and artists from around the region will be there to display and sell their work,  including beautiful embroidery work, wood art, upcycled eco-fashion with a tartan twist, bespoke cushions, glass design artwork, jewellery, and many more. 
The famous Loch Arthur cheese, bread and produce will also be on sale.
Suggested donations are £3 for adults and £1.50 for children

outdoorSunday 9th October Dawn Flight
6.45am @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Join the wardens as we open early to experience the wild geese lighting in against the dawn sky. The coffee shop will also be open early to provide hot drinks and bacon rolls.  Bring warm, waterproof clothing, binoculars and a torch.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 10th October:

musicWednesday 12th October DOMINIC KIRWAN
7.30pm @ The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer, DG9 7AP
Tickets: £21.00 - Box Office: 01776 703 535

comedyFriday 14th October Comedy Night
Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club, Dumfries
Comedy Night at the Cairndale hotel, includes 2 course supper and comedians with disco till late.
Tickets can be bought from the Cairndale Hotel.
Dinner and show 6.30pm for 7pm - £22 / Show only from 9pm - £12.
Show only tickets can be bought from Midsteeple, Barnstorm records and Domino Entertainments.

musicSaturday 15th October Phil Collins - In The Air
From 7pm @ The Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries
Join Chris Perry on an authentic musical that encapsulates some of Phil Collins' greatest hits from the last 2 decades as well as a medley of Genesis songs.
A 4 course meal plus entertainment for £29.50. 7pm for 730 and entertainment begins at 9pm.
To book tickets call the Cairndale Hotel Direct on 01387 254111

musicSunday 16th October Tea Dance
2 - 4.30pm @ Locharbriggs Community Centre, Auchencrieff Road, Locharbriggs, Dumfries
With music from The Bon Accords
Admission £3.00 includes tea and biscuits.
All welcome.

Week Commencing Monday 17th October:

otherWednesday 19th October Annual General Meeting - The Guid Nychburris Festival Association
7pm @ Municipal Chambers, English Street, Dumfries
ALL WELCOME

musicThursday 20th October GEMMA ROSEFIELD, CELLO & TIM HORTON, PIANO
7:30pm @ Crichton Church, Dumfries
An Absolute Classics Concert
Described by The Strad on her 2003 Wigmore Hall debut as “a mesmerising musical treasure” by the London Evening Standard in 2005 as ‘a phenomenal talent’, and featured in BBC Music Magazine as “one to watch” in 2007, Gemma has made her solo debut in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and in The Diligentia, The Hague, in the New Masters International Recital Series.
Programme:
Beethoven, Judas Maccabaeus Variations
Strauss, sonata
Interval
Martinu, Rossini Variations
Brahms, Sonata E Minor
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
Book now

comedyFriday 21st October Jango Starr: One Man Shoe (children's show)
Doors open 1.30pm @ Boreland Village Hall, Boreland, Lockerbie DG11 2LH
One Man Shoe is a delightful new show for children and families, performed by Jango Starr.
When the headline act fails to show up, Jango, a bumbling theatre caretaker, is suddenly thrust into the limelight and embarks on a hilarious journey of highly crafted and heart-felt silent comedy, as he magically finds his way to realise his dream of transforming into a star!
Jango Starr's unique style of silent physical theatre includes contemporary circus clowning, slapstick comedy, puppetry, juggling and absurd magic, bringing laughter and joy to all ages!
Tickets £7.50 for adults and £4.50 for under 11s. Babes in arms free.
All children must be accompanied by a responsible person. Show is in partnership with the DG Arts Festival Live Programme.
Tickets can be purchased from www.ticketsource.co.uk

musicSaturday 22nd October GEMMA ROSEFIELD, CELLO & TIM HORTON, PIANO
7:30pm @ Cally Palace, Gatehouse of Fleet
An Absolute Classics Concert
Described by The Strad on her 2003 Wigmore Hall debut as “a mesmerising musical treasure” by the London Evening Standard in 2005 as ‘a phenomenal talent’, and featured in BBC Music Magazine as “one to watch” in 2007, Gemma has made her solo debut in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and in The Diligentia, The Hague, in the New Masters International Recital Series.
Programme:
Beethoven, Judas Maccabaeus Variations
Strauss, sonata
Interval
Martinu, Rossini Variations
Brahms, Sonata E Minor
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
Book now

musicSaturday 22nd October The Legends of American Country Show!
7.30pm @ Lockerbie Town Hall, High Street Lockerbie, DG11 2ES
The Hit Sell out Show's Scottish Tour is coming to Lockerbie.
The Legends of American Country Show is now firmly established as Europe\'s No.1 Country Music Tribute show featuring the music of eight of the biggest icons of country music including; Garth Brooks, Randy Travis, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, Buck Owens and Johnny Cash. This highly rated show includes four well known star performers in Evan O Donnell, Joe Moore, Rod and Tracey McAuley who between them have a wealth of experience and glittering careers than span over three decades. Each singer will perform a string of Hits from the featured artists complete with authentic costume changes and in the company of a live six-piece band that includes some of Irelands top session musicians making this a must see for all country music fans. Performance will feature a specially designed stage set to give the audience the atmosphere of a true American country music Experience.
Not to be missed. Early Booking Recommended.
Tickets: £17.50 - Box Office: 01576 202632

xmasSunday 23rd October Local Christmas Shopping at Ellisland Farm
1pm - 4pm @ Ellisland Farm, Auldgirth, DG2 0RP
Find that special gift at our early Christmas Shopping afternoons, with locally made goods from local people.
Tea and coffee also served

outdoorSunday 23rd October Dusk Flight
4.30-6pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Watch the barnacle geese flight out to the Solway mudflats to their night-time roost. Bring warm, waterproof clothing, binoculars and a torch.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

musicSunday 23rd October GEMMA ROSEFIELD, CELLO & TIM HORTON, PIANO
3:30pm @ Buccleuch & Queensberry, Thornhill
An Absolute Classics Concert
Described by The Strad on her 2003 Wigmore Hall debut as “a mesmerising musical treasure” by the London Evening Standard in 2005 as ‘a phenomenal talent’, and featured in BBC Music Magazine as “one to watch” in 2007, Gemma has made her solo debut in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and in The Diligentia, The Hague, in the New Masters International Recital Series.
Programme:
Beethoven Bei Männern Variations
Grieg, Sonata
Interval
Dvorak, Silent Woods
Rachmaninoff Sonata in G Minor
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
Book now

Week Commencing Monday 24th October:

outdoorSaturday 29th October Pumpkin Carving
2-5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Use inspiration from the wildfowl at Caerlaverock to carve your own pumpkin. Take part in other Halloween craft activities.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free and £2 per pumpkin. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

otherSaturday 29th October Monsters Ball for Macmillan 2016
@ Comlongon Castle
Arrivals at 6.30 for a 7pm start. Carriages at 12.30am.
Celebrate Halloween in style at Comlongon Castle as we go monstrous for Macmillan! All proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Our gruesome guests will be treated to a two course supper with hog roast, live music from band Madison, charity auction and raffle and eerie entertainment by our storytellers as you join them for the ghostly tale of Lady Marion Carruthers in the castle keep! Keeping you entertained will also be our guest medium, Laura Montgomery, who will be offering mini tarot readings in the drawing room, and marvel at a bit of magic from our magician Ryan Stokes!
Fancy dress is optional, but we encourage you to join in the Halloween fun and come in costume - there will be prizes for the best (and scariest!) dressed and a photo booth to capture you in your ghoulish finery!
Tickets are £45 and this includes a sumptuous two course supper with hog roast and dessert (vegetarian option will be offered) and welcome drinks (our Creepy Cocktails!) on arrival, as well as your spooktacular entertainment!
Tickets available from www.dumfriesmonstersball.co.uk or from The Midsteeple Box Office.

musicSaturday 29th October Voice of the Decades with Kolin Grainger
From 7pm @ Reivers Restaurant, The Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries
4 course supper and entertainment £29.50
A tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr with the ever popular Kolin Grainger. Enjoy all the classics while you dine
To book call the Cairndale Hotel Direct on 01387 254111

Event listings are FREE - just email us the details ...

November 2016

filmThroughout Novemberrbc film theatreFilms at RBFCT in Dumfries
Films and Film Workshops at Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries >>

outdoorEvery day November 2016 Wild Swan Feeds
11am and 2pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
See wild whooper swans closer than anywhere in Britain.
Guide in the Hide
11am - 3pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Our friendly, knowledgeable guides will be out and about in the hides to point out the best wildlife of the day. See the ‘What’s On’ board in the visitor centre for information and availability.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

film Throughout November South West Picture ShowSouth West Picture Show
A festival of community and collaboration, celebrating the act of cinema-going and communal film watching experiences in pop-up cinemas, the great outdoors and village halls all the way across Dumfries and Galloway.
While some films have a straightforward link to Dumfries and Galloway such as our opening event - filmed predominantly in Galloway, an area with which it has since become synonymous, ‘The Wicker Man’ is being screened outdoors in the actual location where it was shot - other films reveal connections to the region in surprising or tangential ways
More info at:
www.rbcft.co.uk/filmfestival

Week Commencing Monday 31st October:

comedyFriday 3rd November Comedy Night
7pm @ Ryan Centre, Stranraer
A rip roaring Bearded Dug of a comedy show will be popping up at The Ryan Centre for a condensed, but very sweet, taster of live comedy for Wigtownshire with the some of the best Scottish and northern comedians on the UK circuit.
Tickets for £12 are available from the Ryan Centre box office on 01776 703535

musicSaturday 5th November Elvis Tribute with Steve Storm
From 7pm @ The Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries
4 course supper and entertainment £29.50.
Doors open 7pm, dinner at 7.30pm and live entertainment at 9pm.
Steve Storm returns to the hotel by popular demand. Singing all Elvis' greatest hits
To book tickets call the Cairndale Hotel Direct on 01387 254111

musicSaturday 5th November Jukebox Sixties
7.30pm @ Buccleuch Centre, Langholm, Dumfries & Galloway DG13 0AW
JUKE BOX SIXTIES features a new, unique and faithful compilation of some of the greatest Sixties U.K. hits - warm and nostalgic, timeless and unforgettable.
The Hollywood Bees perform their acclaimed show featuring music of The Hollies, The Beatles, The Fortunes, The Bee Gees, The Kinks and many more.
Standing ovations are the norm for this brilliant band who have performed alongside The Moody Blues, The Searchers and The Hollies.
So get ready to sing along, reminisce and perhaps shed a nostalgic tear.
Tickets £15.00 & £16.00
Box Office 01387 381196

Week Commencing Monday 7th November:

otherTuesday 8th November Annual General Meeting - Locharbriggs Community Centre
7pm @ Locharbriggs Community Centre, Auchencrieff road, Locharbriggs, Dumfries DG1 1UL
A warm welcome is extended to attend the AGM of the Locharbriggs Community Centre Association
Tea / Coffee will be served during the meeting
Locharbriggs Community Centre is OWNED & MANAGED by the COMMUNITY
Further details from Chairman John M Caskie 01387 710975

comedyFriday 11th November Comedy Night
Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club, Dumfries
Comedy Night at the Cairndale hotel, includes 2 course supper and comedians with disco till late.
Tickets can be bought from the Cairndale Hotel.
Dinner and show 6.30pm for 7pm - £22 / Show only from 9pm - £12.
Show only tickets can be bought from Midsteeple, Barnstorm records and Domino Entertainments.

musicSaturday 12th November Frankie Valli & Rock N' Roll Juke Box Tribute
From 7pm @ The Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries
4 course supper and entertainment £29.50.
Doors open at 7pm, dinner served t 7.30pm and entertainment begins at 9pm.
Vince returns to the Cairndale after several years. Many will remember his appearence on "Stars in their Eyes", as Dion and this will be Vince's first time appearing as Frankie Valli. Get ready to Rock N' Roll!
To book tickets call the Cairndale Hotel Direct on 01387 254111

xmasSunday 13th November Early Christmas Shopping Afternoon
1pm - 4pm @ Ellisland Farm, Auldgirth, DG2 0RP
Find that special gift at our early Christmas Shopping afternoons, with locally made goods from local people.
Tea and coffee also served. Free entry.

outdoorSunday 13th November Dawn Flight
6.30am @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Join the wardens as we open early to experience the wild geese flighting in against the dawn sky. The Coffee Shop will also be open early to provide hot drinks and bacon rolls. Bring warm, waterproof clothing, binoculars and a torch.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 14th November:

other15th - 17th November 2016. 3-day Residential Writing Course at Durhamhill
@ Durhamhill. Kirkpatrick Durham, Castle Douglas, DG7 3HP
3-day Residential Writing Course at DurhamhillSet in tranquil and stunning Galloway countryside, whether you are starting out as a writer or seeking to enhance your skills, this is the opportunity to discover your writing potential. The tutors are Margaret Elphinstone & Mary Smith. They are well-established, published writers with a wealth of teaching experience who will support & encourage you in developing your writing. Workshop topics include the creation of character & plot, the role of the narrative voice & writing from personal experience. There will be ample opportunity to discuss your work with the tutors & fellow students.
Margaret Elphinstone, a historical novelist, had her first novel published in 1987. Her novel, 'The Sea Road’ is in 'The 100 Best Scottish Books of all Time' produced by 'List Magazine'. She also writes poetry & short stories & is an Emeritus Professor of Strathclyde University & was a visiting Professor at central Michigan University in 1998 & 2001. She has taught creative writing to all levels of experience & has been a regular tutor on international Arvon courses.
Mary Smith is a writer, poet & journalist, her poems being widely published. A full collection, 'Thousands Pass Here Every Day', was published in 2012. Her novel, 'No More Mulberries', is set in Afghanistan where she worked for several years. 'Drunk Chickens and Burnt Macaroni: Real Stories of Afghan Woman', a lively account of her time there, provides an insight into the lives of Afghan women. She was senior reporter on a local paper, & staff features writer with the award-winning magazine, 'Dumfries and Galloway Life'. She has an MLitt in Creative Writing & has taught the subject at Glasgow University.

Testimonials from past participants:-
• 'superb tuition, lovely group with widely divergent experience, beautiful and comfortable surroundings' Frances H.
• 'a beautiful location, very welcoming hosts and just the right amount of challenge and reassurance' Cate M
• 'valuable, intense, worthwhile' Ian B.
• 'neither intimidating nor too formal, instantly absorbing' Una C.
• 'we all came away better writers' Roger W

Course Fee:
£295 (includes. 2/3 nights stay in the 4 star Coach House, or the main house, & food, arrival from preceding evening)
Limited number of places available for non-residents. Fee £250 including food

To Book: Web Site | Tel. Juliet on 07843 476862

musicThursday 17th November LONDON SOLOISTS ENSEMBLE
7:30pm @ Crichton Church, Dumfries
An Absolute Classics Concert
Formed in 2011 by some of the UK's most distinguished musicians, the London Soloists Ensemble have very quickly established themselves as a chamber group of superb quality. The group's flexible line-up enables them to present programmes of great variety and depth. Appointed as "Associate Ensemble" by St. John's Smith Square in London, they began their first series of Sunday afternoon concerts at this prestigious venue in June 2013 performing all three Brahms Piano Quartets alongside works by Vaughan Williams, Ireland, Stanford and Mozart. In a busy first season they also broadcast for BBC Radio 3, recorded their first CD (of music by Vaughan Williams) for Naxos and have appeared in festivals and arts centres throughout the UK.
Programme:
Josef Suk: Elegie for piano trio in D flat, Op. 23
Bohuslav Martinů: Variations on a Slovak Theme for cello and piano, H.378
Antonin Dvořák: Sonatina for violin and piano in G, Op. 100
Interval
​Pyotr Tchaikowsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
Book now

musicFriday 18th November LONDON SOLOISTS ENSEMBLE
7:30pm @ Annan Academy, Annan
An Absolute Classics Concert
Formed in 2011 by some of the UK's most distinguished musicians, the London Soloists Ensemble have very quickly established themselves as a chamber group of superb quality. The group's flexible line-up enables them to present programmes of great variety and depth. Appointed as "Associate Ensemble" by St. John's Smith Square in London, they began their first series of Sunday afternoon concerts at this prestigious venue in June 2013 performing all three Brahms Piano Quartets alongside works by Vaughan Williams, Ireland, Stanford and Mozart. In a busy first season they also broadcast for BBC Radio 3, recorded their first CD (of music by Vaughan Williams) for Naxos and have appeared in festivals and arts centres throughout the UK.
Programme:
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 36, arr. composer for piano trio
Interval
Arvo Pärt: Mozart-Adagio, for violin cello and piano
Clara Schumann: Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
Book now

outdoorSaturday 19th November Wildlife Photography for Beginners
10am – 4pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Special beginners’ photography workshop with Tom Langlands and Bob Fitzsimmons. Learn how to take fantastic photographs of the geese and swans present on the reserve.
£60 per person. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

musicSaturday 19th November Tribute to Motown & Diana Ross
From 7pm @ The Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries
4 course supper & live entertainment £29.50
Doors open 7pm, dinner for 7.30pm & entertainment begins at 9pm.
This is the first of our Christmas Party Nights.
Sit back and enjoy Saffron's fabulous tribute to Diana Ross and all the best loved Motown Classics - or better still, get up and dance!
To book tickets call the Cairndale Hotel Direct on 01387 254111

musicSaturday 19th November LONDON SOLOISTS ENSEMBLE
7:30pm @ Broughton House, Kirkcudbright
An Absolute Classics Concert
Formed in 2011 by some of the UK's most distinguished musicians, the London Soloists Ensemble have very quickly established themselves as a chamber group of superb quality. The group's flexible line-up enables them to present programmes of great variety and depth. Appointed as "Associate Ensemble" by St. John's Smith Square in London, they began their first series of Sunday afternoon concerts at this prestigious venue in June 2013 performing all three Brahms Piano Quartets alongside works by Vaughan Williams, Ireland, Stanford and Mozart. In a busy first season they also broadcast for BBC Radio 3, recorded their first CD (of music by Vaughan Williams) for Naxos and have appeared in festivals and arts centres throughout the UK.
Programme:
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 36, arr. composer for piano trio
Interval
Arvo Pärt: Mozart-Adagio, for violin cello and piano
Clara Schumann: Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
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outdoorSunday 20th November Walk with the Warden
1-2pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Join the warden on a walk around the reserve to see the geese, swans and other wildfowl wintering at this world renowned wetland reserve.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

musicSunday 20th November LONDON SOLOISTS ENSEMBLE
3:30pm @ Buccleuch & Queensberry, Thornhill
An Absolute Classics Concert
Formed in 2011 by some of the UK's most distinguished musicians, the London Soloists Ensemble have very quickly established themselves as a chamber group of superb quality. The group's flexible line-up enables them to present programmes of great variety and depth. Appointed as "Associate Ensemble" by St. John's Smith Square in London, they began their first series of Sunday afternoon concerts at this prestigious venue in June 2013 performing all three Brahms Piano Quartets alongside works by Vaughan Williams, Ireland, Stanford and Mozart. In a busy first season they also broadcast for BBC Radio 3, recorded their first CD (of music by Vaughan Williams) for Naxos and have appeared in festivals and arts centres throughout the UK.
Programme:
Josef Suk: Elegie for piano trio in D flat, Op. 23
Bohuslav Martin: Variations on a Slovak Theme for cello and piano, H.378
Antonin Dvorák: Sonatina for violin and piano in G, Op. 100
Interval
Pyotr Tchaikowsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
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Week Commencing Monday 21st November:

musicSaturday 26th November Men on a Mission Blues Brothers Tribute
From 7pm @ The Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries
Join Elwood & Jake for an action packed night of Soul, Rhythm & Blues.
4 course supper & live entertainment £29.50 Doors open 7pm, dinner for 7.30pm & entertainment begins at 9pm.
To book tickets call the Cairndale Hotel Direct on 01387 254111

Week Commencing Monday 28th November:

theatreTuesday 29th November A Christmas Carol
7.30pm. Doors open at 7.00pm. @ The Buccleuch Centre Langholm, Dumfries & Galloway, DG13 0AW
On Christmas Eve, the most magical night of the year, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is whisked away on a terrifying journey through the past and into the future, accompanied by three fearsome ghosts determined to make him realize the true meaning of Christmas. Charles Dickens' classic ghost story is brought alive in this most traditional of productions, complete with beautiful period costume, song, dance and a magnificent, original musical score. Join critically acclaimed theatre company Chapterhouse as Scrooge's frozen heart begins to melt and he finally embraces the festive spirit in this most Christmassy of Christmas tales.
Tickets and Information from Box Office (01387) 381 196 www.buccleuchcentre.com
Adult £14 / Concession £12 / Under 18 £8 Buy ten tickets, get one free

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December 2016

filmThroughout Decemberrbc film theatreFilms at RBFCT in Dumfries
Films and Film Workshops at Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries >>

outdoorEvery day December 2016 Wild Swan Feeds
11am and 2pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
See wild whooper swans closer than anywhere in Britain.
Guide in the Hide
11am - 3pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Our friendly, knowledgeable guides will be out and about in the hides to point out the best wildlife of the day. See the ‘What’s On’ board in the visitor centre for information and availability.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 28th November:

comedyFriday 2nd December Christmas Comedy Night
6.30pm for 7pm @ Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club, Dumfries
Christmas Comedy night at the Cairndale includes 2 course festive dinner and coffee, live entertainment from a selection of comedians and disco til late.
Tickets can be bought from the Cairndale Hotel, £25

musicSaturday 3rd December Tina Turner Tribute
From 7pm @ The Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries
4 course supper & live entertainment £33.00 Doors open 7pm, dinner for 7.30pm & entertainment begins at 9pm.
To book tickets call 01387 240287

outdoorSunday 4th December Dawn Flight
7am @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Join the wardens as we open early to experience the wild geese flighting in against the dawn sky. The Coffee Shop will also be open early to provide hot drinks and bacon rolls. Bring warm, waterproof clothing, binoculars and a torch.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

xmasSunday 4th December Caerlaverock Christmas Fayre
1-4pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Visit a wide range of craft and food stalls at WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre at our Christmas Fayre.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 5th December:

musicThursday 8th December JOOST BOSDIJK, BASSOON & SIMON CALLAGHAN, PIANO
7:30pm @ Buccleuch & Queensberry, Thornhill
An Absolute Classics Concert
As a chamber musician Joost played in the Delft and Oxford Chamber Music festivals, collaborated in ensembles from Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra. He played many concerts with bassoonist Bram van Sambeek, with whom he also recorded Sophia Gubaidulina’s Duo for two bassoons on Van Sambeek’s CD “Kaleidoscope”.
Programme:
Saint-Saëns Bassoon Sonata Op.168
Dutilleux Sarabande et Cortege
Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit
Dubois Sonatine Tango
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
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musicFriday 9th December Comedy Hypnotist Duo
From 7pm @ The Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries
2 course supper & live entertainment £25.00 Doors open 7pm, dinner for 7.30pm & entertainment begins at 9pm.
To book tickets call 01387 240287

musicSaturday 10th December JOOST BOSDIJK, BASSOON & SIMON CALLAGHAN, PIANO
7:30pm @ Cally Palace, Gatehouse of Fleet
An Absolute Classics Concert
As a chamber musician Joost played in the Delft and Oxford Chamber Music festivals, collaborated in ensembles from Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra. He played many concerts with bassoonist Bram van Sambeek, with whom he also recorded Sophia Gubaidulina’s Duo for two bassoons on Van Sambeek’s CD “Kaleidoscope”.
Programme:
Saint-Saëns Bassoon Sonata Op.168
Dutilleux Sarabande et Cortege
Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit
Dubois Sonatine Tango
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
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musicSunday 11th December OPERA BOHEMIA - EUGENE ONEGIN
7:30pm @ Crichton Church, Dumfries
An Absolute Classics Concert
Tchaikovsky’s dramatic musical version of Alexander Pushkin’s tragic hero will be performed by one of the country’s most exciting new opera companies - Glasgow-based Opera Bohemia.
Adults £20.00, Under 26s £0
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Week Commencing Monday 12th December:

musicThursday 15th December Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Robin Ticciati conducts Strauss Wind Concertos
Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Robin Ticciati conducts Strauss Wind Concertos7:30pm @ Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries
- Robin Ticciati – Conductor
- Alec Frank-Gemmill – Horn
- Maximiliano Martin – Clarinet
- Peter Whelan – Bassoon
Programme:
STRAUSS Duet Concertino / MEREDITH Fringeflower / STRAUSS Horn Concerto No 2 in E-flat / SCHUBERT Symphony No 1
Strauss’ father was a leading horn player, so it’s not surprising that the horn plays a major role in his music. The First Horn Concerto (1883), written when the composer was in his teens, has a tuneful freshness reminiscent of Schumann; the Second (1942) is nostalgic in mood. Strauss’ Duet Concertino (1947) recreates Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Swineherd, with the two soloists, clarinet and bassoon, representing the Princess and the Swineherd characters. We finish with Schubert’s First Symphony, another work by a precocious teenager. Though it contains echoes of Classical precursors, Schubert’s individuality, not least in his melodic invention, shines through.
Tickets: £6 - £32.50 available from Midsteeple Box Office, www.dgboxoffice.co.uk
More information www.sco.org.uk

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January 2017

outdoorSunday 1st January New Years Day Bird Race
10am – 4pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Start the year by challenging our warden to see how many bird species you can spot in a day.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 16th January:

musicSaturday 21st January Scottish Chamber Orchestra – Nicola Benedetti plays Beethoven Violin Concerto
Nicola Benedetti plays Beethoven Violin Concerto7:30pm @ Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries
- Joseph Swensen – Conductor
- Nicola Benedetti – Violin
Programme:
BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No 1 / BEETHOVEN Symphony No 4 / BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto
“Tender, and sensitive, and intimate… I'm just so unbelievably moved by his music”, is how Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti describes Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, the centrepiece of this brilliant all-Beethoven programme.
Thomas Edison once said, “genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration”. This certainly applies to tonight’s Overture. Leonore No 1 was one of Beethoven’s four attempts at writing an overture to Fidelio. The Fourth is the most Classical of Beethoven's mature symphonies - in form if not in content. But, within the ‘Classical’ frame lurks something wonderfully subversive and original.
Tickets: £6 - £32.50 available from Midsteeple Box Office, www.dgboxoffice.co.uk
More information www.sco.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 23rd January:

musicThursday 26th January GRACE MO, PIANO
7:30pm @ Crichton Church, Dumfries
An Absolute Classics Concert
Described as “an excellent pianist, combining technical wizardry with impressive attention to detail”, Grace Mo is internationally acclaimed and in demand as both soloist and chamber musician.
Programme:
Chopin, Barcarolle, Op. 60
Schumann, Carnaval, Op. 9
Liszt, Sposalizio
Liszt, Sonetto del Petrarca 123
Liszt, Dante Sonata
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
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musicFriday 27th JanuaryGRACE MO, PIANO
7:30pm @ Annan Academy, Annan
An Absolute Classics Concert
Described as “an excellent pianist, combining technical wizardry with impressive attention to detail”, Grace Mo is internationally acclaimed and in demand as both soloist and chamber musician.
Programme:
Mozart, Sonata in D Major, K311
Allegro con spirito
Andante con espressione
Rondeau
Ravel, Sonatine
Modéré
Mouvement de menuet
Animé
Brahms, 3 Intermezzi, Op 117
Andante moderato
Andante non troppe e con molto espressione
Andante con moto
Prokofiev, Sonata No 2 in D minor, Op. 14
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
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musicSaturday 28th January GRACE MO, PIANO
7:30pm @ Broughton House, Kirkcudbright
An Absolute Classics Concert
Described as “an excellent pianist, combining technical wizardry with impressive attention to detail”, Grace Mo is internationally acclaimed and in demand as both soloist and chamber musician.
Programme:
Chopin, Barcarolle, Op. 60
Schumann, Carnaval, Op. 9
Liszt, Sposalizio
Liszt, Sonetto del Petrarca 123
Liszt, Dante Sonata ​
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
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musicSunday 29th JanuaryGRACE MO, PIANO
3:30pm @ Buccleuch & Queensberry, Thornhill
An Absolute Classics Concert
Described as “an excellent pianist, combining technical wizardry with impressive attention to detail”, Grace Mo is internationally acclaimed and in demand as both soloist and chamber musician.
Programme:
Mozart, Sonata in D Major, K311
Allegro con spirito
Andante con espressione
Rondeau
Ravel, Sonatine
Modéré
Mouvement de menuet
Animé
Brahms, 3 Intermezzi, Op 117
Andante moderato
Andante non troppe e con molto espressione
Andante con moto
Prokofiev, Sonata No 2 in D minor, Op. 14
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
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February 2017

musicThursday 16th February AUREA STRING QUARTET
7:30pm @ Crichton Church, Dumfries
An Absolute Classics Concert
They gave their Wigmore Hall debut in February 2012 as part of the Pro Corda Musical Encounters Programme. Later that year, they were finalists in the 1st Sándor Végh International String Quartet Competition in Budapest where they were awarded a special prize for their outstanding performance of Lajtha String Quartet No.7.
Programme:
Mozart Dissonance No.19 in C Major, K.465
Adagio-Allegro
Andante cantabile
Menuetto -Allegro
Allegro molto
Ravel Quartet in F Major
Allegro moderato – très doux
Assez vif – très rythmé
Très lent
Vif et agité
Shostakovich two short pieces, Elegy, Polka
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
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musicSaturday 18th FebruaryAUREA STRING QUARTET
7:30pm @ Cally Palace, Gatehouse of Fleet
An Absolute Classics Concert
They gave their Wigmore Hall debut in February 2012 as part of the Pro Corda Musical Encounters Programme. Later that year, they were finalists in the 1st Sándor Végh International String Quartet Competition in Budapest where they were awarded a special prize for their outstanding performance of Lajtha String Quartet No.7.
Programme:
Mozart Dissonance No.19 in C Major, K.465
Adagio-Allegro
Andante cantabile
Menuetto -Allegro
Allegro molto
Ravel Quartet in F Major
Allegro moderato – très doux
Assez vif – très rythmé
Très lent
Vif et agité
Shostakovich two short pieces, Elegy, Polka
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
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musicSunday 19th February AUREA STRING QUARTET
3:30pm @ Buccleuch & Queensberry, Thornhill
An Absolute Classics Concert
They gave their Wigmore Hall debut in February 2012 as part of the Pro Corda Musical Encounters Programme. Later that year, they were finalists in the 1st Sándor Végh International String Quartet Competition in Budapest where they were awarded a special prize for their outstanding performance of Lajtha String Quartet No.7.
Programme:
Cage - quartet in four parts
Quietly Flowing Along – Summer
Slowly Rocking – Autumn
Nearly Stationary – Winter
Quodlibet – Spring
Schubert, Quartet NO.13, 'Rosamunde' D.804, Op.29 Allegro ma non troppo
Andante
Menuetto: Allegretto – Trio
Allegro moderato
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
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March 2017

musicThursday 16th March JOHN LENEHAN & FRIENDS
7:30pm @ Crichton Church, Dumfries
An Absolute Classics Concert
Praised by the New York Times for his “great flair and virtuosity” and the London Times – “a masterly recital”, John Lenehan’s performances and recordings have been acclaimed throughout the world. As a soloist he has appeared with orchestras at home and abroad, most recently with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican and the RPO in the Royal Albert Hall. John Lenehan has collaborated with many leading instrumentalists and is recognised as an outstanding chamber musician. John Lenehan has made more than seventy CDs covering a huge range of music.
Kathryn Thomas (flute), Tim Lowe (cello), John Lenehan (piano)
Programme:
Hummel
Adagio, Variations and
Rondo on a Russian Theme, Op.78 (trio)
Hamilton Harty
In Ireland (flute and piano)
Goreki
Valentine piece for solo flute and little bell, op.70.
Martinu
Trio (1944) Poco Allegro, Adagio, Andante, Allegro
Villa Lobos
The Jet Whistle (flute and cello)
Tchaikovsky
Pezzo capriccioso and Nocturne (cello and piano)
Piazzolla (arr. Dmitriy Verelas)
Three pieces: Libertango, Ave Maria
Summer (from the 4 seasons of Buenos Aires) (trio)
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
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musicFriday 17th March JOHN LENEHAN & FRIENDS
7:30pm @ Annan Academy, Annan
An Absolute Classics Concert
Praised by the New York Times for his “great flair and virtuosity” and the London Times – “a masterly recital”, John Lenehan’s performances and recordings have been acclaimed throughout the world. As a soloist he has appeared with orchestras at home and abroad, most recently with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican and the RPO in the Royal Albert Hall. John Lenehan has collaborated with many leading instrumentalists and is recognised as an outstanding chamber musician. John Lenehan has made more than seventy CDs covering a huge range of music.
Kathryn Thomas (flute), Tim Lowe (cello), John Lenehan (piano)
Programme:
Hummel
Adagio, Variations and
Rondo on a Russian Theme, Op.78 (trio)
Hamilton Harty
In Ireland (flute and piano)
Goreki
Valentine piece for solo flute and little bell, op.70.
Martinu
Trio (1944) Poco Allegro, Adagio, Andante, Allegro
Villa Lobos
The Jet Whistle (flute and cello)
Tchaikovsky
Pezzo capriccioso and Nocturne (cello and piano)
Piazzolla (arr. Dmitriy Verelas)
Three pieces: Libertango, Ave Maria
Summer (from the 4 seasons of Buenos Aires) (trio)
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
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musicSaturday 18th March JOHN LENEHAN & FRIENDS
7:30pm @ Broughton House, Kirkcudbright
An Absolute Classics Concert
Praised by the New York Times for his “great flair and virtuosity” and the London Times – “a masterly recital”, John Lenehan’s performances and recordings have been acclaimed throughout the world. As a soloist he has appeared with orchestras at home and abroad, most recently with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican and the RPO in the Royal Albert Hall. John Lenehan has collaborated with many leading instrumentalists and is recognised as an outstanding chamber musician. John Lenehan has made more than seventy CDs covering a huge range of music.
Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola), John Lenehan (piano)
Programme:
Hummel Sonata in Eb op. 5 no. 3:
Allegro Moderato, Adagio Cantabile, Rondo con moto
Kodaly, Adagio
Prokofiev arr. Vadim Borisovsky
Two pieces from “Romeo and Juliet”
Balcony Scene
Dance of the Knights
Rachmaninoff Sonata op. 19
Lento,
Allegro moderato,
Allegro scherzando,
Andante,
Allegro mosso
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
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musicSunday 19th March JOHN LENEHAN & FRIENDS
3:30pm @ Buccleuch & Queensberry, Thornhill
An Absolute Classics Concert
Praised by the New York Times for his “great flair and virtuosity” and the London Times – “a masterly recital”, John Lenehan’s performances and recordings have been acclaimed throughout the world. As a soloist he has appeared with orchestras at home and abroad, most recently with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican and the RPO in the Royal Albert Hall. John Lenehan has collaborated with many leading instrumentalists and is recognised as an outstanding chamber musician. John Lenehan has made more than seventy CDs covering a huge range of music.
Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola), John Lenehan (piano)
Programme:
Hummel Sonata in Eb op. 5 no. 3:
Allegro Moderato, Adagio Cantabile, Rondo con moto
Kodaly, Adagio
Prokofiev arr. Vadim Borisovsky
Two pieces from “Romeo and Juliet”
Balcony Scene
Dance of the Knights
Rachmaninoff Sonata op. 19
Lento,
Allegro moderato,
Allegro scherzando,
Andante,
Allegro mosso
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
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