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What's On in Dumfries & Galloway

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

May

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

outdoor11th - 31st MayGiant LEGO Brick Animal TrailGiant LEGO Brick Animal Trail
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
The Giant LEGO® Brick Animal Trail is back by popular demand!
Enjoy the fourteen individually-designed LEGO brick characters out on the reserve at WWT Caerlaverock. The giant animals, some up to twelve times life size, include Natalie the Nene, the world's rarest goose, Kate the Kingfisher and Benedict the Bewick's swan, magnificently stretching his brick wings.
Meet our fantastic new characters, Skye the White Stork, Walter the Water Vole and Sam the Short Eared Owl!
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 20th May:

filmThu 23 MayScreening: Wild Relatives
7-8.30pm @ Cample Line, Cample Mill, Cample, Dumfriesshire DG3 5HD
Jumana Manna (2018, Norway/Lebanon, 70mins English subtitles)
Join us for this UK screening of Jumana Manna's 2018 film Wild Relatives: In 2012 an international agricultural research centre was forced to relocate from Aleppo to Lebanon due to the Syrian civil war and then began a laborious process of planting and restoring its seed collection from back-ups recalled from the Global seed bank located in Svalbard. Following the path of those seeds between the Arctic and Lebanon, Manna’s beautiful film unfolds a matrix of human and non- human lives across those two remote places, following a large-scale international initiative and its local implementation in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon, carried out primarily by young migrant women.
£3 / £2 | Further details at www.campleline.org.uk

ExhibitionFri 24 - Mon 27 May'Sonder - Everybody has a story'
@ Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Rd, Dumfries DG1 1JQ
An exhibition of artwork by final year students of Dumfries and Galloway College
Preview: Fri 24th May 5.30-7.30pm / Exhibition: 25th & 26th May, 10.30am - 5.30pm + 27th May, 10.30am - 2.30pm
This is the end of year exhibition by the HND Art and Design students from Dumfries and Galloway College. The artwork on display is of work completed during the academic session and includes ceramics, painting and drawing, printmaking, mixed media and artists books.
Entry to the exhibition is free.

ExhibitionFri 24 - Mon 27 MayWee Art Group Pop up Gallery '
10am - 4pm (Sunday 11am - 3pm) @ Thornhill Space, Drumlanrig Street, Thornhill
THE WEE ART GROUP consisting of Martine Berlemont, Alayne Smith, John Fairgrieve, Joan Fleming, Pen Symonds and Ian Irving are mounting a pop-up show at the Thornhill Space.

OtherFri 24 May - Sun 2 JuneDumfries & Galloway Arts Festival
Throughout Dumfries & Galloway
Music, theatre and much more throughout the region - download the full programme in PDF format here (14MB)
Book Tickets Online

musicFri 24 May Summer Whaup Bop
Doors open 7.30pm. @ Whauphill village hall, Main Street Whauphill DG8 9QB
Live music with Weybourne Chester Bingley + The Moot.
Tickets £6 on door. Food is also available £5 per person for 2 courses.
Under 14s go free. Bring your own drinks.

musicSat 25 May Organ Recital by Gordon Stewart
7.30pm @ St John's Church, Lover's Walk/Newall Terrace, Dumfries
Gordon Stewart plays music by Bach, Gardonyi, Rawsthorne and Bossi.
Tickets available from St John's Church Office, John Douglas Music, or at the door. 
More information:  01387 263656 / office@stjohnsdumfries.org
Tickets:  £10 adults, under 26's free

OtherSun 26 MayMoffat One Shot 2019
10 am to 4 pm @ Moffat
Calling all bikers. The 2019 Moffat One Shot is on May 26th. Any and all bikers are welcome to take part in the Moffat One Shot. Why not come to Moffat High Street on Sunday May 26th and join the fun. There is a bucking bull comp with an amazing mountain bike prize or simply turn up and join the pack getting photographed. The best three biker images win a framed print of their image. Whats the catch? - you only get one shot so bring your best smile! If you want to maximize your long weekend the fun kicks off on Friday evening with live music at the Moffat Town Hall. Spend the Saturday enjoying the roads around Moffat and Sunday taking part in the One Shot. We hope to see you all next weekend at our fun event.

OtherSun 26 MayPlant sales + tea and cake
1pm @ Bowling club Moniaive, DG3 4HH
Plant sale and teas to raise funds for the community Wildlife Garden.

musicSun 26 May Fragments
13.00 @ A'The Airts, 8-12 High St, Sanquhar DG4 6BL
Richard and Vivien Jones bring this event to The Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival fresh from providing renaissance music for the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition - A Life in Drawing - at the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow, part of a nationwide commemoration of the 500th anniversary of his death. The programme features an arrangement of a rebus - a musical puzzle found in the margins of one of Leonardo's notebooks, and goes on to explore other historical fragments of music and the characters who listen to them.
The programme is created as a conversation between players and audience, illuminated with music. Actor, Sarah Dhesi, voices the characters and soprano, Barbara Gibson, adds empathy to the madrigals and chansons in the performance.

outdoor Sun 26 MayScotland’s Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ CORSOCK HOUSE, Corsock, Castle Douglas DG7 3DJ
Corsock House garden includes an amazing variety of designed landscape, from a strictly formal walled garden, through richly planted woodlands full of different vistas, artfully designed water features and surprises to manicured lawns showing off the Bryce baronial mansion. There is an Arcadian garden with pools and temples, described by Ken Cox as ‘perhaps my favourite of Scotland’s many woodland gardens’. Homemade teas and plant sales.
Directions: off A75 Dumfries 14 miles, Castle Douglas 10 miles, Corsock village ½ mile on A712.
Admission: £5, accompanied children free.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org
Charity No: SC011337

TheatreSun 26 MayIsosceles Theatre Company : Murder, Just What The Doctor Ordered
7pm @ The Mill on the Fleet, 65 High St, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2HS
In Edinburgh Between 1827 and 1828 science and murder cling together in a dance of death. Sixteen people are slaughtered by Burke and Hare and the devil and all his works prowls the streets of 'Auld Reekie'. Dr Robert Knox, scientist, and anatomist supreme, waits in Surgeons Square to buy bodies for the sake of advancing medical knowledge. His door is chapped, a body is delivered, money is paid and no questions are asked.
A trail of terror leads from West Port to the dissection table of Robert Knox. Murder will out and a price must be paid, even by the anatomist supreme.
Doctor Knox will have to pay that price.
"A thought-provoking performance...the play was brilliantly acted...Bravo Isosceles ! A superb show, highly recommended." Dumfries and Galloway Life Magazine
£10 - Tickets online from www.millonthefleet.co.uk or from The Mill Bookshop

Week Commencing Monday 27th May:

OtherTue 28 MayTalk: Extraordinary Women
7pm-8.30pm @ Devil's Porridge Museum, Stanfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs, DG12 6TF
In this talk, Janet Iveson will explore local women who lived extraordinary lives.  She will mainly focus on women from Dumfries and Galloway.
£3 per person payable on the door

musicThu 30 May Scottish Ensemble: Dance Music with Malin Broman (violin) and Rick Stotijn (double bass)
19:30 @ Theatre Royal, 66-68 Shakespeare St, Dumfries DG1 2JH
From waltzes to tangos, marches to tarantellas: join us for a joyful celebration of music written to make us move. Dance Music is a joyful sashay through a host of pieces written with our feet in mind; an assortment of deliciously rhythmic music from across centuries, continents and traditions.
Piazzolla's undeniably infectious take on Vivaldi's Four Seasons pulsates with the colour of Latin America. In this special arrangement, award-winning violinist Malin Broman (Swedish Musica Vitae / Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra) is joined by one of Europe's leading double bassists, Rick Stotijn, for a performance of fiery solos and crackling rhythmic brio. Our accompanying selection of waltzes, tangos and more includes the breathless tarantella of Schubert's Death and the Maiden and lively dances from Purcell's Fairy Queen suite as well as Britten and Schulhoff's contemporary spin on these historic styles.
Featuring works including: Four Transylvanian Dances, Astor Piazzolla - The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires [arr. van Prooijen for solo bass and solo violin], Plus extracts fromBenjamin Britten - Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Franz Schubert - Death and The Maiden, Henry Purcell - The Fairy-Queen, Erwin Schulhoff - Five Pieces for String Quartet
Tickets: Standard £20.00 / Under 26s £10.00 - Call 01387 253 383

OtherFri 31 MayLife on Mars
10 am for 10.30 am @ Wigtown County Buildings County Buildings, Wigtown DG8 9JH
A look at what life and its challenge would be like on Mars, is the subject of Wigtownshire U3A's next talk. Nigel Joslin's presentation explores the prospects for the future colonisation of Mars. What are the problems? How near are we to achieving this aim? Could humans really cope with living on the red planet? Why would anyone want to, anyway?  In this talk, he will share what he has discovered about the Martian challenge during his research for a fictional novel on the subject.

musicFri 31 May Oasis Tribute Band
19:00 @ The Venue, 6-7 Church Place, Dumfries DG1 1BW
Columbia oasis tribute band plus guests, the Tones, tickets available through skiddle

TheatreFri 31 May3 by 2
7:15pm to 11:00pm @ Royal Four Towns Hall, Hightae, DG11 1JN
3 Comedy plays presented by the Happy Hour Theatre Co
1st Play starts at 8:00pm but doors open from 7:15pm
Tickets £7 - Telephone 01387 419294
Licensed Bar available Adults Only All proceeds towards the renovation of the Hall Floor and Stage Area this Summer

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

June

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

outdoorThroughout JuneGiant LEGO Brick Animal TrailGiant LEGO Brick Animal Trail
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
The Giant LEGO® Brick Animal Trail is back by popular demand!
Enjoy the fourteen individually-designed LEGO brick characters out on the reserve at WWT Caerlaverock. The giant animals, some up to twelve times life size, include Natalie the Nene, the world's rarest goose, Kate the Kingfisher and Benedict the Bewick's swan, magnificently stretching his brick wings.
Meet our fantastic new characters, Skye the White Stork, Walter the Water Vole and Sam the Short Eared Owl!
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 27th May:

musicSat 1 June An evening of live entertainment with the Gallovidians
7pm @ Locharbriggs Social Club, 22a Auchencrieff Rd N, Locharbriggs, Dumfries DG1 1XA
Live music entertainment with the Gallovidians fiddle and accordion group in aid of Alzheimer Scotland. Supporting Dementia Awareness Week 2019.
Tickets £10 includes stovie supper.
Tickets available at Locharbriggs Social Club 01387 710677 or Alzheimer Scotland 01387 261 303

musicSat 1 June Fragments
7.30 pm @ Threave Garden Visitor Centre, Castle Douglas DG7 1RX
Richard and Vivien Jones bring this event to The Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival fresh from providing renaissance music for the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition - A Life in Drawing - at the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow, part of a nationwide commemoration of the 500th anniversary of his death. The programme features an arrangement of a rebus - a musical puzzle found in the margins of one of Leonardo's notebooks, and goes on to explore other historical fragments of music and the characters who listen to them.
The programme is created as a conversation between players and audience, illuminated with music. Actor, Sarah Dhesi, voices the characters and soprano, Barbara Gibson, adds empathy to the madrigals and chansons in the performance.

outdoor Sun 2 JuneScotland’s Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ SEABANK, Rockcliffe DG5 4QH
This 1½ acre garden extends to the high water mark with fine views across the Urr Estuary, Rough Island and beyond. Mixed shrub and herbaceous borders surround the house and there is a new walled garden for fruit and vegetables. A plantswoman’s garden with a range of interesting and unusual plants. Plant sales and teas provided by the local Marie Curie fundraising group.
Directions: Park in the public car park at Rockcliffe and walk along the Merse to the garden. Disabled parking available adjacent to the house.
Admission: £4, accompanied children free.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org
Charity No: SC011337

Week Commencing Monday 3rd June:

MusicFri 7 JuneScottish Chamber Orchestra
7.30pm @ Annan Academy - St Johns Road, Annan DG12 6AP
Spanish clarinettist Maximilliano Martín is a tour de force, never failing to inspire audiences in his dual career as SCO Principal Clarinet and in-demand international soloist. His effortless phrasing and mellifluous tone, demonstrated in celebrated recordings of the clarinet repertoire, are what will make this performance of Mozart’s famous Clarinet Concerto magical.
MENDELSSOHN The Hebrides
MOZART Clarinet Concerto
BEETHOVEN Symphony No 4
Gábor Káli conductor
Maximilliano Martín clarinet
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Hungarian conductor Gábor Káli – winner of the prestigious 2018 Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award – opens the concert with Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides, music inspired by the 19th century composer’s spectacular journey by steamer from Fort William to Tobermory. The unyielding energy of Beethoven’s playful Symphony No 4 makes for an exhilarating conclusion to the evening!
Tickets on sale on www.sco.org.uk, over the phone on 0131 557 6800, at the Midsteeple box office in Dumfries (High Street, Dumfries DG1 2BH) and from Rene's Gifts shop in Annan (119 High Street, Annan DG12 6ED).
£16 (Concession available). Full time carers come for free. Please select free U18s ticket for booking a carer seat.

familySat 8 JuneWorld Oceans Day at Port William
12.00 noon to 5.00pm @ Port William Inshore Lifeboat House
A free family event celebrating our oceans. Come along to meet Larry the Lobster and Colin the Crab or have a look around the Port William Lifeboat House.  Lots of fun activities with something for everyone.

MusicSat 8 JuneVoice of the Decades with Kolin Grainger
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Voice of the decades with Kolin Grainger whilst enjoying a four course dinner with coffee and live entertainment in the main hotel. Kolin entertains you with songs from the decades with a Tribute to the songs of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jnr with the ever popular Kolin Grainger. Fly Me To The Moon, Stranger in the Night, New York! New York etc
After Dinner the music is more up tempo as Kolin performs his own Cabaret Spot with hits from the likes of Robbie Williams, Tom Jones and the Drifters.
£29.50 per person:  includes 4-course dinner with Coffee and entertainment.
To book, call the hotel directly on 01387 254 111

TheatreSat 8 JuneA Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil - Horsehead Theatre
7:30pm @ Theatre Royal, 66-68 Shakespeare St, Dumfries DG1 2JH
Hilarious Scottish black comedy about old schoolmates, adapted from Christopher Brookmyre's novel, all set to a cracking 70/80s soundtrack. (Contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature)
Tickets £12 (£10 concession) - Book Online

outdoor Sun 9 JuneScotland’s Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ THE LIMES, Kirkcudbright DG6 4XD
This one-and-a-quarter-acre plantsman’s garden has a variety of different plant habitats: woodland, dry sunny gravel beds, rock garden, crevice garden and mixed perennial and shrub borders. There is also a large productive vegetable garden. The McHales like to grow most of their plants from seed obtained through various international seed exchanges. You can expect to see many unusual and exciting plants. In June the meconopsis should be at their best. Teas and plant sales.
Directions: In Kirkcudbright go straight along St Mary Street towards Dundrennan. The Limes is on the right, about half a mile from the town centre crossroads, on the edge of the town.
Admission: £4, accompanied children free.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org
Charity No: SC011337

outdoor Sun 9 JuneGarden Opening with Vintage Cars
2pm-5pm @ Orroland, Dundrennan, DG6 4QS
Wildflower Meadow, Seashore Garden, landscape features, woodland walks, teas, baking, plants stall, 1920s  Skeoch car being recreated by members of Dalbeattie Men's Shed.

Week Commencing Monday 10th June:

OtherMon 10 JuneBaby Massage
11.30am and 1pm @ Baptist Church, Gillbrae Rd, Dumfries DG1 4EJ
Learn massage techniques and sequences with your baby over this 5 week course. Each week you will learn new sequences and by week 5 you will have learned a full body massage for baby.
We will go over extra sequences for constipation, wind and colic and teething.
This is in a very relaxing environment with time to ask questions and chat afterwards.
Age - 6 weeks to Active crawling
Contact: rosewtherapies @ gmail.com to book your space.

MusicThu 13 June Rowan Rheingans "Dispatches On The Red Dress"
19:30-22:45 @ Loch Arthur Community Hall, Beeswing, Dumfries, DG2 8JQ
Rowan Rheingans is a fiddle player, banjoist and songwriter widely regarded as one of the foremost innovators in folk music today. Best known for her work with acclaimed bands Lady Maisery, The Rheingans Sisters and Songs of Separation, Rowan has won two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and is a five-times nominee.
In June this year Rowan will premiere her ambitious and deeply personal one-woman show Dispatches on the Red Dress in a 10-date tour across the country. An intimate and adventurous exploration of memory, identity, joy, sorrow, trauma-recovery, war and waltzes, Dispatches on the Red Dress tells the true story of Rowan's German grandmother's youth in 1940's Nazi Germany. With genre-melding fluidity, Rowan weaves immersive storytelling around 10 new songs (Rowan won 'Best Original Track' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2016 for her song Mackerel) performed live with fiddle, banjo, guitar and subtly inventive use of pre-recorded sounds.
Tickets from Farm Shop: 01387 259669 - £11.00

MusicThu 13 - Sun 16 June Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival
@ Various venues and times in Kirkcudbright
The Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival turns the clock back by placing the emphasis squarely on traditional jazz, from ragtime to swing - find out more at kirkcudbrightjazzfestival.co.uk

SportFri 14 - Sun 16 June Muckle Toon Adventure FestivalMuckle Toon Adventure Festival
@ Langholm
Family adventure festival featuring cycling, running and guided walks.
The Muckle Toon Adventure Festival is fast becoming the flagship outdoor adventure event of southern Scotland. Join the party for amazing outdoor pursuits, sporting events, inspirational talks, a wide range of children's activities, unbeatable scenery and the finest hospitality.
For full details and to book: muckletoonadventurefestival.co.uk

OtherSat 15 JuneDumfries Student Film Festival Claymation Workshop
14:00 - 16:00 @ Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Mill Rd, Dumfries DG2 7BE
This is a fun, hands on taster workshop.
You'll choose a theme, create a storyline, produce a storyboard, model your character, capture the movement and edit your animation with sound. All animation materials are provided, but bring along your own USB/hard drive to take your animation home with you.
Suitable for 12 years upwards. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
6 places. Booking essential.

OtherSat 15 JuneDumfries Student Film Festival Public Screening
17:30 - 19:00 @ Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Mill Rd, Dumfries DG2 7BE
Come along and see am exciting and diverse show reel of 'short films' from upcoming animators and film-makers who have studies at Dumfries and Galloway College and schools within the region.
Tickets £2.50 available online or 01387 264808

OtherSat 15 JuneSteve Pottinger and Emma Purshouse
7.00pm for 7.30pm @ The Bakehouse, 44 High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, DG7 2HP
Brummie poet Steve is a born story-teller who has entertained audiences from Penzance to Orkney. He has published five collections of poetry. Expect poems on subjects from the personal right through to the global, with a wild detour via outrageous dreaming.
Emma's debut collection 'Close' (Offa's Press 2018) followed on from a volume of children's poems- winner of The Rubery Prize in 2017. She’s won both the 'Making Waves' poetry competition (Judge: Luke Wright) and the Shambala Festival poetry slam. Expect performances that are ‘both breathtaking and engaging.’
Come and strut your stuff, poetical, musical or theatrical in our acclaimed Fickle Tupperware Bowl of Fate open mic spots.
Tickets £8.00 - Ring 01557 814175 or email chrys @ chryssalt.com

MusicSat 15 JuneJust John and Paul Lennon & McCartney Tribute
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Why not come to the hotel after the Guid Nychburris parade and enjoy a fabulous night with the Just John & Paul tribute to Lennon and McCartney, Beatles Tribute. Enjoy a great party night with excellent entertainment and food.
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

sport Sun 16 JuneRotary Ride - Charity Cycle Event
1000 @ Market Hill Car Park, Market St, Castle Douglas DG7 1AB
ROTARY CLUB OF CASTLE DOUGLAS - CYCLE RIDE - SUPPORTING PROSTATE SCOTLAND.
This annual father's day cycle ride starts and finishes at British Legion Hall, Market Hill car park, Castle Douglas.  Three scenic routes of 15, 30 and 45 miles have been chosen to accommodate cyclists of different abilities.  Cycle grade is moderate ie the few hills are reasonable and it should be a fun family event.
Refreshments are provided and routes will be signed and supervised by Rotarians. A donation to Prostate Scotland would be appreciated on the day from those attending an otherwise free event.
George Dickson, President of Rotary Club of Castle Douglas said "This is a great opportunity for casual cyclists and families to come along and enjoy a good cycle run, a fun time out and help a very worthwhile charity at the same time. You just need to turn up on the morning to register and take part.  You can also support your own charity if you prefer and take part in the event." 
More details can be obtained from the club website or by calling George on 07802 480218 or Robin on 07974 814172.

outdoor Sun 16 JuneScotland’s Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ BARMAGACHAN HOUSE, Borgue, Kirkcudbright DG6 4SW
This garden, developed since 2009, surrounds an 18th century house on a rocky knoll overlooking Wigtown Bay. It is profusely planted with a large variety of alpines, perennials and shrubs. Two themes are plants from SW China and Australasia e.g. meconopsis, arisaema, Asian primulas, eucryphia and leptospermum. Planting is informal and naturalistic and designed to encourage wildlife. And there is a productive vegetable garden, soft fruit cage and developing orchard. Visitors may also explore the wood and motte. Teas and plant sales.
Directions: From Borgue follow the coast (Carrick) road up hill past the church and down. Take the first and only right turn and follow the lane winding past farms for about 1/2 mile. Barmagachan House is on the left by a wood.
Admission: £4, accompanied children free.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org
Charity No: SC011337

Week Commencing Monday 17th June:

OtherMon 17 JuneBaby Massage
11.30am and 1pm @ Baptist Church, Gillbrae Rd, Dumfries DG1 4EJ
Learn massage techniques and sequences with your baby over this 5 week course. Each week you will learn new sequences and by week 5 you will have learned a full body massage for baby.
We will go over extra sequences for constipation, wind and colic and teething.
This is in a very relaxing environment with time to ask questions and chat afterwards.
Age - 6 weeks to Active crawling
Contact: rosewtherapies @ gmail.com to book your space.

OtherTue 18 JuneIn Search of the Border Reivers
7pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
In Search of the Border Reivers An introduction and invitation by Peter Nicholson
£3 per person payable on the door
The Border Lands straddle the once disputed boundary and Debateable Land between the formidable nations of England and Scotland. For centuries the bloodily disputed border was a permanent theatre of war, a crucible of conflict, the much terrorised province of one of history's most opportunistic and all time successful brigands, the Border Reiver. We will search for the places, pele towers, barmkins and battle sites and search for the people who are portrayed by re-enactors and described in records written in 1550 - 1650. We will wonder why they appeared and why they went away, or did they? Your surname may link you to those lawless families where you may be 'English at your leisure and Scottish at your will'.
Please visit www.reivers.info to discover and contribute to Border Reivers information.

outdoor Sun 23 JuneScotland’s Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
10am-5pm @ THREAVE GARDEN, Castle Douglas, DG7 1RX
Threave Garden, "The Training Centre for future Professional Gardeners", is home to the School of Heritage Gardening. A place of education and plantsmanship, the garden has been developed by generations of students since 1960, resulting in a series of 'rooms' within the garden, each showcasing year-round interest; from beautiful spring daffodils, striking autumnal colour and a multitude of summer herbaceous displays. Threave also boasts a fully productive working walled garden that yields a large bounty of home-grown produce each year for sale to the public and use in the on-site terrace cafe. Teas and plant sales.
Directions: Off A75, one mile west of Castle Douglas.
Admission: £5, accompanied children free.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org
Charity No: SC011337

Week Commencing Monday 24th June:

OtherMon 24 JuneBaby Massage
11.30am and 1pm @ Baptist Church, Gillbrae Rd, Dumfries DG1 4EJ
Learn massage techniques and sequences with your baby over this 5 week course. Each week you will learn new sequences and by week 5 you will have learned a full body massage for baby.
We will go over extra sequences for constipation, wind and colic and teething.
This is in a very relaxing environment with time to ask questions and chat afterwards.
Age - 6 weeks to Active crawling
Contact: rosewtherapies @ gmail.com to book your space.

MusicSat 29 JuneVoice of the Decades with Kolin Grainger
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Enjoy a four course dinner with a Tribute to the songs of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jnr with the ever popular Kolin Grainger. Fly Me To The Moon, Stranger in the Night, New York! New York etc
After Dinner the music is more up tempo as Kolin performs his own Cabaret Spot with hits from the likes of Robbie Williams, Tom Jones and the Drifters.
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

outdoor Sun 30 JuneScotland’s Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ SOUTHWICK HOUSE, Southwick DG2 8AH
The extensive gardens at Southwick House comprise three main areas. The first is a traditional formal walled garden with potager and large glasshouse producing a range of fruit, vegetables and cutting flowers. Adjacent to this is a hedged formal garden with herbaceous, shrub and rose beds centred around a lily pond, with roses predominating as an interesting feature. Out with the formal gardens there is a large water garden with two connected ponds with trees, shrubs and lawns running alongside the Southwick Burn. Teas and plant sales.
Directions: On A710 near Caulkerbush. Dalbeattie 7 miles, Dumfries 17 miles.
Admission: £5, accompanied children free.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org
Charity No: SC011337

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

July

Week Commencing Monday 1st July:

OtherMon 1 JulyBaby Massage
11.30am and 1pm @ Baptist Church, Gillbrae Rd, Dumfries DG1 4EJ
Learn massage techniques and sequences with your baby over this 5 week course. Each week you will learn new sequences and by week 5 you will have learned a full body massage for baby.
We will go over extra sequences for constipation, wind and colic and teething.
This is in a very relaxing environment with time to ask questions and chat afterwards.
Age - 6 weeks to Active crawling
Contact: rosewtherapies @ gmail.com to book your space.

MusicSat 6 JulySax n' Strings
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Playing at The Cairndale Hotel, Sax 'n' Strings offers a great evening of live music. With the combination of great food and excellent music this event will not fail to impress.
4-course dinner with coffee and show £29.50 per person

OtherSun 7 - Sun 14 JulySkiffieworlds Festival
@ Various Times and Venues in StranraerF
A celebration of coastal rowing and water-based activities, with up to a thousand competitors from all over the world.
SkiffieWorlds is a colourful and friendly celebration of coastal rowing. Stranraer and Loch Ryan in South West Scotland has been selected as the venue for this major international coastal rowing event ‘SkiffieWorlds 2019’.
Up to 1000 competitors, some from as far away as the United States, New Zealand, Canada, Tasmania and Europe and as many as 70+ skiffs are expected to participate in the World Championships for the St Ayles Skiff class of Coastal Rowing Boats.
More info at: skiffieworlds2019.com

outdoor Sun 7 JulyScotland’s Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ KINGS GRANGE HOUSE
An extensive garden surrounded by mature trees and shrubberies, with views to the southwest over the surrounding countryside. Originally Victorian, the garden is being restored by the present owners with a colourful variety of herbaceous mixed borders, beds and rockeries, mainly to the front of the house. Teas.
Directions: Take the B794 north off the A75, two miles west of Castle Douglas. Kings Grange House is approximately one mile on the left.
Admission: £4, accompanied children free.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org
Charity No: SC011337

MusicSun 7 JulyScottish Night with Sandy & Lee
6.30pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Enjoy a traditional Scottish evening with a 4 course dinner including coffee plus live Scottish music performed by Sandy & Lee. These nights always prove popular with our guests and offer a fantastic relaxed evening for all!
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

Week Commencing Monday 8th July:

OtherMon 8 JulyBaby Massage
11.30am and 1pm @ Baptist Church, Gillbrae Rd, Dumfries DG1 4EJ
Learn massage techniques and sequences with your baby over this 5 week course. Each week you will learn new sequences and by week 5 you will have learned a full body massage for baby.
We will go over extra sequences for constipation, wind and colic and teething.
This is in a very relaxing environment with time to ask questions and chat afterwards.
Age - 6 weeks to Active crawling
Contact: rosewtherapies @ gmail.com to book your space.

TheatreThu 11 JulyThe Comedy of Errors
7pm-9:30pm @ Threave Estate and Gardens, Castle Douglas, DG7 1RX
Open-Air Shakespeare production, bring along a picnic and enjoy this classic comedy. Folksy Theatre present Shakespeare's classic tale of mistaken identities. After being separated from their twins in a shipwreck, Antipholus and his servant Dromio go to Ephesus to find them. The other set of twins live in Ephesus, and the new arrivals cause a series of hilarious mistaken identity. Filled with Folksy's wonderful live music, audience interaction and downright silliness! Bring along your friends and family to watch this wonderful production.
To Book Tickets please visit www.folksytheatre.co.uk

MusicFri 12 - Sun 14 July Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music and Dance Festival
@ Various times and venues in Newton Stewart
Traditional music and dance festival in Dumfries & Galloway. A 3 day celebration of traditional music featuring concerts, workshops, tune and song sessions, tune and song writing competitions, pipe band performance, Scottish dancing and festival club.
Full details at: www.tradmusic.com

MusicSat 13 JulySax n' Strings
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Playing at The Cairndale Hotel, Sax 'n' Strings offers a great evening of live music. With the combination of great food and excellent music this event will not fail to impress.
4-course dinner with coffee and show £29.50 per person

FamilySun 14 JulyMister Magnolia
2pm-315pm @ Threave Estate and Gardens, Castle Douglas, DG7 1RX
Open-Air family production, bring along a picnic and enjoy this new adaptation of the Quentin Blake story. Mister Magnolia has many things, such as an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot, some very fat owls learning to hoot, a big purple dinosaur who's a magnificent brute, two sisters who play the flute, and even a swimming pool. But he still only has one boot! Join Mister Magnolia on his wacky adventures, filled with Folksy Theatre's bold characters, live music, puppetry and audience interaction, it's a day out not to be missed! Based on the book by the wonderful Quentin Blake.
To Book Tickets please visit www.folksytheatre.co.uk

MusicSun 14 JulyScottish Night with Sandy & Lee
6.30pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Enjoy a traditional Scottish evening with a 4 course dinner including coffee plus live Scottish music performed by Sandy & Lee. These nights always prove popular with our guests and offer a fantastic relaxed evening for all!
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

Week Commencing Monday 15th July:

OtherMon 15 - Fri 19 July Multi-Sports School Holiday Camp
8am - 6pm @ Dumfries Sports club, 50 Nunholm Rd, Dumfries DG1 1JW
Vision Coaching has been delivering high quality multi-sports camps for almost a decade in Ayr and we are now proud to say that we are bringing our popular multi-sports camp to Dumfries Sports Club this summer.  Our success is down to the exceptional high standards that our dedicated staff deliver on a daily basis. All our staff are highly trained and are current teaching professionals in the surrounding local authorities.
Vision Coaching provides children with an experience where they can learn and develop the fundamental skills across a range of sports such as football, rugby, cricket, tennis, hockey, dodgeball and many more. Much more than that, we teach your child about key personal qualities that will enhance their social and emotional development. For example, opportunities to  develop communication, confidence and teamwork feature throughout a typical day at our camps.
Trusted by parents, Vision Coaching promises to ensure that your children have an experience that is exciting, engaging and educational. To book visit: www.visioncoachingcamps.com

MusicSat 20 JulyVoice of the Decades with Kolin Grainger
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Enjoy a four course dinner with a Tribute to the songs of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jnr with the ever popular Kolin Grainger. Fly Me To The Moon, Stranger in the Night, New York! New York etc
After Dinner the music is more up tempo as Kolin performs his own Cabaret Spot with hits from the likes of Robbie Williams, Tom Jones and the Drifters.
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

outdoor Sun 21 JulyScotland’s Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ CROFTS, Kirkpatrick Durham, Castle Douglas DG7 3HX
Victorian country house garden with mature trees, a walled garden with fruit and vegetables and glasshouses, hydrangea garden and a pretty water garden. Delightful woodland walk, colourfully planted with bog plants, with stream running through. Teas.
Directions: A75 to Crocketford, then three miles on A712 to Corsock and New Galloway.
Admission: £4, accompanied children free.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org
Charity No: SC011337

MusicSun 21 JulyScottish Night with Sandy & Lee
6.30pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Enjoy a traditional Scottish evening with a 4 course dinner including coffee plus live Scottish music performed by Sandy & Lee. These nights always prove popular with our guests and offer a fantastic relaxed evening for all!
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

Week Commencing Monday 22nd July:

OtherSat 27 & Sun 28 July Spectacular Jousting (Caerlaverock)
12.30pm - 4.30pm @ Caerlaverock Castle, Caerlaverock, Dumfries DG1 4RU
Caerlaverock Castle is once again set to host this spectacular jousting tournament. Get ready to cheer on your favourite as the chivalric knights ready their noble steeds. Tickets available online from: www.historicenvironment.scot
Spectacular Jousting (Caerlaverock)

MusicSat 27 JulyVoice of the Decades with Kolin Grainger
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Enjoy a four course dinner with a Tribute to the songs of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jnr with the ever popular Kolin Grainger. Fly Me To The Moon, Stranger in the Night, New York! New York etc
After Dinner the music is more up tempo as Kolin performs his own Cabaret Spot with hits from the likes of Robbie Williams, Tom Jones and the Drifters.
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

MusicSun 28 JulyScottish Night with Sandy & Lee
6.30pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Enjoy a traditional Scottish evening with a 4 course dinner including coffee plus live Scottish music performed by Sandy & Lee. These nights always prove popular with our guests and offer a fantastic relaxed evening for all!
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

Week Commencing Monday 29th July:

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August

Week Commencing Monday 29th July:

MusicFri 2 AugustAbsolute Classics presents: The Sacconi Quartet
7.30pm @ Theatre Royal, 66-68 Shakespeare St, Dumfries DG1 2JH
The award-winning Sacconi Quartet is recognised for its unanimous and compelling ensemble, consistently communicating with a fresh and imaginative approach.
Programme:
Haydn Quartet No. 53 'Lark'
Schubert Quartett-Satz
Interval
Beethoven Quartet Op. 131
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
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MusicSat 3 AugustVoice of the Decades with Kolin Grainger
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Enjoy a four course dinner with a Tribute to the songs of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jnr with the ever popular Kolin Grainger. Fly Me To The Moon, Stranger in the Night, New York! New York etc
After Dinner the music is more up tempo as Kolin performs his own Cabaret Spot with hits from the likes of Robbie Williams, Tom Jones and the Drifters.
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

MusicSat 3 AugustAbsolute Classics presents: Adriano Graziani, Tenor & Phillip Thomas, Piano
7.30pm @ Theatre Royal, 66-68 Shakespeare St, Dumfries DG1 2JH
Absolute Classics presents: Adriano Graziani, TenorAfter making his debut with Scottish Opera, internationally renowned tenor, Adriano Graziani has had success at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Welsh National Opera and Glyndebourne. Accompanying Adriano in an evening of Italian Arias will be pianist, Phillip Thomas.
Programme:
Giuseppe Giordani Caro mio Ben
Alessandro Scarlatti Gia il sole dal gange
Tosti Malia
Tosti A’Vuchella
Bellini Vaga Luna
Mariu Parlami d’amore
Respighi Nebbie
Ernesto de Curtis Tu ca nun chiagne
Salvatore CardilloCore in grato
Umberto Giordano Amor ti vieta-Fedora
Tosca-Puccini E Lucevan Le Stella
Puccini Addio Fiorito Asil from Madama Butterfly
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
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MusicSun 4 AugustAbsolute Classics presents: Oxana ShevchenkoAbsolute Classics presents: Oxana Shevchenko, Piano
2.30pm @ Buccleuch & Queensberry Hotel, 112 Drumlanrig St, Thornhill DG3 5LU
Oxana Shevchenko is internationally recognised as a pianist of outstanding artistry, sensibility, and versatility.
Programme:
Beethoven Sonata op 27 no 1 ‘Moonlight sonata’
Schumann Faschingsschwank aus Wien ‘Carnaval Scenes from Vienna’ Op. 26
Interval
Chopin Nocturne in c sharp minor, op.posth
Chopin Polonaise in A flat
Liszt Sonata in B minor
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
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MusicSun 4 AugustScottish Night with Sandy & Lee
6.30pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Enjoy a traditional Scottish evening with a 4 course dinner including coffee plus live Scottish music performed by Sandy & Lee. These nights always prove popular with our guests and offer a fantastic relaxed evening for all!
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

Week Commencing Monday 5th August:

MusicMon 5 AugustAbsolute Classics presents: Alexey Osipov, Violin Absolute Classics presents: Alexey Osipov, Violin & Oxana Shevchenko, Piano
7.30pm @ Theatre Royal, 66-68 Shakespeare St, Dumfries DG1 2JH
Alexey Osipov was born in St.Petersburg, Russia in 1993. He graduated from the Special music school of St.Petersburg Conservatory (classes of Vladimir Ovcharek and Vera Dobrinina), followed by Bachelor and Master diplomas with Pierre Amoyal in Lausanne.
Programme:
Prokofiev Five melodies, op. 35
Prokofiev Sonata for Violin and Piano no. 2, in D major, Â op. 94 bis
Interval
Ravel Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2, in G major
Saint-Saens/Ysaye - Etude en forme de Valse
Bizet/Waxman - Carmen fantasy
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
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MusicWed 7 AugustAbsolute Classics presents: Ulysses Piano Trio
7.30pm @ Theatre Royal, 66-68 Shakespeare St, Dumfries DG1 2JH
Formed specially for the 2019 Absolute Classics Festival. Performing will be Alexey Osipov, Violin, Oxana Shevchenko, Piano & Christoph Croise, Cello.
Programme:
Brahms Piano Trio no 1 in B major, op. 8
Interval
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor op. 50
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
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MusicThu 8 AugustAbsolute Classics presents: Christoph Croisé, Cello & Oxana Shevchenko, Piano
7.30pm @ Theatre Royal, 66-68 Shakespeare St, Dumfries DG1 2JH
Absolute Classics presents: Christoph Croisé, CelloChristoph Croisé is a cellist with international concert appearances. At the age of 17, he made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall, where he has performed on several occasions since. He also appears regularly in further world-renowned concert halls including the Tonhalle Zurich and the Wigmore Hall London.
Programme:
Schumann Fantasiestucke, op. 73
Stravinsky Suite Italienne
Interval
Chopin Introduction and Polonaise brillante, C major, op. 3
Chopin Sonata for Cello and Piano, f minor, op. 65
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
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MusicFri 9 AugustAbsolute Classics presents: Ferio Saxophone Quartet
7.30pm @ Theatre Royal, 66-68 Shakespeare St, Dumfries DG1 2JH
Absolute Classics presents: Ferio Saxophone QuartetAs one of the leading British saxophone quartets among the new generation of artists, the Ferio Saxophone Quartet consistently receives a highly enthusiastic reception from audiences and critics alike.
Programme:
Purcell, arr. Iain Farrington Rondeau from Abdelazer Suite, Z. 570
Bach, arr. Iain Farrington Air from Suite no.3 in D major, BWV 1068 & Fugue in G minor, BWV 578
Hugo Reinhart Quartet in F minor for Saxophone Quartet ( Mnt selection)
Guillermo Lago Sarajevo, from Ciudades, and Addis Ababa, from Ciudades
Fraser Clark New work commissioned for Absolute Classics by BDS, Dumfries
Interval
Shostakovich, arr. Iain Farrington Suite for Jazz Orchestra no. 2
Pedro Iturralde Memorias
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
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MusicSat 10 AugustAbsolute Classics presents: D&G Young Musician Concert
2.30pm @ Buccleuch & Queensberry Hotel, 112 Drumlanrig St, Thornhill DG3 5LU
Young Musicians from Dumfries and Galloway come together to perform in this showcase of local talent.
Adults £5, Under 26s £0
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MusicSat 10 AugustAbsolute Classics presents: Peter Donohoe, Piano
7.30pm @ Theatre Royal, 66-68 Shakespeare St, Dumfries DG1 2JH
Absolute Classics presents: Peter Donohoe, PianoIn the years since his unprecedented success as Silver Medal winner of the 1982 7th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Peter Donohoe has built an extraordinary world-wide career, encompassing a huge repertoire and over forty years’ experience as a pianist, as well as continually exploring many other avenues in music-making. He is acclaimed as one of the foremost pianists of our time, for his musicianship, stylistic versatility and commanding technique.
Programme:
Mozart Sonata in A minor K310
Schubert Four Impromptus Op 142
Interval
Haydn Sonata in C Major Hob 48
Tchaikovsky Sonata No 2 in G Major Op 37
Adults £20, Under 26s £0
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MusicSat 10 AugustVoice of the Decades with Kolin Grainger
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Enjoy a four course dinner with a Tribute to the songs of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jnr with the ever popular Kolin Grainger. Fly Me To The Moon, Stranger in the Night, New York! New York etc
After Dinner the music is more up tempo as Kolin performs his own Cabaret Spot with hits from the likes of Robbie Williams, Tom Jones and the Drifters.
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

OtherSun 11 AugustDumfries Motor Show
12-4 @ Park Farm, New Abbey Rd, Dumfries DG2 7LU
Motor Show with Monster Truck Stunt Show
£7.50 per adults - under 14's free
Full details at: www.dumfriesmotorshow.co.uk

MusicSun 11 AugustAbsolute Classics presents: Le Yu, Percussion
2.30pm @ Theatre Royal, 66-68 Shakespeare St, Dumfries DG1 2JH
Absolute Classics presents: Le Yu, PercussionBorn in China. Percussionist Le Yu graduated with the first International Artist Diploma in Solo Percussion from the Royal Northern College of Music, UK with a full scholarship. Le also holds Masters Degree of Music with Distinction and Honours Bachelor Degree of Music from the RNCM, He has worked with Dame Evelyn Glennie, Keiko Abe, Ian Wright, Eric Sammut and Simone Rebello among to others.
Programme:
Keiko Abe Wind in the bamboo grove
Arr. Robert Oetomo Over the Rainbow
Steve Reich Clapping Music
Julie Spencer DJ Dog Demokracy
Ivan Trevino The Warning Light Are Blinking Red for Solo Marimba and Audio Track
Piazzolla arr. Fumito Nunoya Libertango
Interval
Gang Chen Arr.Gang Liu Sunshine over Tarshkurgan, Chinese Folk Song
J.S Bach Cello Suite No.1 Prelude
Eric Sammut Variations on Porgy and Bess
Keiko Abe Prism Rhapsody Concerto for Marimba and Piano
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
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MusicSun 11 AugustScottish Night with Sandy & Lee
6.30pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Enjoy a traditional Scottish evening with a 4 course dinner including coffee plus live Scottish music performed by Sandy & Lee. These nights always prove popular with our guests and offer a fantastic relaxed evening for all!
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

Week Commencing Monday 12th August:

MusicSat 17 AugustVoice of the Decades with Kolin Grainger
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Enjoy a four course dinner with a Tribute to the songs of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jnr with the ever popular Kolin Grainger. Fly Me To The Moon, Stranger in the Night, New York! New York etc
After Dinner the music is more up tempo as Kolin performs his own Cabaret Spot with hits from the likes of Robbie Williams, Tom Jones and the Drifters.
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

MusicSun 18 AugustScottish Night with Sandy & Lee
6.30pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Enjoy a traditional Scottish evening with a 4 course dinner including coffee plus live Scottish music performed by Sandy & Lee. These nights always prove popular with our guests and offer a fantastic relaxed evening for all!
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

Week Commencing Monday 19th August:

MusicSat 24 AugustVoice of the Decades with Kolin Grainger
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Enjoy a four course dinner with a Tribute to the songs of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jnr with the ever popular Kolin Grainger. Fly Me To The Moon, Stranger in the Night, New York! New York etc
After Dinner the music is more up tempo as Kolin performs his own Cabaret Spot with hits from the likes of Robbie Williams, Tom Jones and the Drifters.
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

MusicSun 25 AugustScottish Night with Sandy & Lee
6.30pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Enjoy a traditional Scottish evening with a 4 course dinner including coffee plus live Scottish music performed by Sandy & Lee. These nights always prove popular with our guests and offer a fantastic relaxed evening for all!
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

Week Commencing Monday 26th August:

MusicFri 30 AugustRobert Carmichael Singer & Acoustic Guitar
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
New for 2019 we have Robert Carmichael In 2011 he took his music career in a new direction, He launched his Solo Acoustic Project and has had an overwhelming success with this. Listen to Robert on his acoustic guitar.
Includes a four course dinner with coffee and live entertainment in the Solway Suite 4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person. 

MusicSat 31 AugustVoice of the Decades with Kolin Grainger
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Enjoy a four course dinner with a Tribute to the songs of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jnr with the ever popular Kolin Grainger. Fly Me To The Moon, Stranger in the Night, New York! New York etc
After Dinner the music is more up tempo as Kolin performs his own Cabaret Spot with hits from the likes of Robbie Williams, Tom Jones and the Drifters.
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

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September

Week Commencing Monday 26th August:

outdoor Sun 1 SeptScotland’s Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ 3 MILLHALL, Shore Road, Kirkcudbright DG6 4TQ
Impressive five-acre garden with a large collection of mature shrubs, including over 200 rhododendron species, many camellias, perennials, over 300 hydrangeas and many rare southern hemisphere plants. The garden has several interesting paths and is on a steep hillside running along the rocky shore of the Dee Estuary in Kirkcudbright Bay.
Directions: On the B727 between Kirkcudbright and Borgue on the west shore of the Dee Estuary. Parking at Dhoon beach public car park, about three miles south of Kirkcudbright. There is a five minute walk to the house.
Admission: £4, accompanied children free.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org
Charity No: SC011337

Week Commencing Monday 2nd September:

Week Commencing Monday 9th September:

OtherFri 13 - Sun 15 Sept Stranraer Oyster Festival
Stranraer Oyster Festival@ Various times and venues in Stranraer
Stranraer Oyster Festival is Scotland’s first oyster festival, and the three day festival encourages visitors to the town to celebrate the seafood heritage of Stranraer in south west Scotland.
Festivities over the weekend include oyster tasting and competitions, cooking demonstrations and classes, wild food forages, a skiff regatta and a lively traders’ market packed with locally produced food drink, arts and crafts. Families are also invited to enjoy craft and kite making workshops, ghost walk tours and extreme pond dipping – a catch landed from the floor of Loch Ryan so that children can explore what lives at the bottom of the sea. Most of the festival activities are free of charge for visitors to participate in.
Full details at: www.stranraeroysterfestival.com

Week Commencing Monday 16th September:

OtherTue 17 SeptWojtek the Bear a talk by Aileen Orr
7pm @ Devil's Porridge Museum, Stanfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs, DG12 6TF
The story of Wojtek is about a bear cub picked up by a group of Poles who had been released from Siberian gulags in 1942. He was then transported by them down to Iraq where the men joined the Polish Army to fight with the Allies. He became their mascot and travelled with them to Italy where he was spotted carrying boxes of ammunition with the men at Monte Cassino. A war artist made a military emblem of the bear carrying a shell for them which became famous.
When the war was over, the same Poles were sent from Naples to Glasgow with the bear. They then ended their journey at Winfield Camp in Berwickshire for two years until 1947 when the Displaced Persons camps were closed.
The bear was sent to Edinburgh Zoo until Poland became free, but he died in 1963 at the age of 21.
His story was witnessed and recorded by James Little KOSB from Moniaive. His granddaughter Aileen Orr wrote the story and her family helped erect the Wojtek memorial in Princes Street Gardens. Aileen is the author of Wojtek the Bear: Polish War Hero (published by Birlinn, 2012).
£3 per person, payable on the door.

MusicSat 21 SeptemberLas Vegas Charity Ball
7pm until 1am @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Las Vegas Charity Ball in the Park House Suite at the Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club, Dumfries
£35 per person, the evening includes four course dinner with coffee, entertainment with a superb Elvis Tribute, fun casino, auction & more!

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October

Week Commencing Monday 30th September:

MusicSat 5 OctoberMichael Buble Tribute Night with Dan McCann
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Dance Party with Dan McCann's Michael Buble tribute. Includes 4 course dinner with coffee and entertainment.
£29.50pp includes dinner and entertainment

Week Commencing Monday 7th October:

MusicSat 12 OctoberKeep The Faith Northern Soul Band with Sarah Collins
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Back again by popular demand.. Keep the Faith Northern Soul band featuring Sarah Collins. 9 piece Northern Soul Band based in North Yorkshire led by singer Sarah Collins who is a firm favourite on the Northern Soul scene in the UK and Europe.
Includes a four couse dinner with coffee and live entertainment. Call the hotel direct to book your places on 01387-254111.

Week Commencing Monday 14th October:

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November

Week Commencing Monday 28th October:

MusicSat 2 NovemberHotel Caledonia Eagles Tribute Night
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
New for 2019 we have a fantastic Eagles Tribute band called Hotel Caledonia. The Eagles became the soundtrack of the 70's and the very definition of the classic West Coast sound. The Band comprises 6 experienced and multi-talented musicians, also from the West Coast (of Scotland) who have chosen to celebrate and share those timeless songs with Eagles fans old and new. The set includes Take it Easy, Tequila Sunrise, One of these Nights and many more.
£29.50 per person including dinner and entertainment.

Week Commencing Monday 4th November:

MusicSat 9 NovemberNeil Diamond Tribute with Tom Scott
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
The fabulous Neil Diamond tribute night with Tom Scott offers perfomances of all his hits including love on the rocks & song sung blue to name a few.
Enjoy a four course dinner with coffee and a disco until late! £29.50 per person.
Call the hotel to book your places on 01387 254111.

Week Commencing Monday 11th November:

MusicFri 15 & Sat 16 NovemberDerek Ryan Special Weekend of Dancing in Dumfries
6pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Derek Ryan brings his phenomenal dancing weekend to Dumfries in November 2019 joined by his fantastic band, and playing fan-favourites 'Hold On To Your Hat', 'Down On Your Uppers' and hits from his latest studio album TEN.
Starting on Friday 15th November, Derek will be joined by special guest Brandon McPhee and his Band.
Saturday 16th November will have two special guests join the line-up, including the legendary BBC Radio Ulster\'s Hugo Duncan and singer Louise Morrissey.
Late night bar entertainment will also be provided each night by Irish Country's Olivia Douglas.
Call the Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club to book or for any enquiries: 01387 254 111

Week Commencing Monday 18th November:

MusicFri 22 - Sun 24 NovemberGold Soul Dumfries Soul & Motown Weekender
6pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Any lover of Soul & Motown should attend this Weekender full of music and dancing.
Weekender Pass available from Goldsoul.co.uk

Week Commencing Monday 25th November:

MusicFri 29 & Sat 30 NovemberSt Andrew's Weekend
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
For St Andrew's Weekend 2019 we have the fabulous Neil Hardie and his Band. The Neil Hardie Scottish Dance Band was formed around 15 years ago and has had more or less the same 5 piece line up from the beginning. They perform regularly all over Scotland and the North of England at dances and accordion clubs where they have performed as guest artistes at over 30 different clubs. The band are delighted to be returning to play at the Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival this year.
The line up for this Festival will be Neil Hardie - lead accordion, Brian Forrest - 2nd accordion, Neil's sister Caroline Hardie - fiddle, Jim Nichol - piano, Graham Jamieson - drums and Alasdair MacLeod - double bass.
With Leonard Brown and his Band playing on 30th November. To book, call the hotel directly on 01387 254 111.

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December

Week Commencing Monday 2nd December:

MusicFri 6 DecemberMichael Buble Tribute with Dan McCann
7.30pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Why not come along to our first Christmas Party night and enjoy a festive four course meal and live entertainment from Dan McCann and his tribute to Michael Buble. Dan will be singing all of Michael Buble's hit songs.
Meal & Show £29.50. To book, call the hotel directly on 01387 254 111.

MusicSat 7 DecemberSpice Girls Tribute Night with Wannabe
7pm until 1am @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Why not come along to the Cairndale Hotel and enjoy a four course festive dinner which includes Turkey. Live entertainment from the ever popular Corrine Oliver and her Deck and Dance tribute night. 
Meal & Show £32.50. To book, call the hotel directly on 01387 254 111.

MusicSat 7 December Deck and Dance with Corrine Oliver
7.30pm until 12.30am @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Why not come along to the Cairndale Hotel and enjoy a four course festive dinner which includes Turkey. Live entertainment from the ever popular Corrine Oliver and her Deck and Dance tribute night.
Dinner and entertainment £32.50. To book, call the hotel directly on 01387 254 111.

Week Commencing Monday 9th December:

MusicFri 13 DecemberMichael Buble Tribute with Dan McCann
7.30pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Why not come along to our first Christmas Party night and enjoy a festive four course meal and live entertainment from Dan McCann and his tribute to Michael Buble. Dan will be singing all of Michael Buble's hit songs.
Meal & Show £35.00. To book, call the hotel directly on 01387 254 111.

MusicFri 13 DecemberTake That Tribute Night with Take That 3
7pm until 1am @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Back by popular demand Take That 3 are back with their fantastic tribute to Take That. Includes a festive 4 course dinner with coffee and live entertainment. This is not to be missed!   
Meal & Show £35.00. To book, call the hotel directly on 01387 254 111.

MusicSat 14 DecemberNeil Diamond Tribute with Tom Scott
7.30pm until 12.30am @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
The Neil Diamond tribute act offers an evening of live entertainment, with performances of all Neil Diamonds hits including Sweet Caroline, Song Sung Blue, Love on the Rocks and Hello again to name a few. The entertainment follows a four course dinner, making an excellent evening for all.
Meal & Show £35.00 - price includes a four course dinner and coffee, live tribute entertainment and a disco until late.
To book, call the hotel directly on 01387 254 111.

MusicSat 14 DecemberQueen Tribute Night with Queenesque
7pm until 1am @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
New for 2019 Queenesque are not only top musicians, but passionate Queen fans, and as such deliver everything they do with great detail and energy. Fronted by one of the best Freddie Mercury tributes in Europe, and powered by 4 fantastic musicians on replicating Brian May on electric guitar, John Deacon on bass guitar, Roger Taylor on drums and Freddie himself on piano and keyboard, QueenEsque recreate the authentic Queen sound- live - and have quickly become one of the UKs most sought after Queen tribute band.
Meal & Show £37.50 includes a four course dinner and coffee. To book, call the hotel directly on 01387 254 111.

Week Commencing Monday 16th December:

MusicFri 20 DecemberMichael Buble Tribute with Dan McCann
7.30pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Why not come along to our first Christmas Party night and enjoy a festive four course meal and live entertainment from Dan McCann and his tribute to Michael Buble. Dan will be singing all of Michael Buble's hit songs.
Meal & Show £35.00. To book, call the hotel directly on 01387 254 111.

MusicFri 20 DecemberABBA Tribute Night with Swede Dreamz
7pm until 1am @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
As one of the top ABBA tribute acts in the UK, The Cairndale Hotel in Dumfries is delighted to host Swede Dreamz who always prove to be a huge hit with locals and guests alike! Performing all of ABBA's top songs, the evening offers an excellent Party Night out for all during the festive period!  
Meal & Show £35.00. To book, call the hotel directly on 01387 254 111.

MusicSat 21 DecemberBeatles Tribute Night with Just John & Paul
7.30pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
A fabulous night with Just John & Paul and their tribute to the Beatles. Includes four course festive dinner and live entertainment.
Meal & Show £35.00. To book, call the hotel directly on 01387 254 111.

MusicSat 21 DecemberABBA Tribute Night with Swede Dreamz
7pm until 1am @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT. As one of the leading ABBA tribute bands in the UK Swede Dreamz never fail to impress audiences, capturing the magic and excitement of one the top bands ever. Performing all the great ABBA hits you won't be able to resist to get up and dance the night away!
Meal & Show £37.50. To book, call the hotel directly on 01387 254 111.

Week Commencing Monday 23rd December:

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