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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 ...

January

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

outdoorThroughout January Wild Swan Feeds
11am & 2pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
See wild whooper swans closer than anywhere in Britain from the Sir Peter Scott Observatory, with live commentary by the warden.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

exhibitionUntil Sat 26th Jan Orkney Exhibition by Lucy Hadley
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Exhibition of iIllustrations depicting the birds and landscapes of Orkney, by local Dumfries and Galloway artist, Lucy Hadley. Free entry.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 14th January 2019:

OtherWed 16 JanThird Sector Dumfries and Galloway Roadshow - Annandale and Eskdale
10am-1pm @ Victoria Hall, Downies Wynd, Annan, DG12 6EE
Are you looking for help, support or advice for your community group or organisation?
Come along and meet the team - drop in or contact us to book a one-to-one appointment via selina.mcmorran@tsdg.org.uk or message us via the Facebook event page facebook.com/events/430791964123040/

KidsSat 19 JanGames Club for young people
11am-12noon @ Devil's Porridge Museum, Stanfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs, DG12 6TF
Bring along your favourite board and card games and play with others. Discover and learn games old and new. From Scrabble and Chess to Minion's Labyrinth and Exploding Kittens - there's something for everyone!
All ages welcome.  No need to book. 

OtherSat 19 JanBurns Supper
6.30-9pm @ Devil's Porridge Museum, Stanfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs, DG12 6TF
On Saturday January 19th, the Devil's Porridge Museum will be hosting a Burn's Supper from 6.30pm (for a 7pm start). Tickets are £10 per person and include:
A complimentary glass of whisky served on arrival (from 6.30pm for food at 7pm).
- Starter - Scotch broth
- Main - Haggis, turnips, mash potatoes
- After - Scottish cheeses with oatcakes
Soft drinks will be available at no extra charge throughout the evening.
Vegetarian options are available. Please specify any dietary requirements on booking.
There will be traditional music, poetry and dancing throughout the evening.
Places are limited. To book: email info @ devilsporridge.org.uk, phone 01461700021 or pop in to the Museum in person during our opening hours. Tickets must be paid for in advance and are non refundable.

Week Commencing Monday 21st January 2019:

KidsMon 21 JanArt and Craft Club for young people
3.30-4.30pm @ Devil's Porridge Museum, Stanfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs, DG12 6TF
Our art and crafts club for children and young people.  We will be doing all sorts of activities this year so come along and get creative!  No need to book, everyone is welcome at this free activity. 
Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

OtherWed 23 JanThird Sector Dumfries and Galloway Roadshow - Wigtownshire
10am-1pm @ Burns House, 30 Harbour Street, Stranraer, DG9 7RD
Are you looking for help, support or advice for your community group or organisation?
Come along and meet the team - drop in or contact us to book a one-to-one appointment via christine.clark@tsdg.org.uk to book an appointment or message us via the Facebook event page facebook.com/events/602283013543703/.

OtherThu 24 JanThird Sector Dumfries and Galloway Roadshow - Nithsdale
10am-1pm @ Glencairn Memorial Institute, Chapel Street, Moniaive, DG3 4EJ
Are you looking for help, support or advice for your community group or organisation?
Come along and meet the team - drop in or contact us to book a one-to-one appointment via beth.mcwilliam@tsdg.org.uk to book an appointment or message our Facebook page via the event at facebook.com/events/347477969370167/.

MusicThu 24 JanOxana Shevchenko, Piano
7.30pm @ Annan Academy, Annan
Absolute Classics presents Oxana Shevchenko, an internationally recognised pianist of outstanding artistry, sensibility, and versatility. She is equally in demand both as a soloist and as a chamber musician.
Programme:
- Chopin 24 preludes Op.28
Interval
- Brahms Scherzo in E flat major Op.4
- Schumann Carnaval Op.9
Tickets: Adults £15, Under 26s £0 - Book Online

MusicThu 24 JanYouth Beatz Takeover
7.00pm & 10.00pm @ Spiegeltent, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
For one night, only Youth Beatz will take over the Big Burns Supper Spiegel tent to bring you a night of live music featuring a range of DJ’s. This event will be co-designed with the Oasis Events Team.
7.00pm: Youth Beatz Take over (Under 18’s & non-alcohol)
This event will also feature a pop up youth centre and chill out zone. For 12 – 18 year olds. Free
10.00pm: Youth Beatz Take over (Over 18’s bring I.D)
This event will also feature a pop up youth centre and chill out zone. For over 18 year olds. Free
Part of Big Burns Supper

TheatreFri 25 JanMagic Circus
1.00pm @ Container Theatre, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
An exciting, fast-paced and colourful show for all the family.
FRIDAY FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £8.00 / £4.00 - BOOK NOW

TheatreFri 25 Jan25 / The Decriminalisation Monologues
4.00pm @ Container Theatre, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
25/The Decriminalisation Monologues features two short plays written to mark the 25th Anniversary of homosexuality being made legal in Ireland.
In, ‘The Special Friend’ a man from North East England moves to rural Ireland to be with his boyfriend. But it’s the 1980s, and when tragedy strikes, he finds he has very few rights.
In, ‘I Know What You Are’, it’s Dublin in the 1970s, and an ambitious Civil Servant finds her career threatened by blackmail. Should she just submit to it? Or fight back?
FRIDAY FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper

Price: £8.00 / £4.00 - BOOK NOW

TheatreFri 25 JanLGBTQZX
6.00pm @ Container Theatre, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
Jealousy is a terrible thing. Laura possesses an infinite amount.
FRIDAY FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper

Price: £8.00 / £4.00 - BOOK NOW

TheatreFri 25 JanLe Haggis VI
7.00pm @ Spiegeltent, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
More theatrical than ever, Le Haggis VI will explode into the centre of the Spiegeltent at high octane speed, shimmering like a tartan sporran hanging off the side of very chiselled looking lowland warrior. Expect heart wrenching Celtic rock harmony laid on rhythmic tribal anthems that induce your every sense.
NB. Over 18’s only!
The early edition, at 7pm is packed with even more folk music and some legendary Burns songs that made the show the international sell-out it is.
Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £24.50 (Ringside) / £250.00 (Booth) - BOOK NOW

MusicFri 25 JanStrumsum Trio
7.00pm @ Festival Hub, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE. Blues music from the 1930s to the present day.
Part of Big Burns Supper

MusicFri 25 JanOxana Shevchenko, Piano
7.30pm @ Cochran Hall, Kirkcudbright
Absolute Classics presents Oxana Shevchenko, an internationally recognised pianist of outstanding artistry, sensibility, and versatility. She is equally in demand both as a soloist and as a chamber musician.
Programme:
- Tchaikovsky, Meditation op 72 no 5
- Tchaikovsky, Dumka op 59
- Schubert/Liszt, Du bist die Ruh (You are repose)
- Schubert/Liszt, Erlkoenig (Erlking)
- Liszt, Fantasie on two themes from Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro"
- Liszt, Bells of Geneva
- Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody no 8
Interval
- Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition
Tickets: Adults £15, Under 26s £0 - Book Online

TheatreFri 25 JanMurder Mystery at Dumfries Museum
7.30pm @ Dumfries Museum, The Observatory, Rotchell Rd, Dumfries DG2 7SW
Highly Suspect presents “The Curse of King Tut.” The tomb is opened; the pharaoh disturbed and the curse awakened; and then the first of them dies…
Cairo 1922. It is the opening night of the new King Tut Exhibition at Sphinx ‘n’ Kinks Museum, the only establishment to combine artificats celebrating ancient Egypt and erotica- a niche market we’re sure you’ll agree! But someone has been found dead, his body completely desiccated; every trace of blood and moisture had been removed. What manner of devilry is at work here? Is the Curse of the Pharaoh’s Tomb coming true? Or is this merely theft and murder dressed up in folklore.
Can you survive the curse and solve this the evenings mysterious events?
This event is BYOB.
Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £8.00 / £4.00 - BOOK NOW

TheatreFri 25 JanFour Blokes in Search of a Plot
7.30pm @ Theatre Royal Dumfries, 66-68 Shakespeare Street, Dumfries, DG1 2JH
They’re back – despite public demand! Yes, those Four Blokes will continue their search for that elusive plot, while the Carry on Sleuthing crowd will be on the trail of a killer.
DUMFRIES FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £8.00 / £12.00 (with Carry on Sleuthing at 9pm)

MusicFri 25 JanPostcard Band
8.00pm @ Festival Hub, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE. The Postcard Band is a band from Carlisle, Cumbria featuring Stephen Dunn, Andy Harper & Andy Cairns
Part of Big Burns Supper

TheatreFri 25 JanCarry on Sleuthing
9.00pm @ Theatre Royal Dumfries, 66-68 Shakespeare Street, Dumfries, DG1 2JH
Caro Ramsay, Lucy Cameron and Michael J. Malone will then join them to reveal the murderer in the scripted play A Death on the Ocean Wave – with the help of the audience. It’s drama at its best! It’s a thrill ride! It’s an incisive observational piece about modern life!
DUMFRIES FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £8.00 / £12.00 (with Four Blokes at 7.30pm)

MusicFri 25 JanDirty Clap Trap
9.00pm @ Festival Hub, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE. Music.
Part of Big Burns Supper

MusicFri 25 JanBurns Night Live
9.15pm @ Spiegeltent, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
KT TUNSTALL / PEATBOG FAERIES / COLONEL MUSTARD and the DIJON 5 / BOMBSKARE
We’re not shy in telling you that there’s nowhere else on earth that celebrates Burns Night quite like we do!
Pushing the way, we celebrate Burns Night to the limits, this year’s show will invite international talent, comedians, celebrity hosts and some of Scotland’s best party animals to the world famous Spiegeltent in the name of Scotland’s Bard.
Broadcasted live to the world, we encourage you to dress for the occasion (prizes for the best tartan clad audience member).
Part of Big Burns Supper - Price: £32.50 - BOOK NOW

TheatreFri 25 JanAmerican Bot
10pm @ Container Theatre, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
Sid Singh humorously explains how billionaires are destroying his city.
FRIDAY FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £8.00 / £4.00 - BOOK NOW

MusicFri 25 JanBen Rowlands
10.30pm @ Festival Hub, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE. Solo set with an acoustic guitar & a loop station. Ben plays a large variety of music, for all ages.
Part of Big Burns Supper

MusicFri 25 JanSoul Junction
12.30am @ Festival Hub, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE. Soul Junction is a classy, seven-piece soul line-up of experienced musicians who love soul. The Penrith-based band comprises: sassy lead singer Clare Torn, a sizzling horn section with Jon Skelton on saxophone and Chris Torn and Rebekah Gall on trumpets, the super tight rhythm of Tony Atkinson and Bill Turner on guitar and bass, Rebekah Gall’s rich sound on keyboard (when she’s not playing trumpet!) and the energetic Nick Thomas’s one-man work-out on drums.
Part of Big Burns Supper

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outdoorSat 26 Jan Wildlife Photography Workshop
9.30am – 4pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Wildlife photography workshop with Tom Langlands and Bob Fitzsimmons. Learn how to take fantastic photographs of the geese and swans present on the reserve. Suitable for beginners and more experienced photographers.
£75 per person. Booking is essential. Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Familysat 26 JanFamily Roller Disco
9.30am @ Spiegeltent, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
We’re calling all disco queens, kings, princes and princesses to oil up those casters and join us for another spectacular Spiegel party at the family Roller Disco! Double Down Disco will blast the finest, cheesiest, nostalgic disco baselines, funk and soul delights and old school electro bangers. If you’re not one for skating, don’t worry, we strongly encourage you come as a spectator – Dancing is compulsory though
Get your skates on, Book Now!
Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £12.50 / £7.50 - BOOK NOW

KidsSat 26 JanGames Club for young people
11am-12noon @ Devil's Porridge Museum, Stanfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs, DG12 6TF
Bring along your favourite board and card games and play with others. Discover and learn games old and new. From Scrabble and Chess to Minion's Labyrinth and Exploding Kittens - there's something for everyone!
All ages welcome.  No need to book. 

OtherSat 26 JanMakers Market
12 noon - 10.00pm @ Festival Hub, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
The Guild (Dumfries) CIC are delighted to be working with Big Burns Supper to bring their Dumfries Makers Market to the streets of Dumfries for a two-day spectacular! The Supper Market (see what we did there!?) will play host to a creative community of makers, food & beverage producers and home-grown brands from our region and beyond.
Visitors will be able to enjoy a whole host of marvellous makers, street food plus hands on masterclasses led by experts, where you can learn a new skill or craft. Enjoy shopping for something a little bit different, unique and handmade. Get the chance to meet the makers and chat with them personally about their designs and inspiration.
Enjoy delicious artisan foods which are all produced locally. Absorb the festival atmosphere in our cosy marquee, meet with friends and enjoy a fabulous day out at Big Burns Supper.

MusicSat 26 JanLiv McDougall
12 noon @ Festival Hub, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE. Singer/songwriter finalist at the 2018 Maidens of Music.
Part of Big Burns Supper

Musicsat 26 JanLondon Community Gospel Choir
12.30pm @ Spiegeltent, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
Under Rev. Meade’s leadership, the London Community Gospel Group has grown into the most successful gospel choir in England. In addition to performing between 100 and 150 shows a year, the group has collaborated in concerts, videos and studio recordings with a lengthy list of artists including Tina Turner, George Michael, Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, Elton John, Puff Daddy, Mariah Carey, Sting and Paul McCartney. Individual members have sung with Terence Trent D’arby, Van Morrison, Mica Paris, Denise Williams, Eternal, Chaka Khan, Depeche Mode and Stevie Wonder.
Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £22.50 - BOOK NOW

TheatreSat 26 JanPuppet King Richard II
1.00pm @ Container Theatre, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
Two used actors, a recycled Shakespeare play, a chorus of found objects, and some hand-carved rod-puppets from a South Bohemian wood: Pocket Epics rework an old tragedy for modern times. For everyone 12+
SATURDAY FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £8.00 / £4.00 - BOOK NOW

MusicSat 26 JanPaul Winter
1pm @ Festival Hub, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE. Charming acoustic set from singer/songwriter Paul Winter.
Part of Big Burns Supper

Musicsat 26 JanBirds of Chicago
2.30pm @ Spiegeltent, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
Birds of Chicago have been riding a swell of good mojo in the Americana world since their inception in late 2012. With their new album, Love in Wartime, they are set to both confirm that roots world buzz, and break on through to a wider audience across the world. Critics have scrambled to find the right terminology to describe the deep lyricism, gut-punch singing and fevered musicality….“Secular gospel” was one phrase that caught some traction. That fervour is evident in their latest album, Love and Wartime as well: “Roll Away the heavy stone/roll away the heavy hours/roll on in the summer moon/who’s alive who’s alive who’s alive?“ The invitation is joyous, but urgent … call it “secular gospel,” or call it what they used to call poetry intoned over roots music mash-ups: rock n roll.
The Birds consider themselves a rock and roll band first and foremost. Built around the chemistry and fire between Allison Russell and JT Nero, the band has included a core band of empathetic assassins since it took to the road full time in 2013. Russell and Nero played with different bands in the mid-noughties (Po’ Girl and JT and the Clouds) before finding their way to each other.
Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £14.50 - BOOK NOW

MusicSat 26 JanZig Zag & A Choired Taste
3pm @ Festival Hub, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE. A choir duo with rock, pop, musical theatre, folk and world songs.
Part of Big Burns Supper

TheatreSat 26 JanManifest
4.00pm @ Container Theatre, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
Dancers reveal and express the trials and tribulations of life.
SATURDAY FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £8.00 / £4.00 - BOOK NOW

MusicSat 26 JanThe Cherry Pinks
5pm @ Festival Hub, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE. A mix of Julie Ward’s own tunes and eclectic covers.
Part of Big Burns Supper

MusicSat 26 JanRedfish
6pm @ Festival Hub, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE. Highly-acclaimed soul deep rhythm & blues.
Part of Big Burns Supper

TheatreSat 26 JanMagic, Mindreading and Telerabbitry
6.00pm @ Container Theatre, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
This show promises amazing magic; an incredible hour of entertainment.
SATURDAY FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £8.00 / £4.00 - BOOK NOW

MusicSat 26 JanStoney Broke
7pm @ Festival Hub, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE. Dynamic, singer-songwriter with eclectic inspired style.
Part of Big Burns Supper

ReadingSat 26 JanBurns Night at the Bakehouse
7.00pm for 7.30pm @ The Bakehouse, 44 High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, DG7 2HP
The Bakehouse presents TOM POW Conversations with Burns
Tom Pow has spoken at Burns Nights in Vancouver, Sydney, Nairobi and Ellisland and now The Bakehouse. Join us for Tom’s engaging conversations with Burns in the form of poems, stories and song. Tom scarcely needs an introduction. He has been a bright star in the Region’s literary firmament for many years. Suffice it to say his work has won awards, bursaries and prestigious short listings aplenty. It is an honour to host him at The Bakehouse for our Burns Night Celebrations.
The Fickle Tupperware Bowl of Fate awaits once more. Bring a poem, a song, (we can supply a keyboard), guitar, small pipes, BIG PIPES - entertainment either suitable or wholly unsuitable for the occasion.
Tickets £10.00 (includes hot toddies and haggis nibbles).

MusicSat 26 JanBig Russ Wilkins & Lightnin’ Holling
7pm @ Coach & Horses, 66 White Sands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE. Rock n’ Roll stories, some true and some …. told via two guitars, two mics, one amp and one socket.
Back in the last century, locked in a remote first world war smallholding overlooking England, Holling and Wilkins first experimented with the ‘Duo-Sound’. Long nights around the range with two trusty guitars and tunes from their past led to a collection of songs and stories. The pair are now taking this mixture of original songs from their past and
present (Milkshakes, Sally Skull, Wildebeests, Lord Rochester) and others from friends and heroes (Wreckless Eric, Link Wray, Bobbie Gentry, Jimmy Reed) on the road and creating new stories along the way.
DUMFRIES FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper

TheatreSat 26 JanLe Haggis VI
7.00pm @ Spiegeltent, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
More theatrical than ever, Le Haggis VI will explode into the centre of the Spiegeltent at high octane speed, shimmering like a tartan sporran hanging off the side of very chiselled looking lowland warrior. Expect heart wrenching Celtic rock harmony laid on rhythmic tribal anthems that induce your every sense.
NB. Over 18’s only!
The early edition, at 7pm is packed with even more folk music and some legendary Burns songs that made the show the international sell-out it is.
Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £24.50 (Ringside) / £250.00 (Booth) - BOOK NOW

MusicSat 26 JanOxana Shevchenko, Piano
7.30pm @ Cochran Hall, Kirkcudbright
Absolute Classics presents Oxana Shevchenko, an internationally recognised pianist of outstanding artistry, sensibility, and versatility. She is equally in demand both as a soloist and as a chamber musician.
Programme:
- Chopin 24 preludes Op.28
Interval
- Brahms Scherzo in E flat major Op.4
- Schumann Carnaval Op.9
Tickets: Adults £15, Under 26s £0 - Book Online

TheatreSat 26 JanWithering Looks
7.30pm @ Theatre Royal Dumfries, 66-68 Shakespeare Street, Dumfries, DG1 2JH
LipService, Britain’s favourite literary lunatics, are back with their cult Brontë spoof Withering Looks; taking an ‘authentic’ look at the lives and works of the Brontë sisters – well, two of them actually, Anne’s just popped out for a cup of sugar. Peopled with many of the characters we know and love.
DUMFRIES FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £15.00

MusicSat 26 JanLoose Cargo
8pm @ Festival Hub, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE. Rock n Roll band with double bass, mandolin and teenage drum god.
Part of Big Burns Supper

MusicSat 26 JanStrumsum Rhythm and Blues Band
8.30pm @ Coach & Horses, 66 White Sands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE.
DUMFRIES FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper

TheatreSat 26 JanQueer Haggis
9.15pm @ Spiegeltent, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
Roll out the glittery sparkle carpet, re-fill the party cannons and re-hang that big dirty disco ball – the most outrageous party of the year is back! Queer Haggis welcomes a brand-new cast of the nation’s most celebrated LGBT artists peppered with a tight bondage of cabaret, aerial acrobatics, drag and disco. It’s not often that a show is universally loved, so we advise you to let your hair down and dress scandalously for the occasion.
This year’s theme is Gender Rebels.
Part of Big Burns Supper

Price: £18.50 - BOOK NOW

TheatreSat 26 JanWe Know Now Snowmen Exist
10pm @ Container Theatre, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
Based on the real events of the Dyatlov Pass Incident – Five women go camping in a remote mountain range. None return.
SATURDAY FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £8.00 / £4.00 - BOOK NOW

MusicSat 26 Janmylittlebrother
10.30pm @ Festival Hub, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE. An infectious blend of catchy indie pop with sublime harmonies.
Part of Big Burns Supper

TheatreSat 26 JanLe Haggis VI: Late
11.15pm @ Spiegeltent, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
More theatrical than ever, Le Haggis VI will explode into the centre of the Spiegeltent at high octane speed, shimmering like a tartan sporran hanging off the side of very chiselled looking lowland warrior. Expect heart wrenching Celtic rock harmony laid on rhythmic tribal anthems that induce your every sense.
NB. Over 18’s only! The late edition, at 11.15pm is filthier than ever, taking the show to the limits.
Part of Big Burns Supper

Price: £24.50 (Ringside) / £250.00 (Booth) - BOOK NOW

MusicSat 26 JanHardwicke Circus
12.30am @ Festival Hub, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE. Blues-rock, with a horn-laden attack.
Part of Big Burns Supper

Musicsat 26 JanIbiza Live
1.00am @ Spiegeltent, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
From the makers of Le Haggis, a brand new interactive clubbing-cabaret experience that will send you pulsing through the Ibiza classics. DJ’s, sax, live bands and circus collide for a late night party that screams Pacha, Pyramid and Amnesia.
Enter the Spiegeltent to find an interactive night club playing all your old favourites, combined with the uplifting performance that has made Le Haggis a household name. Bring your glow sticks and become a midnight rave as the coolest venue in town makes way for the biggest rave in decades.
If your name’s not down, you are not getting in.
Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £7.50 - BOOK NOW

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FamilySun 27 JanBaby Loves Disco
11.30am @ Spiegeltent, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
After over a decade of family dayclubbing events across the globe, including 9 consecutive sell-out seasons at Edinburgh Fringe, the original family dance party makes its Big Burns Supper debut. Baby Loves Disco’s resident club DJs spin and mix feelgood chart floor fillers with nostalgic pop classics from the years before parenthood struck – for parents and babies, toddlers and young children to enjoy together
At this winter-time special there’s face-painting, crafts, balloons and even a family Ceilidh dance, all included in the price as well as a toddler chill out zone, dress-up area and selfie booth. With a licensed bar for parents, free shortbread for little groovers and 2 hours of festival dancefloor fun with games and giveaways galore, it won’t just be the little ones going gaga
Come and go at a time that suits you and your little ones, between 11:30am and 1:30pm – the Spiegeltent awaits!
Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £7.50 - BOOK NOW

FamilySun 27 JanFamily Sunday
12 noon @ Festival Hub, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE. This Sunday is all about children and families as the Festival Hub will throw its doors open to a host of family friendly shows, some of which are completely free. Come and get crafty or just hang about and play some of our games.
Part of Big Burns Supper

OtherSun 27 JanMakers Market
12 noon - 4pm @ Festival Hub, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
The Guild (Dumfries) CIC are delighted to be working with Big Burns Supper to bring their Dumfries Makers Market to the streets of Dumfries for a two-day spectacular! The Supper Market (see what we did there!?) will play host to a creative community of makers, food & beverage producers and home-grown brands from our region and beyond.
Visitors will be able to enjoy a whole host of marvellous makers, street food plus hands on masterclasses led by experts, where you can learn a new skill or craft. Enjoy shopping for something a little bit different, unique and handmade. Get the chance to meet the makers and chat with them personally about their designs and inspiration.
Enjoy delicious artisan foods which are all produced locally. Absorb the festival atmosphere in our cosy marquee, meet with friends and enjoy a fabulous day out at Big Burns Supper.

TheatreSun 27 JanA Curse of Saints
1.00pm @ Container Theatre, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
A shepherd grows suspicious when a boy is found dead in British occupied Cyprus.
SUNDAY FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £8.00 / £4.00 - BOOK NOW

MusicSun 27 JanOxana Shevchenko, Piano
2.30pm @ Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms, Thornhill
Absolute Classics presents Oxana Shevchenko, an internationally recognised pianist of outstanding artistry, sensibility, and versatility. She is equally in demand both as a soloist and as a chamber musician.
Programme:
- Tchaikovsky, Meditation op 72 no 5
- Tchaikovsky, Dumka op 59
- Schubert/Liszt, Du bist die Ruh (You are repose)
- Schubert/Liszt, Erlkoenig (Erlking)
- Liszt, Fantasie on two themes from Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro"
- Liszt, Bells of Geneva
- Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody no 8
Interval
- Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition
Tickets: Adults £15, Under 26s £0 - Book Online

OtherSun 27 JanHardeep Singh Kohli: You Topia
2.30pm @ Spiegeltent, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
The BBC Radio 4 Sketchtopia host, Celebrity Big Brother star and Question Time & This Week regular, takes the follow up to his acclaimed 2017 hit on the road mixing his trademark ‘worldly wit and fabulous punchlines.’
Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £18.50 - BOOK NOW

MusicSun 27 JanTombstone Jack
3pm @ Coach & Horses, 66 White Sands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE.
DUMFRIES FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper

TheatreSun 27 JanScottish Falsetto
4.00pm @ Container Theatre, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
Sock Puppet Theatre Earth’s funniest footwear bring you songs, sketches, socks and violence.
SUNDAY FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £8.00 / £4.00 - BOOK NOW

TheatreSun 27 JanJames Cary – The Sacred Art of Joking
6.00pm @ Container Theatre, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
The devil may have all the best tunes. But does he have all the best jokes? Was Jesus funny? Why does religion have to be so serious? Maybe it doesn’t. Award-winning BBC Comedy writer and stand-up theologian James Cary explains why Christians should be able to take a joke and how the Bible is way funnier than it first appears. Seriously.
James has contributed to BBC shows like Miranda, Another Case of Milton Jones, and Newsnight. In the Sacred Art of Joking, he delves into the Bible and finds that ultimately, the joke’s on us.
SUNDAY FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £8.00 / £4.00 - BOOK NOW

MusicSun 27 JanHazel O’Connor
7.30pm @ Spiegeltent, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
A very special evening with award-winning singer songwriter Hazel O’Connor, joined by Clare Hirst (Bellestars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax and Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) on keyboards.
The superb blend of the three voices and stunning musicianship adds a sweet touch of class to their vibrant performance. Live onstage, her unforgettable songs from the iconic film Breaking Glass, which recently celebrated its 35th anniversary, including Eighth Day, Will You, Big Brother, If Only and more seem even more relevant in our present times.
Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £18.50 / £14.50 - BOOK NOW

MusicSun 27 JanJoshua Burnell & Band
7.30pm @ Theatre Royal, 66 Shakespeare Street, Dumfries, DG1 2JH
After releasing a weekly folk song for a year, BBC Radio 2 spins and glowing press reviews, York based Joshua Burnell & Band take to the stage to launch a brand new album.
In 2017, Joshua and his band won The Great British Folk Festival audience poll for favourite act by an overwhelming majority and received the 'Highly Commended Best Performing Artist' award at the York Culture awards. Armed with 'The Road To Horn Fair', a brand-new album of traditional material which according to Joshua, juxtaposes the delicacy of the English folk canon with the rawness of the early 70s hard rock movement, the band are ready to set some feet stomping on their first national tour of England.
If you’re a fan of folk music, rock music or just a lot of fun, this is not one to miss.
Tickets £15 Tel.  Box Office 01387 254209 / www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

MusicSun 27 JanHans Like a German
9.30pm @ Spiegeltent, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
International superstar Hans, the boy wonder of Berlin, serves up an all-singing, all-tap dancing, accordion-pumping, glittering blitzkrieg of cabaret backed by his three-piece band, The Ungrateful Bastards!
With more sparkle than a Studio 54 mirrorball and more feathers than a battery hen farm, hilarious Hans will have you slapping your thighs so hard, you’ll think it’s Oktoberfest. He’s a little Marlene, a little Madonna. A little Minogue, a little… Merkel. Hans is the ultimate showboy… In a pair of showgirl hot pants. ‘Hans down one of the most hilarious nights’.
Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £18.50 - BOOK NOW

TheatreSun 27 JanThe Two Moronnies
10pm @ Container Theatre, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
The Two Moronnies have appeared far and wide at village hall venues around the Scottish Borders, had a sell-out run in the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe and have even been seen at the Dunedin Fringe in New Zealand!
Singer/comedians Les Morss and Tim Wilcock specialise in sophisticated wit and word play as they lampoon the lampoonable in their unique, energetic musical style. So expect music for all ages and tastes with new, topical lyrics set to familiar tunes poking fun at the well-known, the gaffe-prone and those plain old, narcissistic celebrities.
SUNDAY FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £8.00 / £4.00 - BOOK NOW

Week Commencing Monday 28th January 2019:

KidsMon 28 JanArt and Craft Club for young people
3.30-4.30pm @ Devil's Porridge Museum, Stanfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs, DG12 6TF
Back for 2019 - our art and crafts club for children and young people.  We will be doing all sorts of activities this year so come along and get creative!  No need to book, everyone is welcome at this free activity. 
Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

MusicMon 28 JanHebrides Ensemble
7.30pm @ Spiegeltent, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
Hebrides Ensemble has established itself as one of the foremost chamber music collectives in the UK. Co-founded and led by its artistic director, the cellist and conductor William Conway, the Ensemble is renowned for its fresh and intelligent approach to programming, which places contemporary music at the heart of a diverse range of repertoire.
This is an international ensemble with its roots in Scottish culture, a collective which performs regularly at venues and festivals throughout the UK and Europe, and is regularly featured in broadcasts for BBC Radio.
Join us as they play a celebration of trios, and quintets including Bach and Motzart.
Bach/Mozart Prelude/s and Fugue/s for string trio vn, va, vcl 10′
Judith Weir Bagpiper’s String Trio vn, va,vcl 11′
James MacMillan Tuireadh for clarinet quintet vn, vn, va, vcl, clar 23
Mozart Clarinet Quintet vn, vn, va, vcl, clar 31’
Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £14.50 - BOOK NOW

OtherTue 29 JanThird Sector Dumfries and Galloway Roadshow - Stewartry
10am-1pm @ Catstrand, High Street, New Galloway, DG7 3RN
Are you looking for help, support or advice for your community group or organisation?
Come along and meet the team - drop in or contact us to book a one-to-one appointment via david.link@tsdg.org.uk to book an appointment or message our Facebook page via the event link: facebook.com/events/572474713192988/.

MusicTue 29 JanOpen House
7.30pm @ Spiegeltent, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
The largest vocal ensemble in the South West, Dumfries Community Choir, invite you to join them for their 2nd Open House session. Last year, the choir invited the town to perform Resurrection by the Stone Roses – now viewed digitally by over 20,000 people, they’re hoping to beat their record with a new track in their typical contemporary and formidable house style.
Part of Big Burns Supper
FREE

MusicTue 29 JanClaire Hastings LIVE with Jenn Butterworth
7.30pm @ Ellisland Farm, Holywood Road, Auldgirth, Dumfries DG2 0RP
Claire Hastings is a Scottish folksinger and songwriter (2015 BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year) will delight the Ellisland audience with her ‘natural, effortless Scots voice’ and selection of new and well known songs.’
DUMFRIES FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £15.00

MusicThu 31 JanFolk afternoon (all welcome)
2pm @ Coach & Horses, 66 White Sands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE.
DUMFRIES FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper

TheatreThu 31 JanSmut Slam
6.00pm @ Container Theatre, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
Smut Slam travels around the world spreading joy, laughs, and lots of education too! Now this community dirty-storytelling show—packed with stories of real life, real lust, real sex–is coming to the Big Burns Supper Festival! Creator and host Cameryn Moore is joined by some of Dumfries’ top storytellers and performers, all with tales of “Firsts.” Are you willin’ to spill it too? Drop your anonymous question into our confession bucket, or maybe even enter to tell your own story from the mic. Not ready for the microphone? That’s okay, sit back and enjoy. With a door prize from Njoy toys that is too awesome for airport security, Smut Slam is the adult story time you didn’t know you needed until now!
IMPORTANT: Smut Slam is queer-friendly, kink AND vanilla-friendly, fat-friendly, sex worker-friendly, virgin-friendly, polyamory-friendly, and we’re really, really friendly. We welcome people with all types and amounts of sexual experiences. We DO NOT welcome stories involving racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia or any other kind of discrimination, objectification, or fetishization. All stories must be consensual!
Smut Slam is created by Cameryn Moore.
Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £8.00 / £4.00 - BOOK NOW

MusicThu 31 Jan‘Burns from the Heart’ Luath LIVE
7.30pm @ Ellisland Farm, Holywood Road, Auldgirth, Dumfries DG2 0RP
If you love the songs of Scotland (and a few from further afield) then you will love the easy listening folk/trad band Luath who perform an eclectic mix with everything from Burns to the Beatles. Featuring: Fiona McLaren on fiddle, David Linden on keyboard, Keith Fullarton on guitar and vocals, and Bruce Kennedy lead vocals.
DUMFRIES FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £9.00

MusicThu 31 JanFrank Turner (Solo)
7.30pm @ Spiegeltent, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
A former member of punk rock band Million Dead, Frank Turner turned his attention to folkier, acoustic music after the demise of the hardcore outfit. He has since transformed himself into a singer and songwriter of consequential folk-punk rebel songs (that cover topics as such atheism, excessive drinking, and the power of rock & roll).
Drawing press comparisons to Billy Bragg and Bruce Springsteen, among others, Turner nonetheless occupies a niche of his own in British popular music, and has developed a large international following.
Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £22.50 - BOOK NOW

TheatreThu 31 JanJock Tamson’s Bairns
9.30pm @ Spiegeltent, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
Part drag, part cabaret and part theatre, Jock Tamson’s Bairns is an immersive show where the audience is transported to an after hours gay bar and invited to speak their mind. No topic is taboo, but a respect for your fellow humans is compulsory.
The rules for Jock Tamson’s Bairns are simple. Decide when you arrive if you want to see the show or be the show. Listen.Learn. Engage. Just don’t be a dick.
Drag, cabaret, music, spoken word, theatre and the audience take centre stage in this semi-improvised 90-minute happening, presented by Civil Disobedience (Scottish Culture Awards Ones to Watch finalists).
Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £14.50 - BOOK NOW

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February

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

outdoorThroughout February Wild Swan Feeds
11am & 2pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
See wild whooper swans closer than anywhere in Britain from the Sir Peter Scott Observatory, with live commentary by the warden.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 28th January 2019:

TheatreFri 1 FebThe Moira Monologues
1.00pm @ Container Theatre, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
Meet Moira; a cleaner, single mum and Falkirk’s hardest woman.
FRIDAY FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £8.00 / £4.00 - BOOK NOW

TheatreFri 1 FebIn Search of Myself
4.00pm @ Container Theatre, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
A close-up look at how bipolar disorder affects a couple’s relationship.
FRIDAY FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £8.00 / £4.00 - BOOK NOW

TheatreFri 1 FebShowmanship
6.00pm @ Container Theatre, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
Darkly funny psychological thriller follows a circus through 1935 America.
FRIDAY FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £8.00 / £4.00 - BOOK NOW

OtherFri 1 FebA World on Wings: Women Munitions Workers and Movies in World War 1
7pm @ Devil's Porridge Museum, Stanfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs, DG12 6TF
A talk on the cinema provision at HM Factory Gretna during World War One. Talk will last around an hour.  £3 per person - no need to book, just pay on the evening.
The talk will focus on the provision of cinema for female workers and the controversies surrounding leisure and work at HM Factory, Gretna.  It will be delivered by Dr Chris Brader and has been organised as part of the Museum's Love in Wartime Season.  The cinema has long been a place for couples to go on dates and the cinemas in the townships built for the workers at the Factory were patrolled by the women's police force.  This talk will also mark the return of cinema to Eastriggs as we will be showing films at the Devil's Porridge in 2019.
Dr. Chris Brader is the author of 'Timbertown Girls: Borders Women and the First World War'. He holds a doctorate from the University of Warwick. He previously taught history at Lancaster University and worked for Cumbria Archives.

TheatreFri 1 FebLe Haggis VI
7.00pm @ Spiegeltent, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
More theatrical than ever, Le Haggis VI will explode into the centre of the Spiegeltent at high octane speed, shimmering like a tartan sporran hanging off the side of very chiselled looking lowland warrior. Expect heart wrenching Celtic rock harmony laid on rhythmic tribal anthems that induce your every sense.
NB. Over 18’s only!
The early edition, at 7pm is packed with even more folk music and some legendary Burns songs that made the show the international sell-out it is.
Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £24.50 (Ringside) / £250.00 (Booth) - BOOK NOW

OtherFri 1 FebPeter Pan Moat Brae
7.00pm @ Moat Brae House, George Street, Dumfries DG1 1EA
Peter Pan Moat Brae & Mostly Ghostly present… Characters and Connections. Welcome to Moat Brae – the Birthplace of Peter Pan. But what of its other stories and the people whose lives form part of its history? Take a sneak preview and step back in time to discover some of the fascinating characters and events that connect Dumfries with this iconic historic house…
A special preview event prior to Moat Brae’s official opening as a Visitor Attraction and National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling.
DUMFRIES FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £10.00 - BOOK NOW

OtherFri 1 FebCalum Colvin Lecture
7.00pm @ Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries, DG1 1JQ
As part of the Royal Scottish Academy’s exhibition ‘Ages of Wonder’ the renown Scottish artist Calum Colvin gives a talk on his artwork inspired by Robert Burns and the RSA project in 2017 which featured him creating a large scale-work onsite in the RSA gallery in Edinburgh.
DUMFRIES FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper
FREE

TheatreFri 1 FebGie it Laldie
8.00pm @ Theatre Royal Dumfries, 66-68 Shakespeare Street, Dumfries, DG1 2JH
Join us for an evening of cabaret, magic and comedy in our Studio Theatre. Starring local magician Ryan Stokes and comedian Michael Greaves Mackintosh, prepare to be entertained and amazed.
DUMFRIES FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £15.00

MusicFri 1 FebThe Castle Band
8.30pm @ Coach & Horses, 66 White Sands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE.
DUMFRIES FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper

OtherFri 1 FebEd Byrne ~ Spoiler Alert!
9.15pm @ Spiegeltent, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
Most recently seen on Dara and Ed’s Road To Mandalay and various Mock The Weeks, Ed has become a household name from his multiple BBC TV appearances. TV career aside, his live work has built up legions of fans. Ed remains the observational stand-up to see and his live work is not to be missed!
Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £22.50 - BOOK NOW

TheatreFri 1 FebRosie Sings – Facts About Love
10pm @ Container Theatre, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
Rosie sings about dating apps, turning 30 and marrying Batman.
FRIDAY FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £8.00 / £4.00 - BOOK NOW

TheatreFri 1 FebLe Haggis VI: Late
11.15pm @ Spiegeltent, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
More theatrical than ever, Le Haggis VI will explode into the centre of the Spiegeltent at high octane speed, shimmering like a tartan sporran hanging off the side of very chiselled looking lowland warrior. Expect heart wrenching Celtic rock harmony laid on rhythmic tribal anthems that induce your every sense.
NB. Over 18’s only! The late edition, at 11.15pm is filthier than ever, taking the show to the limits.
Part of Big Burns Supper

Price: £24.50 (Ringside) / £250.00 (Booth) - BOOK NOW

MusicFri 1 FebCraig Charles Funk & Soul
1am @ Spiegeltent, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
Big Burns Supper presents a late night after party with funk and soul extraordinaire, Craig Charles! Yes – The legendary actor, host and broadcaster Craig Charles is one of UK’s most beloved Funk and Soul DJ’s. From Robot Wars to Red Dwarf, Craig has now grounded himself as a Funk and Soul icon after 10 years of broadcasting on BBC 6 Music with their primetime Saturday night show.
Exploring the best in funk and soul from the roots of black music through to the current club sounds, featuring classic tracks and new releases.
Part of Big Burns Supper

Price: £12.50 - BOOK NOW

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outdoorSat 2 & Sun 3 Feb Wader Weekend
10am-5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
This weekend of special wader focussed events will include talks, walks, workshops and lots of opportunities to see waders close up from a hide, or in their thousands wheeling on the high tide.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

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outdoorSat 2 & Sun 3 Feb Wader Weekend
10am-5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
This weekend of special wader focussed events will include talks, walks, workshops and lots of opportunities to see waders close up from a hide, or in their thousands wheeling on the high tide.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Familysat 2 FebBRAINIAC Live
10am @ Spiegeltent, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
Strap on your safety goggles boys and girls, due to popular demand Science’s greatest and most volatile live show is returning with a vengeance. Based on the multi-award winning TV show, Brainiac Live! is back. More mischievous than ever before Brainiac Live! will take you on a breathless ride through the wild world of the weird and wonderful. Expect exploding dustbins, combusting microwaves and loads of live daredevil stunts!
Watch from the safety of your seat as the Brainiacs delve fearlessly into the mysteries of science and do all of those things on stage that you’re too scared to do at home!
Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £14.50 / £9.50 - BOOK NOW

KidsSat 2 FebGames Club for young people
11am-12noon @ Devil's Porridge Museum, Stanfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs, DG12 6TF
Bring along your favourite board and card games and play with others. Discover and learn games old and new. From Scrabble and Chess to Minion's Labyrinth and Exploding Kittens - there's something for everyone!
All ages welcome.  No need to book. 

MusicSat 2 FebAlana Currie
12 noon @ Festival Hub, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE. Alana Currie Young Dumfries based musician who recently played the MainStage at YouthBeatz 2018.
Part of Big Burns Supper

TheatreSat 2 FebTheme Show!
1.00pm @ Container Theatre, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
Edy Hurst battles to create the world’s greatest theme park.
SATURDAY FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £8.00 / £4.00 - BOOK NOW

MusicSat 2 FebSamba Sisters
2pm @ Festival Hub, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE. Dumfries based Samba Sisters entertain with some lively numbers on their samba drums.
"We have played in rain, hail, snow and sunshine on backs of trailers, lorries, bandstands and stages to an audience of hundreds and to one man and his dog –  but no matter what the event we play with enthusiasm and we keep on smiling!"
Part of Big Burns Supper

MusicSat 2 FebFairfarren
2pm @ Coach & Horses, 66 White Sands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE.
DUMFRIES FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper

Musicsat 2 FebTalisk / Tide Lines
2.30pm @ Spiegeltent, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
A double-bill that welcomes Scotland’s strongest rising trad and Celtic stars to an afternoon session in the Spiegeltent. We’re welcoming back our old friends, Talisk, one of the fastest rising band on the UK folk scene in recent years and winner of the 2017 Folk band of The Year. Tide Lines are a powerful 4 piece from the Highlands that’s been taking the UK folk scene by storm and will make their Big Burns Supper debut.
If you’ve never experienced a Scottish-Trad gig, we highly recommend you indulge your curiosity and join us for a high energy full body, foot-stomping work out.
Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £18.50 - BOOK NOW

MusicSat 2 FebNot Guilty: Big Burns Supper Jukebox
3pm @ Coach & Horses, 66 White Sands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE.
DUMFRIES FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper

MusicSat 2 FebBob Holis
3pm @ Festival Hub, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE. Singer/songwriter.
Part of Big Burns Supper

MusicSat 2 FebLoose Cargo Trio
4pm @ Festival Hub, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE. Loose Cargo Trio Rock n Roll band with double bass, mandolin and teenage drum god.
Part of Big Burns Supper

MusicSat 2 FebStrumsum Rhythm and Blues Band
5pm @ Festival Hub, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE. Blues music from the 1930s to the present day.
Part of Big Burns Supper

TheatreSat 2 FebThe Adventures of the Bearded Lady
6.00pm @ Container Theatre, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
The peculiar tale of the bearded lady who ran away from the circus!
SATURDAY FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £8.00 / £4.00 - BOOK NOW

OtherSat 2 FebThe Burns Celebration Dinner
6.30pm @ Ellisland Farm, Holywood Road, Auldgirth, Dumfries DG2 0RP
Toast the Immortal Memory of our National Bard at his very own home Ellisland. Join our traditional celebration filled with toasts, songs and speeches, all in tribute to the great man and his work.
DUMFRIES FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £20.00

TheatreSat 2 FebLe Haggis VI
7.00pm @ Spiegeltent, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
More theatrical than ever, Le Haggis VI will explode into the centre of the Spiegeltent at high octane speed, shimmering like a tartan sporran hanging off the side of very chiselled looking lowland warrior. Expect heart wrenching Celtic rock harmony laid on rhythmic tribal anthems that induce your every sense.
NB. Over 18’s only!
The early edition, at 7pm is packed with even more folk music and some legendary Burns songs that made the show the international sell-out it is.
Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £24.50 (Ringside) / £250.00 (Booth) - BOOK NOW

TheatreSat 2 FebPara Handy: A radio play on stage
7.30pm @ Theatre Royal Dumfries, 66-68 Shakespeare Street, Dumfries, DG1 2JH
Join the Master Mariner, Dougie, MacPhail and Sunny Jim along with a host of other characters as they take to the airwaves courtesy of three plucky BBC radio actors. Adapted, directed by and starring Kevin Jannetts.
DUMFRIES FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £15.00

MusicSat 2 FebVelvet Ratio
8pm @ Festival Hub, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE. Two piece acoustic original/covers band.
Part of Big Burns Supper

MusicSat 2 FebFolksville
8.30pm @ Coach & Horses, 66 White Sands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE. Folksville comes to Dumfries! Folksville is a monthly acoustic night that takes place in Edinburgh at the iconic Waverley Bar on St Mary's Street in Edinburgh's old town. For the 2019 Big Burns Supper, Folksville will be taking place at the Coach & Horses in Dumfries.
With acoustic entertainment from Edinburgh based folk/Americana band Paper Sparrows. Influenced by music from the likes of Bert Jansch to the Milk Carton Kids...and some.
Dumfries based Guillaume Tiberghien - author and composer of French and English songs that mix ethnic folk/rock influences. Guillaume has recorded and toured with bands in France, New Zealand and Kazakhstan where he recorded two studio albums.
Local duo, Big Russ Wilkins & Lightnin' Holling with their deconstructed guitar and vocal based Rock n' Roll stories, some true and some not so true!
DUMFRIES FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper

TheatreSat 2 FebThe Bootleg Beatles
9.15pm @ Spiegeltent, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
The world’s most famous Beatles Tribute band continues to draw critical acclaim from across the globe with their stunning recreation of the greatest songbook of all time. Tracing the Fab Four’s journey through the sixties, every tiny detail is meticulously covered from costumes to authentic period instruments; from their witty ‘Scouse’ banter to their ‘inflection perfect’ vocal mimicry.
Part of Big Burns Supper

Price: £28.50 - BOOK NOW

TheatreSat 2 FebThe Silent House
10pm @ Container Theatre, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
Something between two refugees gradually changes the shape of their relationship.
SATURDAY FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper
Price: £8.00 / £4.00 - BOOK NOW

MusicSat 2 FebBlackguards
10.30pm @ Festival Hub, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE. Country, reggae and Irish folk music with a dash of rock ’n’ soul!
Part of Big Burns Supper

TheatreSat 2 FebLe Haggis VI: Late
11.15pm @ Spiegeltent, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
More theatrical than ever, Le Haggis VI will explode into the centre of the Spiegeltent at high octane speed, shimmering like a tartan sporran hanging off the side of very chiselled looking lowland warrior. Expect heart wrenching Celtic rock harmony laid on rhythmic tribal anthems that induce your every sense.
NB. Over 18’s only! The late edition, at 11.15pm is filthier than ever, taking the show to the limits.
Part of Big Burns Supper

Price: £24.50 (Ringside) / £250.00 (Booth) - BOOK NOW

MusicSat 2 FebMustangZ Trio
12.30am @ Festival Hub, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE. Rock n Roll, rockabilly, popabilly party band with a twist.
Part of Big Burns Supper

Musicsat 2 FebDouble Down Disco
1.00am @ Spiegeltent, 38-39 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
Time to get delirious on the dancefloor to the uplifting, soulful sounds of Double Down Disco DJs Fabulous Les and Boddy Rocc. The Dumfries-based DJ/production duo bring their bleary, hands-in-the-air vibe to the Spiegeltent for the first time, with grooves guaranteed to put a dip in your hip and a glide in your stride. The pair share their passion for Disco, House and Soul to create unique shared experiences, curating extravagant parties and intimate soirées with the same degree of care and attention to detail.
Double Down Disco delivers with a real love for the music, a healthy respect for the history, and a beady eye on the future of underground club culture. Get up to get down.
Part of Big Burns Supper
FREE

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outdoor Sun 3 Feb 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

musicSun 3 Feb SUNDAY SESSION
12 Noon @ Spiegeltent, White Sands, Dumfries. DG1 2RS
ALABAMA 3 / THE TROGGS / THE COMPLETE STONE ROSES / MÀNRAN / TURBYNE / VISHTÈN / CALAN
One of the most popular events at Big Burns Supper, the Sunday Session is our unique festival within a festival event that runs all day and night. Featuring: Alabama 3 / The Troggs / The Complete Stone Roses / Vishten / Manran / Abba Revival / Turbyne / Daddy Naggins / The Black Guards / Tiderays / Chasin’ The Train / Holy Moly and The Crackers / LOKA / MustangZ Trio
Part of Big Burns Supper

Price: £32.50 / £12.50 - BOOK NOW

outdoor Sun 3 Feb World Haggis Day and Mini Highland Games
1pm @ Ellisland Farm, Holywood Road, Auldgirth, Dumfries DG2 0RP
Come along to a free day of family fun themed on the famous Highland Games! Try your hand at the “Tattie Toss”? Or, can you “Nock the Neep”? Then the Great Chieftain of them all- the 2019 “World Haggis Hurling Championships”. Small people can enjoy our Haggis activities and haggis and other refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon.
FREE.
DUMFRIES FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper

MusicSun 3 FebAcoustic sessions: Stoneybroke / Old Friends / Jamie Brown
3pm @ Coach & Horses, 66 White Sands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS
FREE.
DUMFRIES FRINGE: Part of Big Burns Supper

Week Commencing Monday 4th February:

KidsMon 4 FebArt and Craft Club for young people
3.30-4.30pm @ Devil's Porridge Museum, Stanfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs, DG12 6TF
Our art and crafts club for children and young people.  We will be doing all sorts of activities this year so come along and get creative!  No need to book, everyone is welcome at this free activity. 
Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

outdoorFri 8 FebStorytelling in the Yurt
10am-11am @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Sit in our cosy yurt and listen to a nature-related story told by one of our excellent storytellers. Then go on a short walk to explore the reserve. Suitable for children aged 4 and under. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Free event. Booking is essential. Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

KidsSat 9 FebGames Club for young people
11am-12noon @ Devil's Porridge Museum, Stanfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs, DG12 6TF
Bring along your favourite board and card games and play with others. Discover and learn games old and new. From Scrabble and Chess to Minion's Labyrinth and Exploding Kittens - there's something for everyone!
All ages welcome.  No need to book. 

Week Commencing Monday 11th February:

OtherMon 11 FebChurchill at the Gallop
14.00 @ Threave Gardens Visitor Centre, Threave Estate, Castle Douglas DG7 1RX
'Churchill At The Gallop' is Brough Scott's unique take on our 'Greatest Briton' as viewed from the saddle and a lifetime riding in the great man's hoofprints. Brough graduated from Oxford and ten years as an amateur and professional jockey with a history degree, 100 winners, and a better understanding of the frailty of life.  Moving to the supposedly safer environs of Press and TV, he did 30 years as anchor of ITV and Ch4 Racing as well as long stints on leading Sunday papers and founding the Racing Post in 1986. He has  been three times Sports Feature Writer of The Year and his dozen books include 'Galloper Jack', the critically acclaimed biography of his grandfather Jack Seely who was a great friend of Winston Churchill and served alongside him in the Asquith Cabinet.
Tickets available on the door.

KidsMon 11 FebArt and Craft Club for young people
3.30-4.30pm @ Devil's Porridge Museum, Stanfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs, DG12 6TF
Our art and crafts club for children and young people.  We will be doing all sorts of activities this year so come along and get creative!  No need to book, everyone is welcome at this free activity. 
Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

OtherMon 11 FebDumfries Branch RSGS Travellers Club
7pm @ Room 127, Rutherford McCowan Building, Crichton Campus, Dumfries DG1 4ZL
Speakers. Jean and John Robson. In the Footsteps of Shackleton.
£2 payable at the door.
For additional information on Dumfries RSGS ( Royal Scottish Geographical Society) Travellers talks: dumfries@rsgs.org

OtherThu 14 FebThird Sector Dumfries and Galloway Roadshow - Annandale and Eskdale
10am-1pm @ Lockerbie Town Hall, High Street, Lockerbie, DG11 2ES
Are you looking for help, support or advice for your community group or organisation? Come along and meet the team - drop in or contact us to book a one-to-one appointment via selina.mcmorran@tsdg.org.uk. You can also use our booked room to network with other third sector organisations - just invite them along for a chat.

craftSat 16 FebNeedle Felting Workshop
10.30 - 3.30 @ Islesteps Hall, Dumfries DG2 8ES
Open to beginners and those who want to improve their needle felting skills. Make a landscape, a brooch and a third item. The cost is £25 which includes all materials and equipment.
Contact solwaywoolscapes@gmail.com to book and for further details.

KidsSat 16 FebGames Club for young people
11am-12noon @ Devil's Porridge Museum, Stanfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs, DG12 6TF
Bring along your favourite board and card games and play with others. Discover and learn games old and new. From Scrabble and Chess to Minion's Labyrinth and Exploding Kittens - there's something for everyone!
All ages welcome.  No need to book. 

craftSun 17 FebExperimental Needle Felting
10.30 - 3.30 @ Islesteps Hall, Dumfries DG2 8ES
Open to those who have done some needle felting. Use prefelt, silk fibres, hand dyed backgrounds and fleece to felt in texture. An inspirational day felting and embellishing. Cost £25 inc materials and equipment.
Contact solwaywoolscapes@gmail.com to book and for further details.

outdoorSun 17 Feb Dusk Flight
4.30pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
At sunset, see thousands of barnacle geese flighting 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

Week Commencing Monday 18th February:

outdoor Mon 18 - Fri 22 Feb WWT Scottish Puddle Jumping Championships
10am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
ow good are your puddle jumping skills? Come and make a splash at the WWT Scottish Puddle Jumping Championships. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

OtherMon 18 FebThird Sector Dumfries and Galloway - Wigtownshire February Roadshow
1pm-4pm @ Supper Room, Wigtown County Buildings, DG8 9JH
Are you looking for help, support or advice for your community group or organisation? Come along and meet the team - drop in or contact us to book a one-to-one appointment via christine.clarke@tsdg.org.uk. You can also use our booked room to network with other third sector organisations - just invite them along for a chat.

OtherTue 19 FebThird Sector Dumfries and Galloway - Stewartry February Roadshow
1pm-4pm @ Gatehouse of Fleet Community Centre, Dromore Road, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2JX
Are you looking for help, support or advice for your community group or organisation? Come along and meet the team - drop in or contact us to book a one-to-one appointment via david.link@tsdg.org.uk. You can also use our booked room to network with other third sector organisations - just invite them along for a chat.

Week Commencing Monday 25th February:

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March

outdoorThroughout March Wild Swan Feeds
11am & 2pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
See wild whooper swans closer than anywhere in Britain from the Sir Peter Scott Observatory, with live commentary by the warden.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 25th February:

outdoorSat 2 March Wildlife Photography Workshop
9.30am – 4pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Wildlife photography workshop with Tom Langlands and Bob Fitzsimmons. Learn how to take fantastic photographs of the geese and swans present on the reserve. Suitable for beginners and more experienced photographers.
£75 per person. Booking is essential. Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

craftSat 2 MarchA Dye to Dye for workshop
10.30 - 3.30 @ Islesteps Hall, Dumfries DG2 8ES
Learn to dye fleece, yarn, silks and cotton fabrics as well as various techniques for printing on to fabric. A fun day working at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and those wanting to experiment. Cost is £28 for the day and includes all materials and dyes. Contact solwaywoolscapes@gmail.com to book and for further details.

OtherSat 2 MarchAlzheimer Scotland's Ladies Big Day Out
11:00am - 3:30pm @ The Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Our last Alzheimer Scotland Ladies Day completely sold out, and now it's back and better than ever!
Join us for a day of fun, fizz and entertainment at The Cairndale Hotel, hosted by local radio presenter Graham Anderson. Enjoy demonstrations throughout the day, a fabulous raffle, and browse through our lovely local stallholders, ranging from beauticians,to skincare businesses, to makers of art and handmade gifts.
Tickets: £20pp, includes a glass of fizz on arrival & a specially selected lunch buffet
For more info or to purchase your tickets, please contact Rebecca Muir by email: RMuir@Alzscot.org or by phone on 01387 214 886. Alternatively, tickets can also be purchased at the Alzheimer Scotland Resource Centre at 8 Gordon Street, Dumfries, DG1 1EG. Tickets are non-refundable

outdoorSun 3 March In Focus
10am – 4pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Try before you buy the latest binoculars and telescopes from the huge range available today. In Focus experts are on hand all day to give advice. WWT Caerlaverock benefits from every sale.
Free entry. Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

craftSun 3 MarchNeedle Felting Workshop
10.30 - 3.30 @ Islesteps Hall, Dumfries DG2 8ES
Open to beginners and those who want to improve their needle felting. Use hand dyed fleece to felt  landscapes, make a brooch and a third item. Cost is £25 which included all materials and equipment.
Contact solwaywoolscapes@gmail.com to book and for further details.

Week Commencing Monday 4th March:

OtherTue 5 MarchTalk on The RAF in Cumbria and Galloway and North Lancashire
7pm @ Devil's Porridge Museum, Stanfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs, DG12 6TF
The RAF in Cumbria and Galloway and North Lancashire - A talk by Ian Tyler
Ian Tyler has recently published his fourteenth book which is on the RAF in Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway and North Lancashire, 1939-1946.  This talk will focus on themes which are similar to those in his book and will also include   a  short   piece  on  the  dumping  of  surplus  wartime ammunition  into  the  Beaufort Dyke "Irish Sea." The talk will touch on:
- Aircraft incidents
- Details of the aircrew
- Trainee aircrews
- The story of the Airfields
- The fearless RNLI and Air Sea Rescue Units who plucked the ditched airmen from the Solway, Clyde and Irish Sea
Ian will be selling and signing copies of his book on the evening of the talk.
Ian Tyler has won three  Lakeland  Book  of  the  year  awards. He established  "Keswick Mining Museum"  which  survived  30 years until his retirement.  Has  worked  on TV  with "Baldrick"  Tony Robinson,  Julia  Bradbury,  Eric  Robson,  Rob  Bell.
£3 per person pay on the door

Week Commencing Monday 11th March:

OtherMon 11 MarchDumfries Branch RSGS Travellers Club
7pm @ Room 127, Rutherford McCowan Building, Crichton Campus, Dumfries DG1 4ZL
Speaker: Catrina Macdonald on Japan.
£2 payable at the door.
For additional information on Dumfries RSGS ( Royal Scottish Geographical Society) Travellers talks: dumfries@rsgs.org

 

outdoorFri 15 MarchStorytelling in the Yurt
10am-11am @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Sit in our cosy yurt and listen to a nature-related story told by one of our excellent storytellers. Then go on a short walk to explore the reserve. Suitable for children aged 4 and under. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Free event. Booking is essential. Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 18th March:

Week Commencing Monday 25th March:

craftSat 30 MarchExperimental Needle Felting
10.30 - 3.30 @ Islesteps Hall, Dumfries DG2 8ES
Open to those who have done some needle felting. Use prefelt, silk fibres, hand dyed backgrounds and fleece to felt in texture. An inspirational day felting and embellishing. Cost £25 inc materials and equipment.
Contact solwaywoolscapes@gmail.com to book and for further details.

craftSun 31 MarchA Dye to Dye for workshop
10.30 - 3.30 @ Islesteps Hall, Dumfries DG2 8ES
Learn to dye fleece, yarn, silks and cotton fabrics as well as various techniques for printing on to fabric. A fun day working at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and those wanting to experiment. Cost is £28 for the day and includes all materials and dyes. Contact solwaywoolscapes@gmail.com to book and for further details.

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

April

outdoorThroughout April Wild Swan Feeds
11am & 2pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
See wild whooper swans closer than anywhere in Britain from the Sir Peter Scott Observatory, with live commentary by the warden.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

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

May

Week Commencing Monday 29th April:

musicFri 3rd - Sun 5th May Creetown Country Ceilidh Festival
Starts Friday 3rd May 18:00 @ Various venues, Creetown
3 days of country and ceilidh music in marquee as well as family fun. 
Tickets available at: ticketsource.co.uk/creetowncountryceilidhfestival

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