28th May 2022 7:00pm - 11:30pm


28th May 2022 7:00pm - 11:30pm
Individual Ticket: £12 | Under 26: £6 | Family: £30

Join D&G Art Festivals’ new Ceilidh nights, where local artists bring you an evening of storytelling, theatre, dance and music that celebrates being a Doonhamer. Enjoy local food and drink, watch local artists perform and experience a new kind of night out with your friends and family.

Hosted by Chelsie Nash, you will watch performances from Mostly Ghostly, Bunbury Banter, Bogle Mufty and dance the night away with The Whirlygig and Dumfries & Galloway Dance.

Stories shape how we understand the world, and our place in it. Let’s gather together and hear from local artists, who have created and collected stories from people in our region, based on our folk stories and local legends, history and traditions, our home and our future.

For only £12, you will get:

  • Six incredible artists entertaining you with theatre, dance, comedy, music and spoken word performances
  • A light bite of Scottish delicacies
  • A night to remember!

For accessibility information, please visit our Accessibility page.

Artists Performing at the Gathering: 

Hosting the Evening – Chelsie Nash:

A local actor and writer from Dumfries, Chelsie has been creating colourful and absurd characters since 2019 and has developed a keen interest in spoken word and poetry. She has been involved in various local projects and is currently working as a practitioner at Moat Brae House. She performed her first full-length solo show at last year’s Festival.

Mostly Ghostly:

Mostly Ghostly are a trio of award-winning storytellers, festival founders and creators of an eclectic range of ghost and local history tours. The team thrive on their collective passion for folklore, the supernatural and exploring the darker side of our region’s history, which they love revealing to locals and visitors alike.

Bunbury Banter:

Bunbury Banter is an award-winning theatre company based in Dumfries and Galloway, creating extraordinary, immersive and up-close multi-sensory productions which inspire curiosity. Making work that responds to the local community and the wider theatrical and societal landscape, feeding into playful, shared experiences which provoke responses and resonate beyond the productions.

Bogle Mufty:

Bogle Mufty play mostly Scottish and Irish folk and trad, with a few other modern songs in a Trad style thrown in because we like them. We came together by chance and serendipity and have been doing sessions and gigs for about 8 years.

We were the resident folk band in the Globe Inn for all that time and did a weekly open session for anyone to come along and join in or listen.

The Whirligig Ceilidh Band:

Whirligig is a well-established and popular ceilidh band that has been playing for dances worldwide for the last 25 years. They perform a mix of lively traditional music, ancient, modern, and self-penned.

Current line-up:

Ruth Morris (fiddle/ nyckelharpa/ dance calling)

Gavin Marwick (fiddle)

Phil Alexander (accordion)

Donald Hay (percussion)

Our Stage iT programme, for young people, by young people is kindly sponsored by DYW Dumfries & Galloway: