Genre: Music


The Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival is delighted to be supporting one of our Support for Ambition Venue awardees, Barwhillanty Estate. Barwhillanty Estate are hosting a Garden Open Day and Picnic Prom! Join us from 11am, to explore the exquisite gardens, and choose a relaxing spot in our Walled Garden, whilst enjoying a leisurely lunch… Read more »

Chrys Salt and Richard Ingham present Weavers of Grass

In a multi-media performance award winning poet Chrys Salt and acclaimed saxophone player Richard Ingham explore the fascinating stories of Angus MacPhee and Ötzi the Iceman – two weavers of grass separated by 5000 years. Angus MacPhee, a crofter from South Uist  went off to war in 1939, fell ill with a form of schizophrenia… Read more »

Performing Arts Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival Artists’ Showcase

Come and enjoy a celebration of the creativity and skills of some of the talented and brilliant Dumfries & Galloway based performing arts practitioners we have supported in 2024 through our Support for Ambition Fund and Rough Mix collaboration with Magnetic North. As well as sharing their creative ideas and explorations, there will be an… Read more »

VALTOS Supported By Dlù & Tiderays with UP YER AIRTS

Three great bands appearing only at the newly reopened Loreburn Hall! VALTOS: Valtos are Skye natives Daniel Docherty and Martyn MacDonald, and they have taken the Trad and Electronic music worlds by storm. Since their debut shows in December 2021, they have captivated audiences at festivals and sold-out venues nationwide. Their music has been described… Read more »

45th Festival Celebration

Join us at our celebratory Concert to mark 45 years of the Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival with a variety of performances from some of the incredible local artists who have played a pivotal role both in our festival and in creating a thriving and vibrant performing arts industry across the region over the past… Read more »

Scottish Opera present Pop-Up Opera

Experience opera of the highest quality on a miniature scale with specially created 30-minute versions of Don Giovanni and The Merry Widow. Can a roguish nobleman escape the consequences of his actions, and can a grand party save both true love and a country’s fortunes? Each opera is sung in English and brought to life… Read more »

Tricky Hat Productions Flame Out

The Flames reignite in a striking and unique performance using a mix of film, music and performance to explore stories about life after 50. Taking inspiration from everyday life, the show challenges pre-conceived ideas of how older people think and what they aspire to. The Flames is a performance company for creative people aged 50+.

Aaron Jones & Rachel Walker with support from young local artists

Together Rachel Walker and Aaron Jones bring a wealth of experience, knowledge and musicianship to their partnership. Since their first collaborations back in 2007 both have spent the intervening years writing, touring and recording with many of the biggest names in traditional music. They re-united in earnest to write and perform again on Rachel’s critically… Read more »

The Galloway SangStreams- Songs linking life, land and legacy.

Galloway SangStreams taps into the rich cultural legacy and vibrant creativity of this area with songs, music, words, soundscapes and images inspired by our landscape, heritage and changing climate. Following on from the success of the Cairn Valley Song Cycle of 2015, Cairn Chorus – an accomplished community choir, based in Moniaive – will again… Read more »

Authentic Artists Collective presents When Mountains Meet

A breath-taking blend of Scottish and South-Asian inspired music and storytelling.   When Mountains Meet is a captivating, cross-cultural tale following the true story of musician Anne Wood, as she meets her father, family and heritage for the first time. An international cast of storytellers and musicians set forth on an unforgettable voyage from the… Read more »