Not for glory but for passion...
Queen of the South FC are celebrating their centenary this year, Brian Edgar has been a loyal supporter through the ups and downs of the latter half of the Dumfries club’s existence and during the evening he will attempt to explain why! There will be the opportunity to see vintage footage from the Moving Image Archive at the Scottish National Library and some more recent action together with photos and recollections of heroes
past and present who have graced the hallowed Palmerston turf (or more recently the plastic!)
An evening of conversation, poetry & song with Jo Miller & friends inspired by the work of Glenkens poet and songwriter Logan Paterson (1951-2013).
The event will run from 7pm – late. Exhibition from 6.30pm.
Well-loved traditional musician, teacher and researcher, Jo Miller, will give a short talk introducing the work and “speak” of Logan Paterson, in the context of the
centuries-old tradition of local poets writing in Gallovidian Scots.
This will be followed by Jo in-conversation with local people who knew Logan, including his brother, Dave Patterson will read from Logan’s poetry. The ceilidh
session will then open out to the gathered company for chat, songs, tunes and poems, as they come…
CatStrand Ukes put on a Summer show.
Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink and get ready for a foot tapping evening of 50s, 60s and 70s songs with a smattering of country and rock n roll runes
Entry is free but booking is advised as the Uke concerts always sell out.
Dalry Film Club present Stan & Ollie.
Doors, tea & cake from 7pm.
Those beloved men. The thin one and the fat one. Laurel and Hardy. ‘The Boys’. It would be difficult to overstate either the legacy or enduring appeal of comedians Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.
They were, for a time, the biggest movie stars in the
world, and, even today, more than half a century after their deaths, remain one ofthe most iconic double acts in history.
This tragic-comic biopic is mostly set in 1953, the year Hollywood comedy legends Stan Laurel and Ollie Hardy toured the UK and Ireland in hopes of revitalising their
careers and mending their friendship.
Ivory and Gold celebrates the greatest examples of American jazz, blues, ragtime, Broadway and hits from the Great American Songbook. Eclectic Americana!
Jeff & Anne Barnhart, performing as Ivory & Gold, took an appreciative audience by storm at their recent concert at the Buccleuch Centre in Langholm. Playing a mix of blues and jazz with great numbers from Hoagy Carmichael, Fats Waller and George and Ira Gershwin, the performers left the audience begging for more.
A chance to chat to the duo during the interval and after the performance was also much appreciated by their fans.
The Bookshop Band represent a fascinating and contemporary take on the English Folk Tradition. Beth Porter and Ben Please bring books to the stage along with a multitude of instruments including cello, harmonium, glockenspiel, guitars and ukuleles which along with their distinct voices create a cinematic sound that draws the audience right in to a highly intimate performance, at once touching and mesmerising, heart wrenching and funny.
Run by Lagwyne Events, the evening will feature a pop up book sale in aid of Carsphairn Heritage Group and a full bar run by the hall.
FILM: MOUNTAIN (PG)
TUE 24TH SEPTEMBER | 7.30PM | £5/ £4 U25
Narrated by Willem Dafoe, Mountain is an exploration of our obsession with high places and how they have come
to capture our imagination. Only three centuries ago, climbing a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. The idea scarcely existed that wild landscapes
might hold any sort of attraction. Peaks were places of peril, not beauty.
A rich soundscape and soaring score from the Australian Chamber Orchestra combine with the visual rapture of high places and the long lingering gaze of
someone intimately aware of how light in the mountains can melt and shift in moments. There are some ravishing sequences in Mountain, with some of
the best cinematographers in the world contributing to this love- song to the wilderness and questioning of man’s relationship with the natural world.
Doors, tea and cake from 7pm.
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic
songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.
Following their debut release Cross the Line in 2016, Orcadian folk Quartet FARA are touring the UK with material from their second album, Times from Times Fall. Comprised entirely of self-penned songs and instrumental tracks, FARA will celebrate the community
which inspired them to become musicians - an album rooted in the spirit of the Orkney Isles and its people, it combines the unique Orkney fiddle tradition with contemporary and original songs and tunes.
With the mission of creating something entirely new and collaborative, the four members of FARA have co-written many of the melodies on the album, blending all four
distinctively different musical voices together, whilst also celebrating the unity of their musical beginnings. The songs incorporate words by Orcadian poets: George McKay Brown, Edwin Muir and Christina Costie, as well as one original and one traditional text.
The Orcadian imagery running through these songs, alongside new melodies brimming with the islands’ tradition whilst also pointing in new directions, celebrates the ever expanding Orcadian folk tradition. Fara’s new album is set to excite and delight.
What if your food started talking back? Meet Lionel the lion. He’s just Eaten a human called Mamoru for lunch. But Lionel hasn’t chewed his food well. So Mamoru’s alive and well in his stomach, and now wants to say hello. Eaten is a CATS (Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland) nominated work for children (5yrs+) by Mamoru Iriguchi, an award winning performance artist based in Edinburgh.
It is about food, eating and being eaten.
Lunchtime theatre with a sandwich and a hot or cold drink included in the ticket price.
Fox and Hound's theatre company bring their one act play Hindsight to CatStrand fresh from a run at this year's Edinburgh fringe.
Shortlisted for the 2016 David MacLennan writing award.
The pieces of the puzzle that make up Laura's brain don't seem to fit. When the world doesn't make sense to her - she is labelled problematic. The relationships that Laura has with her mother, teacher and self, highlight that we cannot always see what is in front of us, whether barriers are circumstance or subconscious. It takes just a moment to change everything and begin a new way of thinking.
Arrive at Dalry Session House (St Johns Town of Dalry) for 9.30am introduction.
GTI minibus dep. 9.45am to Polmaddie village (approx. 9 miles) Way-marked circular walk approx. 1 hour
Indoor writing workshop (with tea & biscuits) approx. 1 hour Toilet facilities available at the Session House but not at Polmaddie.
Please wear sturdy footwear & weather-appropriate clothing and bring a notebook & pencil.
Poets Katy Ewing and Angus Macmillan will lead a walk through the remains of the settlement, an abandoned ‘ferm toun’, situated in a crook of the Polmaddie Burn.
They will encourage noticing of presences and absences in the still-changing landscape of the place, and offer prompts to support participants in noting and
developing their own poetic responses in
Katy Ewing is a writer, artist and researcher. She was the winner of the 2018 Wigtown Poetry Competition D&G Fresh Voice Award. Angus Macmillan writes poetry in English and Gaelic. He is a co-editor of Southlight magazine.
This event will also benefit from the research undertaken by Gilbert Márkus as part of the GGLP Place-names Project.
The Dalgarno Singers, formed in 1974, are based in Thornhill, Dumfriesshire and currently have about 30 singers.
They sing traditional songs, folk tunes, songs from Shows and larger classical choral works. Rehearsals are conducted by Music Director Rory McLatchie and
accompanied by Hilary Craig. The 2018- 2019 season has seen the choir perform at various locations, including Thornhill, Penpont and Castle Douglas. Typically the choir performs during the Christmas
period, then in early Spring with the annual Supper Concert, and finally in May with a large choral work with guest soloists.
Rory McLatchie explains, This Concert is based around
American composers. Our audience will be in for a treat with an interesting and varied programme of music with
an American theme including some well-known pieces from ‘West Side Story’, Irving Berlin’s ‘America’, and ‘OldAmerican Songs’ by Aaron Copland.
The concert will end with ‘Everlasting Melody’ by Rollo A. Dilworth, a high energy piece in gospel style, celebrating singing and music in general.
Funky fresh Fat-Suit take influence from the sounds of the Brownswood recordings, the UK underground jazz
scene, and the broad soundscapes of Scottish folk.
Within the collective are multi-disciplined musicians of jazz, folk, rock, and electronic worlds. They take the
stage as an 8-piece on a late club slot, 14 in a concert hall or theatre, to 30 strong in the studio. They embrace a seamless mix of musical styles, with the priority being
to evoke maximum joy through energetic
In 2017 they won ‘Best Band’ and ‘Best Album’ for their third full-length release ‘Atlas’ at the Scottish Jazz Awards. Expect togetherness, interaction and
infectious energy bursting from the stage. This is a party curated by a new generation of musicians, and they invite you to join.