MARCH EVENTS

MCGOLDRICK, MCCUSKER & DOYLE

 SUN 3RD MAR   |    7.30pm   |  £16

Folk music’s legendary triumvirate of musical magpies Mike McGoldrick, John Doyle and John McCusker are out on the road again in 2019. As winter turns to spring Mike, John & John will wrap up their stint on Transatlantic Sessions for another year and bring you their own blend of top class folk songs, tunes and charming bonhomie.

Described as the masters of flute, fiddle, song and guitar they have worked with the biggest and brightest and bring you a night of beautifully crafted music. Having shared stages and recording studios with everyone from Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler to Paul Weller, Joan Baez and Linda Thompson Mike, John & John are a rare musical treat you’ll savour for a very long time.

BLUE ROSE CODE

with support from Liv McDougall

WED 13TH MAR   |    7.30pm   |  £15

A nomad both geographically and musically, Ross Wilson (Blue Rose Code) writes from the heart - eschewing any specific genre -and the twelve new songs on The Water Of Leith, addressing themes of love, loss, travel, home, accepting the past and embracing the future, are painted with colours of soul, jazz, folk and pop - an eclecticism that has become a hallmark of Blue Rose Code and has seen him compared to John Martyn, Van Morrison and Tom Waits.   Blue Rose Code were recently featured on Loose Ends (BBC Radio 4), the esteemed Quay Sessions (BBC Radio Scotland) was nominated for Scots Singer Of The Year in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2017, won Scottish Album of the Year 2017 and was also listed as one of the Albums of the Year by The Skinny.

 

Supported by local singer songwriter Liv McDougall, 14, who has played locally at youth beatz 2018, the D&G Youth Awards and was a finalist at 2018’s Maidens of Music.

 

For those of you that long for Van Morrison to return to his days of Caledonian Soul or miss the late John Martyn, just switch your affections to Ross Wilson.****  Scottish Daily Express

A PLAY & A PIECE

The Browning Version by Terrence Rattigan (1948)

THUR 7TH MAR   |    1pm   |  £10

PRICE INCLUDES YOUR PIECE

Pop down to CatStrand for a play and a piece.

Lunchtime theatre with a sandwich and a hot or cold drink included in the ticket price.

Rapture presents a timeless masterpiece of love and regret and the human capacity for change. The Browning Version is set after the Second World War, at a boys’ public school and on the eve of Greek Classics teacher, Andrew Crocker Harris’, retirement.

The “Crock” is humiliated by his headmaster, mocked by his pupils and cuckolded by his cruel and disappointed wife. But one small act of kindness, from an unexpected source is about to revive the desiccated “Crock’s “ shattered life.

Moving, humorous and displaying a profound understanding of the human heart, only those made of steel will be able to sit through this play dry-eyed.

One act plays lasting 30-55 minutes.

Recommended for ages 12+

CatStrand Youth Players: Festival Plays 

FRI 15TH MAR   |    7.30pm   |  £6

CatStrand Youth Players present their
2019 SCDA Drama Festival entries, the three plays couldn’t really be more different promising an evening of real variety!

The Tick of the Clock by Ron Dune

The first UK production of this amusing play from American playwright Ron Dune. Being late is not just a habit for Don Hault, it’s a lifestyle. The power of his watch to stop time seems to solve all his problems
time has a way of catching up with us all.

The Dust of the Street by Harry Glass
A very popular festival play by renowned Scottish playwright Harry Glass. Set in the Jewish ghetto of Warsaw in July 1942 the play is a moving tribute to the bravery of the children, turned smugglers,
who endangered themselves countless
times in order to sustain their families.

Bar and Ger by Geraldine Aron
Telling the tender, simple story of the
relationship between a sister and her younger brother. Produced to acclaim throughout the world, Geraldine Aron’s unique style and remarkable feeling for words ensures the play is still as fresh as
it was when it was first written in 1980.

Fancy Dress Disco

in aid of the Men's Shed

SAT 16TH MAR   |    7.30pm   |  £5

Connecting in Communities are asking
you to dig out your flares and platform soles and join the fun as Old’s Cool Disco spin the discs from the heyday of disco music. Dress-on-up and boogie-on-down to sounds of the 70s, 80s and beyond; it’s
all in aid of Men’s Shed funds, so expect a giggle with some fund raising fun and outlandish costumes.
Buses will be available for a small charge, booking is essential.


For more information contact:
chris@catstrand.com

BIG EARS, LITTLE EARS

SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

SUN 17TH MAR   |    11.30am   |  £5/FREE U 18S

On tour in the Borders and Dumfries &
Galloway the Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Quartet bring the magic of orchestra to
life.

Join the SCO Quartet for a live music experience with your little one, that promises a lovely introduction to classical music and the power of live performance.

Big Ears, Little Ears gives you the chance to relax and enjoy wonderful performances up-close in a relaxed, child-friendly atmosphere. In a series of
informal concerts for babies and toddlers
and their parents and carers, providing an
opportunity for little ones and grown-ups
to share high quality live music.

For ages 0-12 and their adults.

FILM: THE RIDER (15)

WED 20TH MAR   |    7.30pm   |  £15

Chloé Zhao’s distinctive new feature shows life among South Dakota’s star bronco riders.

Based on a true story, The Rider stars breakout Brady Jandreau as a once rising star of the rodeo circuit warned that his competition days are over after a tragic riding accident. Brady finds himself
wondering what he has to live for when he can no longer do what gives him a sense of purpose. In an attempt to regain control of his fate, Brady undertakes a search for new identity and tries to redefine his idea of what it means to be a man in the
heartland of America.

The Rider is a modern-day western in which the machismo is secondary, portraying its troubled main character with extraordinary tenderness and insight.

'So gorgeous, every great Hollywood
Western director might want to hang
up their spurs.' (Rolling Stone)

A PLAY & A PIECE

A Kind of Alaska

by Harold Pinter (1982)

TUE 26th MAR  |   1pm   |  £10

PRICE INCLUDES YOUR PIECE

Doors & lunch from 12.30pm.
One act plays lasting 30-55 minutes.
Recommended for ages 12+


Lunchtime theatre with a sandwich and a hot or cold drink included in the ticket price.

Based on Oliver Sack’s memoir, Awakenings, Pinter’s thought-provoking play completes Rapture’s season of classic one-acts.

Deborah was a lively sixteen year old and part of a close knit family when she fell victim to a strange
condition, a sleeping sickness. Twentynine
years later, having been watched over by the same doctor, she awakens and gradually tries to adjust to the world around her.

A Kind of Alaska recently had a successful run in London’s West End, with Tamsin Greig and Meera Syal in the starring roles. Now, Rapture presents an
unmissable brand new production of this astonishingly prescient play by one of the twentieth centuries most influential
writers.

Supported by local singer songwriter Liv McDougall, 14, who has played locally at youth beatz 2018, the D&G Youth Awards and was a finalist at 2018’s Maidens of Music.

 

For those of you that long for Van Morrison to return to his days of Caledonian Soul or miss the late John Martyn, just switch your affections to Ross Wilson.****  Scottish Daily Express

Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton: Symbiosis

FRI 29THMAR  |   7.30pm   |  £14

Ross Ainslie is one of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians and composers, playing pipes, whistles and cittern. He is renowned for his highly acclaimed solo material, and as a skilled performer and prolific collaborator. Ali Hutton is a hugely successful multi-instrumentalist on the Scottish music scene, having performed and worked alongside some of the most respected musicians and bands on the scene today.


Ross and Ali’s live performances deliver music with an energy and passion that can only
come with a shared and rich musical history – the music they create is both exciting and beguiling with an undeniable synergy that can only be forged from a lifetime of friendship.

With panoramic soundscapes, the full 4-piece touring band revolves around skilfully played guitar, cittern, whistles and bagpipes, which are the bedrock of the award-winning duo’s sound, as well as musical arrangements that include strings, the extensive use of synthesisers, drum kit and bodhran – all resulting in a much bigger touring sound as they
continue to build adventurous and epic arrangements.

'Two of the most prolific young men around in Scottish music at the moment. Working on a dizzying variety of often award-winning projects their output never seems to falter.'
Folkling.com

GLENKENS STORY: 

Hearing their Voices
Place-Names and People of

Galloway- Gilbert Márkus

SAT 30th MAR  |   2.30pm   |  £5

Approx. 45 minute lecture + 30 minutes
discussion time.


Gilbert Márkus is a Medieval historian, and
Affiliate Researcher at the University of Glasgow. He has published and lectured widely on place-names as a window onto the past.


He is currently working as a placenames researcher on the Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership. He will explore the place-names in this area, shedding
light on two thousand years of history, the way people named their landscape, and how names helped to create the world we now live in.

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