Friday, 24 June 2011

Kirkmahoe Concerts presents The Geese 02 July

 Folk trio Alan and Michelle McLure and Harry Thomson play a variety of stringed instruments, write their own wry and perceptive songuaranteed to bring a Summer evening of enjoyment to Kirkmahoe. Price: £8 All tickets from:The Midsteeple, Dumfries, ; Thomas Tosh, Thornhill ; the venue on the day; or call 01387 and are

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Kirkmahoe Gala June 2011 - a sample of the day

Despite a poor forecast the weather stayed fine for our Gala which was opened with songs from local singer Caitlin Bell followed by jazz from the Scott Murphy Quartet.

Various Charities were represented including the School and the Church. This year's featured Charity was Greyhound Rescue.These beautiful graceful former racing dogs came along with their new owners or carers and we learned that a greyhounds can reach speeds of 0-45mph faster than a Ferrari....we were told, however, that they do not come in shades of red!
For the Dare Devils there was a climbing wall, a bouncy castle and Racing Karts.
                       There was a good variety of stalls.
The Ladies of the Rural served up drinks and wonderful home baking in the Refreshment Tent.

Neil Claire & Carla did a great job on the Barbeque
          And Travis thoroughly enjoyed Smashing Crockery.
Thornhill Pipe Band entertained us, and to hear a short medley of their tunes please click on the link below.
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Wednesday, 8 June 2011

KCC Minutes May 2011 Agenda June 2011

Please take note that the meeting will start at 7.30 pm Wednesday, 15th June in Dalswinton Village Hall.

Pilates Class Kirkton Village Hall

Matthew McAllister's Concert Dates

Dear friends and colleagues,

Here are details of some upcoming concerts, including perfomances in Scotland, England & Switzerland.
Hope to see you at a concert!
Saturday 11th June, 4pm ~ Solo Recital
Colinsburgh Festival
Parish Church
Tickets: £6 (available at the door)

Friday 17th June, 8pm ~ Solo Recital
Kemnay Church Centre
Church Lane
Tickets: £10/8 (available at the door)

Sunday 19th June, 6pm ~ Agnew McAllister Duo
St Giles' Cathedral
Royal Mile
Tickets: free

Thursday 14th July, 8pm ~ Agnew McAllister Duo
St Salvator's Chapel
St Andrews
Tickets: £5/3,68687,en.html

Friday 29th July, 8pm ~ Solo Recital
Festival de guitare de Nendaz
Chapelle du Bleusy
Tickets: tbc

Tuesday 2nd August, 3.15pm ~ Agnew McAllister Duo
Southwark Cathedral
Tickets: £tbc (available at the door)

Matthew will also be appearing as a special guest in the Glasgow Amatuer Flute Ensemble Annual Charity Concert at the City Chambers in Glasgow on Friday 10th of June. The concert is in aid of Alzheimer Scotland.
For more information please visit:
Best wishes,

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Chris Stout and Catriona McKay

Kirkmahoe Concerts, Kirkton Church, 28 May 2011

Fresh from international touring and buoyant with the success of their latest album, ‘White Nights’, these fine purveyors of the fiddle and harp thrilled the packed audience at Kirkton Church on the final Saturday of the D&G Arts Festival.

From the prolonged applause as they came on stage to the cries for more at the end of the second set, the music was scintillating, varied and superbly delivered. Abstract improvisational pieces, jazz inflected and eastern influenced phrasing and diligent nods to the classical tradition made this a concert that had it all. But at its heart was the traditional music of the Shetland Islands, here given a contemporary twist and taken to new limits.

 The communication between the two performers was breath taking. The playing was fast but never furious, always inventive and at times heart rending with emotion. Highlights included Catriona’s haunting composition ‘Missing You’, Chris’s ‘Michaelswood’, as well as traditional reels and jigs and tunes from Wales and Ireland. Truly a ‘white night’ to remember.

The Kirkmahoe Concerts go from strength to strength and continue at Dalswinton Village Hall at 7.30pm on 2 July when ‘indie folk trio’ The Geese take to the stage. Tickets from Thomas Tosh and the Midsteeple or call David Clark on 01387 740045.

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