The 2014 Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival continues this week with a trio of traditional music events.
· Kicking-off their two performances, world-class Celtic band The Outside Track bring their lively performances of Celtic music, song and dance to the Ryan Centre, Stranraer, night. They will be supported by local songstresses Robyn Stapleton and Claire Hastings. The group will then move to A’ the Airts in Sanquhar, for another performance night.
· and , the elegant and beautiful sound of a concert of harps will spill from two more of the region’s venues. Celebrated Dunscore musician Wendy Stewart and four of Scotland’s leading harpers will perform The Song of the Oak and the Ivy in Castle Douglas Town Hall night and Glencairn Memorial Institute, Moniaive, night. Wendy, along with Mary Macmaster, Bill Taylor, Heather Downie and Corrina Hewat will use nine different harps between them to a wonderful 45 minute piece.
· Also acclaimed trad music duo, The Wrigley Sisters, will make a rare appearance in the west of the region. The Orcadian sisters, hailed as being amongst the high profile cultural and creative arts ambassadors of the Orkneys, will bring their amazing talent to Wigtown County Buildings (and not the Bladnoch Distillery as originally scheduled) in a lively concert of fiddle and guitar. , at , internationally
Tickets (half price for the under 26s) for all these events are available from the Midsteeple box office, tel 01387 253383, or on the doors on the night.