11th August 7:30pm – Parish Church
Gentle Jazz is a group of mature Dumfries and Galloway performers with many concerts in the region under its belts. Our programmes feature the ‘greats’: the well-loved songs of Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin from the 1920s and 30s, together with the occasional ‘novelty’ from the 1960s. Our style is mainly 60s ‘bebop’ jazz, with a touch of bossanova (not to mention some audience participation) here and there. We aim to provide good entertainment whilst avoiding excessive din at all costs!
Ethan David Loch – Piano Recital
30th September 2023 3:00pm – Parish Church
Frederick Chopin – Polonaise F sharp minor op 44 no 5
Maurice Ravel – Jeux d’eau
Frederick Chopin – Scherzo E major op 54 no 4
Claude Debussy – Prelude no 7 bk 2 “La terraces des audiences du la lune” & Prelude no 12 bk 2 “Faux d’artifice” (Fireworks)
Frederick Chopin – Ballade no 4 F minor op 52
Ethan will be interviewed by participants of the “Be Inspired” initiative after the concert.
Martin Roscoe (Piano) & Fenella Humphreys (Violin)
22nd October 2023- 7:30pm Parish Church
Robert Schumann – Sonata no. 1 in A minor op. 105
Johannes Brahms – Intermezzo op. 118 no. 2
Clara Schumann – 3 Romances op. 22
J.S. Bach – Ciaccona BWV 1004
Johannes Brahms – Sonata no. 3 in D minor op. 108
Martin & Fenella will run a masterclass at 5:00pm for participants in the “Be Inspired” initiative.
Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola – How to Raise the Wind
22nd November 7:30pm Parish Church
Traditional and experimental sounds unite in the music of this Scottish/Finnish duo Sarah-Jane Summers and Juhani Silvola, based in Norway. Each of their four albums was awarded Top Of The World status from Songlines, and their 3rd album, The Smoky Smirr o Rain, was nominated for a Norwegian Grammy.
Sarah-Jane Summers – fiddle
Juhani Silvola – acoustic & electric guitar
Seonaid Aitken – violin
Patsy Reid – violin
Katrina Lee – viola
Alice Allen – cello
Rikard Toften Holst – double bass
John Sampson & Frances Scott – “Blowing Through the Ages!”
14th January 2024 – Parish Church 3:00pm
John plays a lot of instruments and will chat a little bit about them and play a tune on each one.
This will constist of demonstration/chat with a qestion/answer session at the end.
He is likely to play ….
6 sizes of recorders,
7 sizes/types of Trumpets,
and the Swedish cow horn!
Colin Currie Quartet
27th April 7:30pm Castle Douglas Town Hall
in association with Dumfries Music Society
Kevin Volans – Asanga
Steve Reich – Mallet Quartet
Dave Maric – Nascent Forms
Aileen Sweeney – new work
Rolf Wallin – Twine
Steve Reich – Drumming Part 1
“The world’s finest and most daring percussionist”— The Spectator
“…the work confirms Currie’s status as an athlete and a star, as well as an outstanding musician”— Guardian
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