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  • Moniaive Folk Festival May 2021

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    Moniaive Folk Festival

    It is with a heavy heart that we’re officially announcing that Moniaive Folk Festival will unfortunately be cancelled this year 2020 in accordance with the Scottish Government’s request for all events over 500 people to be cancelled…we feel we have no option.

    We thank you for your understanding at this time. Dates for 2021 will be 7-9 May…and it will be a cracker!!

    Join the team at the Moniaive Folk Festival 2021


    Moniaive folk festival parade

    Parade at Moniaive Folk Festival


  • The Swallow Theatre 2021

    The Swallow Theatre 2021

    The Swallow Theatre is temporarily closed.

    We are watching for confirmation from the Scottish Government as to when live performance events will be allowed to restart, and the capacity constraints that will apply.

    We are currently working on tentative plans to re-open in summer 2021.

    In the meantime we are working on improvements to the theatre building, the foyer/bar area and the performers’ accommodation.

    We will be back and are really looking forward to the time when we can welcome performers and audiences here once again.

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    Last updated : 26 March 2021


    THE SWALLOW THEATRE WILL TEMPORARILY CLOSE and we are working with performers to reschedule shows.

    We have to follow government guidance and we intend to play our part in controlling the spread of coronavirus and therefore we are sadly going to temporarily close The Swallow Theatre until we are told it is safe to re-open.


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    You can book tickets using our easy online booking system. No registration is required, and there are no booking fees to pay.  You can print your ticket at home (it arrives by email as a pdf attachment), or show us on your phone or tablet.  If you cannot print or see the ticket, then we will have a list of ticketholders so will just need your name. You can also book using a credit or debit card over the phone on 01988 850368.  Please note that we cannot often be by the phone so please leave a message and we will phone you back later. Please note that tickets are non-refundable. Tickets can be collected on the door but we are sorry, like all other theatres we know of, our policy is that tickets will not be reserved until paid for. If you have mobility problems and therefore require disabled parking and/or a reserved seat without steps please phone or email us in advance so we can co-ordinate requirements.
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  • Kirkcudbright Festival of Light

    Kirkcudbright Festival of Light 2019

    Come to Kirkcudbright in October for Kirkcudbright Festival of Light.

    Kirkcudbright Festival of Light is 10 days of performances. art installations and illuminated experiences

    Find out all about this amazing event in Kirkcudbright, South West Scotland by visiting their website on the link button below.

    Kirkcudbright is also on the newly launched road route – South West Coastal 300. Why not combine your festival experience with exploring some of this delightful new route?

  • Doonhame Festival 2021

    Doonhame Festival 2021

    30th to 31st July 2021




    The Crichton in Dumfries is the stunning setting for D&G’s  family friendly music festival

    The Doonhame Festival is pleased to announce that the  event will be taking place again next year in the beautiful and historic grounds of The Crichton in Dumfries. from 30th to 31st July 2021


  • The Eden Festival 2022

    The Eden Festival 2022

    June 9th – 12th 2022


    The Eden Festival is a truly energetic, vibrant and independent boutique Scottish festival showcasing fresh music, electrifying performances, varying different arts in the Dumfries & Galloway area. Set in the stunning Raehills Meadows and hosting 13 different stages, including a kids arena, circus tent, drive in cinema, comedy club, cabaret and workshops, as well as a feast of performers, local artworks, local produce, games and much, much more.

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  • Moniaive Michaelmass Bluegrass Festival 2022

    Moniaive Michaelmass Bluegrass Festival 2022


    September 23rd – 25th 2022

    This is the 12th annual festival and features top class acts from Scotland, England, The Netherlands and the USA.

    Bluegrass, old time, americana and gospel music concerts over the weekend in beautiful Moniaive.
    Instrument workshops, jamming sessions on the campsite and in hotels and a whole lot more besides.

    Full details can be found on the Festival Website.

  • Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music and Dance Festival 2021

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    Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music and Dance Festival 2021


    It is with a very heavy heart indeed,  that we announce the cancellation of this year’s event. 2020

    We have been regularly monitoring the information and advice from the NHS, Scottish and UK governments and, as difficult as that has been at times, what remains our utmost priority is the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists & crew, audiences and local communities.

    With many people expected to travel to the region for the festival this year, and with no way of predicting the course of Covid-19 over the coming months, it was felt that we simply couldn’t risk running the event in early July nor would it be possible to accurately predict an alternative date this year.

    If you have already booked tickets for this year’s festival, you should have already received an e-mail detailing how you can apply for a full refund.  Alternatively, all tickets purchased for this year will be valid for next year’s event.

    The 7th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will take place over 9th – 11th July 2021 and, after another outstanding programme of events in 2019 which saw us hosting Scottish Highland Dancing competitions and, as ever, some of the biggest names in traditional music, it looks set to be another packed programme and is really living up to it’s reputation as one of the best rural arts festivals in Dumfries & Galloway.



    Weekend Passes are now on sale for 2021

    Visit the website for more details

    or call us on 01671 404924.

    or e mail

  • Big Burns Supper 2021


    January 25th 2021


    We have joined forces with Scotland’s much loved comic hero of 2020, Janey Godley as we go digital for 2021. Marking the festival’s 10th anniversary, Janey Godley’s Big Burns Supper is
    Broadcast free of charge across Big Burns Supper’s Facebook and YouTube channels, on January 25th 2021
    Free to view on Facebook





    For all the details, visit now!

  • Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival 2021

    Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival



    Arts Festival  16th – 25th July 2021

    Arts Live – Year Round


    THE 2021 FESTIVAL WILL RUN FROM 16th – 25th July 2021


    Our aim in 2021 is to reconnect with local artists, audiences and our performing arts network, creating lasting connections after a long and difficult period of isolation. With a safe, interactive programme across the region our refreshed Festival plan takes us forward into the heart of Dumfries & Galloway communities, in a way that is more inclusive and diverse than ever before.

    The plan is entirely new for 2021, with a blended and adaptable mix of live, outdoor socially distanced performances by local artists in their own communities and a D&G Digital Arts Festival with artists from across Scotland, it is hoped that focusing on events that can be organised in a safe format will build the regions confidence to attend live events once more.





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