Mill Session : The Frank Burkitt Band

Wednesday 5 June : 7.30pm : £10

All the way from New Zealand (via Scotland) The Frank Burkitt Band are delighted to be embarking on their debut UK Tour in May and June 2019. Following on from 4 months of shows in the antipodes, where they were announced as winners of the Vodafone NZ Music Award for Best Folk Artist 2019, the band will be travelling the UK for 6 weeks to as far north as Inverness and as far south as Falmouth. A set with the band can be described as American roots music infused with folk, blues, country and a sprinkling of swing.

Mill Session : Aaron Jones & Nathon Jones

Friday 26 April : 7.30pm : £8

Aaron Jones, former Instrumentalist of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards and co-arranger of the current BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Traditional Song of the Year, performs live with twin brother Nathon Jones, regarded as one of Scotland’s finest resonator guitarists.

Tickets: dgartslive.com

Mill Session : Gentle Jazz

Friday April 12th  7.30pm

Tickets £10 from TicketSource or on the door.

Gentle Jazz is a well-known group of Dumfries and Galloway performers. Our programmes feature the ‘greats’ of the American Song Book: 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 little bossanova and fusion (not to mention some audience participation) here and there. We aim to provide good entertainment whilst avoiding excessive din at all costs!

Balter
Balter

Mill Sessions : Balter

20 July 2018 : 7.30pm

Contemporary Folk Quartet

Balter are a contemporary folk quartet who have emerged from the music scene in Newcastle. Leaning heavily towards their shared love of Scottish music, they combine traditional and original material with percussive step-dance to create a high energy, driven sound which complements and stretches their traditional influences. The interplay between two fiddles, mandolin and accordion generates a distinctive sound which explores new textures; gelled together with intricate arrangements. Taking to the stage with exuberance and an infectious live energy, Balter have been performing extensively around the North East of England and Scotland and have began to extend their audiences further afield.

 
'We were blown away by Balter when they supported us recently. Their innovative arrangements played with style and skill were a joy to hear. What a great band!' – The Shee
Lizabett Russo and Graeme Stephen
Lizabett Russo and Graeme Stephen

Mill Session : Lizabett Russo and Graeme Stephen

Friday June 29th : 7.30pm
£10

Scotland-based singer-songwriter Lizabett Russo merges her native traditions with elements of contemporary jazz, avant garde folk and world music, a range of influence effortlessly spanned by her powerfully versatile voice.

"This is simply world-class work, by any standard."  Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6

Lizabett will be accompanied by the award-winning jazz guitarist Graeme Stephen. Today he leads and contributes to a multitude of musical projects in Scotland and overseas, playing a wide array of styles from free improvised jazz to Scottish folk. Stephens peerless improvisational skills and talent for composition make him one of Scotlands most exciting and prodigious musical talents.

Session : Shelagh McDonald

in concert with Nigel H. Seymour

 

Friday 18th August 2017

Tickets in advance from Ticketsource, or on the door: £10

International singer songwriter Nigel H Seymour and the legendary folk rock singer Shelagh McDonald are once again treading the boards of the concert stage and doing several ‘one off’ concerts throughout the summer months.

Mill Session: Andy Lawrenson Trio

Friday 19th May 7.30pm
Tickets £8 on the door or in advance from TicketSource

 

The Andy Lawrenson Trio's Show for 2017  is THE GYPSY JAZZ CELEBRATION. Originally pioneered by Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli in 1930’s Paris, the distinctive style of Gypsy Jazz is instantly recognisable - acoustic, up-tempo, alternately joyous, exotic, passionate and full of pathos.

Concert: Harpa 2017

Sunday 21st May 2017  :  7pm

tickets £8 on the door or from TicketSource

HARPA is a unique ensemble of musicians from all parts of the USA. Their interpretations of traditional music from Northern Lands such as Scotland, Sweden, and Ireland have helped shape modern folk music in America today. Harps as well as flute, concertina, and other instruments harmonizing old and new music to form new traditions.

Don’t miss this eclectic and creative group.

“Inspiring music, amazing musicianship…”

“…among the best traditional folk harp players America has to offer…”