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By Fiona Reid
Annan and Eskdale
Arts fest, 'best yet'

SCOTLAND'S largest rural performing arts festival is on course to become the most successful yet staged in the region.

The 36th Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival ended its ten-day run on Sunday, and early indications show a 45 per cent rise in ticket sales from last year — with a large number of capacity audiences at events across the region.
Programme director Peter Renwick said: “The feedback from this year’s festival has been absolutely brilliant.
“We had some huge audiences for the Scottish Ensemble, Macmath – Silent Page, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Dogstar Theatre, right across the region.
“Many shows were complete sell-outs. We are still waiting for more information to come in but can say the 2015 festival was extremely well supported.”

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