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Festival returns with a star-studded lineup

THE Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival returns for a 43rd year.

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By Ben Murray
Festival returns with a star-studded lineup
FESTIVAL PERFORMER. . . Pipe and Flute Player Ailis Sutherland

SCOTLAND’S largest rural performing arts festival is returning with a star-studded programme in May 2022.

Combining theatre, music, dance, comedy and spoken word, the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival is on track to be ten days of world-class entertainment.

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FESTIVAL PERFORMER. . . Guitarist and Music Producer Jen Mac

Each day will involve a gratuitous amount of talented artists, such as award nominated comedy duo Your Dad’s Mum with partridge-styled cabaret gameshow.

Bogha-Frois: Queer Voices in Folk is a platform for queer folk musicians to perform, too. Bringing six musicians of it’s 50 total to perform in the festival, artists include Marit Fält, a skilled composer and Rona Wilkie, a winner of the BBC Young Traditional Musician award.

FESTIVAL PERFORMER. . . Storyteller Finn Anderson

Ailis Sutherland is a pipe and flute player, winner of the grade 1 world pipe band championships and veteran performer. Local artists Bogle Mufty will also be attending, as well as storyteller Finn Anderson accompanied by cellist Graham Coe, and electronic music producer Jen Mac.

Alongside the performances will be a workshop for young people to interact with the stars of the festival and collaborate on the opening song of the show.

The festival lasts from May 20-May 29. Tickets can be found at

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