The Tannahill Weavers

The Tannahill Weavers Promotional Picture

The Tannahill Weavers

The Tannahill Weavers Promotional Picture courtesy of The Courier

Thursday 7 September : 7.30pm

The Tannahill Weavers have received worldwide accolades over the years for performances that seemingly can’t get better … yet continue to do just that.

Tickets : £12.50

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The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands.

Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can’t get better…yet continue to do just that.

The Tannahills have turned their acoustic excitement loose on audiences with an electrifying effect. They have that unique combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment, and rich vocals that make their performances unforgettable. As the Winnipeg Free Press noted, “The Tannahill Weavers – properly harnessed – could probably power an entire city for a year on the strength of last night’s concert alone. The music may be old time Celtic, but the drive and enthusiasm are akin to straight ahead rock and roll.”

Born of a session in Paisley, Scotland and named for the town’s historic weaving industry and local poet laureate Robert Tannahill, the group has made an international name for its special brand of Scottish music, blending the beauty of traditional melodies with the power of modern rhythms.

The Budapest Café Orchestra

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The Budapest Café Orchestra

The Budapest Café Orchestra Promotional Picture

Tuesday 5 September : 7.30pm

Following a sell-out visit in 2016, The Swallow Theatre is delighted to welcome back “The finest purveyors of Balkan music this side of a Lada scrap heap”

Tickets : £14

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Last year’s performance by The Budapest Cafe Orchestra sold out the quickest of any show, and those people who managed to get a ticket had an amazing night and made us promise to get them back. So we asked … and we are absolutely delighted that Christian Garrick and friends said yes!

The Budapest Cafe Orchestra (from Harringay) is a music-driven phenomenon, a specialist performance-entertainment outfit, certified to enthral audiences everywhere. The infectious energy of the BCO will sweep you off your feet and stay in your heart forever. You will journey from one emotional pole to another: from a desperately tragic evocative heart-rending ancient Jewish melody to a dance from Romania or Russia and all the fiery exuberance that goes with it.

The BCO comprises: Balkan Bob (Christian Garrick), a celebrated jazz violinist and the brain cell and hugely entertaining front man of the Orchestra; The Dragon (Eddie Hession), who has a formidable facility on the most ridiculous of instruments, the button accordion; Kelvin the Klaw (Kelly Cantlon), a true Hemel Hempstead gyspy and is to be found herding goats there – his double bass is made from bits of timber from old goat sheds; and The Sultan (Adiran Zolotuhin) (saz, guitar, balalaika) who has a vaguely legitimate yet entirely spurious claim to true Gypsy status having, as he does, a modicum of actual Russian blood in a small vial on his living room shelf.

Prepare to laugh till it hurts, stamp your feet, and be amazed by the virtuoso playing.

Book early to avoid disappointment!

Africa Entsha

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Africa Entsha

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Friday 1 September : 7.30pm

Africa Entsha completely captivate. At the heart of their a cappella shows are songs, full of rhythm, style and spirit. Audiences are left breathless, often deeply moved.

Tickets : £12.50

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Africa Entsha are an a cappella Group that sings Gospel, Pop and Cover songs. Africa Entsha were formerly known as Soweto Entsha!

Africa Entsha performances are from the South African oral tradition, sung a cappella in gospel style.

At the very heart of their shows are zulu songs, full of rhythm, style and spirit from the very moment of their unique all singing, all dancing performances. Africa Entsha completely captivate, by the end of the show, the audiences are left breathless, often deeply moved.

Roberto Tardito

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Roberto Tardito

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Friday 21 July : 7.30pm

Italian songwriter mixing folk and world music with Italian pop.

Tickets : £11

Friends’ Early Bird : £10
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Italian songwriter Roberto Tardito performs an acoustic concert featuring acoustic guitars, classical guitars, electronics. piano, harmonica, Pan flute and voice.

Roberto mixes folk and world music with Italian pop. He was the first Italian artist on WE7, an international musical project promoted by Peter Gabriel.

With five albums to his name, and over 45,000 spectators to his virtual ‘Second Life’ performances, Roberto is currently on a European-wide tour.

Join us for what promises to be a lively evening of European music.

Fitzwilliam String Quartet at Isle of Whithorn Church

Fitzwilliam String Quartet Promotional Picture

Fitzwilliam String Quartet at Isle of Whithorn Church

Fitzwilliam String Quartet Promotional Picture

Saturday 8 July : 7.30pm
Isle of Whithorn Church

The highly respected string quartet play music by Beethoven.
Book for the concert at Glasserton Church at the same time using the Two Show Offer link and save £3

Tickets : £14

Friends’ Early Bird : £13
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We are delighted to welcome the Fitzwilliam String Quartet back to Wigtownshire

On the evening of Saturday 8 July the quartet will be paying a concert featuring Beethoven’s Op. 135, 130/133 at the Isle of Whithorn Church.

An illustrated guide to Opus 130 will be presented by The Fitzwilliam String Quartet at The Swallow Theatre on Saturday 8 July at 10.30am (admission £5).

Now well into its fifth decade, the Fitzwilliam String Quartet is amongst the longest established string quartets in the world.

The current line-up combines founding member violoist Alan George with a new generation of performers: violinists Lucy Russell and Marcus Barcham Stevens, and cellist Sally Pendlebury.

International recognition came early for FSQ, as the first group to record and perform all fifteen of Shostakovich’s string quartets, drawing on the players’ personal connection with the composer.

Today, the FSQ performs a wide and diverse range of music from the late 17th century to the present day. It remains one of the few quartets to play on both historical and modern instrument set-ups and has brought over 50 new works to the repertoire.

The FSQ has performed regularly across Britain, Europe, North America, the Middle and Far East, and Southern Africa, as well as making many award winning recordings for Decca, Linn, and Divine Art Records.

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Proceeds from the concerts will be shared between

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and Glasserton and The Isle of Whithorn Church funds.

Fitzwilliam String Quartet – An Illustrated Guide

Fitzwilliam String Quartet Promotional Picture

Fitzwilliam String Quartet – An Illustrated Guide

Fitzwilliam String Quartet Promotional Picture

Saturday 8 July : 1030am
The Swallow Theatre

The highly respected Fitzwilliam String Quartet present an illustrated guide to Beethoven Opus 130.

Tickets : £5

(includes tea / coffee & traybake
Book Tickets

We are delighted to welcome the Fitzwilliam String Quartet back to Wigtownshire

On the morning of Saturday 8 July the Fitzwilliam String Quartet will be at The Swallow Theatre presenting an illustrated guide to Beethoven’s Quartet Opus 130. In the evening, this piece will be performed as part of the concert at The Isle of Whithorn Church.

Now well into its fifth decade, the Fitzwilliam String Quartet is amongst the longest established string quartets in the world.

The current line-up combines founding member violoist Alan George with a new generation of performers: violinists Lucy Russell and Marcus Barcham Stevens, and cellist Sally Pendlebury.

International recognition came early for FSQ, as the first group to record and perform all fifteen of Shostakovich’s string quartets, drawing on the players’ personal connection with the composer.

Today, the FSQ performs a wide and diverse range of music from the late 17th century to the present day. It remains one of the few quartets to play on both historical and modern instrument set-ups and has brought over 50 new works to the repertoire.

The FSQ has performed regularly across Britain, Europe, North America, the Middle and Far East, and Southern Africa, as well as making many award winning recordings for Decca, Linn, and Divine Art Records.

Book for the concert at Glasserton Church and at The Isle of Whithorn Church at the same time using the Two Show Offer link and save £3
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Fitzwilliam String Quartet at Glasserton Church

Fitzwilliam String Quartet Promotional Picture

Fitzwilliam String Quartet at Glasserton Church

Fitzwilliam String Quartet Promotional Picture

Friday 7 July : 7.30pm
At Glasserton Church

The highly respected string quartet play music by Schubert
Book for the concert at the Isle of Whithorn Church at the same time using the Two Show Offer link and save £3

Tickets : £14

Friends’ Early Bird : £13
Book Tickets

We are delighted to welcome the Fitzwilliam String Quartet back to Wigtownshire

On Friday 7 July the quartet will be paying a concert featuring Schubert’s Death and the maiden at Glasserton Church.

Now well into its fifth decade, the Fitzwilliam String Quartet is amongst the longest established string quartets in the world.

The current line-up combines founding member violoist Alan George with a new generation of performers: violinists Lucy Russell and Marcus Barcham Stevens, and cellist Sally Pendlebury.

International recognition came early for FSQ, as the first group to record and perform all fifteen of Shostakovich’s string quartets, drawing on the players’ personal connection with the composer.

Today, the FSQ performs a wide and diverse range of music from the late 17th century to the present day. It remains one of the few quartets to play on both historical and modern instrument set-ups and has brought over 50 new works to the repertoire.

The FSQ has performed regularly across Britain, Europe, North America, the Middle and Far East, and Southern Africa, as well as making many award winning recordings for Decca, Linn, and Divine Art Records.

Presented by The Swallow Theatre AssociationThe Swallow Theatre Association Logo Image

Proceeds from the concerts will be shared between

Save the ChildrenSave The Children Logo Picture

and Glasserton and The Isle of Whithorn Church funds.