Saturday 1 October / 9.30pm
(Approx running time: 1 hour 45 minutes, no interval) 

£10 (£6) 

Festival Pass – Priority Booking and a 20% discount


Dumfries Arms Hotel, 54 Glaisnock Street, KA18 1BY  

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Since appearing as a finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards in 2003, Jackie Oates has established herself as a major presence in the folk world, performing all over the country and abroad. Her unique treatment of English ballads and songs, and her pure haunting vocal style has established her at the forefront of the new folk revival. After our success last year with the Whistlebinkies we continue our traditional music strand with Jackie and her band in this late evening concert at the Dumfries Arms Hotel. 

Credit: Elly Lucas

Credit: Elly Lucas

Since my young days I have always had a special affection for traditional music. Even the title of this Festival flags up my attempt to write a folk song. The Tryst will always look outwards and present music from different traditions and styles.
— Sir James MacMillan