All events start around 9.30pm following that evening’s main concert and everyone is welcome to attend.


Dumfries Arms Hotel
54 Glaisnock Street KA18 1BY

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Everyone is welcome to the Festival Club at the Dumfries Arms Hotel on Thursday and Friday night, whether or not you’ve been to one of our concerts. It’s free to enter and the bar will be open until late. There’s supper and snacks available from the special Festival Club menu, so relax and enjoy some great music – you never know who you’ll bump into! 

CAMPS – Cumnock Area Musical Production Society 

Thursday 29 September

Our first Festival Club concert sees the welcome return of CAMPS – Cumnock Area Musical Production Society, a choral and music theatre troupe from the town who regularly perform for the local community. 

CAMPS’ performance in our first Festival in 2014 impressed our visitors with its energy and vigour. Festival-goers are in for another late evening treat!
— Sir James MacMillan

Causeway Trio  

Friday 30 September

With Scottish music as a starting point, and linked by a common interest in the whole range of the musical spectrum, Causeway Trio bring a unique take to Scottish traditional music. Through shades of minimalism, jazz, Brazilian and Eastern European music they create a refreshing sound world within the intimate setting of accordion, piano and guitar which is at once very new and very familiar, and was described by Alexander McCall Smith as a “burst of swelling, joyful music” 

I first met these three young extraordinary musicians when they were pupils at St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh. They formed this amazing trio there and they continue now as students at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. This is fusion music at its most exciting and innovative.
— Sir James MacMillan