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Big Burns Supper 2013

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The time has come again to celebrate our favourite national bard, Robert Burns - and what a party we have planned for this year. Big Burns Supper 2013 is jam packed full of events for everyone - from the young, to the old, and the in between - we guarantee there is something you’ll enjoy. Fresh for 2013 is our brand new Festival Village down at the old market on the Whitesands, including an original 1920’s style Spiegeltent which will seduce you from morning until night, with shows suitable for all the family, and a children’s tent which has non-stop free stuff to keep the little ones happy, as well as two fully licensed outdoor bars supplied by The Globe.

How to use the brochure We’ve separated the festival shows by genre to make it easier for you to find the type of performance you are interested in. If you are not familiar with the area or some of the venues, there’s a handy venue map on page 74 to help you find your way in the vibrant Southern capital of Dumfries.

Music fans will love the free music stage at The Midsteeple which has been curated by Tenement TV - and the whole festival kicks off with the opening show - featuring a community cast of over 700 - which will bedazzle your senses in one of the biggest outdoor productions ever staged in Scotland. It’s not for the faint hearted - we encourage you to embrace the spirit of the festival by making sure you last the pace by dipping in and out of shows and events throughout the whole weekend. Whichever shows or events you take part in - rest assured - you will be taking part in the World’s Biggest Burns Night Celebration right here in Dumfries!

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Opening Show Page 5

Music Page 18

Comedy and Cabaret Page 38

Festival Club Page 42

Theatre and Dance Page 44

Live Art and Cinema Page 48

Children’s Shows Page 50

Burns and Spoken Word Page 52

Each category is split into festival icons - making it even easier to find your way through our festival programme.


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OPENING SHOW TO THE FESTIVAL Midsteeple | Friday 25th January | 7.00pm | Free | Broadcast live on Alive Radio Our massive Participation Project has seen us working with over 700 members of the community for over three months - with schools from every corner of the region working with performance specialists to create the magical Opening Show to the 2013 Festival.

Featuring an original music soundtrack by Robert Shields, created by Graham Main and designed by Caitriona McGowan - this show is possibly one of the most ambitious outdoor dance and theatre events ever to be staged in Scotland!

Ten year old Callum is scared of the dark. His Dad asks him to sleep with the lights off for the first time, he wonders how he is going to get through the night. This is no ordinary night in the town of Dumfries, and Callum is soon propelled into a world of comic proportions.

Including: St Ninians Primary, Drummore Primary, Kirkcudbright Primary, Cargenbridge Primary, Georgetown Primary, Calside Primary, Duncow Primary, New Abbey Primary, Shawhead Primary, Ae Primary, Castle Douglas Primary, Sanquhar Primary, Langholm Primary, Lockerbie Primary, Dumfries Community Choir, Electric Body and Dance, Electric Theatre.

Wherever there is evil, good is never far behind. Trouble is, the battle that Callum finds himself in is soaked in history that is sure to end in a bloody finale.

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The Globe Bar | Local Food Village | Children’s Tent

The Festival Village opens from 10.00am until 01.00am daily Old Market, Brewery Street Dumfries 6

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DEACON BLUE DG ONE | Saturday 26th January | 8.00pm | £32.50

Deacon Blue have always been adored by their fans and their inspirational brand of soulful Scottish pop remains an enduring tonic for the troops. In 2012, their 25th Anniversary year, the band completed a sellout UK tour supporting their Top 20 album ‘The Hipsters’.


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PIAF Spiegeltent | Sunday 27th January | 7.00pm | £14.50

In this ***** star Fringe sell out show, Christine Bovill’s stunning performance as ‘The Little Sparrow’ exposes the iconic star’s life in a magnificent musical homage. Combined with the stunning setting of the Spiegeltent, this show promises to be a once in a lifetime.

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Fiddlers Bid Spiegeltent | Friday 25th January | 9.00pm | £18.50

Fiddlers’ Bid are internationally respected as leading exponents of their unique musical heritage and rich fiddle tradition. A dynamic four fiddle front line joins with a powerhouse of piano, bass, guitar and Scottish harp to create a display of stunning virtuosity. This Burns night treat will leave you tapping your toes with their high energy music and astounding atmosphere. What better way to celebrate! ‘Supernatural Ability’ - The Scotsman


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Dougie Maclean IN CONCERT Spiegeltent | Sunday 27th January | 9.00pm | £18.50

Scotland’s finest singer-songwriter is internationally renowned for his song ‘Caledonia’, music for ‘Last of the Mohicans’ and inspired performances. He has received two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of Fame and an OBE in the New Year Honours list! ‘A musical hero’ Wall Street Journal

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GRIT Masonic Hall | Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th | 2.00pm | £9 / £5.50

Grit is an intimate piece of visual puppet theatre. Devastating yet compelling, a quartet of stories inspired by real life events will consider what innocence and imagination mean in the world of conflict. Presented by emerging Scottish theatre company, Tortoise in a Nutshell, this is a piece of visual imagery, puppet theatre and storytelling. ‘This analysis of war and child play is an intimate and, at times, devastating portrayal of the cruel realities of conflict.’ - The Scotsman


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ANDA UNION Spiegeltent | Sunday 27th January | 3.00pm | £12.50

Driven by their thirst to discover the power and magic of the rich and powerful Mongol traditions and culture, they have been stunning people all over the world with their music for the last eight years. Direct from Mongolia providing the ultimate meditative experience which will leave you feeling uplifted. This show will transfer you into another time, place and culture, an experience which can’t be missed! ‘The eight-strong folk song and dance team Anda Union are Huun-Huur- Tu’s successors with (Tibetan) bells on’ - The Herald Big Burns Supper 2013

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THE HORNE SECTION Spiegeltent | Saturday 26th January | 9.00pm | £18.50

Gathering together the UK’s finest musicians and throwing them on stage with the world’s most exciting comics, Alex Horne has created something truly unique. This is potent comedy, a heady mix of spontaneous stand-up, spectacular performance and outlandish musical talent. ‘A toe-tapping and uproarious cabaret affair’ The List


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THE LOST SUPPER High Street | Friday 25th January | 8.30pm | FREE

January 1790; eight illustrious travellers with an invitation to supper from Robert Burns are lost in Dumfries. Come and help Katherine the Great, William Blake, Mozart and the Marquis de Sade (amongst others) find their supper then stop them squabbling about revolution, ballooning, the enlightenment and the exact nature of the metaphysical haggis. Presented in association with The Stove and Creative Scotland.

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THE ENORMOUS TURNIP Theatre Royal | Sunday 27th January | 1.00pm | £10 / £8

Living on an allotment in a tiny house the size of a shed, Mr and Mrs Chickweed show off their prizewinning vegetables for the last time before they retire. However they can’t resist planting one last seed and as the Enormous Turnip grows it threatens their house with disaster! Can anyone help them pull up the Enormous Turnip? Stuff and Nonsense present their unswerving energy, eccentric puppetry and live music in a repotted version of the world-famous children’s story. ‘A great introduction to theatre’ - The Herald 16

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EDDI READER Spiegeltent | Friday 25th January | 11.00pm | £18.50

As one of the festival’s favourites last year, Eddi Reader is returning to grace Dumfries with her passionate and melting vocals. What a perfect way to end the perfect Burns Night in the stunning surrounds of the Spiegeltent at the Festival Village. She is the recipient of three BRIT Awards and has topped both the album and singles charts. In 2003 she showcased the works of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns.

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TTV Stage @ Midsteeple Saturday 26th 2.30pm Free I 60 mins

TTV Stage @ Midsteeple Saturday 26th 3.30pm Free I 60 mins

Despite only forming last year, Glasgow postpunkers Luca are already an excellent live proposition. Taking influence from bands like Joy Division, The Twilight Sad, Radiohead and Interpol, the band have an intensity that bellies their young age. This is apparent to anyone who has seen their incendiary live show.

Fusing elements of Americana, Folk and Rock-a-billy, Sienna are influenced by a wide range of artists, from the folk stylings of Mumford and Sons to the upbeat melodies of The Guillemots and Kassidy. With their compelling harmonies and witty arrangements, Sienna experiment with their musical abilities to the fullest extent, resulting in a unique song style.

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THE BOSTON TEA PARTY TTV Stage @ Midsteeple Saturday 26th 4.30pm Free I 60 mins The Boston Tea Party are an up and coming four piece band from Dundee, all sharing a mutual passion for playing Blues, R’n’B, Roots and Folk. Heavily influenced by Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac this band exults in their ability to play high energy electric blues sets. ‘A huge piece of indie rock, I can imagine hearing that at T In The Park!’ - Ally McCrae BBC Radio 1


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DIRTY DIAMOND AND THE GUNSLINGER TTV Stage @ Midsteeple Saturday 26th 5.30pm Free I 60 mins Some say that the ghost of Robert Johnson sits in and jams with these guys - others say that they sold their souls to the Devil in exchange for their musical ability - only for the devil returned they’re souls a month later complaining they were faulty. But everyone agrees that these five guys have got the blues by the barrel load and their best down and dirty blues band that you’re ever likely to hear…

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TTV Stage @ Midsteeple Saturday 26th 6.30pm Free I 60 mins

TTV Stage @ Midsteeple Saturday 26th 7.30pm Free I 60 mins

Blindfolds are John Gerrard O’Neill, Conor Jack Goldie, Joshua Campbell and Stuart Ivens. Blindfolds formed in the latter part 2011. To date they have had sets at Glasgow’s Art School, King Tuts, 02 Academy, GoNorth, Wickerman, Loopallu and front rooms. Their music – married to rock ‘n’ roll and blues, 1950’s vocal melodies with the raw attitude of the white stripes and 70’s punk sensibility. Pounding, thriving, and infectious rhythms.

This indie folk band, hailing from Edinburgh bring a fresh and original sound to the Scottish music scene. Since releasing their debut EP, the band have received praise all over the country playing Wickerman Festival, Belladrum and NME Weekender. With intoxicating vocals and breath-taking harmonies, Chasing Owls should not be missed.

“Moody rockabilly channeling the Cramps and Link Wray with an authority that belies their youth.” The Scotsman Big Burns Supper 2013

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TTV Stage @ Midsteeple Saturday 26th 8.30pm Free I 60 mins

TTV Stage @ Midsteeple Saturday 26th 9.30pm Free I 60 mins

BOMBSKARE are firmly established as one of the top live draws in the country. Reaching 0 to 60 skanking miles an hour in the space of three chords they are tighter than Fort Knox. Trademark, breakneck ska rhythms and lush, three-part harmonies work together with choppy guitar sounds and an explosive horn section to truly blow the audience away.

On listening, the Glaswegian origin and spirit is blatant through the Scottish twang provided by the vocals of Steven Young. The cinematic landscapes, the shades of Spain and the twist of surf guitar present in The Imagineers sound paints you a picture of somewhere you’re not sure you have ever been while keeping you rooted in the present with a live energy. See them live to truly understand.


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GAV PRENTICE TTV Stage @ Midsteeple Sunday 27th 2.30pm Free | 60 mins Gav Prentice, one half of cult euphoric pop duo Over the Wall, announces the release of his brand new solo project with selected tracks from his forthcoming album “The Invisible Hand” from Glasgow’s own Instinctive Racoon Records. With no previous solo releases the buzz around the demos for the new record - a sparse yet angry, politically charged take on the landscape of post-industrial Britain - already earned him a nationwide tour in support of We Were Promised Jetpacks and radio support from BBC Introducing’s Ally McCrae.

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THE VELVETEEN SAINTS TTV Stage @ Midsteeple Sunday 27th 3.30pm Free I 60 mins Think The Ravonettes/Eddie Cochran with a major caffeine injection; big beats, surf guitars, catchy melodies and three-part vocals. A high energy, punk philosophy, awashed with the faded glamour of old Hollywood and in edge of 50’s Rock ‘n’ Roll.

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Itchycoo Park

TTV Stage @ Midsteeple Sunday 27th 4.30pm Free | 60 mins

TTV Stage @ Midsteeple Sunday 27th 5.30pm Free I 60 mins

Being described as the Scottish White Stripes and citing influences such as The Black Keys, The Gold Lions create energetic and funky blues riffs with just two people. Another gem from Edinburgh, these guys are already connoisseurs of their genre.

After working together in various Scottish bands, the members of ITCHYCOO PARK decided in 1996 to form an act that would be a tribute to not just one band from the sixties, but to their favourite parts of an entire decade of music. The timeless music of the sixties recreated with love using period instruments and amplification. Stage wear and lights set the scene for a flashback of nostalgia to the golden age of popular music.


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TTV Stage @ Midsteeple Sunday 27th 6.30pm Free I 60 mins

TTV Stage @ Midsteeple Sunday 27th 7.30pm Free I 60 mins

The Holy Ghosts, formed in summer 2011, are a 5-piece outfit hailing from Edinburgh. They play Rock ‘n’ Roll with a splash of Country and a big dash of the Blues. They flaunt their swagger and style in spades while giving voice to energy, authenticity and thought. A must see for all rock ‘n’ rollers!

The Merrylees formed in summer of last year and their sound has been described as Psychedelic Western Pop. The Edinburgh outfit have recently recorded their debut single with Bill Ryder-Jones from The Coral in Elevator Studios, Liverpool. Their double A side single ‘For You/The Coroner’ will be released this Winter.

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DAVEY HORNE TTV Stage @ Midsteeple Sunday 27th 8.30pm Free I 60 mins 22 year old, Davey Horne, has caused quite a stir since forming his solo project at the beginning of 2011.A handful of live dates, including a euphoric, sold out show at Glasgow’s King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, exposed the Scottish live scene to Davey’s mesmerising and inimitable voice. ‘What a voice! I really enjoyed that show.’ Lana Del Ray after attending a Davey Horne show at King Tut’sWahWah Hut


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Three Blind Wolves TTV Stage @ Midsteeple Sunday 27th 9.30pm Free I 60 mins Scotland’s Three Blind Wolves released their debut single Parade via Instinctive Racoon on 15th October 2012. They describe themselves as “loud, hairy and unpredictable” and the single has already gained the attention of Dermot O’Leary on BBC Radio 2, Ally McCrae and Jen Long on BBC Radio 1, XFM’s John Kennedy and Radio Scotland via Vic Galloway, Roddy Hart and Ricky Ross.

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KNOCKENGORROCH WINTER WARMER Venue Friday 25th 8.00pm £13.50 I 360 mins For one night only enjoy the taste of World Ceilidh Festival, Knockengorroch in the warm comforts of a club environment. Expect a winter wonderland of greenery, installation and good vibes! Featuring live acts, DJs, VJs and MCs, including the mighty and original Messenger, studio 1 and rocksteady ska, in Dumfries for the first time with MC Ras Ista Lion, the unclassifiable Colonel Mustard and Dijon Five’s ‘Post-Glam Cabaret Stagecore’, hillbilly, folk and punk from Junkman’s Choir, chilled electro folk rockers Sabai and more! Big Burns Supper 2013

NOVANTAE Cairndale Friday 25th 10.00pm £8.00 I 90 mins Hoping to emulate their sell out performance at Big Burns Supper Festival 2012, this show looks to deliver a blend of vocal harmony, electric rock riffs and acoustic cool sounds. Jamie Henderson, Guy Bryson and Tom Cuddihy draw on a range of influences, folk and progressive, giving their essentially rock sound a Celtic edge.

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Fiona Clayton

Beccy Atherton

Cairndale Saturday 26th 2.00pm £6.00 I 60 mins

Station Hotel Saturday 26th 10.00pm Free I 60 mins

Join us for Fiona Clayton’s soft melodicism as she plucks and weaves her way through the lyrically perfect folk-rock tracks from her new album ‘As I Dive In’. As a fan of artists such as Tracey Chapman, Florence and the Machine, Bon Iver, Adele and Ben Howard, Fiona’s songs are set to resonate with all who hear them.

Beccy Atherton is a singer/songwriter currently based in Glasgow but originally from Castle Douglas. Her musical influences are very eclectic varying from the likes of Nick Drake to Joy Division to Etta James. Her musical style can be described as easy listening, acoustic music with a quirky folk twist - perfect for listening, sitting back and relaxing whilst watching the night fade away.


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Skippy Dyes Club Spiegel Sunday 27th 11.00pm £3.00 I 120 mins Club Spiegel kicks off tonight at 11.00pm with Skippy Dyes. Fusing alternative rock, jazz and soundscape into one saxophone and guitar lead genre, Skippy Dyes are currently one of the most talked about bands in the Scottish music scene. With a new release of high energy songs which jump seamlessly between powerful riffs and euphoric singalong, Skippy Dyes have a unique and interesting sound you have to experience live.

Strumsum Blues Band Troqueer Arms Saturday 26th 3.00pm Free | 120 mins Coach & Horses Saturday 26th 8.00pm Free | 120 mins This established Dumfries-based band play a wide range of blues tunes from the 1930’s to the present day. The band’s old style blues tunes and enthusiastic high energy performance will entertain any crowd.

‘A band that keep getting better all the time’ Jim Gellatly of Clyde 1/Amazing Radio

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Policy Club Night

Wendy Stewart and Friends

102 Club Saturday 26th 3.00pm £7.00 I 420 mins I 18+

Greyfriars Church Sunday 27th 2.00pm £10.00/£8.00 I 90 mins

Policy are back with their collaborative one dayer - offering you a day long programme of live music and DJ’s running right in the wee small hours. An ubanabashed, unadultarated pure music sensation in the comforting surroundings of the 102 Club. Definitely worth popping into if you’re needing a pure dance fix during the festival.

Wendy Stewart is a world class Scottish harper with over 40 years performing experience. From her own arrangements of slow airs, songs and lilting dance tunes to compositions steeped in the tradition but exploring the infinite soundscape of the harp, she has captivated audiences at festivals and courses around the world. Special guest performers will also join Wendy to make this a concert of truly uplifting music and song, set in the beautiful Greyfriars Church.


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Jocks Juke Joint (The Yahs) Cairndale Saturday 26th 8:30pm £5.00 I 90 mins The Yahs are a local band with top musicians performing their own brand of rocking, funky blues, breathing a breath of fresh air in a highly populated genre. Led by fantastic front man Grant Dinwoodie, The Yahs guarantee a fantastic night’s entertainment.

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Bobby Holly Coach & Horses Saturday 26th 5.00pm Free I 45 mins Scotland’s hottest up-and-coming singer songwriter, Bobby Holly, delivers his wonderful acoustic music from the heart of Scotland directly into our own. With a blend of sweet melodies and a voice of such power, his music will elevate you as it touches your heart and soul.

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Bells and Bills for Burns Brigend Theatre Sunday 27th 9.00pm ÂŁ12.50 I 120mins Glasgow psych-folkers Trembling Bells and Galloway indie-folk band The Razorbills join forces to bring you an exhilarating evening of modern music from Scotland, with the added bonus of some of the best lyrics currently being sung. Following their well-received show at The Venue in August 2012, the bands return to Dumfries for the second modern tribute to The Bard. **** The Guardian


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Way Up Wh?Not Sunday 27th 8.00pm Free I 45mins Local band WAY UP start their 2013 season here in Dumfries, Already booked for festivals and live Radio shows here in the UK and Ireland they bring their new set out to play here first - set in the lively Wh?Not Bar in downtown Dumfries - where there is always a bit of friendly banter. Wander in to this one cause its free!

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Sharon King and The Restless Angels

Border Strathspey & Reel Society

Station Hotel Friday 25th 9.00pm £7.00 I 90mins

Loreburn Centre Saturday 26th 2.30pm Free I 120mins

Touring Australia and the UK in 2013, both solo and with her Reckless Angels trio, King is a natural raconteur with an easy grace. Her astute observations on Scottish life are carried in contemporary songwriting, delivered wrapped in witty banter and peppered with tales of her travels.

The Border Strathspey and Reel Society present a Big Burns Fiddle Concert with an exciting afternoon of Scottish Music and song. Twenty musicians will play entertaining music to delight young and old alike. Clapping and foot tapping permitted.

‘Edinburgh based singer /songwriter with a talent for spinning yarns...’ - The List

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Zoe’s Ukelele ceilidh

Depardoo Club Spiegel Saturday 26th 11.00pm £3.00 I 120mins

Spiegeltent Friday 25th 11.00am £4.50 I 60mins Bring your ukulele along to this event for an informal gathering of players old and young, experienced and beginners, all playing and jamming together. Zoë will be singing a mixture of her own songs and popular tunes for you all to join in with. Those members of the audience, who don’t want to join in, can just sit back, relax and be entertained in a fun and informal atmosphere. Don’t miss Zoe’s Ukulele Ceilidh on a smaller scale, in King’s Coffee.

Kicking off Club Spiegel on the Saturday night is Depardoo - Whether you enjoy having your ear holes gently caressed by smooth beats, or letting them be violated by some perpetrating funky rhythms, Depardoo have got something for you. Playing some really groovy covers as well as some of their own spankilicious tunage, Depardoo are a fresh and unique up and coming band in the region.

‘She’s destined for stardom’ - The Spectator 34

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Erin Bennet

Cairndale Sunday 27th 8:30pm ÂŁ5.00 I 60mins

Kings Coffee Shop Saturday 26th 9.00pm Free I 60mins

Playing an original and diverse style of heavy progressive metal, Turbyne have been playing around the UK since their formation in 2001. Their musical styles range from the heavy, riff driven sound of modern metal, to longer epic instrumental sections of bands such as Maiden and Metallica, but also including the occasional prog stylings of Dream Theater or Rush.

Most people know Erin Bennett as the enchanting, yet potent front woman/ guitarist of the all female, power-trio Syren. If you see her live, you can understand why audiences and music journalists alike are captivated not only by her hauntingly deep lyrics of loves lost but by the strong, dynamic vocal package in which she delivers them. From writing her first song at the tender age of 9 to her first self-taught guitar chord at 12, Erin’s songwriting skills have evolved and matured based on her life experiences.

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Bluegrass Connections

Mooreys Big Burns Rock

St NInians Church Moniaive Saturday 26th 7.30pm £8.50 I 120 mins

Normandy Sunday 27th 3.00pm £5.00 I 480 mins

Grassroots, supported by New Redwing present a selection of bluegrass and gospel, in collaboration with Moniaive Michaelmas Bluegrass Festival. Our furthest venue by far but definitely worth the trip.

In an epic eight hour event, Moorey’s Big Burns Rock encapsulates everything the region has to offer in this genre. Headlining the night are Stonehouse Violets. With a 90s feel and raw and catchy edge, they are guaranteed to provide an electric live performance. Other bands in this fast moving line up include: Mellow Bandidos, Mark it zero, Rule 16, Lewis Fergusson, Emily Murray and a live DJ set by Eazy Skanking. Plus more to be announced.

This band is quite unique as they are not a hard-driving bluegrass band nor are they country but their ability to straddle various genres sets them up for a bright future.


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GALLOVIDIANS Garden Wise Saturday 26th 3.00pm Free I 60 mins We will take you on a tour round Scotland with rousing foot tapping reels, slow airs, and well known Scottish songs. Clap your hands, tap your feet, sing-a-along with us and even dance if you wish! This will be a concert for all ages and interests.

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GORITZKI COFFEE CONCERT Greyfriars Church Friday 25th 11.00am £10.00 I 60 mins International Cellist Johannes Goritzki and Pianist Samantha Ward will be performing beautiful classical pieces, such as Brahms F Major Sonata Op99, Martinu Rossini-Variations Janacek “Prohadka”, and Dvorak Rondo. The duet will touch your heart with this moving performance, and with the inclusion of coffee, there is no better way to start your morning.

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Too Dirty for Words

Loreburne Centre 27th 12.00pm / 2.00pm / 4.00pm / 6.00pm £7.50 60 mins The sell out show that stole the festival last year has returned by popular demand. We’ve not only re-booked her but re-categorised her from theatre to comedy and she’s not happy. Sunday should be a day of rest but never for Ivana... Left hanging by the Producer at the end of the last gig, this one-time icon of clubs such as Pussy Bang Bang and G.A.Y in London has been dumped by her agent, and Ivana is still waiting to be paid since her no good boyfriend left her stood at the alter. Has she been short changed yet again? Big Burns Supper 2013


Vintage Lounge Friday 25th 10.00pm £8.00 / £6.00 | 60 mins John is 33. A husband. A father of three girls. He mostly talks about this. He also talks about other things that annoy him. As he is in the middle of a quarter life crisis this is quite a lot of things. After selling out 3 years running at the Glasgow Comedy Festival the winner of ‘Scottish Comedian of the Year’ and ‘So you think you’re funny finalist – took Stuff’ to last year’s Edinburgh Festival, packing out the room every day. For one last time he performs ‘Stuff’, don’t miss it. If you do he won’t be able to feed his kids.

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Rock ‘n’ roll Comedian - The Therapy Sessions Vintage Lounge Saturday 26th 8.00pm £8.00 / £6.00 I 60 mins

Raymond Mearns has been a stalwart of the UK comedy scene for 10 years with many additional credits as an actor. In 2011 he toured in support of Pete Doherty. The tour was a blast and being a big fat party animal, Raymond got steamed in but then the wheels came off the train! It will make you laugh and cry or maybe even help you to accept yourself and grow old disgracefully.


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It’s all true Vintage Lounge Saturday 26th 10.00pm £8.00 / £6.00 I 60 mins Glasgow comedian with a postgraduate from the University of Hard Knocks. Gary’s humour is honest, refreshing and in-yer-face with a wealth of material derived from a life lived to the full. Simple but effective observation combines with a raw wit to create routines which are both heart-rending and sidesplitting. You know the script - buy a ticket, come and laugh, dead easy. ‘Born raconteur’ The Scotsman. ‘Consistently imaginative material’ The Herald.

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Look at the state of Scotland Vintage Lounge Sunday 27th 8.00pm £8.00 / £6.00 I 60 mins Scotland stands at a crossroads. The question on everyone’s lips is, ‘didn’t this used to be a roundabout?’ Vladimir McTavish ‘one of the finest acts on the Scottish comedy circuit’ (Guardian) joins Keir McAllister ‘immensely high punchline ratio’ (Scotsman) in a knockabout blend of political satire, razorsharp observations on the nation’s psyche and cheap shots at The Krankies. If you don’t understand Scotland, this is the show for you.

An Englishwoman, Scottishwoman,

and IrishWoman

Vintage Lounge Sunday 27th 10.00pm £8.00 / £6.00 I 60 mins An Englishwoman, A Scotswoman and an Irishwoman walk into a bar… and that’s where the stereotype stops. Jojo Sutherland, Vivien Grahame and Pauline Goldsmith, creators of BBC Radio Scotland sketch show, The Gates, present an hour of their stand-up comedy. **** - The Skinny

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The Festival Club is back at The Globe making a triumphant return the place to catch the artists who have been appearing throughout the festival - and to connect with your friends after the shows. Each night has been individually created by three guest presenters - giving a very Dumfries feel. Starts at 11.00pm until late.

Special Burns Night Guest The Globe Friday 25th 11.00pm Free | 18+

Its Burns Night down at the Festival Club which is hosted by a special Burns night guest. There are lots of surprises in store for the Burns Night Special - Opening Night is always a blast!

Saturday Special with Nicola Black The Globe Saturday 26th 11.00pm Free | 18+

Festival Saturday is hosted by Nicola Black and it’s session time down at the Old Globe - bring your squeeze box and your fiddles cause its gonna get lively. Winner of the Spirit of the Festival in 2012.

CLosing Party WITH Diane MaCLean The Globe Sunday 27th 11.00pm Free I 18 +

Closing Night Sunday is hosted by Diane MaClean. If you go down to The Globe Tonight - you’ll be in for a big surprise… it’s the marathon closing night at The Festival Club - where usually only the toughest can survive - are you man enough for tonight’s host?

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Burns Rough cut

Spiegeltent Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th 12.30pm I £9 / £5.50 I 70mins Based on Donald Smith’s novel, Between Ourselves, Rough Cut focuses on telling the story of Robert Burns at a pivotal point in his career - his time spent in Edinburgh. Through Burns’ eyes, Gavin Paul recreates his lost diaries in this raw tale of highs and lows. Reworked for a fully live experience especially for Big Burns Supper, this is undoubtedly one to watch for those who love a bit of Rabbie and Scottish history. ‘Raw, punchy and a universe away from shortbread tins’ - The List

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Nobody will ever forgive us Secret Location Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th 10.00am / 2.00pm / 6.00pm £9 / £5.50 I 60mins Dad drinks. Mum and daughter Cath pop pills. Their youngest son, Patrick, finds god. And their eldest son, Johnny, finds snooker. But when the secrets are dug up, there’s nowhere to hide. A special co-production with the festival in a site specific location that will propel you into their living space at high octane speeds. ‘Pugnaciously Funny’ - The Guardian

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Red Rose White Rose

The Prophecy

Theatre Royal Saturday 26th 4.00pm £3.50 Red Rose White Rose is a newly created scripted reading interwoven with period music on appropriate instruments from the dance, chanson and madgrigal repertoire of the 16th Century. Margaret Tudor, the wife of and Janet Bairars, the mistress of James IV reflect on their relationship with the most intriguing of the Kings of Scotland. As men all over Scotland go to battle on the bare moor of Flodden, the women are faced with the risk of losing him.


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Spiegeltent Saturday 26th 3.00pm £7.50 I 45 mins Edinburgh, 1920. A group of faeries spirit a young girl away to the mysterious Isle of Shadows. Time is running out and a prophecy must be fulfilled Magical celtic dance faerytale for the whole family. ‘A mesmerising faerytale’- Broadway Baby

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Masonic Hall Saturday 26th / Sunday 27th 4.00pm I £9.00 / £6.50 I 60 mins Kin is a performance which examines, through oral documentary form, the prejudices and fears about the relationship we have with our parents, grandparents and ultimately ourselves in the future. Donna Rutherford creates an innovative and thought provoking tale of modern age in Scotland drawing on her own experience and the observation of others. ‘A show that relates closely to the raw stuff of real life’ - The Scotsman ***** - The Herald

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Art Vending Machines

The Angels Share

Various Locations £5 per art piece Pop up art in the most unlikely locations three vending machines are situated in three different locations - crammed full of local crafts and art pieces made by local and national artists who want you to own a piece of their art for less than £5.00. Buying art will never feel the same again. Produced for the festival by Leah Halliday.


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RBCFT 23rd 7.30pm £6.10 / £4.50 101 mins (15) Bittersweet comedy set in Glasgow. Whilst serving his community service order, new dad, Robbie and his friends are inspired by a trip to a whisky distillery to plan a money-making scheme which will hopefully offer them an unlikely chance at redemption and counteract the boredom of unemployment. Followed by whisky tasting with Brian Gibson. Sponsored by TB Watson, specialist whisky merchant in Dumfries.

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Words on Windows


Various Locations 14th January 11th February Present day poets emulate Robert Burns by placing their work in windowpanes. Poems are displayed in windows in the following venues :The Globe Inn, High Street Robert Burns House Museum, Burns Street The Coach & Horses, Whitesands

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Masonic Hall Sunday 27th 8.00pm £9 / £6.50 I 50 mins We’ve all seen it happen. We’ve all heard it happen. We’ve all crossed the road to avoid it. Flâneurs is a new work by Edinburghbased live artist and director Jenna Watt. Flâneurs explores the nature of violence in public spaces, from a pedestrian subway in Edinburgh to London’s Overground. Using psycho-geography, real accounts of violent acts and a little Harry Belafonte, Flâneurs attempts to deconstruct the ‘bystander effect’. The larger the crowd, the less likely it is that anyone will intervene.

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Scots Story Spiegeltent Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th 10.00am £7.50 I 50 mins Colin’s enthusiasm for storytelling means he thoroughly enjoys bringing stories to life. His approach is interactive: the children become part of the stories as Viking warriors or Highlanders in battle. Together they bring Scotland’s history to life.


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Sid’s Show Spiegeltent Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th 5.00pm £10.00 / £8.00 I 55 mins Join Sid from CBeebies live on stage in a fantastic fun-filled adventure that’ll knock your socks off! Sid is setting out on a heroic quest to find out where in the world his favourite socks and shoes have got to - share in the adventure at the bottom of the sea, deep in the jungle or floating in outer space. You’ll meet some funny characters and discover plenty of surprises along the way. In an interactive experience crammed with games, songs, poems and magic, Sid’s Show will leave you with a smile on your face and a spring in your step.

Sean Vs The Ice Dumfries Ice Bowl Sunday 27th 2.00pm £7.50 He stole the show at last year’s festival with his quirky Musical Mystery Tour - which was one of the fastest selling shows of the year. Sean McCabe will take over the ice-rink as we present an interactive ice concert like no other. Ticket price includes skate hire. Suitable for all levels of skaters.

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Poetry Slam

Coach & Horses Saturday 26th 1.00pm ÂŁ5.00 / ÂŁ4.00 I 60 mins Compete for the title of first ever Big Burns Supper Slam Master 2013. To Slam: the competitive art of performance poetry, putting a dual emphasis on writing and performance. Eight or more poets perform their work and are judged by a panel and audience reaction through heats.


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Three Poets for the Price of One

Coach & Horses Sunday 27th 3.00pm £5.00 / £4.00 I 60 mins Three of the region’s finest poets: Chrys Salt, Mary Smith and Donald Adamson read from their latest and forthcoming collections. Donald Adamson, a prize-winning poet and translator, will read from Coiled Roots and may add a Burnsian touch. Chrys Salt, artistic director of the Bakehouse arts venue will read from Grass with its central poem about ‘outsider artist’ Angus MacPhee. Mary Smith reads from Thousands Pass Here Every Day with its themes of homeland, identity and family.

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Fankle Event

Coach & Horses Sunday 27th 1.00pm £5.00 / £4.00 I 60 mins Unleash your inner bard with a Burns-inspired Fankling workshop. Join local writers Sally Hinchcliffe and JoAnne McKay and get busy with pen and paper, scissors and glue to create your very own mini Fankle filled with poetry and fun to take away. Suitable for all ages of aspiring poets.

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10 minute Burns Suppers

60 minute Burns Suppers

A Burns Supper in Ten Minutes? Serving round the clock Burns Supper’s - The Globe will take you through the experience in the fastest possible time yet. From the Selkirk Grace right through to Auld Lang Syne. Specially created for the festival goers in mind. Drop in for your ten minute supper.

Serving tasty Burns Suppers in the stunning Spiegeltent - whilst our local musicians entertain you in these 60 minute public Burns Suppers - a great reason to get inside the tent on the Friday 25th January and hear local talent reciting their favourite Burns pieces. Booking ahead is advisable. Hosted by local young Burns legend Holly Little.

The Globe All weekend £4.00 10 minutes


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Spiegeltent Friday 25th 12.30pm / 2.00pm / 3.30pm £5.50 I 60 minutes

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Rantin Rovin Robin

Museums in Dumfries Saturday 26th 10.00am - 5.00pm Free Sunday 27th 11.00am - 4.00pm Free The Dumfries and Galloway Council Museums Service invites you to explore Dumfries in the footsteps of Rantin, Rovin, Robin (how Burns described himself in a poem written for his 28th birthday). The Museums Service cares for iconic artefacts and buildings associated with Robert Burns and his life in Dumfries. Three museum venues are extending their opening times specially for the Big Burns Supper weekend with special events based at each location. For kids and their grown-ups there is the Wee Beasties museum trail on Saturday 26th (10am-5pm) and Sunday 27th January (11am - 4pm) Start at any of the three museum venues and pick up a Wee Beasties trail pack. Visit all three of the venues collecting clues to find out more about the life of Robert Burns. Prizes for those who complete the trail and a special prize for the best dressed Wee Beastie! Suitable for kids of all ages (those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).

Robert Burns House

Burns Street, Dumfries DG1 2PS Tel: 01387 255297 It was in this simple sandstone house in a quiet Dumfries street that Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet, spent the last years of his life. He died here in 1796 at the age of just thirty seven. The house gives us a picture of how the poet and his family lived in the late eighteenth century, and is now a place of pilgrimage for Burns enthusiasts from around the world. Admission free Robert Burns House is accessed via steps please telephone for further details.

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Big Burns Supper special events at Burns House • Extended opening hours: Saturday 26th January 10am-5pm and Sunday 27th January 11am-4pm Big Burns Supper 2013 BOOK NOW 0800 689 9405 • There will be free escorted tours to St Michael’s Churchyard and the interior of Burns Mausoleum. Starting from Robert Burns House these are available approximately once an hour. • Part of the Wee Beasties kids’ trail.

Big Burns Supper special events at the Robert Burns Centre • Extended opening hours: Saturday 26th January 10am-5pm and Sunday 27th January 11am-4pm • Free audiovisual presentation starting at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm • Part of the Wee Beasties kids’ trail.

Dumfries Museum The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries DG2 7SW. Tel: 01387 253374

Robert Burns Centre

A treasure house of history in Dumfries and Galloway telling the story of the land and people of the region.

Mill Road, Dumfries DG2 7BE Tel: 01387 264808

Look out for fossil footprints left by prehistoric animals, the wildlife of the Solway, tools and weapons of our earliest people, stone carvings by Scotland’s first Christians and the everyday things of the Victorian farm, workshop and home.

Situated in the town’s eighteenth century watermill on the west bank of the River Nith, the Robert Burns Centre tells the story of Robert Burns’ last years spent in the bustling streets and lively atmosphere of Dumfries in the late eighteenth century. The exhibition is illuminated by many original manuscripts and belongings of the poet. There is a fascinating scale model of Dumfries in the 1790s and a haunting audio-visual presentation. Admission free


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Admission free The windmill tower is reached via a spiral staircase - please telephone for further details.

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Big Burns Supper special events at Dumfries Museum • Extended opening hours: Saturday 26th January 10am-5pm and Sunday 27th January 11am-4pm • Weather permitting the Camera Obscura will also be open Saturday and Sunday 11am - 2pm allowing visitors a unique view of the Dumfries townscape and surrounding countryside (Charges apply - adults £2.50, concession £1.25). • Part of the Wee Beasties kids’ trail.

Burns on the Beat Supported by Live Literature Scotland and the Burns Festival Trust, Dumfries Museum is offering school classes the opportunity to take part in music and Scots language sessions delivered by Dr Fred Freeman. Teachers interested in booking these sessions should contact Dumfries Museum, telephone 01387 253374

Magical History Tour Dumfries Museum Saturday 26th January 10.30am Free

A Burns themed cycle tour, organised in collaboration with Cycling Dumfries and the Dumfries CTC group. This 15-20 mile bike ride is free to join and will start at the Dumfries Museum at 10.30 am and aim to be back for about 12.30/1pm where free tea/coffee will be available to thaw out any frozen fingers! There’s no need to book - just turn up on the day. Rides will continue regardless of the weather unless in the opinion of the ride leader it would be dangerous (or no fun), so bring a waterproof and whatever you need to stay warm on the bike. All of the routes will keep to quiet rural roads, residential streets and cycle paths wherever possible and the pace will be ‘at the speed of chat’. If you’d like to find out more or check the ride is going ahead, email

The Mostly Ghostly - Rabbie’s Return Midsteeple Sunday 27th 7.00pm £7 / £5

An exclusive festival first with the Mostly Ghostly crew, skilfully interweaving Dumfries’s darkest past - and bringing to life some of the town’s famous ghost stories - all with a Burns theme including heedless horsemen and tragic spirits who have loved and lost. What better way to discover Robert Burns’ Dumfries than with a haunting guided tour.

• Rantin, Rovin, Robin’s Magical History Tour on Saturday 26th January

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We are passionate about developing local talent and in 2013 we will be looking for six local performance makers who will take part in a one week residential laboratory with two international directors. You need to be over eighteen years of age - and have an interest in creating a performance idea from scratch. As part of the project - we will help you to develop your idea so that it can be presented throughout Dumfries and Galloway - and the rest of Scotland.

The project takes place in Summer 2013 to find out more about it check out or call us on 0800 689 9405

Closing dates for entry is Feb 15th 2013.

Part of Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of Arts - Rural Talent Development.


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3 Night Stay at Aston in Dumfries ÂŁ119.00 per person for 3 nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast (based on 2 sharing)

EventScotland is the national events agency and proud supporter of Big Burns Supper. As part of Scotland’s Winter Festivals, Big Burns Supper will this year celebrate Burns, our national bard and one of Scotland’s favourite icons encapsulating the very essence that makes Scots Scottish – creative, proud and confident. Scotland’s Winter Festivals’ vibrant event programme brings together people from all over the world to celebrate Scotland’s modern culture and traditions through the best of Scottish music, arts, food and drink, innovation and entertainment. For more information visit:



The Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club are proud to be supporting the Big Burns’ Supper 2012 and wish the event every success!

SAWNEY BEANS RESTAURANT Sawney Beans Restaurant at the Cairndale Hotel offers great food, excellent service and a relaxed atmosphere.  PRE-THEATRE SUPPERS FOR DG ONE EVENTS!





A range of memberships are available including student, off peak, weekend & couples. Indoor pool CALL 01387 240290 Jacuzzi to arrange a visit to the Sauna club & to discuss prices Steam Room (please quote Fully equipped gym Big Burns’ Supper)

CABARET & TRIBUTE NIGHTS! We have a range of Cabaret & Tribute nights throughout the year! All Cabaret & Tribute nights include: 4 course dinner & coffee, live entertainment and a disco until late! Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club, English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2DF 01387 254111


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The Holywood Trust gives grants to young people, and organisations working with young people, in Dumfries & Galloway.

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Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great Chieftain o’ the Puddin’-race! Aboon them a’ ye tak your place, Painch, tripe, or thairm: Weel are ye wordy of a grace As lang’s my arm. Robert Burns

Proprietor: Stuart Houston

J B HOUSTON Greenbrae Loaning, Dumfries DG1 3DQ Tel: 01387 255528


Haggis our speciality (snared only)

Robin Rigg Wind Farm, Solway Firth

Steven’s Croft Biomass Plant, Lockerbie

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The Park Hotel and The Restaurant in the Park

2 nights Bed and Breakfast £52 per person (includes full Scottish breakfast cooked to order).

Restaurant in the Park

Fast becoming the number one place to eat in Dumfries (situated to the rear of the hotel).’’

RICO’S! When ye and yir fier’s are oot fir a stroll Why nae pass intae Rico’s fir a hot haggis roll Friendly local family take-away business that offers both Hot and Cold Filled Rolls and Baguettes - Tea & Coffee, Beverages Homemade Soup - Sweets & Treats Rico’s Tuck Shop, 8 Academy Street, Dumfries DG1 1BY Rico’s Take-Away, 84 English Street, Dumfries DG1 2BY Rico’s Take-Away, 72 Annan Road, Dumfries DG1 3EQ

T: 01387 257455 T: 01387 251122 T: 01387 252666

“ Formerly St Andrews Primary School, Brooke Street, this traditional sandstone building has been moulded into a hub of exciting activities and services” The Art Room - Art Workshops and Arts and Craft Shop. The Drama Company - Drama School. Blusha - Makeup Artistry. Fairy Bod Mother - Health, Fitness and Nutrition. Joanne Campbell HairNonaLous - Tearoom. Robyn Elizabeth Beauty

Courtyard Bistro BEST WESTERN Station Hotel

Modern classics, local, seasonal produce and friendly service

Mon - Sat 5.30 - 9pm and in our Lounge Bar Sunday evenings Light Lunches in our Lounge Bar Monday - Saturday 12 - 2 Sunday Lunch in Lounge Bar 12 - 2.30pm.


Accommodation Packages 2 Nights Bed & Breakfast for 2 people sharing Normally £178.00 BIG BURNS SUPPER WEEKEND: £99.00 2 Nights Bed & Breakfast for 1 Person in a Single Room Normally £122.00 BIG BURNS SUPPER WEEKEND: £69.00

; 32 en-suite rooms with flat-screen Freeview TV & ironing centre Free Wi-fi throughout Free parking while you are using the hotel 5 minutes’ walk from the town centre. 49 Lovers Walk Dumfries Email:

DG1 1LT Tel: 01387 254316

The newest Cultural centre - in the heart of Dumfries. Workshops and Classes for all ages. Dumfries Community Choir • Dumfries Rock Choir • Musical Theatre • Dumfries Youth Theatre • Electric Theatre Workshop Guitar Workshops • Drumming & Percussion • Cultura Espanol NOW ENROLLING FOR SPRING TERMS For workshops running from February 2013

Dumfries and Galloway's Sexual Health Week

21st - 27th January 2013

Shades of pleasure Too often the focus of sexual health campaigans is unplanned pregnancy, infections and underage sex. ‘Let’s talk about sex: shades of pleasure’ aims to stimulate discussion around sexual pleasure; what is pleasurable for one person isn’t always pleasurable for others involved. This event aims to explore sexual pleasure from the perspective of local celebrities.

There is a well known saying:

“Nobody can do everything, - but everyone can do something” The People’s Project recognises this fact and asks you to embrace that philosophy in an effort to improve the quality of life for every person living locally. It would be good to see young people who are frustrated at the lack of action, - coming forward with ideas for their town.

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Principle Venues

Please check your locals for up to date information about all the latest events and Burns Suppers! 102 Club

102 English Steet, Dumfries.


01387 252654

Club Spiegal

The Old Market, Brewery Street, Dumfries.


0800 689 9405

Coach & Horses Inn

66 Whitesands, Dumfries.


01387 279754

DG One

DG One, Hoods Loaning, Dumfries.


01387 243550

Dumfries Museum

The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries.


01387 253374

Garden Wise

Castle Douglas Road, Dumfries.


01387 262654

Globe Inn

56 High Street, Dumfries.


01387 252335

Greyfriars Concerts

Greyfriars Kirk, Church Crescent, Dumfries.


01387 253383

Ice Bowl

King Street, Dumfries.


01387 251300

Loreburne Shopping Centre, Dumfries.


01387 267201

Robert Burns Centre

Mill Road, Dumfries.


01387 264808


The Old Market, Brewery Street, Dumfries.


0800 689 9405

The Brigend Theatre

Market Square, Dumfries.


01387 710510

The Cairndale Hotel

132-136 English Street, Dumfries.


01387 254111

The Masonic Hall

George Street, Dumfries.


01387 253383

The Normandy

Troqueer Road, Dumfries.


01387 214474

The Station Hotel

49 Lovers’ Walk, Dumfries.


01387 254316

The Stove

96-102 High Street, Dumfries.


0800 689 9405

The Venue

6-7 Church Place, Dumfries.


01387 263623

The Vintage Lounge

Shakespeare Lane, English Street, Dumfries.



Theatre Royal

58-70 Shakespeare Street, Dumfries.


01387 254209

TTV Stage

@ Midsteeple, High Street, Dumfries.


01387 253383

Wh? Not

8-10 Nith Place, Dumfries.


01387 266620

The Troqueer Arms

152 Troqueer Road Dumfries.


01387 254518

Festival Box Office

28 Munches Street Dumfries


0800 689 9405

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show in a box You didn’t think that was all we got did you? Brigend Theatre Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th January 2013 Featuring up and coming talent from throughout Dumfries and Galloway in one dedicated venue for the whole weekend - think of it as a Fringe to the main Festival.

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2013 Festival Team Festival Director Participation Manager Production Manager Engagement Manager Marketing Manager Administration Talent Development Music Leader Dance Leader Design Leader Film Leader Technical Support Artistic Support Marketing Officer Press Assistant SpiegelWorld Designer Spiegeltent Engineer The Globe @ Spiegeltent The Globe @ Spiegeltent Visual Arts Curator Spoken Word Curator Education Support Box Office Manager Festival Accountant

Graham Main Justin Hyslop Sandy Sweetman Diane Maclean Lora Vernon Alyson McLellan Catherine Major Robert Shields Emma-Jane Park Caitriona McGowan Abby Burn Ryan Smith Rachael MacDougall Sarah Maxwell Lara Nurney Debbie McDowall Dave Miller Maureen McKerrow Lee McQueen Leah Halliday Mary Smith Lesley Sloan Belinda Davidson Dugald McLeod

Board of Directors Maureen Farrell Karen Clapperton Gill Lines Paula McDonald Andrea Thompson Robin Baird

Venue Managers Brigend Theatre Coach & Horses Cairndale Masonic Hall Vintage Lounge Burns House The Globe The Normandy The Station


Zac Scott Colin Williamson Laura Hill Keith Dyer Linda McVie Sophie Johnston Lee McQueen Sean Moore Babette Riddick

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Massive thanks to everyone who makes the Big Burns Supper Festival possible - and to the volunteers who give up their time so generously - and the countless people we might have forgotten before the brochure goes to print. None of this would be possible without the support, love and generous disposition of our parents, families and mates, pals, b-boys and fly girls - you all rock folks. You give us the will to do all this - and we know you feel the love for us too. Dumfries Community Choir, Jim Ireland, Karen Ward-Boyd, Matt Baker, Mark MacLachlan, The Stovies, Karen Wilson, All @ VS Dumfries, Karen Dick, Michelle McCracken, Joan MacAlpine, Brenda Diver, Ruth Callander, Ruth Corscadden, Ian Barr, Chris Brown , Richard Grieveson, Rebecca Coggins, Graeme Anderson, Marianne Main, Kirsty Stewart, Debbie McDowall, Grace Cardozo, Janie Smith, David Nielson, The Masonic Hall, Everyone at The Globe, Alan Devlin, Steve Baxter, Jen Steele, Seonaid Frew, Kim Harkness, Jackie Flynn, Michael and Patsy Pattie, The Howff, Ronnie and Helena Cairns, Mark Jardine, Dumfries and Galloway Fire Brigade, Loreburne Street Police in Dumfries, Alive Radio, Mark Smith, Ahsan Khan, Helen Turner, Andy Schiller, Rachel Jury, Sally Hinchliffe, Joanne McKay, Fiona Wilson, Simon Robertson, Andrew Wood and Peter Robertson - you taught us how to walk - and we will be eternally grateful. Photo Credits: Malcom Younger I Rob McDougall I Kenny Mathieson I Bella Rebel I Media (Jamie Logie) I Fraser Stephen I Stuart Westwood I Andrew Buchanan I Stuart Reidman I Herminia Bernal I Eoin Carey I Allan Devlin Roana Clark, Joyce Edwards, James Cox, Scott Grant, Ken Drewwitt, Stuart Burns, Graeme Alison, Alistair Speedie. Big Burns Supper Festival 28 Munches Street, Dumfries DG1 1ET T. 0800 689 9405 E. w. Registered as a Charity in Scotland No SC042897 Company SC414600

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Big Burns Supper 2013  

The time has come again to celebrate our favourite national bard, Robert Burns - and what a party we have planned for this year. Big Burns S...