Galloway shows its musical talents

Small Ensembles competing for the Haggis trophy winnersthe quartet of Abbie Ribbens, Ellis Stables , Sam & Tom Donkin
Small Ensembles competing for the Haggis trophy winnersthe quartet of Abbie Ribbens, Ellis Stables , Sam & Tom Donkin

The 102nd Galloway Music festival is taking place this week running from March 7-12th.

The festival is to encourage youngsters and adults with musical and artistic talents from primary one upwards in the area from Stranraer to Castle Douglas, Mull of Galloway, Isle of Whithorn to New Galloway, and beyond.

The festival is being held at various venues in the area, including Newton Stewart cinema, Minnigaff Primary School, Penninghame Primary School, Penninghame St. John’s Church hall and the Ryan Centre in Stranraer.

Admission is free to all events and programmes will be on sale at all venues and in Cinnamon, Newton Stewart for a small charge of £2. The times and locations of all the venues will be published in the programmes and on the

Galloway Music festival website.

On Saturday afternoon, March 12th there will be a very enjoyable winners concert in the Cinema, Newton Stewart when the winners will receive their trophies.

The venue is open for everybody to attend, and it is always a wonderful afternoon.

There will be a small charge for entry of £5 for all adults, children and performers are free, and will start at 2pm and last approximately two hours.

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Gatehouse Primary Choir won the Primary School Choirs (4-5 teacher schools) Beeches Trophy.

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Port William P6/7 Choir, winners of the Hymn & Folk Song Wigtownshire Music Festival Trophy.

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The quartet of Abbie Ribbens, Ellis Stables , Sam & Tom Donkin were winners of the Small Ensembles Haggis trophy.

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Belmont Primary choir were winners of the Primary School Choirs (6+ Teacher Schools) Wigtownshire Music Festival Trophy.

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Belmont Girls Choir were winners of the Scots Song Choral Saltire Trophy.

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Abbie Ribbens & Ellis Stables, winners of the String Duets Stewart Cup