Mochrum musician to play to royalty

James Murray in performance
James Murray in performance

A 20-year old musician from Mochrum is preparing to play to royalty at the upcoming Royal Gala Concert to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

James Murray from Skate Farm will play his own acoustic version of ‘Georgia’ and performing his original song ‘Black Pheasant.

He will be the sole representative from Wigtownshire at the concert, which will take place on May 10 at Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries and includes some of the region’s best young musicians who will perform before Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester. A brass quintet of Royal Conservatoire of Scotland students; the National Youth Choir of Scotland (Dumfries and Galloway region) will join James in the line-up, along with various other performers from across other parts of the region.

Guest artists are world-renowned soprano Janice Kelly and tenor Jamie McDougall, accompanied by world-class pianist Julia Lynch. Fiona Armstrong will compere the evening.

Proceeds from the concert will be divided between The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust and Dumfries and Galloway SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association).

For tickets contact the Midsteeple Booking Office on 01387-253383.