Wigtownshire musicians make it happen

FOLLOWING a fantastic response to the recent invitation to Wigtownshire musicians to create a unique musical event for this year’s Wigtown Book Festival, a date for the first meeting is now in place.

Wigtown Festival Company and volunteer project co-ordinator Carol Carr would like to invite all interested parties along to discuss the next steps. The meeting will take place on Wednesday 25 April, 6.30pm in the County Buildings, Wigtown.

Carol said: “This project is all about encouraging people to come together to create something new, something just a little bit different and something that will encourage musicians and singers of all ages, persuasions and abilities to work together. It’s a challenging concept but also a very exciting opportunity and we want it to be fun too for all involved.”

A Little Night Music which will work loosely around the theme of The Dark Sky, stems from the Creative Place Award won by Wigtown in January this year. Plans are already afoot to make the event financially sustainable so that it will become an annual feature of the Wigtown Book Festival each autumn and in do doing encourage musical creativity all year round all over Wigtownshire.

Even if you haven’t yet expressed an interest in getting involved, why not go along to the meeting anyway and see what it’s all about. Your thoughts and ideas will be welcomed and if you can’t make it but would like to be kept informed just get in touch and let uthe crew know.

Contact: Anne Barclay (anne@wigtownbookfestival.com) or ring the festival office on 01988 402036.