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Friday, 01 August 2014

Legends of Irish folk

SEAN Cannon, Patsy Watchorn, Eamonn Campbell and Gerry O’Connor are all true legends of Irish folk music.

Sean and Eamonn were members of The Dubliners for nearly 30 years, while Patsy joined them more than 10 years ago. Gerry was a member of the iconic Four Men & A Dog.

Scottish members of the British Tapestry Group explore the intriguing question What is Tapestry? with historic tapestries as their starting point in an exhibition at Gracefield, Dumfries which opens this Saturday.

Also running at Gracefield until January 19 is the inspiring eighth International Miniature Print Exhibition in Gallery 2.

Classical music lovers have two treats in store later this month.

The first is by the Barbican Piano Trio in St John’s church, Dumfries on Friday, January 25, courtesy of Dumfries music club.

The second is a concert by Johannes Goritzki, cello, and Samantha Ward, piano, in Greyfriars church, Dumfries on Saturday, January 26.

Islands, Myths and Writers, which has been organised by Phillipa McNeill in association with the Solway Centre for Environment and Culture, comprises a set of seven sessions starting on Thursday, January 24. The lectures are being held at the Crichton University Campus in Dumfries and a reading list is available from Phillipa.

A Touch of Class II, an exhibition of more classic knitwear from Hawick and beyond, continues until March 29 in the Borders Textile Towerhouse in Hawick.

Art out of Hawick, which runs until March 31, presents a collection of artworks relating to Hawick in Hawick Museum, Wilton Lodge Park.

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