Pablo and Josie are the trad gig’s VIPs

The Galloway News - - THE WEEKEND TICKET - Sharon Lip­trott

El­lis­land Farm near Dum­fries is to host a young trad Christ­mas con­cert with lots of lo­cal ta­lent and folk stars.

The mu­si­cal feast has been or­gan­ised by El­lis­land’s youth am­bas­sador, 13-year-old Rose By­ers from Locker­bie, pic­tured right.

To­mor­row’s event in­cludes the re­gion’s best young trad mu­si­cians along with ju­nior Burn­sian piper Gre­gor Gri­er­son, Gaelic and Scots band Burn­swark, singer Rowan Hastie, clarsach player Priya Rome, fid­dler Ais­ling An­der­son and flute player Rosie Ford.

The spe­cial guests are BBC Ra­dio 2 Young Folk Awards win­ners Josie Dun­can and Pablo Lafuente, a vo­cal/gui­tar duo.

Call­ing the Isle of Lewis and Glas­gow/Spain home, it’s no won­der their mu­sic doesn’t fo­cus on one place or on one of the many strands of Scot­land’s web of tra­di­tions.

On gui­tar and vo­cals in Gaelic, Scots and English, their mu­sic is a round tour where cen­turies-old bal­lads meet songs from the mines and cot­ton mills as well as some orig­i­nal writ­ing.

Tick­ets are avail­able from El­lis­land and the Mid­steeple box of­fice, Dum­fries. Tele­phone 01387 253383.

For fur­ther de­tails, see www. el­lis­land­farm.co.uk.

Spe­cial guests Pablo Lafuente and Josie Dun­can are to star at El­lis­land event

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