Welcome Return of Canadian Bluegrass Singer who fell in Love with Moniaive

The incomparable Canadian bluegrass and indie singer Sarah Jane Scouten says she is excited to be returning to Moniaive Festival Village in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway this week.

She fell in love with Scotland’s Festival Village during her first visit, last year, and even felted tempted to move there.

Appearing as part of an exciting autumn line-up at the Craigdarroch Arms, she will be performing songs from her new album When the Bloom Falls from the Rose.

Scouten is back due to popular demand following a hugely successful appearance at the intimate Dumfries and Galloway venue last year.

She said: “I’m excited to bring my full band back to Moniaive with our new album When the Bloom Falls From the Rose.
“The show at the Craigdarroch Arms was a huge highlight of our tour last fall, with a big jam in the pub afterward, after which I was threatening to move there. This town really is a jewel.”

The Craigdarroch Arms is confirming its reputation as one of southern Scotland’s best venues for musical excellence in intimate surroundings with a line-up that includes:

  • Sarah Jane Scouten, Canadian bluegrass and indie singer songwriter (8 October)
  • Blueflint, sweet sounds from a Scottish alt folk four-piece (14 October)
  • The Undercover Hippy, great reggae from a favourite UK and international festival band (20 October)
  • Martin Simpson, spellbinding world-class acoustic and slide guitarist (3 November).
Tim O’Sullivan, who runs the Craigdarrosh Arms, said: “Sarah Jane was a huge hit last year that we just had to invite her back. It was so much more than a show – she really got involved with the village and the audience.
“One of the amazing things about Moniaive is that there is such a spirit of fun there that just about every gig turns into a party. I’ve got a feeling that’s exactly what will happen when we welcome Sarah Jane here again on Sunday night.”

Latest Articles