Fiona Kennedy & Friends Set To Perform At Scotlands Oldest Working Theatre

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Scotland on Tour, the exciting initiative to support the recovery of Scotland’s live music industry, will return to Dumfries this autumn when Fiona Kennedy & Friends will play the Theatre Royal Dumfries on Friday 23rd September 2022.

Renowned Scottish singer-songwriter Fiona Kennedy has performed all over the world during her career, and she now brings a genre-defying set to the Theatre Royal Dumfries as part of Scotland on Tour, from heartbreaking highland melodies to emotive country ballads and upbeat folk tunes. Joined by long-term musical collaborator Nils Elders on guitar and Neil Birse on piano, Fiona will also welcome some of her musician friends to the stage for a one-off performance.


Fiona Kennedy said: “We’re heading to Dumfries in September with a show full-to-bursting with brilliant music-  everything from Scottish standards, to swinging jazz, from country ballads to get-up-and-dance pop.
“And of course, given we’ll be in the Theatre Royal which owes its origins to our national bard, it would be rude not to include some Rabbie Burns numbers in the programme!
“A huge thank you to Scotland on Tour for providing this opportunity for musicians after the most challenging few years for the industry.
“I’ll be joined on stage by some of my dearest musical friends, together with terrific local singer Rose Byers and local band, Bogle Mufty. We can’t wait to perform for a Dumfries audience up for a great night of music!”


Scotland on Tour will take place over a 12 month period between April 2022 and 2023. Scotland on Tour will support the creation of hundreds of concerts and performances at much-loved arts centres, town halls and community venues across Scotland. More than 120 artists are set to perform at more than 100 venues across the country as part of the initiative.


The project, which has been created and managed by Active Events, was made possible by £750,000 of Scottish Government backing and will focus on increasing the number of opportunities to showcase and enjoy live music, while bringing exciting acts to the doorstep of city, towns, villages and rural communities.


The year-long Scotland on Tour bill includes both emerging and established artists with genre-spanning acts appearing across the breadth and width of the country, with rock, pop, jazz, classical, folk, trad and acoustic genres all being showcased.


Tickets for these and a raft of other shows are on sale now at