Scotland On Tour Returns To Dumfries This August

Scotland on Tour, the exciting initiative to support the recovery of Scotland’s live music industry, returns to Dumfries this summer with Alteratrad at The Stove Network on Saturday 27th August 2022. Alteratrad promises a night of experimental, alternative folk music with performances from Jemima Thewes, Tim Lane and Alex Maxwell.


Singer-songwriter Jemima Thewes’ music is inspired by the folk ballad tradition and her roots in the Highlands of Scotland. Characterised by her warm vocals and playful instrumentation, Jemima’s ‘cloud-hopping tales’ have a unique and unexpected sound.


Playing a combination of traditional songs and her own material, Jemima will be joined by talented multi-instrumentalist and regular collaborator Tim Lane. Together they create an innovative and compelling sound.


Support will be provided by Alex Maxwell, a successful indie-folk-rock singer/songwriter from Dumfries. In 2017, Alex was named as a BBC Introducing Artist and Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday ‘Artist to Watch’. Alex has previously performed at the BBC stage, Edinburgh Fringe, and Dumfries Music Conference.


Jemima Thewes said: “It’s great to be out playing music with Tim again. It’s been a tough few years but this initiative is such a brilliant opportunity to play in towns and villages that wouldn’t usually be part of our touring circuit. I can’t wait to share our music in Dumfries and connect with the community there. I’m really looking forward to creating new memories and experiences with everyone we meet on this tour.”


Lee McQueen at Trad Social, who are promoting the event, said: “To have these top notch trad and folk performers playing in one room at any time is just great, and we hope that everyone comes along to support the Trad Social event and to see and hear these wonderful talented artists here at The Stove Network Dumfries.”

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 www.scotlandontour.com

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