Kings Coffee & Books is about to embark on another season of Saturday night acoustic sessions in Kings Coffee and Books, running with a programme of events starting this Friday through to September.

“This will actually be our fourth year of providing a stage to up and coming musicians in the centre of Dumfries. This year we’re especially focussing on some fresh young talent, and someone who has been creating quite a stir, 16 year old Emma McNeill, has the place of being our first-on, this coming Saturday, 19th July, from 7.30pm”, says Mark Smith, who is responsible for setting up the sessions in the popular town centre coffee shop.


“Kings has proved to be an excellent venue for acoustic events, providing a unique environment – chilled out audiences, enjoying great music, with some of the best coffee and tea to boot! Not only that, but it’s available for all ages – a lovely setting to bring the whole family”, Mark went on to explain.

In her very first year Emma won admiration from many other artists, music professionals, recorders and producers – as well as playing at numerous events, including The Wickerman Festival. She has the ‘voice of an angel,’ and ‘a stage presence that most experienced musicians would envy’ are some of the things said about her. She appeared performing live on Alive 107.3fm’s Local Music Showcase recently, triggering a stream of texts, calls and emails to the station!

There’s no charge for the event, although a ‘busker’s bucket’ will be there, for people to show their appreciation, if they wish.

People can come and go, from 7.30pm in Kings Coffee and Books, in Dumfries Town Centre (Next to the SPC, behind Burtons/Dorothy Perkins).

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