Two of Dumfries and Galloway’s most popular young singers return to A’ The Airts in Sanquhar this month.

1 a 1 a Red Brick RoadSanquhar teenage singer-songwriter Lauren Dalgleish and soprano Claudia Wood will perform at the Royal Burgh’s community arts centre in two special concerts which are expected to sell-out on both evenings.

On Sunday, Lauren will launch her debut album Red Brick Road.

Aged just seventeen, Lauren recently burst onto the UK music scene with a unique musical style that encompasses many genres. She is an accomplished songwriter and has featured in the Tom Robinson Show on BBC6 with the song Apparently, co-written by Robert Maitland.

Queen of Oz, a track from her new album, was the winning song in the 2014 UK Songwriting Festival. She’ll be singing some of the tracks from her new CD plus some old favourites from her last.

Lauren will be supported by 15-year-old Deri Ronan, from the Thornhill area, who, like Lauren, is a pupil of Robert Maitland. She started singing and writing songs at the age of 13 and has been described as a “beautiful lyricist”. She says she is excited to be appearing with Lauren at A’ the Airts on Sunday and is looking forward to the performance.

On Friday, January 30, Claudia brings her audience an evening of Robert Burns, Lieder from the Romantic German composers and operatic arias and songs from the shows. Claudia, who is a graduate of the University of Cumbria, is presently studying at the Birmingham Conservatoire for a post-graduate Diploma in Vocal Performance.

As a soloist, Claudia has performed alongside the English Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Glasgow Symphony Orchestra, Salisbury Chamber Chorus and Winifred Baker San Francisco Civic Chorale. She has also performed at a range of events attended by royalty and government officials.

Both shows take place at 7.30pm. Further information from www.all-the-airts.com

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