2023-24 Season

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Buying Tickets

  • Tickets for each concert can be bought by clicking the 'Buy tickets' button beside the concert listing below, or at the door (cash only at present). Cost is £12, students in full-time education admitted free of charge.

    Season Tickets provide entry to all concerts in the season. Cost is £40. That's £8 per concert, unbeatable value!

    Choose how you'd like to pay: online using the button below, buy at the door (card or cash), or contact us to request bank transfer details.

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  • Alba Challah

    Saturday, 16th March 2024

    7:30pm Gibson Hall, Dollar FK14 7DU

    Pre-concert performance from 7:15pm

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    Alba Challah are a diverse group of Scottish and international musicians, playing an intoxicating fusion of Klezmer, classical and World music styles. Featuring clarinet, viola, cello, accordion, bass and percussion, they explore a vibrant and uplifting sonic landscape.

    Klezmer is a European Jewish instrumental musical tradition characterised by dance tunes, ritual melodies, and virtuosic improvisations. In recent times Klezmer is often a fusion with other styles.

    excellent and entertaining performance... clearly a group of very talented musicians – Ann Napier, The Osprey Music Society

    full of passion, brilliance and supreme intelligence – Cowal Music Club

    Concert programme

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  • Rose Room

    Saturday, 21st October 2023

    Time 7:30pm Gibson Hall, Dollar FK14 7DU

    Pre-concert performance from 7:15pm

    According to Jazz Scotland, Rose Room are “the hottest ticket in Scotland right now”, playing Swing jazz in the gypsy style, following in the footsteps of the great Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.

    Led by virtuoso fiddle player and vocalist Seonaid Aitken (who also plays with Scottish Opera Orchestra), the band features a star line-up comprising Scotland’s No.1 guitar maker Jimmy Moon of 'Moon Guitars’ (double bass), Celtic Connections’ award-winners ‘Swing Guitars’ Tam Gallagher and Tom Watson on rhythm and solo guitars respectively.

    Don't miss ‘Ensemble of the Year’ in the several ‘Scottish Jazz Awards’!

    Rose Room swing harder than an elm tree in a force nine English gale… Shetland News

    As close to the sound of the great Stephane Grappelli as I think you’re going to hear in Scotland BBC Radio Scotland

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    Listen to Rose Room in concert, what an infectious beat along with the fantastic playing.

  • Rachel Hair

    Sunday, 12th November 2023

    Time 3:00pm Gibson Hall, Dollar FK14 7DU

    Pre-concert performance from 2:45pm

    Widely recognised as one of the world’s finest exponents of Scottish Harp (clarsach), Rachel Hair partners with guitarist and fiddler Ron Jappy to showcase both the deep tradition and modern vibe of Scottish music.

    From crisp strathspeys and heartfelt airs, to virtuosic reels and driving jigs, this is not music for taking a nap! The Glasgow-based duo tour widely, and Rachel is active throughput the Celtic world and beyond in Europe promoting traditional and contemporary harp playing.

    sheer perfection... major new talent - Irish Musical Review

    spectacular acoustic musical tour - Folks & Roots

    More about Rachel Hair

    Watch Rachel and Ron play, on a New Zealand beach!

  • Open Choir Day - Come and Sing!

    Free of charge - all welcome

    Sunday 19th November 2023

    Time 1:30pm Gibson Hall, Dollar FK14 7DU

    There's no better way to feel good than to sing! Music in Dollar has organised a day where you can do just that – with some expert tuition along the way. Singing doesn't require an instrument – it's you! Everyone can do it, so why not come along and have some fun. No music reading skills are needed.

    The format will be to learn a few songs (popular, folk, classical), with a vocal workshop led by expert tutor Brian McBride to help bring it all together. The theme this time is 'Musical Theatre'. At the end the 'choir' will perform the songs for anyone who wants to come along and listen.

    This is a community event, so all are welcome at no cost. Bring along friends and family, anyone who is interested to either sing themselves or listen to others.

    Water will be provided. Bring along any other edibles to keep you going. A pencil might also be handy for taking notes.

    If you'd like to come along then registering using the button on the left will help us to prepare for the right number of people.

    Those who don't fancy singing can still enjoy the sounds of those that do. Come along and listen - it's free!

  • duo b!z'art

    Sunday, 14th January 2024

    3:00pm Gibson Hall, Dollar FK14 7DU

    Pre-concert performance from 2:45pm

    One piano, four hands. Since 2004 Belgian pianists Geoffrey Baptiste and André Roe have been developing a unique approach to performance, with concerts a “complete lived experience”. Combining great musical works for piano duo, strong themes (Aboard the Orient Express, Tales and Legends, etc), with theatre and projection

    Their repertoire has similar themes, ranging from the romantic to 20th century with a subtle mix of undisputed masterpieces and unjustly neglected works.

    unusual and pretty original... so precise as a team that one could imagine it was just one player – Fylde Music Circle

    played with real energy and so perfectly co-ordinated – Maidenhead Music

    More about duo b!z'art

    Listen to them play Mendelssohn

  • Piano Day

    Free of charge - all welcome

    Sunday, 28th January 2024

    2:00pm Gibson Hall, Dollar FK14 7DU

    After last year's success we're delighted to run the Music in Dollar Piano Day for young people again. This time the focus is on young people performing a favourite piece in their own way. See the poster and accompanying information.

    Mavy Williamson will provide expert tuition and guidance as the pianists rehearse and perform their chosen pieces. All abilities and ages from 5-19 are welcome – don't be shy.

    Fresh interpretations, famous and not so famous pieces, and free! No charge to enter as player or listener, so what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

    Refreshments will be provided.

    For those who are too old to play, why not come along and hear musicians of the future? It's free, and should be a varied and stimulating afternoon!

    We also plan to run a second Piano Day later in the year.

  • Trio Ecossaise

    Sunday, 4th February 2024

    3:00pm Gibson Hall, Dollar FK14 7DU

    Pre-concert performance from 2:45pm

    For 15 years, Jennifer Brown (clarinet), Harriet Davidson (cello) and Claire Haslin (piano) have been performing across concert hall, schools and social settings. Their repertoire ranges from the classics (Beethoven, Brahms), to hidden gems (Ireland, Glinka), and all-female composer programmes (Schumann, Farrenc, Tailleferre & Walker)

    Holy Trinity Church was filled with wonderful music performed by the hugely talented Trio Ecossaise... the combination was sublime... a superb performance – Crail Festival

    Trio Ecossaise brought a ray of sunshine – Campbelltown Courier

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