War and Peace: Hindsight

Join us for songs, prose and stories from autumn and winter 1918, exploring the last few months of WW1, inspired by artefacts from the collection at Dumfries Museum and local newspapers held at the Ewart Library.

Devised and conducted by Alison Burns, with readers Liz Kettle and Alan McLure.

We will be performing on Saturday 10th November in Kirkcudbright Parish Church Hall at 4.00pm.  Tickets (£5) are available from Thomson’s newsagents, Kirkcudbright and Jenny Wren toy shop, Castle Douglas, or phone 07917 484684 for more information.

We will be performing on Sunday 11th November in Dumfries Museum at 2.30pm.  Entry is by donation on the door, but booking is essential.  Please phone 01387 253374.



Back in 2014 we did a really beautiful concert looking at the lives, letters and experiences of local men and women at home and on the front in WW1. The research for this was done in conjunction with Dumfries Museum and as this year sees the 100 year anniversary of the end of the war we’re linking up with the museum again and revisiting the project and updating it. As part of our investigations we are interested in hearing from any families with relatives who fought in WW1 or who were involved in other aspects of the war. We’re especially interested to know if any conscientious objectors came from Galloway. Printed here is a  roll-call of Dumfries and Galloway soldiers who lost their lives. If one of your relatives is on that list we’d love to hear from you. You can email info@aliburns.co.uk or phone 01556 503 646