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Dumfries Soul&Motown Weekender - Dumfries

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  132-136 English Street  - Dumfries   DG1 2DF   GB   scottish soul event

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Dumfries Soul&Motown Weekender

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The Cairndale Hotel suitably holds 6-700 at this great location in the Scottish town of Dumfries. 

Just 30 minutes North of Carlisle, the scene is set for A 3 room weekend event with DJs

SAM EVANS, CHRIS BOX, KEITH FLETCHER, OZZ, KEV ROBERTS, SNOWY, TIM RABJOHN, SOUL SAM, SIMMONE BLACK  

ALAN JONES, DUMFRIES SOUL CLUB, GEORGE HUNT, CHRIS PATRICKSON , SIMON HUNT and more guest spiiners plus LIVE on stage RONNIE McNEIR(Appearing Friday) and JOHNNY PRYERS(SATURDAY)  Note: Kenny Bernard not appearing due to illness 

MAIN ROOM- Northern Soul & Motown  8pm-2am and 12noon-5pm  Sunday

BOOGIE ROOM(70’s onwards Soul&Disco Classics) 9pm-2am Fri&Sat

Plus a NORTHERN ALL NIGHTER CLASSICS ROOM 9pm-2am Fri&Sat

Accomodation available at special rates from www.cairndalehotel.co.uk

A great venue and a lovely weekend away in Scotland 

Please note this is a Ticketless Event when buying from Goldsoul  Once paid you are added to our door list  

Other outlets may provide a ticket   If so, bring to the event on the day in exchange for a wristband  

By car - M6 North then A75 to Dumfries

Train- To Carlisle then onto Dumfries

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Venue Address

132-136 English Street, Dumfries, Scotland, DG1 2DF, United Kingdom

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This one certainly appeals, a new Weekender in the centre of Dumfries ....which has great transport links for those travelling ....

‘Market town on the Solway Firth, its residents are known as Doonhamers. The River Nith runs through Dumfries, a former port and centre for tweed which has a population of just over 30,000. The town is a popular tourist destination and in 1997 was voted as the Best Place to Live in Britain.’ 

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Thanks for that post Andy. For those unaware of the town or area, there is plenty to do and see, depending on your cultural tastes. If you don't fancy the Saturday afternoon session, the Solway coast is only a twenty minute drive away, ruined abbeys, castles and you might even get a Queen of the South home fixture!

Anyone wanting any info on the town, area or whatever, just message me.

Good music and a good time awaits.

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8 hours ago, SouledTrafford said:

Thanks for that post Andy. For those unaware of the town or area, there is plenty to do and see, depending on your cultural tastes. If you don't fancy the Saturday afternoon session, the Solway coast is only a twenty minute drive away, ruined abbeys, castles and you might even get a Queen of the South home fixture!

Anyone wanting any info on the town, area or whatever, just message me.

Good music and a good time awaits.

Sounds wonderful . It’s an area we have never visited . Hopefully there are also some vinyl record shops  in the locality ? 

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There is one Andy, but not sure if you would find anything of interest.

I kick started the event with Kev and the hotel owner, so have a real interest in trying to make it a success.

I know it is still a long way off, but as I said in the previous post, if you or anyone who is hoping to attend have any questions or whatever, just ask.

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Great initiative . I’m sure once word gets out there’s going to be lots of interest and hopefully will become a yearly event . 

Just realised we can combine with getting there via one of the great train journeys of the world - the spectacular and scenic Settle and Carlisle line. 

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All being well, it could become a regular fixture on the soul calendar. 

The hotel is a mere five minute walk from Dumfries train station with other accommodation nearby once the venue hotel is fully booked.

Pity it is a year away.

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On 19/06/2018 at 21:33, jeffg222 said:

yes andy great performer looking forward to this , a lot talking about it at blackpool  should be a cracker

 

Yes indeed Jeff . Has all the makings of a great Weekender . Something new . Venue/hotel looks good and Dumfries as an easily accessible location, ideal . A fair few from Yorkshire already committed to making the trip . 

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brilliant andy the more the merrier 3 totally different rooms music wise by the looks of it.   so thats good too

 

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On 21/06/2018 at 21:26, jeffg222 said:

brilliant andy the more the merrier 3 totally different rooms music wise by the looks of it.   so thats good too

 

 Cairndale Hotel accommodation sold out - but plenty of other options for those staying over in the town . 

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Not sure if the Cairndale is sold out Andy. Anyone wanting to stay at the venue, give them a 'phone. There are other options available nearby and some are staying at the Premier Inn which is about a five minute drive away, with a Travel Lodge another 200 yards further on. Anyone needing any info re. the event, venue, town, surrounding area, just send me a DM and I will be happy to help.

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2 hours ago, SouledTrafford said:

Not sure if the Cairndale is sold out Andy. Anyone wanting to stay at the venue, give them a 'phone. There are other options available nearby and some are staying at the Premier Inn which is about a five minute drive away, with a Travel Lodge another 200 yards further on. Anyone needing any info re. the event, venue, town, surrounding area, just send me a DM and I will be happy to help.

That’s great news Iain - I’ll pass that ‘heads up’ on . Our friends checked the hotel availability on line which showed ‘no availability ‘ so guess all rooms have been reserved for Weekender attendees only 😊hence I’ll suggest they ring the hotel direct and mention  ‘soul weekender ‘ . 

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Right then, just to confirm. For anyone who is still considering coming to the Dumfries Weeekender there are still a few rooms available at the Cairndale Hotel where the event is being held, as I was in at the hotel this morning. The Hotel website is showing no rooms available, but all rooms have been put aside for people attending the Weekender, so should you want to book a room simply phone the hotel direct and say that you want to book for the Weekender.

The hotel is minutes from the town centre and less than five minutes from the train station. It is also an easy to get to by road.

 

As said previously. Just DM me if you need any further info on anything. Hope to see you all there.

 

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On 07/10/2018 at 17:51, andybellwood said:

That’s great news Iain - I’ll pass that ‘heads up’ on . Our friends checked the hotel availability on line which showed ‘no availability ‘ so guess all rooms have been reserved for Weekender attendees only 😊hence I’ll suggest they ring the hotel direct and mention  ‘soul weekender ‘ . 

Under a week until the Dumfries Motown and Soul Weekender. Tickets have sold well and only a few remain, so looking good, as does the dj line up and of course the guest appearance of Ronnie McNeir. There are also only two,or three rooms left at the hotel and anyone wanting to stay there should phone the hotel direct. Other guest houses and hotels within easy walking distance are either full or again with only the odd room available.

Anyone wanting any further info, either on where to stay, how to get there, or whatever, just send me a DM and I will help you out.

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A new and imaginative Weekender which has certainly captured the interest and adv ticket sales . Looks like being destined to be an essential Weekender for future years as well .

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afternoon sessions 12 til 5  saturday  terry finn and andy bellwood, jim marr, shug robertson, simonne black , dougie tremble main room

                               12 til 5  sunday  tim rabjohn, will forsyth, iain mccartney , chris box   solway suite

 

            

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Venue looking good, with the rooms having something of a makeover. Just having a break before heading back down to help get the sound systems in place. In less than twenty four hours the music will be playing. Actually met four guests checking in this afternoon. Bring it on.

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Fabulous start to this inaugural Weekender on Friday . Three great rooms and what a performance from Ronnie McNeir . 

Quick heads up for George Hunt in the Northern room. What a hot box of mint originals in their rarest form . Seeing was believing , seeing them on the decks and listening even better . 

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The feedback regarding this Weekender has been quite overwhelming and all those positive comments have been most welcome. As it was the first, it was always difficult to know how it would go down, but thanks to Kev Roberts and his band of tried and trusted dj’s, plus the guests who were invited on board, the music went from the usual floor fillers to the seldom heard and back again. Ronnie McNeir was his usual class act, while Johnny Pryers certainly did not disappoint. All in all a great weekend and hopefully the first of many. Next years dates are already confirmed with everyone saying the year will return. If you didn’t make it this year, hopefully we will see you next November.

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11 hours ago, SouledTrafford said:

The feedback regarding this Weekender has been quite overwhelming and all those positive comments have been most welcome. As it was the first, it was always difficult to know how it would go down, but thanks to Kev Roberts and his band of tried and trusted dj’s, plus the guests who were invited on board, the music went from the usual floor fillers to the seldom heard and back again. Ronnie McNeir was his usual class act, while Johnny Pryers certainly did not disappoint. All in all a great weekend and hopefully the first of many. Next years dates are already confirmed with everyone saying the year will return. If you didn’t make it this year, hopefully we will see you next November.

Well said Jeff and I guess capturing the thoughts of everybody there . Fantastic turnout for a brilliant Weekender . Like so many others , we’ve already booked for next year . 

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