Kirkcudbright Choral Concert

The Winter concert for the Kircudbright Choral Society took place in the newly-refurbished Cochran Hall in Kirkcudbright on Sunday evening. Gabrielle and a number of our local friends were performing. The choir were accompanied by some very good professional musicians, including Hedley Benson, the principal trumpet player from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
Here they are at the rehearsal in the afternoon before the performance.

Rehearsal
The main work performed at the concert was “Stella Natalis” by Karl Jenkins which took up the whole of the second half. The first half featured a variety of winter and Christmas themed pieces from a number of different composers.
Programme Cover
Concert Pieces
Here’s the choir, soloist and musicians during “Stella Natalis”.
Performance

Autumn Scenes

A few pictures from walks around Craig Cottage over the last month or so. The stormy Autumn weather has dumped plenty of rain on us but we’ve also had some very impressive sunsets and cloud formations. Here are a few of them.
Tree and sunset

Clouds over Whithorn

Whithorn Sunset
One of our local fields was home to a small herd of brown belted Galloway Cattle. They also come in a grey variety as well as the more usual black and white.
Brown Beltie
Autumn leaves at Knockbrex
Leaves at Knockbrex
Descending through the oak woods from Mark Hill towards Kippford and a tasty pub lunch.
Oak tree at Kippford
Atmospheric sunlight over Wigtown Bay.
Whithorn Sunset
One heavy rain storm caused the Pulwhirrin Burn to flow over the top of the footbridge to Kirkandrews.
Kirkandrews Bridge
Here’s Betty posing with an Autumnal tree in Doon Wood near Knockbrex.
In Doon Wood