Quirky finale to arts event

There’s still time for art and craft lovers to visit Dalkeith’s Spring Arts Exhibition, with organisers planning to end the event with a ‘bang’.

Run by Dalkeith Arts, Music and Events (DAME) the exhibition is at Dalkeith Arts Centre, next to the library on Drum Street.

Allison Lock, DAME’s exhibition spokesman, said: “We’re delighted at how many people in the area have come down to visit the exhibition over the last two weeks.

“Although we close the exhibition at noon on Saturday, we will be going out with a bang with a ‘music first’ for Dalkeith the night before, when celebrated folk trio Quirky Jade will play a concert at Dalkeith Arts Centre.

“Quirky Jade, who went down a storm at this year’s Celtic Connections, will be backed by Midlothian’s own story tellers Bagatelle and, with a £5 ticket price and ‘bring your own bottle’, what’s not to like?”

Quirky Jade are a trio of singers from the West of Scotland. They sing mainly unaccompanied and cover everything from traditional and folk from Scotland to medieval music and African songs.

DAME’s Margaret Grainger stepped up to the mike last Sunday to take part in Jim Aird’s radio show on Black Diamond FM. She was on the show to talk about the Quirky Jade concert and to launch a competition to win two pairs of tickets to the show at Dalkeith Arts Centre in the town centre.

Tickets can be obtained at the library or at the exhibition, or by calling 0131 660 6690.