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Name: Kirkcudbright Festival Of Light – Late Opening with Guest Singer VILJA-LOUISE

Date:11th October -

Time: 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm

Location: Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright


We will be one of many Kirkcudbright based businesses who will be open from 5.30-7.30pm on Friday 11th October.  This will be in support of the returning Festival Of Light, which will be on from Thurs 10th to Sunday 13th October.  Please come and join us for a glass of wine and enjoy our exhibition in a different light.


We are delighted to confirm that Vilja-Louise will be performing a short acapella set in the gallery, as part of the late night opening this coming Friday night. She will be singing from 7pm, so please come early to avoid dissapointment.

We will be serving refreshments on the night. Late opening is from 5.30-7.30pm

Vilja-Louise is a singer of haunting vocal beauty. Her work is grounded in Swedish folk music and is enriched with her passion for international vocal styles. A captivating performer, both as a soloist and in various collaborations and projects, she freely crosses genres to embrace a diversity of musical forms.

​During her Masters studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Vilja-Louise examined the expressive clarity that moves and touches her in certain performances and recordings. Her phrase ’Singing from the Source’ describes that quality – an unmasked, authentic style of interpretation which avoids staged mannerisms and lets the music flow through the true feeling in the moment.

Bringing this attitude to all her work, Vilja-Louise inhabits her repertoire with strength and fragility. She weaves together her various influences, contributing to a living musical continuum.

”In my mind, the songs are fundamentally organic, not fixed – they live, they develop, they evolve and grow like a living organism.”


The Late Openings event will include a special pop up exhibition. for this night only.  A group of local and out of town artists will gather for a small exhibition of their work in the splendid surroundings of the Old Library, as you may never see it again.  Artists will be there to mingle and make friends.

It promises to be the perfect evening to wander through the town, taking in the lights, installations and various events, as the historic closes, harbour and hidden corners will be lit up in imaginative ways.  Various events include:

Skip the Light Fandango with Cafe Largo (Parish Hall 7.30 – 11pm)  Cafe Largo’s 5-piece band return with 60’s and 70’s music, and always a sell out! Booking essential.

Spooky Tales with Mostly Ghostly (Station House Cookery School – 6pm)  Join Mostly Ghostly for an evening of spine tingling tales from around the region, and discover the fascintating history of the Station and house. Refreshments available. Booking essential.

Candlelight Tour of Broughton House See the splendid home of EA Hornel in a way you have never seen it before.

Throughout the weekend there will  be Installations celebrating 50 years since the moon landing, a  magical Fairy Village with a pop up lochan at the soaperie gardens, image projections onto the iconic Tolbooth Museum, McLellans Castle as well as other buildings, uplighters, magical trees and more.

The rest of the weekend also offers lots of events in various venues across the town. For more information please visit or contact the Kirkcudbright Development Trust on 01557 428008.