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The Seventeenth Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival

For a list of accommodation providers in and around Kirkcudbright  who advertise in Festival publications, go to our Accommodation page.


Kirkcudbright Artsists Town

Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival is a Company registered in Scotland - No. SC315747 & Charity No. SC038200

2007 Scottish Jazz Festivals Kirkcudbright

A Celebration of Trad New Orleans, Dixieland and Swing Jazz in South West Scotland.


will be held on 12, 13, 14 and 15 JUNE 2014

The 17th annual festival in this unique small Scottish town promises to be even more appealing and exciting than ever by maintaining the high musical standards set by previous festivals. Visitors will have the chance to enjoy top class and highly professional artistes, some on a first time visit, as well as some old favourites,  ensuring that the festival caters for jazz lovers of all ages who appreciate quality as well as variety for their entertainment.



Held from Thursday, 12th to Sunday, 15th June 2014, it is a great time to visit this least populated area of Dumfries & Galloway, only an hour’s drive north of Carlisle. It is known as “the artists town” because, like St Ives in Cornwall, it has that special kind of light, particularly at sunset, which attracted and continues to attract may successful artists to live and work in the region.


The Festival is currently at the planning stage and information will be added to this page as the plans develop.

We were planning to have the French Hot Antic Jazz Band but this was succesfully blocked by John Minnion, the organiser of the Keswick Jazz Festival.





Event Scotland Dumfries and Galloway CouncilLeader+ Dumfries and GallowayProject Part Financed by the European UnionScottish Enterprise Dumfries & Galloway