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VALTOS Supported By Dlù and Tiderays

May 30 @ 19:30 - 23:00

UP YER AIRTS are thrilled to be teaming up with the Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival to bring you three great bands appearing at the newly reopened Loreburn Hall!


Thursday 30th May, 7:30pm

@ Loreburn Hall, Dumfries

Adult £18

Under 26 £9



Valtos are Skye natives Daniel Docherty and Martyn MacDonald, and they have taken the Trad and Electronic music worlds by storm. Since their debut shows in December 2021, they have captivated audiences at festivals and sold-out venues nationwide.

Their music has been described by Folk Radio UK as “like nothing you’ve heard before,” blending influences from electronic and folk music. Inspired by artists like Martyn Bennet, Peatbog Faeries, Odesza, Madeon, and Bicep, Valtos creates a unique and genre-defying sound.

Valtos draws inspiration from the breathtaking beauty of their home, infusing their recordings and live performances with a profound sense of place. Joined onstage by a full live band, including Lana Pheutan, Eilidh Cormack, Ali Levack, and Euan McLaughlin, Valtos delivers energetic and unforgettable live experiences.

Valtos’ talent and innovation have garnered recognition, earning them the Up and Coming Artist of the Year award at The Scots Trad Awards 2022. Their dedication and boundary-pushing artistry continue to impress critics and fans alike.

In their ambitious project, “Valtos and Friends,” they release a new single every month throughout 2023, collaborating with diverse artists. This project showcases their adaptability and artistic growth while pushing sonic boundaries.

Valtos’ sonic fusion of traditional and electronic music inspires and reshapes the musical landscape.


Winners of the Danny Kyle Open Stage 2018, DLÙ are a trad fusion band from Glasgow. Comprising of Moilidh NicGriogair, Zach Ronan, Aidan Spiers, Andrew Grossart, Seoras Chlad and guest vocalist Joseph McCluskey, their eclectic musical backgrounds influence their original melodies and arrangements, giving the band their own distinctive sound.

Their name derives from the Gaelic word ‘dlùth’, meaning tight-knit and close, a tribute not only to the friendship between members but also to the band’s origins which lie in the Glasgow Gaelic School.

DLÙ released their debut album ‘Moch’ in February 2022 at the Òran Mòr, Glasgow. Their album has widely recognised with international radio plays and reviews.

As Gaelic speakers, DLÙ feel passionately about keeping their culture alive by writing music that appeals not only to members of the Gaelic speaking community but to those who have never heard Scottish Traditional music before.


Tiderays, the Scottish indie rock band led by Eddie Oakes, emerged from Dumfries and Galloway with their debut album “Moving On” in 2020. As festival veterans, they’ve rocked stages at Solfest, Butefest, Electric Fields, and more. After refining their live set, 2024 marks their triumphant return to touring across Scotland.


May 30
19:30 - 23:00
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Loreburn Hall
Newall Terrace
Dumfries, DG1 1LN