Dumfries Music Conference is a platform on which people can share their knowledge, ideas, experience and thoughts about music.

Next Event – Saturday 29th April

Tinderbox Orchestra will collaborate with Dumfries Music Conference to undertake a five-week project in Dumfries during April and May, which will culminate with the group’s performance at the town’s Theatre Royal on 27th May. The ‘punk orchestra’ will hold workshops on five consecutive Saturdays, starting on 22nd April.

Each workshop will give participants an opportunity to play with a real-life orchestra and learn the craft of scoring an orchestral composition to go along with their own performances and song-writing endeavours.

Subsequent Big Jam dates:
29th April / 12pm-4pm / Theatre Royal
6th May / 12pm-4pm / Theatre Royal
13th May / 12pm-4pm / Lovers Lane Studios
20th May / 12pm-4pm / Theatre Royal

Participants are invited to attend all or some of the sessions and to bring along their instrument, so that they can play with the group. The sessions will focus on a different piece each week – these will interweave around writing a group composition.

For more information and details on how to sign up for these free workshops please visit our Facebook page

To register for more information about DMC events please sign up for news and events at the bottom of this page. 





  • Deliver key musical insight and knowledge to local people, with a view to helping them advance their own career objectives and job opportunities
  • Advocate for Dumfries and Galloway’s vibrant contemporary music scene by providing showcases that engage local music industry people and attract others from outside the area
  • Inspire and educate a wide range of audiences, to understand, celebrate, participate in and be supportive of contemporary music


Throughout the year we will be showcasing some of the best local bands and musicians alongside other acts from outside the region.


Throughout the year we will be delivering workshops & seminars across all areas of the music industry.