Top Dumfries & Galloway Christmas songs of 2020
It’s been a miserable year, but thankfully the musicians of Dumfries & Galloway have brought a little sparkle by producing some top Christmas tunes.
With the recent announcement of a Boxing Day lockdown, we need something to cheer us up now more than ever.
The performers of Dumfries & Galloway have worked hard to release a range of sentimental, fun and festive tracks to bring a smile to your face this Christmas. Here are some of them…
Big Russ Wilkins and Lightnin’ Hollings
Never did we ever think we would hear a Christmas song by a local act that featured a cat, but yet here we are. Dumfries duo Big Russ Wilkins and Lightnin’ Hollings filmed their performance of their track beside their Christmas tree, but the video sadly does not feature any real cats, only photos of real cats. There are a lot of meows though.
Dumfries Town Band
Brass bands at Christmas always get a big YES from us. So what a nice surprise to see that the Dumfries Town Band have put together their take on ‘Let It Snow’. Individual performers have filmed each of their parts in their homes and then they’ve been put together, which is impressive in itself. Watch it on Facebook here.
Lauren Dalgleish and Robert Maitland
Filmed at Drumlanrig Castle near Thornhill, Lauren Dalgleish and Robert Maitland perform their acoustic cover of ‘Fairytale of New York’, originally by The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl. The track was flmed as part of the online festival, ‘Un-silent Night’, which was organised by the charity Music Broth. All proceeds go to getting instruments and music lessons for children who can’t afford them.
Dumfries band The Lutras and their fans put enormous effort into promoting the heck out of this track at the start of December, leading to it charting at a fantastic Number 9 in the official iTunes Chart. ‘Give It Up For Christmas’ raises money for Shelter and the Music Venue Trust and even features backing vocals from some of their loyal followers.
A pandemic didn’t hold Annan-based ONR back this year as he continued to release single after single featuring impressive collaboration after impressive collaboration. He’s finished off his year by releasing his beautiful rendition of the Bing Crosby and David Bowie classic, ‘Peace on Earth / Little Drummer Boy’.
Have you seen another D&G Christmas classic in the making that isn’t on this list? Contact Us and we’ll add it!