Nith Riff is a programme for adults across Dumfries and Galloway. It provides a unique opportunity to ‘jam’, experiment with different instruments, and develop songs together in a social and inclusive setting.

Workshops are designed to support participants in experimenting with music, musical instruments and singing/songwriting/spoken word - building confidence in their own musical abilities, and working towards regular performances throughout the year.

All sessions are lead by a group of professionally trained Paragon musicians and practitioners who specialise in supporting people with access requirements.

Nith Riff is run in partnership with Leonard Cheshire Disability and the Theatre Royal in Dumfries, and with support from Dumfries and Galloway Council.




Please note that due to to current situation around Covid-19 all Paragon workshops are now taking place online.

Upcoming sessions are running Wednesdays, 01:30pm-03:00pm, from 02 June - 07 July. Booking information can be found here

Thanks to funding support Dumfries and Galloway Council we are able to offer Nith Riff workshops FREE of charge.

All other Paragon workshops are offered on a pay-what-you-can basis. If you would like to support our work independently you can make a donation, or start your own Paragon fundraiser, here

Please note that places must be reserved in advance of payment - for more information or to reserve a place please contact our Programme and Events Manager, Charlotte Riley Gibson, at [email protected]