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August 2022

Eabhal

Wednesday, August 24, 7:30 pm
Universal Hall, The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn
Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
Eabhal

Eabhal came together while based in the Scottish Outer Hebrides. Alongside traditional songs, contemporary and self-penned tunes, the band draws influence from other musical cultures and unites them within their music. In 2018 Eabhal were winners of Hands up for Trad’s Battle of the Folk Bands and were nominated for Up and Coming Artist at 2018’s MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards. They went on to release their debut album, “This is How the Ladies Dance”, in 2019 which was…

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September 2022

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: The Wonders of Nature with Catherine Larsen-Maguire

Friday, September 2, 7:30 pm
Universal Hall, The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn
Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
Scottish Chamber Orchestra 2022

Take a revitalising trip into the wonders of nature in the company of brilliant British conductor Catherine Larsen-Maguire and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. The SCO’s exceptional Principal Cellist Philip Higham is the soloist in Dvořák’s dreamy Silent Woods, an atmospheric musical portrait of Bohemia’s brooding forests. The same composer conjures boisterous bagpipes and joyful pastoral celebrations in the delectable set of Bohemian folk dances of his Czech Suite, brimming over with strongly flavoured melodies. Young composers Electra Perivolaris, Gillian Walker…

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The Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton Trio

Wednesday, September 14, 7:30 pm
Universal Hall, The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn
Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
Scottish trad musicians Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton with Jen Butterworth in a trio for September 14th 2022 in Moray

Skilfully performed instrumental music deeply rooted in the Scottish tradition. Ross and Ali, two of Scotland’s most prominent musicians, bring together original compositions from their highly acclaimed albums, Symbiosis I, II and III, ranging from high octane jigs and reels to beautifully melodic slow airs. The music is a masterful blend of the old and the new, modern Scottish folk music at its mightiest.The latest album, Symbiosis III was recorded during lockdown and released on 2nd October 2020. It’s an…

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Pictish Trail

Sunday, September 18, 7:30 pm
Universal Hall, The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn
Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
Pictish Trail 2022

Follow the Hebridean psychedelic singer-songwriter, accompanied by his full-band, on a whirlwind tour of Scotland’s hidden gem venues... Findhorn's Universal Hall being one of them   A strange, unpredictable, sardonic and yet deeply personal record, Island Family is the fifth and most recent album from Isle of Eigg dwelling electro-acoustic psych-pop wonder Pictish Trail, AKA Johnny Lynch. It offers his contrarian view of arcadia; a search for the euphoric in the bucolic, bound up in sometimes conflicting ideas and feelings around nature and environment, sincerity…

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The Story in the Song – Martin Simpson, Findlay Napier & Malcolm MacWatt

Friday, September 23, 7:30 pm
Universal Hall, The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn
Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
Malcolm MacWatt, Martin Simpson, Findlay Napier Findhorn Bay Art Festival September 23rd 7.30pm 2022

A unique opportunity to see three of the finest folk musicians in one stellar triple bill. Forty years after he recorded his first album, Golden Vanity , in 1976, Martin Simpson is known as a guitarist of formidable talent. Equally at home playing English traditional folk, American folk and blues and his own compositions, he is consistently named as one of the very finest fingerstyle guitar players in the world. Findlay Napier is one of Scotland’s finest singer songwriters. In…

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The Cabaret of Misfits & Silent Disco with Steve Gasgarth

Saturday, September 24, 7:00 pm
Universal Hall, The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn
Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
Cabaret of Misfits with Steve Gasgarth Silent Disco, Findhorn Bay Art Festival 2022, Saturday 24th September 7pm

Step right up to the Cabaret of Misfits; an evening of incredible circus performances, music, and installations. Cabaret of Misfits is a celebration of the wonderfully weird, the outrageously odd, the blissfully bizarre. Come and try hula hooping, learn about the dark history of circus, play sideshow games, and encounter some curious characters. Be amazed by performances with fire, aerial acts, walkabouts, acrobats, and hair hanging. The Misfits are taking over Universal Hall and you are invited! Run by Rachael…

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Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan

Wednesday, September 28, 7:30 pm
Universal Hall, The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn
Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan FBA Art Festival September 28th 2022

Seven-time winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, including 2018 Folk Singer of The Year, Karine Polwart’s latest project is a collaboration with renowned jazz/folk pianist Dave Milligan. Piano and voice isn’t a combination that you hear often in the folk idiom, and yet it can be just as potent, if not more so, than a full band – and the duo’s new album is just this: an intimate, stripped-back collection of songs performed entirely with voice and grand…

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Unbecoming

Thursday, September 29, 8:00 pm
Universal Hall, The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn
Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
Unbecoming, Company of Wolves, Anna Porubcansky, FBA Festival 2022, September 29th 8pm

Company of Wolves presents a solo work by Anna Porubcansky. Unbecoming is a performance about loss and rage, told by a woman and a mother. Rage, at all we become when we don’t feel like we have a choice. Loss, of all we haven’t become. And how we unbecome. Using traditional song, soundscape, myth, and movement, Unbecoming is a dreamworld: a rich and sublime space where image, memory, desire and fear all reside. Watch a woman unravel, layer upon layer…

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October 2022

Tales from the North with Calum Stewart

Saturday, October 1, 8:00 pm
Universal Hall, The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn
Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
Calum Stewart, Tales from the North, Saturday 1st October 8pm, FBA Festival 2022

Award winning, virtuoso Uilleann Piper Calum Stewart’s powerful and lyrical playing style is rooted in the traditional music of his native Northern Scotland. His distinct musical voice has been developed through collaborations within the Scottish and Irish traditions. Join Calum and his Quartet for a very special evening celebrating the legends, landscapes, and lore from the North of Scotland, with music from his 2017 album Tales from the North, and a premier of the music from his forthcoming album True…

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Rocket Post! (musical theatre)

Sunday, October 2, 3:00 pm
Universal Hall, The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn
Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
Rocket Post Findhorn Bay Arts Festival, Sunday October 2nd 3pm

July, 1934. The Western Isles. A buzz of excitement runs through a crowd of people standing on a sandy beach. They are watching scientist and dreamer, Gerhard Zucker, who is about to change the world! The future is communication, the future is connection, the future is… ROCKET POST! A Rocket full of letters is packed and ready to fly across the sea to the Isle of Harris. The fuse is lit,the rocket lifts up into the sky and then…. explodes.What…

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Dallahan

Saturday, October 22, 8:00 pm
Universal Hall, The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn
Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
Dallahan 2022

Dallahan is one of the most distinct forces in the international folk music scene. Forged in Scotland and Ireland's traditional music community, but drawing on the traditional music styles of the Balkans and North America, they create an original and seamless musical montage, blending their contemporary influences from funk and pop music. The lineup consists of Jack Badcock on guitar and vocals, Ciaran Ryan on banjo, mandolin and fiddle, Andrew Waite on accordion and Benedict Morris on fiddle. The band has…

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Mànran

Saturday, October 29, 8:00 pm
Universal Hall, The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn
Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
Scottish Gaelic folk supergroup Mànran play Findhorn's Universal Hall Saturday 29th October 8pm

Multi award-winning Scottish supergroup Mànran have spent over 10 years at the heart of the Scottish traditional music scene. Internationally recognised as one of the most iconic and respected Scottish bands on the road today, the seven-piece show no signs of slowing down as they continue to push boundaries and explore new musical and geographical territory each year.With three hugely successful studio albums already under their belt, Mànran launched their new album 0rar ('fresh' or 'flourishing') in late 2021, revealing…

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November 2022

Worn

Wednesday, November 2, 7:30 pm
Universal Hall, The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn
Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
Errol White & Davina Givan's Japanese-inspired dance show Worn, Universal Hall in Findhorn, Moray Wednesday November 2nd 2022 7.30pm

Inspired by the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi, where broken pottery is mended with gold or silver, Worn is an exquisite and emotive dance, that explores how the body is affected by the experiences, marks and scars that make us who we are. Worn is choreographed and performed by acclaimed duo, Errol White and Davina Givan. White and Givan’s trademark strong physical presence, dynamic and tender choreography engages on both a physical and emotional level and asks very relevant questions about the…

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Ardal O’Hanlon

Friday, November 4, 8:00 pm
Universal Hall, The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn
Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
Comedian Ardal O'Hanlon, best known as Father Dougal from hit TV show Father Ted, comes to Moray's Universal Hall Friday November 4th 2022

Stand-up comedian Ardal O'Hanlon (AKA Father Dougal from 'Father Ted') has toured four continents, and in November will be coming to Moray

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Kris Drever

Friday, November 11, 7:30 pm
Universal Hall, The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn
Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
Scottish folk guitarist Kris Drever to play MOray's Universal Hall November 11th 2022

Kris Drever is a Scottish folk singer songwriter, who has won multiple awards including an incredible 7 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, two shortlist nominations for Scottish Album of The Year (with his trio Lau) and much acclaim for his solo recordings and concerts including glowing reviews from The Herald, The Guardian, Mojo and Q Magazine. His recent single “Scapa Flow 1919” was nominated for Best Original Track by BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards whilst his (John Parish produced) album…

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Opera Alba

Wednesday, November 23, 7:30 pm
Universal Hall, The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn
Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
Opera Alba first time in Findhorn's Universal Hall November 23rd 2022 7.30pm

Opera Alba was formed at the end of 2004 with the aim of bringing well sung, highly accessible opera to venues around Scotland in an entertaining and enjoyable manner.  The four singers and accompanist are delighted to be performing for the first time at Findhorn.  Each member of the group has extensive experience of appearing on the professional operatic stage and on the concert platform. They enjoy performing together and plan on having as much fun as their audiences!Opera Alba will provide you with an evening of well…

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