Autumn into Winter 2018

Details of most concerts  in autumn 2018 are now posted below - scroll down to reveal. Occasionally we post a new event at short notice.  A reminder for regular visitors: to ensure our future as a venue please consider becoming a 'Supporter' - click on the 'Supporters' tab at the top for more details. And don't forget to sign up for our email newsletter if you live in the area - click on the 'Get Newsletter' tab at the top and enter your email address in the space provided.

Details of films are now listed. The film season runs through to March. Also details of some live events in 2019 are now posted and more will be added on a regular basis ahead of the next Good Gig Guide which will be printed some time in February.

 

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October 2018

Twelfth Day (music) Fri 12th Oct, 8pm

Friday, October 12, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

In Twelfth Day, Orcadian fiddler Catriona Price and Peebles harpist Esther Swift provide two distinctly different musical voices. Their fiddle and pedal harp build layer upon layer of a complex and ever-evolving sound, rich with rhythm, harmony and texture. Classically trained, they bring outstanding technical ability plus an adventurous mix of folk, jazz and classical influences to their compositions and arrangements.

“… suffused with dark humour and wildly inventive musicianship” fRoots

£12/£10 concs/£8 U16s

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Let’s Inherit the Earth (theatre) Wed 24th Oct, 7.30pm

Wednesday, October 24, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Dogstar Theatre has teamed up with one of Sweden’s leading independent theatre companies, Profilteatern of Umea, to present the World Premiere of a new comedy Let’s Inherit the Earth by one of Scotland’s most original playwrights, Elgin-born Morna Pearson. Let’s Inherit the Earth is a dark, funny, absurdist take on human responses to climate change, from the arch materialist who denies it, to the prepper obsessed with getting ready for it, come hell or high water! This show went down a storm at the Edinburgh Festival this year and received a four star review from the Scotsman who described it as “… quite simply a show and a half, a bit much in all the best ways.” Read the Scotsman’s show preview here

£12/£10 concs/£8 U16s

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Clever Anaeet (theatre) Fri 26 Oct, 8pm at Moray Art Centre

Friday, October 26, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An evening of Armenian Storytelling and Music from the Edinburgh International Storytelling Festival. Performed by singer Maryem Tollar, playing the Riqq, and storyteller Dawne McFarlane, the narrative combines with Arabic songs to transport us to the time and place of Anaeet, daughter of a shepherd. She gives a pitcher of water to a hot dusty traveller who falls in love with her. Please note that this event will be held in the Moray Art Centre and will now have an interval so please ignore the running time listed in our Good Gig Guide.

£10/£8 concs/£6 U16s

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Charlie Landsborough (music) Sun 28th Oct, 7.30pm

Sunday, October 28, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Winner of ‘Best Songwriter’, ‘Best Song’, ‘Best Male Vocalist’ & ‘International Country Album’ Charlie’s talent and chart-topping records received the ultimate recognition in 2011 when he was inducted into the British Country Music Hall of Fame. Join us for a memorable evening of beautiful ballads, folk, blues, country, rock ‘n’ roll, pop, gospel and anthems with this immensely talented artist.

“If you like warmth, honesty and credibility in a show you will love Charlie Landsborough.” BBC Radio Ulster

£23.50 one price

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November 2018

Mànran (music) Wed 7th Nov, 7.30pm

Wednesday, November 7, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Mànran’s music has traditional Celtic roots, and features fiery tunes from fiddle, accordion, flute, uillean and Highland bagpipes which bind powerfully to a rhythm section awash with elements of funk, jazz and rock to create some of the most innovative and uplifting instrumental music around. The band was awarded the accolade “International Artist of the Year” at the Australian Celtic Music Awards.

‘Mànran play an engaging, boisterous set and win a lot of new fans in the process’  The Herald

£14/£12 concs/£10 U16s

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to see a video of Mànran click here

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Dallahan (music) Wed 21st Nov, 7.30 pm

Wednesday, November 21, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Dallahan is one of the most thrilling forces in the international folk music scene; heavily rooted in traditional Irish music, but with hugely diverse backgrounds and influences. Tender and delicate songs from Transylvania change to relentlessly punchy Irish dance tunes littered with funk grooves and everything in between. In 2015, the band was nominated for ‘Folk Band of The Year’ and their debut album shortlisted for ‘Album of the Year’ at the Scots Trad Music Awards.

“the most exciting Irish music I’ve heard in a long time…” fRoots

£13/£11 concs/£9 U16s

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Breabach (music) Wed 28th Nov, 7.30pm

Wednesday, November 28, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The unique musicianship of Breabach combines twin bagpipes, fiddle, mandolin, bass and guitar with Gaelic vocals and step dance, and has won them fans across the globe with tours packed full of European festival appearances. The end of 2016 saw them win the Scots Trad Awards, taking away two titles: Folk Band of the Year‚ and Album of the Year.

“As polished as it was passionate, matching fiery intensity with exquisite finesse, this was a magnificent set.” The Scotsman *****

£17/£15 concs/£13 U16s

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The Karen Matheson Band (music) Fri 30th Nov, 8pm

Friday, November 30, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Widely recognised as the compelling vocals of Capercaillie, Karen has been involved in various projects of collaboration worldwide including the BBC series Transatlantic Sessions, where she has filmed tracks with artists like James Taylor, Emmylou Harris and The McGarrigle Sisters. Her stunning rendition of ‘Ae fond kiss’ stole the show at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth games in Glasgow, to a televised audience of over a billion people. 

“..has the ability to inject pure emotion into a song. The kind of voice that can leave you shell-shocked’’   The Sunday Times 

£17/£15 concs/£13 U16s

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December 2018

Nae Pasaran (film) Sat 1st Dec, 7.30pm

Saturday, December 1, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

This award winning documentary explores the heroic stand of a few brave Scottish workers. 1974, Bob Fulton, a Rolls-Royce engine inspector, returns to his section, upset and anxious. He’s just told his colleagues that a Chilean Air Force jet engine has arrived in the factory for maintenance and he’s refusing to let it go through, in protest against the recent military coup of General Pinochet. He’s seen the images of people packed into football stadiums and the Chilean Air Force jets bombing Santiago, and now one of the engines from those very same planes is right there, waiting for inspection. Chilean documentary maker Felipe Bustos Sierra shows the impact of Fulton’s decision to keep the engines in Scotland. (screened with subtitles)

“… emphasises the fundamental decency of the men who took a stand.” The Scotsman

£5 pay on the door 

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Summer 1993 (Verano 1993) (film) Sat 8th Dec, 7.30pm

Saturday, December 8, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

In Carla Simón’s touching autobiographical film, six-year-old Frida looks on in silence as the last objects from her recently deceased mother’s apartment in Barcelona are placed in boxes. Although her aunt, uncle, and younger cousin Anna welcome her with open arms, it’s only very slowly that Frida begins to get used to her new home in the countryside. This is an extraordinarily moving snapshot of being a child in an adult world. In Catalan with English subtitles.  Runtime: 96 minutes No Rating

£5 pay on the door

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