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Beachcomber – Stories Just In Case

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

Three stories created from unusual materials; a rope that can become a king, a trunk that can become a boat, or even a dry sandy desert! KING CANUTE – the King who tried to stop the waves. THE OLD FISHERMAN – who catches a Golden Lobster that can bring great riches. THE VERY UNGRATEFUL CROCODILE, […]

General Election Hustings

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

All are welcome to a general election ‘hustings’ at Universal Hall, The ParkEco-Village, Findhorn, for the Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey Constituency onMonday 24th June at 7.15-9.00pm. You are invited to send your questions in advance to Robin Alfred, who will be moderating the event. He can be contacted at robinalfred1@gmail.com The organisers hope that […]

In The Spotlight – Showcase

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

In March we opened for applications for our In The Spotlight Mentorship Programme. Ten aspiring musical acts were selected and have gone on to receive one-to-one mentorship from four brilliant music industry professionals to create an original piece to showcase, as part of this show at Universal Hall. Come along for a great night of […]

Da Vinci Piano Trio

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Da Vinci Piano Trio is well known for their relaxed, witty and informative introductions and for their expressive playing. Performances of note include festivals such as Glasgow, Dartington, Sound Festival (Aberdeen), and a live broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune. Since Robert Irvine's retirement, violinist Anthony Moffat (leader, The Orchestra of Scottish Opera) […]

Joachim Goerke – Piano Songs for Silence & Celebration

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

Solo Concert - Piano Songs for Silence & Celebration, a meditative sound experience with audience participation Joachim Goerke is a singer, composer and an exceptional pianist. He incorporates excellent technique with intuitive, authentic playing. His music transcends the barriers between classical music and jazz – his is a music between worlds. He has previously played […]

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

Together, Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have established themselves as the epitome of excellence in the world of traditional music. With their musical magic and quick-witted humour, they will pull your emotional strings one moment and have you falling off the seat with laughter the next! Join them at Findhorn’s Universal Hall to hear Phil […]

Dean Friedman

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

Hailed by critics and fans alike as a one of the finest songwriters of his generation, Dean Friedman has achieved legendary, pop-icon status for chart-topping hits, Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia, McDonald’s Girl and more. Following Friedman's sold-out, 40th Anniversary Tour, Friedman returns to the stage armed with a stunning collection of his insightful and compelling, […]

Old Blind Dogs

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

The musical evolution of Old Blind Dogs began in Aberdeen in 1992 with roots that grew from the eclectic music scene that flourished in the Granite City during the early 90’s. Four musicians from very different musical backgrounds came together to create a full-time professional touring band with the aim of showcasing the rich tradition […]

The Flock & Moving Cloud

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

Scottish Dance Theatre set the stage on fire with two of their most physically daring and dynamic works in an unforgettable evening of dance by two of the most exciting female choreographers in the European dance scene: Roser López Espinosa and Sofia Nappi. Fasten your seat belt and get ready to take off as the […]

Flook

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

Still holding fast to their reputation as major musical innovators, Flook have an enviable trademark sound. Formed 29 years ago by four friends, the whistles and flutes of Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen, the guitar of Ed Boyd and the bodhran of John Joe Kelly weave and spin traditionally rooted tunes over precise acoustic grooves, […]

Shirley Barr – Begin Began Begun

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

Shirley Barr may be late to the table, but her recently discovered passion for compelling songwriting and performance shows she's earned her place. Working as the marketing manager at Universal Hall, her life was already immersed in live music. However, lockdown saw her signing up for an online songwriting course tutored by Boo Hewerdine and […]

The Routes Quartet

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Routes Quartet play an exquisite blend of folk, classical, jazz and fiddle traditions, featuring evocative arrangements of folk tunes and stunning original compositions. Comprising the classic string quartet instrumentation of cello (Rufus Huggan), viola (Emma Tomlinson) and two fiddles (David Lombardi and Madeleine Stewart), the group set out to arrange and explore the vast […]

Rachel Sermanni – The Betwixt Tour

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

Rachel Sermanni is a Scottish based singer/songwriter that makes the mundane moments mystical: shock-positive pregnancy tests in train-station toilets, coffee machine breakages, cold river swims, the regret of not saying ‘I love You', the moon & how it pulls, bare feet on wood floors, the soft glow of a house plant, ‘what even is consciousness?’, […]

Hannah Rarity

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

Award-winning singer Hannah Rarity has made a lasting impression since being warmly embraced by the folk world, winning BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year (2018) and recording and touring with top acts Blazin’ Fiddles, Rura, Niteworks and Cherish the Ladies. Both of her albums ‘Neath the Gloaming Star’ (2018) & ‘To Have You Near’ […]

Lauren Collier

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

Talented Scottish musician Lauren Collier is making a name for her virtuosity on the fiddle and captivating vocals. Originally from Irvine in Ayrshire, Lauren now lives in Glasgow and has been writing and playing her own music for the last six years. She has toured all over Scotland and has played in Canada, India, Ireland, […]

Theem Thana Theem Tha: Spicy Tales from India

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

Jeeva Raghunath brings an evening of stories featuring fish curry, chicken curry, gourd curry, superstition, rumour and punishment - stories of Indian women power. Journey through the folk lands of India with music, rhythm and dance. Jeeva has been a professional storyteller since 1997, telling stories to both adults and children. She is noted for […]

Dementia the Musical!

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

Dementia the Musical! is a radical new musical theatre production by Ron Coleman, Scottish poet and writer living with dementia, in collaboration with renowned director Magdalena Schamberger and one of Britain’s top jazz musicians Sophie Bancroft as composer and musical director. Additional music is by esteemed songwriter Andrew Eaton-Lewis and design by Karen Tennent. Written […]

One Great Circle – Fraser Fifield, Chris Stout & Catriona MacKay

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

Performed by three of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians, One Great Circle is a musical tribute to Stanley Robertson, the late Aberdeenshire storyteller, piper, singer, author and member of the Travelling community, composed by Fraser Fifield in his role as Traditional Artist in residence for University of Edinburgh. Joining Fraser (low whistle/small pipes), the acclaimed fiddle/harp […]