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June 2022

Hannah Rarity

Wednesday, June 1, 7:30 pm
Universal Hall, The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn
Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
Scottish folk singer Hannah Rarity performing Moray's Universal Hall June 2022

Hannah Rarity plays at Universal Hall with Innes White on guitar and John Lowrie on keys following her new 2022 album release

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Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern

Saturday, June 4, 7:30 pm
Universal Hall, The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn
Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
Guitarist Tony McManus and violinist Julia Toaspern play Findhorn's Universal Hall Saturday June 4th 7.30pm

Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern play virtuoso guitar and fiddle with a variety of songs and tunes in Moray's Universal Hall, June 2022

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Elephant Sessions

Thursday, June 16, 8:00 pm
Universal Hall, The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn
Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
Scottish trad-music giants Elephant Sessions play Universal Hall on June 16th 2022

This show has been rescheduled from 2020 Hailing from the Highlands of Scotland, Elephant Sessions exploded onto the indie folk scene to unparalleled effect with their last album “All We Have Is Now.” The band have since gone on to be finalists as Best Group at the BBC Radio 2 awards and are already winners of the 2018 Scots Trad Live Act of the Year. A truly great band to see live in an intimate venue like the Universal Hall. …

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RANT

Saturday, June 25, 8:00 pm
Universal Hall, The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn
Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
Skilled fiddling group RANT play Moray's Universal Hall June 25th 2022

A decade on from their first performance - and with 3 acclaimed albums under their belt - RANT remain at the forefront of the Scottish fiddle scene. The meeting of four of the country’s finest players, the quartet use just their fiddles to weave a tapestry of melodies, textures, layers and sounds. Bethany Reid from Shetland, Anna Massie and Lauren MacColl from the Highland peninsula of the Black Isle, and latest member Gillian Frame from Arran join forces to showcase…

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August 2022

Aly & Phil

Friday, August 5, 7:30 pm
Universal Hall, The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn
Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
Scottish trad-music legends Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham play Moray's Universal Hall on Friday 5th August 2022

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. Mike Russell has described them as "probably the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear”.Join them at Findhorn's Universal Hall to hear Phil Cunningham's astonishing dexterity on accordion, and Aly Bain's impassioned…

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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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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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October 2022

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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November 2022

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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