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The film season has started and details of films are already posted - see below - and more will follow. Films will continue through the winter and the season of live events will start February 2020 with details posted below when we have them.

 

 

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February 2020

Shooglenifty (music) Fri 28th Feb, 8pm

Friday, February 28, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

A ray of light for a long winter night, Shooglenifty will get you on your feet with their electric new tunes and a full-on set of old favourites. The band celebrates 30 years together, and for this anniversary tour they have a brand new fiddler in the shape of Eilidh Shaw. The Shoogles arrive at Findhorn with their brand of Scottish traditional music following a midnight show at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay.

“Shooglenifty, self-styled as “Acid Croft”… summon their audience to a world ceilidh. ****”  The Scotsman

£16/£14 concs/£12 U16s

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March 2020

Breabach (music) Fri 6th Mar, 8pm

Friday, March 6, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

2020 marks a very special year in the life of Scottish folk favourites Breabach, their 15th anniversary no less. Through 15 years Breabach have always looked to acknowledge and respect the origins of both the music they play and the roots of the band. With 6 albums under their belt, a multitude of awards and a consistently full touring schedule, quite literally across the world, they look set to stay right in the top tier of Scottish folk bands.

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

£16/£14 concs/£12 U16s

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Simon Thacker’s Svara-Kanti (music) Wed 11th March, 7.30pm

Wednesday, March 11, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Simon Thacker’s Svara-Kanti unites India, Bangladesh and the UK in its powerful incarnation expanding on the mystical Bengali Baul folk tradition. Scottish classical guitarist/composer Simon Thacker unites with Bangladeshi Baul singer Farida Yesmin, Indian singer and khomok virtuoso Raju Das Baul, and tabla player Kolkata’s Sunayana Ghosh for an evening of gorgeous World Music.

“…a major statement in the co-evolution of Indian and Western music.”  Songlines Magazine

£14/£12 concs/£10 U16s

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Endling (dance, music) Wed 18th March, 7.30pm

Wednesday, March 18, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Endling uses dance, vocals, music and design to reimagine tales of funerals and the mourning rituals of Scottish and Irish Gaels, with their chants, songs and customs. The Rob Heaslip Company unites popular and folk culture to create a tale of collective memory and consciousness in a world tinged with acid pink, green and purple. Contemporary meets traditional, macabre meets joyful, and morbid fascination is welcomed into the raucous world of a Gaelic wake. Staged with live Gaelic singing. Please note: there is partial nudity in this show. Age guidance 12+

“There are many visually striking moments in Rob Heaslip’s new work about the old Gaelic rituals of mourning.” The Herald

£12/£10 concs/£8 U16s

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April 2020

Brian Ó hEadhra and Fiona Mackenzie (music) Wed 8th April, 7.30pm

Wednesday, April 8, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Brian Ó hEadhra  and Fiona Mackenzie are acclaimed singers/songwriters who draw upon their traditional Gaelic roots as well as from other musical genres including Nordic, Eastern European and Americana. Their live set features soaring harmonies and exquisite arrangements of ancient and new material whilst their stunning debut album TÌR was nominated for album of the year at the International Folk Music Awards 2018.  

“Two of the finest voices in Gaelic singing today.” Celtic Music Radio

£12/£10 concs/£8 U16s

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May 2020

Thunder and Rain (music) Sat 9th May, 8pm

Saturday, May 9, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

When Colorado band Thunder and Rain toured the UK in 2019 with their brand of Americana music, it sparked a huge amount of interest from a music-loving public keen to encounter something special. Big crowds turned out to catch the band that Maverick magazine had described as “like The Stray Birds, with a bigger sound.” When the reviews came in, they were filled with similar praise. 

Recalling the early days of 10,000 Maniacs” – Folk Radio UK

£14/£12 concs/£10 U16s

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9Bach (music) Fri 22nd May, 8pm

Friday, May 22, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

With their unmistakable sound of Welsh language vocals shimmering alongside swamp guitar, harp, rhythm section and a subtle use of technology, 9Bach have been widely credited with giving a new voice to Welsh song. Their second album, Tincian was voted Best Album at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards by the public.

“Charm and fragile beauty are a persuasive combination, and 9Bach have plentiful supplies of both.”  The Guardian Live Review

(Image Dewi Glyn Jones)

£14/£12 concs/£10 U16s

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Madison Violet (music) Wed 27th May, 7.30pm

Wednesday, May 27, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

With the rhythms of Americana combined with catchy pop hooks, Madison Violet have been captivating audiences for two decades. A longstanding, deep-rooted history is what ties the duo’s harmonies so tight, and lies at the core of their unparalleled musical connection. They have achieved an impressive list of accolades including a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Vocal Group Album and their songs have featured in MOJO’s Top 10 playlist, as well as CBC Radio 2’s Top 20

“Heartaching harmonies and tunes make Madison Violet a must-see act.” The Independent

£14/£12 concs/£10 U16s

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June 2020

Elephant Sessions (music) Wed 3rd June, 7.30pm

Wednesday, June 3, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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.

‘Elephant Sessions … are using their instruments like weapons to destroy clichés…We love them’ Rolling Stone Magazine

£16/£14 concs/£12 U16s/£15 dancing/non-seated wristband

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Dunedin Consort – Purcell: Songes & Ayres (classical music) Fri 5th June, 8pm

Friday, June 5, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Soprano Mhairi Lawson joins the Dunedin Consort for an intimate programme of music from the composer Henry Purcell. With his flair for drama and extraordinary gift for bringing words to life, Purcell poured many of his most creative ideas into his songs — each of them miniature masterpieces. They are paired here with some of his most exquisite and intricately wrought instrumental works, shining examples of Baroque music at its most eloquent.

£14/£12 concs/£10 U16s

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SCO Wind Soloists (classical music) Thu 11th June, 7.30pm

Thursday, June 11, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

This year the wonderful Scottish Chamber Orchestra are sending their Wind Soloists for a variation on their usual summer night concert. Trusting as ever in the SCO’s superb quality of musicianship, we will post the programme on our website when we know it. Suffice to say, it will be a great evening of classical music.

“You’d be hard-put finding better wind ensemble playing.” The Guardian

Full Price: £16 full; 65+ £14; U26/Student/ Unemployed/Disabled/Full time carers: £6; U18: Free School groups: Free (accompanying teachers go free)

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July 2020

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham (music) Fri 31st July, 8pm

Friday, July 31, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Phil & Aly, two of Scotland’s most acclaimed traditional musicians have been delighting audiences across Scotland with their masterful, versatile and amusing performances and leading us in the dance on BBC’s live Hogmanay show for over two decades. Oct 2013 saw the legendary folk duo receive the The Sunday Mail’s ‘Lifetime Achievement” Award in the Great Scot category.

“…simply the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear” Glasgow Herald

£18/£16 concs/£14 U16s

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