In The Spotlight – Showcase

Friday, June 28 , 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

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.

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Rachel Sermanni – The Betwixt Tour

Saturday, October 5 , 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

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?’,… Continue Reading>>>


Thursday, September 5 , 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

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, with a rare blend of fiery technical brilliance, delicate ensemble interaction and a bold, adventurous musical imagination.… Continue Reading>>>

Old Blind Dogs

Saturday, August 31 , 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

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 of songs and tunes of the North- East of Scotland on an international stage.… Continue Reading>>>

Dean Friedman

Thursday, August 8 , 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

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.… Continue Reading>>>

Black Umfolosi – CANCELLED

Saturday, June 15 , 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

We tried really hard to support Black Umfolosi coming to play here at Universal Hall, but with their delayed visa issues they have been unable to get the connecting travel necessary to get here in time for tonight’s show.Continue Reading>>>

Preston Reed

Saturday, June 1 , 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

Internationally recognised as one of the world’s most influential guitarists and a ground-breaking innovator, Preston Reed revolutionised acoustic guitar playing in the 1980’s and 90’s. His invention of integrated percussive guitar playing – an approach that incorporates a live percussive groove on the guitar neck and body with other techniques – continues to captivate audiences and inspire new generations of musicians around the world.… Continue Reading>>>

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Wednesday, May 29 , 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

The musical partnership between consummate performer Alasdair Fraser, ‘the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling’ and brilliant Californian cellist Natalie Haas spans the full spectrum between intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy.… Continue Reading>>>