McGoldrick, McCusker & Doyle

Friday, February 24, 2023 , 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

The opening gig of our Spring/Summer season sees us welcoming folk music’s legendary triumvirate of musical magpies, Mike McGoldrick, John Doyle, and John McCusker back to the stage. First jamming together as teenagers, a quarter century later these Celtic folk heroes are still combining forces to share music with the world and have released two studio albums in recent years, The Reed That Bends in the Storm (2020) and The Wishing Tree (2018).… Continue Reading>>>

In the Spotlight – It’s a Wrap!

The culmination of many weeks of hard work from our emerging artists alongside their professional mentors, was the live IN THE SPOTLIGHT show which took place on Saturday 26th November at Universal Hall. We were delighted to have a big, friendly audience there to cheer our performers, film makers and photographer along and the show was a resounding success!… Continue Reading>>>

Hebridean Treasure: Lost & Found (theatre) – Sat 19th March, 7.30pm

Saturday, March 19, 2022 , 7:30 pm

photo credit Malik Tajamul

In song, dance and narrative, the inspiring story of a people’s soul.  

In Hebridean Treasure: Lost & Found internationally acclaimed writer, John Philip Newell, works with some of Scotland’s most talented young artists to tell the story of the Celtic spiritual tradition of the Scottish Hebrides using song, dance and narrative to convey both the richness of the tradition in its awareness of the earth,  and its decimation in the Highland Clearances of the 19th century. Continue Reading>>>

Two in a Barrel (theatre) – Sun 10th April 2pm

Sunday, April 10, 2022 , 2:00 pm

© photographer – Andy Catlin www.andycatlin.com

‘Two in a Barrel’ is a clown-inspired, physical theatre performance for young audiences. Two lively quirky best friends – Riri and Moku – are confined to a barrel sitting on top of an island of rubbish in the ocean.
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Egg (theatre) – Wed 2nd March, 7.30pm

Flying above a PVC-clad set, the talented Sarah Bebe Holmes gives a grounded re-telling of her personal journey to donate eggs to her best friend. Accompanied by live bassy-music composed and performed by Bado Reti, this true story is brought to life for us in the Universal Hall over the course of an hour using aerial theatre.

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Blue Rose Code (music) – Sun 13th March, 7.30pm

Sunday, March 13, 2022 , 7:30 pm

 

Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Ross Wilson (AKA Blue Rose Code) has created his most triumphant album to date with the self-produced With Healings of the Deepest Kind (2020). Coming from a place of hope emerging from hopelessness, Wilson’s newest songs offer poetic voice and comfort to universal struggles.… Continue Reading>>>