The Waterboys – Mike Scott with James Hallawell & Brother Paul

Tuesday, September 17 , 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

Returning to Universal Hall for the first time since 2006, former Findhorn resident Mike Scott will present a unique three-person Waterboys show with piano player James Hallawell and organist Brother Paul.

Mike graciously offers these two shows as benefit concerts for the Universal Hall, where The Waterboys recorded their album of the same name in 2003.… Continue Reading>>>

The Waterboys – Mike Scott with James Hallawell & Brother Paul

Monday, September 16 , 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

Returning to Universal Hall for the first time since 2006, former Findhorn resident Mike Scott will present a unique three-person Waterboys show with piano player James Hallawell and organist Brother Paul.

Mike graciously offers these two shows as benefit concerts for the Universal Hall, where The Waterboys recorded their album of the same name in 2003.… Continue Reading>>>

Lauren Collier

Friday, October 18 , 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

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.… Continue Reading>>>

The Routes Quartet

Thursday, October 3 , 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

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 textures, tones and intimate musical qualities that are characteristic of the string quartet, but with a folky, rootsy accent.… Continue Reading>>>

Shirley Barr – Begin Began Begun

Friday, September 6 , 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

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.… Continue Reading>>>

Hannah Rarity

Friday, October 11 , 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

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.… Continue Reading>>>

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>>>

Flook

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>>>