Scottish trad-music giants Elephant Sessions play Universal Hall on June 16th 2022

Elephant Sessions

Thursday, June 16 , 8:00 pm

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.… Continue Reading>>>

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

Saturday, March 19 , 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>>>

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

Sunday, March 13 , 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>>>

A Fistful of Spookies (music) Fri 10th Dec, 8pm

Friday, December 10, 2021 , 8:00 pm 10:00 pm

The Spookies are a choral singing sensation and they make a welcome return to the Universal Hall with this, their smaller line up. Their singing features the sensational stylings of Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, The Beach Boys, and thousand year old Georgian songs, guaranteed to woo, charm, cheer & delight.… Continue Reading>>>

Fara (music) Wed 8th Dec, 7.30pm

Fara is four musicians at the forefront of today’s Scottish folk scene. Their fiery Orkney sound has won them acclaim, including a nomination for Folk Band of the Year at the 2019 Scots Trad Music awards.  Recently joined by Assynt pianist Rory Matheson, the band’s sound is as exciting as ever. … Continue Reading>>>

The Langan Band (music) Fri 5th Nov, 7.30pm

Unhinged and musically extravagant, The Langan Band have become famous for performing an invigorating yet tight and precisely executed show. Their material draws from progressive folk, jazz influences and world music combine to create a modern and exhilarating sound very much rooted in modern traditions.… Continue Reading>>>