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>>>

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>>>

Ando Glaso Collective

Friday, April 19 , 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

Ando Glaso Collective brings together some of the best musicians from Scotland’s Romanian, Polish, Slovak, Czech and Hungarian Roma communities. The group’s repertoire is based on authentic Gypsy music and incorporates each participant’s own music heritage.… Continue Reading>>>

Budapest Café Orchestra

Thursday, June 1, 2023 , 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

Budapest Café Orchestra, a refreshingly unconventional and snappily attired boutique orchestra, was established in 2009 by British composer and violinist Christian Garrick, going on to win legions of fans with their magical and infectious performances.… Continue Reading>>>

Lulo Reinhardt and Yuliya Lonskaya 

Saturday, May 13, 2023 , 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

Lulo Reinhardt, from Germany (Koblenz) is the grandnephew of Django Reinhardt and has toured in the UK several times in the past 10 years, including an appearance at Cork Jazz Festival and a prior performance here at Universal Hall.… 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>>>

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>>>

Budapest Café Orchestra (music) Wed 1st Sept, 7.30pm

Led by Christian Garrick, the BCO play a blistering barrage of traditional folk flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer laments, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and their own unique re-imaginings of some of the biggest tunes ever written by the classical greats.  … Continue Reading>>>

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

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.… Continue Reading>>>