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May 2019

Leah MacRae – My Big Fat Fabulous Diary

May 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Universal Hall, Universal Hall - The Park, Findhorn Rd, Findhorn,
Forres, IV36 3TE United Kingdom
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£20

After sell out performances in Glasgow and Ayr, Leah MacRae comes to the Universal Hall. Join the star of BBC’s River City, Gary Tank Commander and the huge hit stage comedy 51 Shades Of Maggie as she delves into the hilarious pages of her Big, Fat, Fabulous Diary  With stories including Cleaning Cupboard First Winch, The Hold In Pants Naked Truffle Shuffle some hysterical comedy songs and a belting ballad or two this show is one to put in your own diary! Age Recommendation 16+ ‘Leah MacRae is…

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Phill Jupitus: Sassy Knack

May 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Universal Hall, Universal Hall - The Park, Findhorn Rd, Findhorn,
Forres, IV36 3TE United Kingdom
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£16

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life. Since last touring Scotland, Phill Jupitus has upped sticks and moved here. In this new show SASSY KNACK, Phill shares yarns and thoughts from his time North of Hadrian’s Wall. Adult themes and situations but delivered childishly. Phill became a familiar…

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Fara

May 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Universal Hall, Universal Hall - The Park, Findhorn Rd, Findhorn,
Forres, IV36 3TE United Kingdom
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£10 – £16

Following their debut release Cross the Line in 2016, Orcadian folk Quartet FARA are touring the UK to coincide with the October 2018 release of their second album, Times from Times Fall. Comprised entirely of self-penned songs and instrumental tracks, FARA will celebrate the community which inspired them to become musicians – an album rooted in the spirit of the Orkney Isles and its people. The songs incorporate words by Orcadian poets: George McKay Brown, Edwin Muir and Christina Costie, whilst also pointing…

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June 2019

Còig

June 5 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Universal Hall, Universal Hall - The Park, Findhorn Rd, Findhorn,
Forres, IV36 3TE United Kingdom
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£12 – £14

With the release of the new album Rove, Nova Scotia’s powerhouse Còig has cemented its status as one of today’s most exciting new North American Celtic groups. With a combined total of over 30 group and solo awards and nominations, the four members of the band are already recognized as major stars of the Celtic world.  Rove is the group’s third album, after 2014’s Five, and 2015 seasonal favourite Carols.  Five, won the Canadian Folk Music Award for Traditional Album of the Year. “…every number is…

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Budapest Cafe Orchestra

June 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Universal Hall, Universal Hall - The Park, Findhorn Rd, Findhorn,
Forres, IV36 3TE United Kingdom
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£12 – £14

Led by jazz violin superstar Christian Garrick The Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk and gypsy flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia incorporating Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and beautiful ballads. With just four players, the BCO combines violin, guitar, accordion, double bass, saz & balalaika creating an aural alchemy normally characteristic of far bigger ensembles. Accordionist Eddie Hession is a supreme accordion champion of Great Britain and Christian Garrick is one of the world’s most celebrated jazz…

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Mike Vass – Save His Calm

June 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Universal Hall, Universal Hall - The Park, Findhorn Rd, Findhorn,
Forres, IV36 3TE United Kingdom
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£12 – £14

One of Scotland’s foremost musicians brings his remarkable new song cycle to Findhorn for the first time. Mike Vass, previously a nominee in the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) award and winner in the Scots Trad music awards composer of the year category, creates music that draws influence from the neo-classical, indie-folk and electronic worlds. His songs run the gamut from darkly comic to heart-wrenching narrative and all with a terrific melodic sensibility. Much in demand as a producer…

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Moishes Bagel

June 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Universal Hall, Universal Hall - The Park, Findhorn Rd, Findhorn,
Forres, IV36 3TE United Kingdom

Moishes Bagel’s music consists of driving klezmer grooves, rootsy Scottish folk and tango stylings, classical virtuosity and power, inspired Latin jazz flavours; all brilliantly complemented by a richly unique percussion sound that includes Indian tabla and Middle Eastern darabuka. Equally at home in concert halls, village halls and on festival stages – the Bagels have all the right ingredients to make an evening special. In the 15 years they have been together, the Bagels have developed an instant musical chemistry…

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July 2019

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

July 19 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Universal Hall, Universal Hall - The Park, Findhorn Rd, Findhorn,
Forres, IV36 3TE United Kingdom
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£15 – £17

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is back with its annual (and usually sold-out) concert.  The Orchestra’s superb principal Cellist Philip Higham is soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations – a work that tips its hat to the eighteenth century, but is utterly Romantic at heart. The opening of Mozart’s ‘Paris’ Symphony is one of the grandest, most thrilling sounds, with Mozart making use of clarinets for the first time in a symphony. Conductor Philipp von Steinaecker continues the genial high spirits and…

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August 2019

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

August 3 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Universal Hall, Universal Hall - The Park, Findhorn Rd, Findhorn,
Forres, IV36 3TE United Kingdom
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£16 – £18

Aly and Phil have become a national institution with their incomparable mastery of fiddle and accordion. They bring their traditional music excellence to this very welcome return to the Universal Hall. Individually they pursue other ventures in performance, television and education but it is when they get together that they truly shine with their finely honed musical skills and hilarious banter. Book early! £18/£16 concs/£14 U16s To book online tickets (10% booking fee) click here To see a video of Aly…

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Dougie MacLean

August 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Universal Hall, Universal Hall - The Park, Findhorn Rd, Findhorn,
Forres, IV36 3TE United Kingdom
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£16 – £18

Dougie MacLean is Scotland’s pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musical treasure” (SingOut USA) who has developed a unique blend of lyrical, ‘roots based’ songwriting and instrumental composition. He is internationally renowned for his song ‘Caledonia’, music for ‘Last of the Mohicans’ and countless inspired performances. His songs have been covered by Paolo Nutini, Amy MacDonald, Ronan Keating, Mary Black, Frankie Miller, Cara Dillon, Kathy Mattea and many other top performers. He has received two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, a place…

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