Soup ‘n’ Song • Gaelic Lunchtime Concert • 14 October 2018
Scotland’s premier Gaelic festival The Royal National Mòd 2018 will take place in Dunoon 12 – 20 October and to get a flavour of Gaelic language and culture – Soup n Song – Gaelic Lunchtime Concerts has Siannie Moodie – Clarsach on Sunday 14 October, Marryat Hall, 2.00pm–3.00pm
Hailing from Ross Shire in the Highlands, Siannie Moodie is an expressive and accomplished clarsach player. She is deeply rooted in the Scottish folk and Gaelic music from this region, and learned from some of the country’s greatest tradition bearers including Alison Kinnaird and Bill Taylor. Siannie continues to engage audiences and develop her clarsach playing and repertoire at ceilidhs, festivals, music sessions, weddings, concerts and more.
Recently she has travelled to Europe with a host of renowned musicians playing Scottish and Irish music, while embracing Europe’s diverse and musical variety. As well as performing, Siannie is passionate about teaching clarsach and facilitating music in the community. She began teaching in 2009 for Feis Rois, part of the Feisean movement that celebrates the music connected with the Gaelic language.
Concerts supported by Bòrd na Gàidhlig
Concert at 2.00pm, soup served at 1.30pm
Ticket price £5.00 includes soup and a roll
Live On Mars • A Tribute to David Bowie • 5 December 2018
The Very Best of David Bowie!
Following its hugely successful tour in 2017, Live On Mars, returns to continue its amazing journey celebrating the very best of iconic pop hero David Bowie; his music, artistry, style and showmanship...
Influenced by Bowie’s legendary concert performances, Live On Mars fuses sound and vision to portray the essence of Bowie, his alter egos and creative muses, with a stunning light show and state of the art visuals and animation.
Featuring the electrifying vocals and uncanny likeness of singer and lifelong Bowie fan Alex Thomas, with a hand picked world-class band, and covering the Bowie back-catalogue from Space Oddity to Let’s Dance and everything in between, Live On Mars is the definitive show that all generations of Bowie fans have been waiting for.
So express your inner space oddities and join us to become part of the Live On Mars experience!
Set list includes The Jean Genie, Space Oddity, Life on Mars, Ziggy Stardust, Heroes, Ashes to Ashes, All The Young Dudes, Let's Dance, The Man Who Sold The World, Changes, China Girl, Fashion, Moonage Daydream, Fame, Starman, Rebel Rebel, Sound & Vision, Modern Love, Young Americans
A Very Classy Tribute To The Man Who Changed The World – LA Times
Bill Bailey • Larks In Transit • 29 May 2019
Bill Bailey: Larks In Transit
Caird Hall – Wed 29 May 2019
8 pm Prompt – LATECOMERS NOT ADMITTED.
Larks in Transit is a compendium of travelers’ tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian. With musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence, Bill Bailey tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness. Plus, he fashions a symphony from a ringtone, tells the real story of Old McDonald, and a re-imagines the Stars and Stripes. Two decades of touring larks from a comic described by the Daily Telegraph as ‘the brainiest comic of his generation’.
“A genuine marvel”
The Herald Sun in Melbourne
“Virtuoso…Comedy’s Mozart” The Sunday Times
“Joyous, playful, effortlessly funny” Time Out
“A mind to thrill – breathtaking” Metro
“Bailey cuts a world-beating swathe all of his own” Evening Standard
Daniel O'Donnell • 13 October 2018
It’s no surprise that Daniel O’Donnell is one of the best loved artistes of our time, both at home and abroad.
He has had a remarkable career. He is the only artist in the world to score a hit in the UK album charts every year since 1988, an unprecedented and unbroken 30 year span and in doing so, he has outshone everyone from Michael Jackson and Madonna to U2 and the Rolling Stones. He accomplished this with his latest album ‘Christmas With Daniel O’Donnell’, released in November 2017, it entered the UK Artist Albums Chart at No. 19.
In total, Daniel has now reached the UK Artist Albums Chart with more than 38 albums and has now amassed THIRTY TWO Top 30 albums over the course of his career. Daniel has also achieved eight number one hits in the UK music video/dvd charts over that period.
Brendan Cole • All Night Long • 21 November 2018
Brendan Cole takes to the stage to wow audiences with his latest spectacular production, All Night Long.
For his 10th Anniversary tour, Brendan is joined by his sensational cast of guest dancers, captivating leading lady and superbly talented 14-piece band and singers, to whip up an extravagant mix of Latin fever and ballroom magic. From tantalising Tango to fiery Paso Doble, elegant Foxtrot to breath-taking Waltz - and with a few surprises in store - this is no ordinary dance show.
Live music, stunning special effects and Brendan’s own dazzling choreography and charm make this an unforgettable night; join us for the party!
“One of the most enjoyable shows I have ever seen! Creative, unique... You will be missing out if you do not see this show.” Callum O’Brien, Norwich Eye
“Brendan's choreography combines old fashioned glamour with dazzling and exciting routines to produce an evening which is pure entertainment from start to finish.” NorthWestEnd
The ELO Experience • Sensational Tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra Greatest Hits and More Tour. • Friday 15 March 2019
The ELO Experience - Sensational Tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra Greatest Hits and More Tour.
Celebrating the great music of Jeff Lynn and The Electric Light Orchestra. The legacy left by Jeff Lynne & . barely needs any introduction - suffice to say that between 1972 and 1986 they achieved more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band on the planet! '10538 Overture','Evil Woman', 'Living Thing', 'Diary of Horace Wimp', Don't Bring me Down' and of course 'Mr Blue Sky' went on to become the soundtrack of our lives.
In 2016 Jeff Lynne's ELO came back to prominence with the release of a brand new album - Alone In The Universe and a UK and World tour. The ELO Experience 2019 tour will included the greatest hits from an extensive and impressive back catalogue spanning over 45 years.
Blending rock rhythms with classical influences, ELO also released many classic albums such as 'A New World Record', 'Discovery' and 'Out of the Blue', and many sell out tours which further established them as one of the most important and influential bands ever.
The ELO Experience are the world's foremost tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra. With a sensational string section, a stunning light show and large screen projection to further enhance the experience, why not come along and enjoy this incredible show which accurately reproduces the songs and sounds and takes you on a magical musical journey through time.
The ELO Experience have been bringing the music of Jeff Lynne and The Electric Light Orchestra to the live stage for over 12 years.
The Russian State Ballet and Opera House • Swan Lake • Sunday 18 November 2018
Returning to the Caird Hall Dundee with two performances only on Sunday
18 November 2018.
The Russian State Ballet and Opera House
Swan Lake - timeless Ballet with exquisite dancing
Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky
Featuring live Orchestra with over 30 musicians
Following a near sell out performance last year, The Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back for their annual UK tour with a mesmerising, and captivating full touring ballet production.
One hundred and thirty-five years ago, audiences heard the Swan Lake music by the great Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky for the very first time. From this moment on, the world of ballet would never be the same again.
Swan Lake is a tale of two young women, Odette and Odile, who resemble each other so closely one can easily be mistaken for the other.
It is the compelling legend of a tragic romance in which a princess, Odette, is turned into a swan by an evil curse. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful young woman he is instantly captivated - will his love prove strong enough to break the evil spell that she is under?
From the impressive splendour of the palace ballroom to the moonlit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all.
Swan Lake captures, like no other, the full range of human emotions - from hope to despair, from terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy.
A wonderful ballet from which you will cherish memories for a long time.
Tickets on sale now.
The Russian State Ballet and Opera House will burst onto the stage again with a new and exciting performance of Swan Lake, and will bring with them all the colour, enthusiasm and vibrancy that one would expect.
A compelling legend of tragic romance tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil curse, and choreography that allows the very best dancers to show just how impressive they can be.
Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman he is instantly captivated – will his love prove strong enough to break the evil spell that she is under?
Featuring a timeless score from the incredible composer Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake is a certified Russian classic, replete with evocative music and beautiful choreography.
Other highlights include the charming Dance of the Little Swans performed by a moonlit lake and sweeping ballroom waltzes in the splendour of the Royal Palace.
It is an opportunity for ballet lovers to see Swan Lake as never before with an established and long standing Russian theatre that continues to grow on the international stage and win awards in the field of opera and ballet, and is an unmissable treat for the whole family.
For more information, please visit www.russian-state-ballet.co.uk
The Illegal Eagles • The World's Official No 1 Eagles Tribute • Saturday 1 December 2018
The World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute returns in 2018 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship.
This phenomenal group of musicians have been touring for over two decades and remain true Eagles fanatics! Their longevity and continued international acclaim are due in no small part to their extraordinary mastery of the Eagles’ distinctive sound.
Featuring the very best from the Eagles’ repertoire including Hotel California, Take it to the Limit, Life in the Fast Lane, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, Desperado and plenty more!
‘Amazing Musicianship & Vocals’ – NME
The Proclaimers • and Special Guests • Saturday 15 December 2018
Stewart Francis • Into The Punset • Friday 7 December 2018
The star of 'Mock the Week' and 'Live at the Apollo' embarks on a brand-new show, in this, his last tour EVER!!! See him before he heads off... INTO THE PUNSET.
“One of the funniest comedians in the world.”
Craig Ferguson, CBS' Late Late Show.
Tickets On Sale Friday 26 January 2018.