Upcoming tours, festivals and special events

Darius Brubeck Quartet

The eldest son of legendary pianist Dave Brubeck, who spent many years working with and promoting jazz musicians in South Africa and playing with The Jazzanians and Afro Cool Concept.

Queer As Jokes

A monthly comedy night featuring performers connected to the kink and LGBT+ community.

They Had Four Years

Generator Projects' annual, sardonically-titled exhibition of work by recent art school graduates from institutes all over Scotland. Featured artists in 2018 include Kaitlyn Dunsmore, Yvette Bathgate, Alice Martin, Lea Josephine Tetrick and Jonny Walker.

Giant Sand

In three decades Howe Gelb (the main man behind Giant Sand) managed to mash elements of rock, country, blues, punk, garage, lo-fi, jazz, gospel, avant-garde noise and flamenco gypsy music.

Laura Veirs

A haunting, sparse mix of deadpan folk and blues from US singer-songwriter Laura Veirs.

Fast Fringe

A veritable cornucopia of comedic delights..

Nina Conti: In Your Face

Improvised comic ventriloquism from Conti, who manages to weave humour and poignancy into her shows. Her puppet creations include Monk (a cynical monkey) and Granny (an elder Scotswoman).

Tony Law: A Law Undo His-elf What Welcome

The stand-up presents his latest hour of inimitable surreal comedy-art.

Clark Tracey Quintet

London-based drummer and his band playing straight-ahead jazz.

Shane Filan

The Westlife member heads out on tour, performing tracks from his solo albums You and Me, Right Here and Love Always.

Noel McCalla

Jazz, funk and rock singer-songwriter and ex-member of Manfred Mann's Earth Band.

London City Orchestra

Amateur orchestra founded in 2013, which aims to nurture and promote amateur music making in London and the south east.

DTHPDL

Weird pop / krautrock from Song, by Toad act DTHPDL.

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages

The veteran American singer-songwriter performs an upbeat mix of soul, R&B and rock'n'roll hoodoo.

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Country-folk singer-songwriter who has been touring for nearly 25 years and has sold more than 13 million albums worldwide.

Frightened Rabbit

Folk infused indie rockers from Selkirk sweeping all before them.

We Love Soul

Classic 80s and 90s soul, R&B, funk, boogie, house and party anthems.

The Charlatans

The ever-durable Charlies have weathered all kinds of upheaval over the years and but have managed to plod along happily with considerable fan support.

Absent Kelly’s East Indie Club

A different lineup of indie sounds each time.

Absent Kelly's Shining Lights

A night of emerging live indie acts from around the country.

Weekly Cookery Club

Weekly classes to help home cooks improve their skills.

Clyde Opera Group

Classical music and opera.

Off the Page Stirling Book Festival

This local festival offers a wide range of authors and speakers for adults and children of all ages. Featured authors include Denise Mina, Helen Fitzgerald, and Chris Townsend. There are also heritage walks in Balfron, tours of the Archives and a special 'How to Get Published Event' featuring Allan Guthrie.

Fishies

Student club night.

The LipSinkers

Bringing the noble art of lip-synching bang up to date in this comedy cabaret.

Lucy Porter: Choose Your Battles

All-new show from the Fringe fave about being offended, irritated or outraged by people.

Simon McBride

Irish singer/guitarist harking back to classic bluesy rock.

Festival of Museums

Think you know museums? Think again. The Festival of Museums is an annual three-day celebration of history, culture, science, arts and heritage during which museums of all shapes and sizes across the country host special events, showcasing the important place our museums hold as gatekeepers of Scotland’s cultural…

Mayfest

A celebration of adventurous, thought-provoking theatre from around the world that spills out across the city of Bristol.

Beverley Craven

Acoustic pop from the singer-songwriter best known for the 1991 hit 'Promise Me'.

An Evening with Sunny Ormonde

An evening with Sunny Ormonde, taking audiences behind the scenes at The Archers.

Jeff Buckley Grace Tribute

A live tribute to Grace by Jeff Buckley.

Jeff Dunham: Disorderly Conduct

US ventriloquist and internet phenomenon Dunham brings his latest tour, and his puppets, to the UK. His usual puppets include a woozle named Peanut, a bitter old man named Walter, a dead terrorist named Achmed and Jose Jalapeno, a talking jalapeno pepper on a stick.

Katharine Ferns is in Stitches

Storytelling show from Canadian comedian Katharine Ferns.

Keep it Country

A night of country from four Irish stars John Hogan, Gary Gamble, Joe Moore and Cowboy Larry all accompanied by Keltic Storm.

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing’s Going To Be Alright

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Mark Steels talks about being adopted, and the remarkable things he discovered when searching for his biological parents.

Winter Wilson

Collaboration between Lincolnshire musicians Kip Winter and Dave Wilson.

Woody Pines

Roots outfit from Asheville, North Carolina playing old time country, ragtime and western swing.

The Royal Wedding Live Screening

Watch Prince Harry tie the knot with Meghan Markle. Pimms at the ready.

This Is Not A Cult

Some of London's finest critically-acclaimed oddball comedians entertain you for the price of a pint. Imagination required.

Animal Collective

Psychedelic experimental music from Baltimore, back with new album Painting With.

Chris While and Julie Matthews

Female folk pair nominated for Best Duo in the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, which they previously won in 2009.

Shopping

Alt rock and post-punk trio from London.

Anna & Elizabeth

Haunting traditional US folk from the young duo.

Led Bib

Raucous punk-jazz quintet from London.

Ribbon Road

Contemporary and traditional folk from this Newcastle trio.

Two Wings

Psychedelic folk-rock from the Glasgow-based five-piece.

Wendy Arrowsmith

Lincoln-based singer with Scottish roots.

Ben Thompson: Elvis Tribute

Tribute to the King.

John Doyle

Classic Irish music by the well-established singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Dublin.