Upcoming tours, festivals and special events

Rose Room

Rose Room comprises virtuoso violinist and vocalist Seonaid Aitken, Jimmy Moon on double bass with guitarists Tom Watson and Tam Gallagher. The music embraces the swing jazz era with a dash of western swing.

Sheffield Doc/Fest

Six day festival celebrating documentary and factual storytelling. The 2017 programme features 35 world premieres, 21 international, 24 European and 73 UK premieres, not to mention a second-to-none lineup of guests, including Louis Theroux, Sir Lenny Henry, Nick Broomfield and Walter Murch.

Tom Allen: Absolutely

  • 4 stars

Sharp of both tongue and suit, Tom Allen (you'll have seen him on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo and Channel 4's Comedy Gala) presents a brand new show. Ages 14+.

Paul Sinha: The Two Ages of Man

Paul Sinha (a familiar face on ITV quiz show The Chase) contemplates life after the end of a long-term relationship.

Biggar Little Festival

The name is something of a red herring as this small Lanarkshire festival is really punching above its weight with a large programme of varied arts events put on by different community groups and local businesses, plus a couple of big name touring artists booked by the festival committee. Covering comedy, theatre…

Black Star Riders

New hard rock project from former Thin Lizzy members Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson, Scott Gorham and Marco Mendoza (along with Alice Cooper/Megadeth drummer Jimmy DeGrasso).

Fleetwood Max

An authentic tribute to the music of Fleetwood Mac! It doesn't get much better than this!

John Hackett Band

Prog-rock quartet.

Lamb

Electronic duo comprising of Andy Barlow and Lou Rhode.

The Underachievers

Hip hop and rap duo, part of NYC's Beast Coast collective.

Barbara Nice: Raffle

Character comedy from Janice Connolly about a housewife. Entrance price includes a raffle ticket.

Sunn O)))

Experimental metal band from Seattle.

Tenement Jazz Band

Traditional jazz band composed of young jazz musicians aiming to recapture the energy of early jazz.

Al Stewart

The Glasgow-born singer-songwriter performs acoustic versions of his back catalogue.

Midge Ure: Songs, Questions & Answers

Midge Ure plays songs and talks about his career.

Solent Male Voice Choir

Founded in 1961 by a group of Portsmouth postmen who discovered that they liked singing while sorting the mail, the Solent Male Voice Choir now draws its membership from all over the Solent area.

Glasgow Chamber Choir

The amateur choir was founded in 1994 and plays four to five concerts per year, with a repertoire that stretches from Taverner to the 21st century.

Bossy Love

R&B / hip hop sounds from Glasgow-based Amandah Wilkinson and John Baillie Jnr.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

  • Written by: Eric Carle (book), Jonathan Rockefeller (adapt)

Based on Eric Carle's hand-painted books, Jonathan Rockefeller's family-friendly stage production uses a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets to faithfully bring to life the four stories: The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Talinka Quartet

Group featuring singer Tali Atzmon, Jenny Bliss (violin, viola da gamba), Yaron Stavi (bass) and Gilad Atzmon (bass clarinet, soprano sax and accordion.)

Trio Martinů

A mixed programme from the Czech trio.

Ishmael Ensemble

Bristol-based electronic jazz outfit.

Willie Watson

Folk singer-songwriter.

Brodsky Quartet

The Brodsky Quartet was founded in 1972, and during their long career they've set benchmarks for enterprising repertoire, discipline, tone and style. They've been acclaimed as the world's number one interpreters of Shostakovich's quartet music, and a thriving educational programme enables them to go on introducing their…

Race Meeting

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The Boy George Experience

Keith George presents a tribute to Boy George.

Breakneck Comedy

A night of comedy with open mic opportunities and a different line-up every time.

Dom Pipkin

Blues and boogie piano from Dom Pipkin.

Bad Name

Bon Jovi tribute act.

Lisa Stansfield

R&B, pop and soul from the British singer-songwriter whose career has spanned four decades.

Spiders on Mars

Bowie tribute act.

Graffiti Classics

Variety and comedy musical show that combines elements of classical, gypsy-folk romp, opera, stand-up comedy and dance.

Steve Walker's Big Swing Band

Seventeen-piece band, led by Steve Walker and featuring trumpeter with Syd Lawrence, offering a a selection of old-time favourites from the big band era plus hits from the musicals, movies and more.

Cud

British indie rock band.

Honeyblood

Glasgow-based grunge rock from Stina Tweeddale on guitar and vocals

Of Monsters and Men

Icelandic indie folk/pop band

Pixx

Folky sounds, inspired by Dylan and Joni from Pixx.

Coco & The Butterfields

Folk with a little difference

Marina

Welsh electro pop and piano songstress Marina Diamandis, formerly known as Marina and the Diamonds and currently going by the mononym Marina.

The National Pet Show

Animal show, for pet lovers, owners and families.

Banks

Soulful vocals with synth string backing from the Los Angeles singer-songwriter.

Jonah Matranga

Gratitude/Far ex-frontman turned solo acoustic artist.

Seun Kuti and Egypt 80

The Nigerian-based outfit, led by the son of Fela Kuti, performs its Afrobeat originals.

Traquair Fair

The annual family fair promises a full range of music, dance, crafts, theatre and non-stop entertainment for all. In 2015, there's an American theme.

Kent DuChaine

A night of hard driving blues from the steel guitar maestro.

The Tannahill Weavers

The Tannahill Weavers' arrangements blend the beauty of traditional melodies with the power of modern rhythms.

AJ Tracey

The grime artist from London performs in support of his Lil Tracey EP.

JoJo Siwa

Born in Omaha, Nebraska JoJo was bound to be a star from the very beginning. As a child, she loved to dance, sing and wear her signature BOW’s! Her mom, Jessalynn Siwa, and JoJo moved to California as JoJo grew in popularity. She joined the Nickelodeon family and most recent adventure will be an animated series called…

Kid Canaveral's Christmas Baubles

An all day indie Christmas party curated by Kid Canaveral.

MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards

The annual Scots Trad Music Awards, featuring performances from a host of traditional musicians as well as an awards ceremony celebrating the best in Scottish folk.