Upcoming Events

SUMMER/AUTUMN 2014

A listing of some of our upcoming 'Good Gig Guide' events is now on the website but keep checking for more entries for the Autumn and don't forget to sign up for our email newsletter if you live in the area. (Enter your email address in the box on this website).Tickets for most events listed below (except films which are pay on the door and not events from an external promoter) will be online at http://www.wegottickets.com/UniversalHall (10% booking fee per online ticket), and in the Phoenix Stores (01309 690110 - no fee) usually two or three weeks before each gig.  Phone 01309 691170 for details of any event or for more ticket information. Phone 01309 690110 to actually book tickets at the Phoenix Stores after events are posted. We are getting more events like Eddi Reader or Idlewild that are promoted by others, so details of their tickets and where to buy them will be included in the listing.

Love Letters Straight From Your Heart

Friday 24th Oct, 8:00 pm

Univited Guests publicity shootPresented by Uninvited Guests and Fuel, Love Letters Straight From Your Heart is an intimate performance which combines music and text chosen and written by the audience to create an event which is uniquely personal to those in the room. Using elements of a wedding reception crossed with a radio dedication show, the audience become part of a temporary community in which there is bubbly, toasts and dancing. A hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Love Letters… has been at the Southbank Centre in London and with the RSC in Stratford. Part of the Moray Feelgood Festival.

"You just can't help but fall in love with it" Guardian *****.

To book online for the show (10% booking fee) click here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/283129

To get an electronic copy of the audience dedication form so that you can request music for a loved one click here

If you plan on coming to the show and you make a dedication, it may get used on the night! Just do it.

Workshop on Thursday 23rd Oct, 3pm to 4.30pm – all welcome

To accompany this tour there will be an informal workshop that will allow participants to spend time thinking and chatting about the people they love and have loved, those they care for and who care about them. Over cups of tea and biscuits the performers will work closely with participants to help them find the words to express their feelings and to write from the heart about husbands, wives, family members or friends. This workshop is intended for those who want to come along to the show and requests and dedications created at the workshop will be used in the performance. Length: 1.5 hours Capacity: 15 – 20. The workshop is in partnership with Luminate — Scotland's creative ageing festival. Admission free.

Supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland. Supported by Luminate, Scotland's creative ageing festival and the Binks Trust. A BAC Scratch and an Arnolfini We Live Here commission. Also commissioned by Leeds Met Studio Theatre. Originally funded by Arts Council England.Binks Trust logo

Price: £10 / £8 / £6 U16's (concessions)

Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

Sunday 26th Oct, 8:00 pm

Nordic FB Hi GGGThe Nordic Fiddlers Bloc comprise three master fiddle players from three different and very distinctive Nordic regions. Kevin Henderson (Fiddlers' Bid, Boys of the Lough' and 'Session A9) hails from Shetland; Olav Luksengard Mjelva is an award winning fiddle player from Norway; and Anders Hall is an acclaimed exponent of the Swedish fiddle tradition. As The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc they skilfully weave these three traditions together in an atmospheric and dynamic fashion, all laced through with liberal helpings of humour for good measure. For lovers of great quality fiddle playing this is an unmissable event.

To book online (10% booking fee) click here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/283254

To see a video of The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItykFaVSwoc&index=9&list=PLYXRwhvc2vA5RD23LFIbLcUa3uEVIzfFk

Price: £12 / £10 concs/£8 U16s (concessions)

Rachel Sermanni

Sunday 2nd Nov, 7:30 pm

Rachel S 2Hailing from Carrbridge, Rachel Sermanni is a recent addition to the folk scene, but has already toured with a number of well-known folk and indie artists such as Mumford and Sons, Rumer and Elvis Costello. Influenced by musicians such as Eva Cassidy, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan, she was showcased at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow and The Herald, chose her as one of their stars of 2012 — the year she also released her first album, Under Mountains. For this, her first visit to the Universal Hall, Rachel will be joined by Jennifer Austin on the piano and Colin Macleod on the guitar. Her new album Live in Dawson City is released in October 2014. Support will be from Miss Irenie Rose – a young singer-songwriter from the Isle of Lewis whose voice has drawn comparisons to those of Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez.

To book online (10% booking fee) click here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/283292

To see a video of Rachel click here: https://www.youtube.com/user/RachelSermanni

Price: £12 / £10 concs/£8 U16s (concessions)

Treacherous Orchestra

Monday 10th Nov, 7:30 pm

Treacherous OrchestraThe Treacherous Orchestra is comprised of some of Scotland's finest musicians. Formed originally to play the Celtic Connections Festival Club, Glasgow, UK in 2004, and with personnel from some of Scotland's most well known Folk/World acts (Peatbog Faeries, Salsa Celtica and the Old Blind Dogs to name but three) they have roared onto the circuit and play their own innovative variation of Scottish traditional music. Their debut album Origins was launched at Celtic Connection in 2012 and this is their first visit to the Universal Hall in this incarnation although many of the musicians have played here with other acts.

To book online (10% booking fee) click here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/283298

To see a video of Treacherous Orchestra click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q75kT02Qb1o

Price: £16 / £14 / £12 U16's (concessions)

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with Live Band

Friday 21st Nov, 8:00 pm

Silnet film graeme 3cabinet-of-dr.-caligari-corridorAn evening with a difference: a famous and ground-breaking silent film The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari projected on our big screen complete with a live accompaniment from award winning guitarist and composer Graeme Stephen. The Cabinet of Dr Caligari is the newly-restored German expressionist masterpiece from 1920 directed by Robert Wiene. To provide the live music, Graeme will be backed by his brilliant and talented jazz trio comprising Martin Kershaw, Saxophone; Mario Caribe, Bass; and Tom Bancroft, Drums. Graeme won the Innovation Award for his Score to the classic Silent film Sunrise and Instrumentalist of the Year award at the Scottish jazz awards.

"Graeme Stephen again underlined the qualities that make him a player on the international jazz stage with his latest project, in which he created the soundtrack to a silent movie." The Herald

To book online (10% booking fee) click here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/283301

Price: £10 / £8 / £6 U16's (concessions)