The Waterboys, one of Britain’s most innovative and respected rock/folk groups, are to play a special benefit concert at the Universal Hall, Findhorn later this month, on Tuesday January 29, at 8pm.
The concert, intended as a Findhorn Community fundraiser to renovate the Hall’s Steinway piano, is also open to the general public. Though Mike Scott, the inspirational driving force behind the Waterboys who has strong links with the Findhorn Foundation Community, has performed in the Universal Hall several times before, it is the first time the Waterboys will have played there.
Mike Scott said, “The show will feature myself on guitar and vocal, piano player Richard Naiff and our fiddler extraordinaire Steve Wickham, and I’m excited to be bringing them to this place that I love so much.”
The Waterboys are currently enjoying a resurgence of interest and their recent CDs “Too Close to Heaven” and “A Rock in the Weary Land” have received much critical acclaim. Scottish born Mike Scott is considered by many to be one of Britain’s most gifted songwriters and his concerts are renowned for their passionate intensity. Brilliance on a grand scale.
Tickets are available from Monday 21 January from the Phoenix Store, tel 01309 690110. A minimum donation of £5 is asked, and anything above this will be gratefully received to help restore our splendid piano.
Following the Findhorn concert, the Waterboys play at the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow as part of the Celtic Connections Festival on January 30. Ticket information is available on 0141 3538000.
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