Upcoming Events

Summer/Autumn Season 2016

Details of the concerts and events in Summer and Autumn 2016 are now posted below - scroll down to reveal. Don't forget to sign up for our email newsletter if you live in the area. (Enter your email address in the space provided to the left). Tickets (except films which are pay on the door) are online. There are three ways to buy:
  • via the individual link on each event posting or visit We Got Tickets for a full list of events (10% booking fee per online ticket) Please note: the online tickets at We Got Tickets are listed with a 'doors time' which is half an hour earlier than the actual start time. The listings on this website use the start time.
  • in the Phoenix Stores (you need to go in person) usually two or three weeks before each event (no booking fee) The Phoenix no longer do phone reservations.
  • phone 01309 691170 or email uhall@findhorn.org for more information or for space rental enquiries. Send us an email to reserve tickets that you will then collect and pay for on the night. We will do this except on events where we expect a sell-out crowd - in which case we will ask you to purchase in advance.
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Roddy Woomble – ‘My Secret is my Silence’ Tour

Saturday 10th Sep, 8:00 pm

Roddy W - My SecretFamiliar to many thousands of music fans as the front man in the Scottish rock band Idlewild, Roddy Woomble is also a celebrated solo songwriter & performer. In 2016, Roddy will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of his debut solo album 'My Secret is my Silence' with a special UK tour and song book. The highly praised album debuted at number 1 in the UK folk charts back in 2006, and through word of mouth became something of a 'cult classic'. Produced by John McCusker and recorded over a week at a rural studio in Yorkshire, the album blends the melodic alternative rock that made Idlewild famous, with a more introspective acoustic, folk influence, recalling at times Bert Jansch, the Waterboys and early Fairport Convention. For this tour Roddy's band featuring Hannah Fisher (violin & vocals), Craig Ainslie (bass), Sorren Maclean (guitar, vocals) and Danny Grant (Drums) will help to create the perfect backdrop for Roddy's poetic lyrics, blending touches of country and folk to this set of poignant songs.

'…I'm really excited to play through My Secret is My Silence with the band – I always view songs as evolving things, so it'll be interested to see how they sound on stage 10 years later – the last time some of these songs were sung was the day they were recorded' Roddy Woomble

To buy tickets online (10% booking fee) click here

Tickets in the Phoenix now

Price: £14

The Old Blind Dogs

Thursday 22nd Sep, 8:30 pm

Old Blind DogsSince forming in the early 1990’s, Old Blind Dogs have stood on the cutting edge of Scotland’s roots revival. The band has developed its own trademark style with an energetic mix of songs and tunes. Dynamic percussion, polished vocals, soaring fiddle and stirring pipes fuel the delicately-phrased melodies and traditional songs and their newly released album Four on the Floor picked up the IAP ‘Best Celtic CD’ gong. The Dogs have released eleven albums in total and have won numerous awards including the prestigious title of Folk Band of the Year at the 2004 and 2007 Scots Trad Music Awards. Support band, Edinburgh quintet The Banjo Lounge 4 have been entertaining crowds across Europe with their brilliantly imaginative take on some of pop's most memorable tunes using five string banjo, chunky acoustic guitar, double bass, stripped down 'crate' drums and brilliant three part harmonies.

"The Old Blind Dogs play with a compelling energy and intoxicating rhythm, players and audience seem to share a wild ecstasy of emotion." The Scotsman

Presented in partnership with Findhorn Bay Arts

TICKETS Findhorn Bay Festival Booking
Online: www.findhornbayfestival.com | TicketSource: 0333 666 3366

Price: £12 / £10 concs/£8 U16’s (concessions)

Orkestra del Sol

Sunday 25th Sep, 4:30 pm

Orkestra del SolFlying instruments_mid size Bring the kids, bring some cushions and bring along your dance shoes because Orkestra del Sol are bringing their explosive reinvention of global brass band music to Findhorn's magnificent Universal Hall for a polka-ing, pogo-ing session of Ska, porro, klezmer, Balkan brass and funk. The swagger of a Balkan wedding band and the rebellious energy of Latin carnival will be ever-present, along with the flavours from Bollywood to Havana to the sassy street bands of New Orleans — all put into the mix with a host of colourful characters and given the exuberant Orkestra del Sol treatment. Presented in partnership with the Findhorn Bay Festival

“The genius of the Orkestra is the way they hide serious musicianship inside tongue-in-cheek humour. It’s a winning combination” The Scotsman

Presented in partnership with Findhorn Bay Arts

TICKETS Findhorn Bay Festival Booking
Online: www.findhornbayfestival.com | TicketSource: 0333 666 3366

 

Price: £12 / £10 concs/£8 U16’s Family ticket £32 (concessions)

All I have to Do is Dream

Monday 26th Sep, 2:00 pm

All I have to do ..Co-directed by Ruby Worth and John Batty All I Have to Do is Dream…is a groundbreaking piece of visual theatre, performed by a cast of 50 adults with additional support needs and their support workers. It follows a cleaner who after a long shift falls asleep on an empty stage. The subsequent dreamscapes take a ride through a vivid collage of movement and image, taking in the music of Bach, Sigur Ros and Tatsuhiko Asano. In turns mysterious, surreal and serene, this production offers it's audiences opportunities to marvel, to delight and to be moved by a company of people who know, that no matter what, the show will go on.

The Integrated Performance Group was founded in 2007 at Eden Court Theatre. Beginning with 12 members the group has steadily grown in numbers and in reputation. This show is presented in partnership with Eden Court Theatre, Findhorn Bay Arts and Universal Hall Arts Centre, with support from Nansen Highland, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Northern Meeting.

Presented in partnership with Findhorn Bay Arts

TICKETS Findhorn Bay Festival Booking
Online: www.findhornbayfestival.com | TicketSource: 0333 666 3366

Price: £5 / £3 (concessions)

Tina May and Enrico Pieranunzi

Wednesday 28th Sep, 7:30 pm

tina may 2Enrico Pieranunzi 1One of Europe's finest jazz singers, Tina May, and Italy's outstanding, internationally acclaimed pianist Enrico Pieranunzi bring an evening of warm, intimate entertainment. May has worked with a kaleidoscope of talents including the great American jazz players Nat Adderley, Joe Henderson and Ray Bryant, French bassist extraordinaire Renaud Garcia-Fons and comedian Rory Bremner. Pieranunzi, as well as winning France's coveted Django d'Or award, counts gigs with jazz legends Chet Baker and Lee Konitz among his experiences. Together, they present familiar songs from the jazz and chanson canons — May is a fluent French speaker and witty raconteur — and original compositions in those same traditions.

To buy tickets online (10% booking fee) click here

Price: £12 / £10 concs/£8 U16’s (concessions)

The Course of True Love

Saturday 15th Oct, 8:00 pm

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Following sell-out success at Glasgow's legendary A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Fire Exit presents this playful and heart-warming new production written by multi-award winning Scottish playwright, David Leddy. Celia and Oliver are in the world's most expensive hotel, drunk on the world's most expensive champagne. They have thirty minutes to make up their minds about a risky proposal that could tear their lives apart. Will they retreat to the daily disillusionment of running a failing charity? Or will they find the courage to reveal their true feelings and speak truth to power? (This production is not suitable for U16's)

"Gorgeous… witty… resonant…" The Scotsman

To buy online tickets (10% booking fee) click here

Price: £10 / £8 (concessions)

The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

Friday 28th Oct, 8:00 pm

Nordic Fiddlers Bloc low res'The 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. Their combined playing skilfully weaves the many components of their three musical cultures and traditions together in a hugely atmospheric and dynamic fashion, all laced through with liberal helpings of humour for good measure.

"This trio are endlessly varied, powerful and beautiful…..a shimmering display of accurately pitched, highly skilled musical accomplishment" The Scotsman

to book tickets online (10% booking fee) click here

to see a video click here

Price: £12 / £10 concs/£8 U16’s (concessions)

FCRC Halloween Ceilidh

Saturday 29th Oct, 8:00 pm

BoatshedThe Findhorn Coastal Rowing Club proudly presents a Halloween Ceilidh featuring The Boatshed Band which was formed for a ceilidh to celebrate the launch of the new Findhorn rowing skiff last year. Since then, they have become a regular fixture on the local circuit, often playing to help raise money for a good cause, and as their reputation grows, their gigs invariably sell out. There are eight members — Adam Csenki and Carla Hornsby on fiddles, John Harris on mandola, Phoebe Csenki on keyboard, Ian Fleming on guitar, Jonathan Chuter on banjo, Dave Whitehead on percussion, and of course, their caller, Morag Robertson.
Doors open 7.30 p.m. Band on at 8 p.m.

To buy tickets online (10% booking fee) click here

In addition to the Phoenix Stores & online, Ceilidh tickets will be for sale at:
Findhorn Village Shop
FACT Office, 1 Leask Road, Forres.
Findhorn Coastal Rowing Club contact details on www.findhorncoastalrowing.co.uk

Price: £10 / £8 concs/£5 U16’s (concessions)

Mairearad and Anna

Wednesday 9th Nov, 7:30 pm

Mairead & Anna credit Ricky FrewBased in Glasgow, Mairearad Green (accordion and bagpipes) and Anna Massie (guitar, banjo, fiddle) both grew up in the Scottish Highlands and so share an innate understanding of Scottish culture and music. As a duo they have enjoyed many successes, including five stars in The Scotsman and high praise from KT Tunstall, and their three albums have all met wide critical acclaim with Best Day their first album to feature songs. Expect the highest-order musicianship, with sets and songs intricately arranged and executed with a symbiotic sympathy.

"A superb instrumental duo" Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

To buy online tickets (10% booking fee) click here

To see a video click here

Price: £12 / £10 concs/£8 U16’s (concessions)

Southern Tenant Folk Union

Friday 25th Nov, 8:00 pm

Southern Tenant Folk Union - Press Photo 1 - by Douglas RobertsonOne of the most highly acclaimed folk/bluegrass bands in the UK today, with banjo, fiddle, double bass, acoustic guitar, percussion & harmony vocals Southern Tenant Folk Union perform an eclectic mix of high energy atmospheric folk and have made live appearances on BBC One TV (The Andrew Marr Show), RTE TV (The Late Late Show) & Radio 4's Loose Ends twice. Praise in The Sunday Times, Guardian, Irish Times and Independent has enhanced the band's growing reputation. With an exciting live act worked around a single microphone they have performed at Celtic Connections, Orkney Folk Festival, Belladrum & The Electric Picnic and this is their first, welcome visit to the Universal Hall.

"…subtle arrangements and involving, melancholic songs are powerfully persuasive" MOJO

To buy tickets online (10% booking fee) click here

To see a video click here

Price: £12 / £10 concs/£8 U16’s (concessions)

The Shape of Things

Saturday 26th Nov, 11:00 am

Shape Of Things

Please note: there are two shows – at 11am and 2pm

Starcatchers & Branar Téatar do Pháistí present this magical show for the very young created by Ailie Cohen & Marc Mac Lochlainn. The world all around us is made up of wonderful shapes. But sometimes there are so many shapes that some shapes get lost. This is a story of two shapes, Cubert and Triantán, and the adventures they have finding their way back to each other. Set in a soft and tactile environment, this interactive story is told through puppetry, object theatre, music and sound. Designed for babies and toddlers aged from 6 months to 2 years (and their adults).

To buy tickets online for the 11am show (10% booking fee) click here

 

 

Price: £5 / £4 concs/£3 child (concessions)

The Shape of Things

Saturday 26th Nov, 2:00 pm

For full details see the listing above for the 11am show

To buy tickets online for the 2pm show (10% booking fee) click here

Price: £5 / £4 concs/£3 child (concessions)

Shooglenifty

Friday 2nd Dec, 8:00 pm

shooglenifty_2015Fresh from recording their eighth studio album in India, Shooglenifty will be at the Universal Hall this December to warm your feet and your heart. Heading towards their 27th year, the band are still favourites for giving an audience a night to remember, whether they're playing to the smallest highland village hall or the biggest festival field. As singer Kaela Rowan puts it, "A Shoogles gig creates happiness and is awffy good for the soul". Expect big helpings of uptempo classics from their 2015 release The Untied Knot, bags of old favourites and a sneak preview of the new album (out in January 2017). There will be dancing.

"Shooglenifty continues to blaze a trail of 'acid-croft' that no others can touch." Aidan O'Rourke, Lau

To buy online tickets (10% booking fee) click here

To see a video click here

Price: £14 / £12 concs/£10 U16’s (concessions)

Fraxi Queen of the Forest

Sunday 4th Dec, 2:00 pm

Fraxi Queen of the Forest_Asylon TheatrePresented by Asylon Theatre with soundtrack by Greg Sinclair, Fraxi is a compelling tale of friendship and resilience by Scotland New Playwrights Award Winner, Jack Dickson – an engaging dance theatre piece that inspires love and thoughtfulness towards the natural world. Home provider, oxygen producer and first rate playmate; Fraxi the Ash tree is guardian (and BFF!) to all forest dwellers. When danger looms with news of airborne disease Chalara reaching the forest, best friends Woody and H.B. Caterpillar must choose how to save their beloved home! The show is rich in facts, folklore and eco-themed fun! Explore and learn with Fraxi in her ever-changing forest home. Suitable for ages 7+

To buy tickets online (10% booking fee) click here

Price: £8 / £6 concs/£4 U16’s (concessions)