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The Concert for Brownsbank 2020 2-3 Days

The Concert for Brownsbank 2020

This year’s Concert for Brownsbank will take place on Saturday 19 September at The Corn Exchange Biggar. An outstanding programme has been organised - Students from Biggar High School will read Hugh Mac-Diarmid’s work as well as other Scottish poetry. Alan Riach and James Robertson will present pieces from their own work. Carolyn Scott and Andy Sim’s film of James Robertson, shot at the cottage, remembering his time as writer-in-residence at Brownsbank 1993-1995 will be shown. In the second half MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank is delighted to announce that the quartet THE GALLOWAY AGREE-MENT will perform. The group is a collaboration featuring Wendy Stewart (clarsach, vocals), Ruth Morris (alto and tenor sax and nykel harpa) Gavin Marwick (fiddle..

Date: Saturday 19 September

Drouthy Neebors play Battle Tunes and Ballads 2-3 Days

Drouthy Neebors play Battle Tunes and Ballads

We are a hard-working Scottish folk group, and are now pretty well established on the Edinburgh music scene, and beyond! “The Drouth” as we are affectionately called, play Celtic music with blood curdling aggression and attitude, or soulful melodic expression, and everything in between. Humour and audience participation are key to our performances. Following the release of our first album, ‘Battle tunes and Ballads’ we are looking forward to expanding our musical footprint and enjoying the journey, With You! Drouthy Neebors on 07706964210 email: drouthyneebors1@gmail.com ..

Date: Saturday 17 October

Three Broads and a Piano New 2-3 Days

Three Broads and a Piano

A Light hearted evening of trios, duets and solos from Opera and Musical Theatre encompassing Mozart to Sondheim. Performed by flexible mezzos Alison Bishop, Anna Ludwig and Nicky Wood, ably accompanied by International man of mystery Stuart Hope...

Date: Saturday 17 October

Open Stage 2020 2-3 Days

Open Stage 2020

Local bands and performers providing free entertainment for your pleasure on Biggar Day Out from 1pm onwards. If you would like to take part and show off your talent please get in touch!..

Date: Sunday 18 October

Biggar Music presents The Classical Connection 2-3 Days

Biggar Music presents The Classical Connection

A fascinating insight into the relationship between classical and jazz music from Euan Stevenson (piano) and Konrad Wiszniewski (sax). Imagine an improvised arrangement of the Duke Ellington Orchestra’s theme tune, “Take The A Train” in the style of a Mozart Sonata, learn why Miles Davis and Eric Satie were kindred spirits of a pioneering nature in this superb informal duo. ..

Date: Wednesday 21 October

Senses and Nonsenses with the Sense-sational Dukes of Uke New 2-3 Days

Senses and Nonsenses with the Sense-sational Dukes of Uke

Have you been missing the Dukes of Uke. Have they been out of sight, out of mind? Well, in the blink of an eye, they are back with their new show, which features all of our senses. So, follow your nose to the Corn Exchange to have your senses assaulted. This ukulele sensorama will feature songs related to all 5 senses (and possibly even a 6th sense!!). You may find there is more ukulele than sense on show, but touch wood, you will feel all the better for it....and rest assured, it will all be done in the best possible taste. Uke know it makes sense! (also on Saturday 31 October Sunday 1 November) ..

Date: Wednesday 21 October

Scottish Opera 2-3 Days

Scottish Opera

An exciting young cast, including Scottish Opera's 2020/21 Emerging Artists, performs an assortment of much-loved classics from the likes of Mozart and Verdi, and uncovers a treasure trove of more unusual repertoire from Bellini, Handel, Britten and more. This Season’s tour features a new commission from Lucie Treacher, a young Scottish composer whose work has recently been performed at Tête à Tête Opera Festival and on the soundtrack of 2018 Netflix film The Outlaw King. ..

Date: Thursday 22 October

UK Playshop Community Drum Circle 2-3 Days

UK Playshop Community Drum Circle

A family friendly drum circle facilitated by the graduates of the annual UK Playshop training program at Wiston Lodge. All drums and percussion provided and the event is FREE..

Date: Sunday 25 October

Senses and Nonsenses with the Sense-sational Dukes of Uke New 2-3 Days

Senses and Nonsenses with the Sense-sational Dukes of Uke

Have you been missing the Dukes of Uke. Have they been out of sight, out of mind? Well, in the blink of an eye, they are back with their new show, which features all of our senses. So, follow your nose to the Corn Exchange to have your senses assaulted. This ukulele sensorama will feature songs related to all 5 senses (and possibly even a 6th sense!!). You may find there is more ukulele than sense on show, but touch wood, you will feel all the better for it....and rest assured, it will all be done in the best possible taste. Uke know it makes sense! ..

Date: Saturday 31 October

Senses and Nonsenses with the Sense-sational Dukes of Uke 2-3 Days

Senses and Nonsenses with the Sense-sational Dukes of Uke

Have you been missing the Dukes of Uke. Have they been out of sight, out of mind? Well, in the blink of an eye, they are back with their new show, which features all of our senses. So, follow your nose to the Corn Exchange to have your senses assaulted. This ukulele sensorama will feature songs related to all 5 senses (and possibly even a 6th sense!!). You may find there is more ukulele than sense on show, but touch wood, you will feel all the better for it....and rest assured, it will all be done in the best possible taste. Uke know it makes sense! ..

Date: Sunday 1 November

Dancing With The Devil New 2-3 Days

Dancing With The Devil

Ye dancin? Who’s askin? 1968. The Barrowlands Ballroom, 1968. Rife with rhythm, romance and rumour...for lurking in its smoky shadows is a serial killer, “Bible John”. An intriguing new musical drama full of big 1960s hits from Dusty Springfield to Cilla Black, The Fab Four and so many, many more...murder on and off the dancefloor. A Jive, a Jim...or Bible John! You dancing? Be very careful who’s asking! Written & directed by Paul Moore (Minimum Age 16+ years)..

Date: Saturday 7 November

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