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Best Performance- A Pop Vocal Workshop With Diane Garisto & Elise Morris 2-3 Days

Best Performance- A Pop Vocal Workshop With Diane Garisto & Elise Morris

If you love to sing, but wish you had more confidence, come along to join this Pop Vocal workshop with two of the music industry’s top singers, Diane Garisto and Elise Morris.Diane Garisto’s career spans many years of working with such musical icons as Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Carly Simon, George Benson, and many others. Elise Morris toured with Joe Jackson and is an accomplished jazz recording artist whose albums have landed on several Top Ten Jazz charts in recent years. Together Garisto and Morris will share some key points of vocal warm up, breathing, and how to get the best performance out of your voice.Bring a pop vocal chart and get some great tips. All ages welcome.Places limited so please book. Buy Tickets ..

Date: Thursday 20th October 2022

Biggar Blues Night 2-3 Days

Biggar Blues Night

From Muddy Waters to John Lee enjoy an intimate café style concert celebrating the Blues – with singer PJ Lynch with some special guests. Buy Tickets ..

Date: Friday 14th October 2022

Biggar Little Orchestra 2-3 Days

Biggar Little Orchestra

An evening of light classical music suitable for all the family. Formed in 2015, the orchestra are extremely happy to return to the Festival once more with a concert of classical music suitable for all the family. Conducted by Robert Dick, this promises to be an excellent evening of live orchestral music performed by players from Biggar and beyond!Programme:Mendelsohn – The Hebrides OvertureMozart – Piano Concerto No. 27 Soloist: Matthew Shiel Beethoven – Symphony No. 6Buy Tickets..

Date: Sunday 23rd October 2022

Bob Dylan Tribute 2-3 Days

Bob Dylan Tribute

A selection of fine local singers pay tribute to the mighty Bob Dylan, with many of his best loved songs and a bit of fun too. Buy Tickets ..

Date: Friday 21st October 2022

Brass Band Spectacular With Newtongrange Silver Band 2-3 Days

Brass Band Spectacular With Newtongrange Silver Band

Newtongrange Silver Band, one of Scotland’s foremost brass bands, will entertain with a varied, award-winning programme. Buy Tickets ..

Date: Monday 17th October 2022

Diane Garisto- Stoned Soul Picnic 2-3 Days

Diane Garisto- Stoned Soul Picnic

The Enduring Music of Joni Mitchell, Carole King and Laura Nyro. Stoned Soul Picnic is a feast of great music celebrating groundbreaking women of song. Renowned American singer Diane Garisto has shared the mic with such musical icons as Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Nile Rodgers and Malcolm McLaren, and was a member of Laura Nyro’s well known backing trio, The Harmony Group. In recent years Diane has performed at The Edinburgh Festival, and headlined at Celtic Connections. Joining Diane will be keyboard player and vocalist, ELISE MORRIS, an richly accomplished musician whose original recordings have landed on many Top Ten Jazz charts in recent years.American Women of SongTuesday 18th October 2022- 8:00pmSaturday 22th October 2022- 7:30pm  1..

Date: Tuesday 18th October & Saturday 22th October 2022

Dougie MacLean 2-3 Days

Dougie MacLean

Clydesdale Folk Club presents an evening of Scottish Folk Music with the one and only Dougie MacLean.Probably Scotland’s pre-eminent singer-songwriter anda national musical treasure, Dougie has developed a unique blend of lyrical ‘roots based’ song writing and instrumental composition.He is internationally renowned for his song ‘Caledonia’, and his songs have been covered by Paolo Nutini,Amy MacDonald, Ronan Keating, Mary Black, Frankie Miller, Cara Dillon, Kathy Mattea and many other top performers.Dougie will be supported by the trio BrÒg featuring legendary piper GARY WEST on pipes, whistles, vocals and guitar; virtuoso fiddler GREG BORLAND on fiddle and bass, and the sensational SANDY BRECHIN on accordion.12+ Buy Tickets ..

Date: Friday 21st October 2022

Drouthy Neebors 2-3 Days

Drouthy Neebors

A night of musical mayhem and guaranteed laughs, full of Scottish and Irish traditional music played with blood curdling aggression and attitude, to soulful melodic expression, and everything in between. Humour and audience participation are key to Drouthy Neebors performances!Age 14+ Buy Tickets ..

Date: Thursday 13th October 2022

Festival Club 2-3 Days

Festival Club

Throughout the Festival local bands will be providing FREE entertainment at various venues for your pleasure.Go and support them and round off your day at the Festival with a drink and some music. These ever popular gigs are a perfect way to catch up with missed events, meet up with friends and chill out courtesy of Biggar Little Festival.Friday 14th & Saturday 22nd- The Elphinstone HotelSaturday 15th & Friday 21st- The Crown Inn..

Date: Friday 14th, Saturday 15th, Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd October 2022

James Grant & The Hallelujah String Quartet 2-3 Days

James Grant & The Hallelujah String Quartet

James Grant is one of the most renowned and respected performers Scotland has ever produced.Drawing from a broad palette of pop, folk, soul, country and blues influences, and interweaving his solo compositions with Love and Money favourites, James twins darkly literate, melodically lush songcraft with his richly potent vocals and virtuoso guitar work, leavening his performances with dashes of wickedly acerbic humour.There will be new compositions and some cool covers alongside some Love and Money classics - with the added lushness of The Hallelujah String Quartet, this is music to stir the soul.James Grant will be supported by American singer DIANE GARISTO, accompanied on keyboards and vocals by world music specialist ELISE MORRIS.Age 12+ ..

Date: Saturday 15th October 2022

John Martyn Tribute 2-3 Days

John Martyn Tribute

Following previous sold out shows celebrating the sublime talent of John Martyn, singer PJ Lynch (with special guests) covers the songs of pure beauty from ‘Sweet little Mystery’ to ‘I’d Rather be the Devil’. Buy Tickets ..

Date: Saturday 22nd October 2022

Matt Carmichael 2-3 Days

Matt Carmichael

Saxophonist Matt Carmichael has been making a big impression on audiences since he emerged on the Scottish jazz scene as a teenager with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland.Matt formed his quartet with multi-award-winning pianist Fergus McCreadie, bassist Ali Watson and Tom Potter, a winner of the UK-wide Young Drummer of the Year competition, in 2016. Fiddler and BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017 Charlie Stewart has added an extra dimension to the band and underlined its music’s appealing Scottish lilt. ‘Gorgeous Sound’ - BBC Radio Scotland ‘World Class’ - Tommy SmithSuitable for age 10+Buy Tickets ..

Date: Wednesday 26th October 2022

Scottish Opera- Opera Highlights 2-3 Days

Scottish Opera- Opera Highlights

A troupe of talented singers are bringing an original, vibrant, piano-accompanied production of opera hits and rarities straight to you.The performers will include Scottish Opera’s 2022/23 Emerging Artists, and the music is carefully programmed by Scottish Opera’s Head of Music Derek Clark.With a show that combines operatic favourites with lesser known repertoire, you will not find such a treasure trove of opera anywhere else!   Buy Tickets ..

Date: Saturday 22nd October 2022

Senses & Nonsenses With The Sens-sational- Dukes Of Uke 2-3 Days

Senses & Nonsenses With The Sens-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 the 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!Suitable for all ages. Buy Tickets ..

Date: Thursday 20th October & Saturday 5th November 2022

Silent Disco New 2-3 Days

Silent Disco

Biggar’s own "Live for Dance” is now bringing a Silent Disco Walking Tour to the Biggar Day Out. Put on our special headphones and feel your inhibitions fade away as we dance-walk through the streets of Biggar listening to feel-good music you’ll want to sing-along to. Babies/toddlers in buggies welcome to enjoy the route.  Come prepared if raining.  Meet and finish at Biggar Museum, Biggar High Street. Headphones provided.Departs Biggar Museum12.00, 13.15, 14.30Buy Tickets..

Date: Sunday 16th October 2022

Swing Dance Workshop And Concert With Cathy Harrison & The Biggar Big Band 2-3 Days

Swing Dance Workshop And Concert With Cathy Harrison & The Biggar Big Band

Featuring Flora MunroBeginning with a dance workshop: 7:30pm- 8:30pmWhether you’re new to dance band music or you misspent your youth dancing the night away, join the 6 workshop for an evening of swing. Edinburgh based dancer, Cathy Harrison, will kick things off with a swing dance workshop to teach you all the moves you need. Then, suitably ready to let your hair down, let Flora Munro and the Biggar Big Band accompany you to a bygone era so you can face the music and dance.Suitable for 12+  Buy Tickets ..

Date: Friday 21st October 2022

The John Hinshelwood Band- Called Back 2-3 Days

The John Hinshelwood Band- Called Back

UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO ILLNESS THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. REFUNDS FOR ANY TICKETS ALREADY PURCHASED ARE BEING ARRANGED. Emily Dickinson wrote almost 2,000 poems, most of which remained unpublished before her death in 1886. Since then, she has achieved cult status in American literary history. Lanarkshire based songwriter John Hinshelwood recently released a critically acclaimed CD of songs he composed using Dickinson’s poems. The songs, linked by narrative and readings on the poet’s life and times, form the focal point of the show. The performers are TIM BLACK (guitars, mandolin, vocals), JOHN HINSHELWOOD (vocals, guitar), ED McGLONE (electric bass, Chapman Stick, vocals), FIONA WELLSTOOD (narrator)...

Date: Monday 17th October 2022

The Look Of Love 2-3 Days

The Look Of Love

A free lunchtime concert featuring the music of Burt Bacharach by popular local performers, Ian Murray (from the Duke’s of Uke), Alison Bishop, Linda Gillespie, John Inglis and Brendan Norris...

Date: Saturday 29th October 2022

Van Morrison Tribute Concert 2-3 Days

Van Morrison Tribute Concert

A celebration of one of the great songwriters- from ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ to the magical ‘Moondance’ – Irish singer PJ Lynch takes you through the amazing catalogue of song from Van the Man. Buy Tickets ..

Date: Saturday 15th October 2022

Young Musician Competition 2-3 Days

Young Musician Competition

We’re delighted that this annual event (arranged by Biggar High School and sponsored by Biggar Rotary Club) can run again after a two-year gap. It is a unique and enjoyable opportunity to hear and see some of our talented young people performing for us.Suitable for age 10+ Buy Tickets ..

Date: Thursday 27th October 2022