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Stirling's venue for: music | performance | exhibitions | classes

OCT - DEC 12

KARINE POLWART

PEGGY SEEGER

BILL WELLS & AIDAN MOFFAT

BAIN, MÖLLER & MOLSKY

NINA NESBITT

DANIEL SLOSS

NORMA WATERSON &

ELIZA CARTHY

Karine Polwart, p16

music | performance | exhibitions | classes

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Welcome

After our lovely summer (!) what better way to

spend those autumnal nights than with some

truly great music - and we have a splendid

mix for your delectation, along with our

programme of classes and workshops.

Our new season has a strong focus on some

of the finest women performers from the trad

world, with the legend that is Peggy Seeger,

a warm return to both Kathryn Tickell and

Karine Polwart, and the only Scottish date by

Eliza Carthy and her Mum Norma Waterson.

We are so thrilled that we have re-scheduled

this performance which had to be cancelled a

few years back due to Norma's illness.

A rare foray into theatre, as we welcome

two one-man shows from Arches Theatre

featuring emerging stars of Scottish theatre,

Kieran Hurley and Gary McNair who both

received considerable plaudits at this year's

Edinburgh Fringe. And we have a talk on Bob

Dylan, along with loud music and rare footage

from Michael Gray, who is exploring Dylan's

influences from the Blues.

Stirling's own Jamie MacDougall is here for

the first time and Scottish comedy star Daniel

Sloss is back after his sell-out show earlier in

the year,

Also we are honoured that Aly Bain, Scotland's

finest fiddler, is coming to the Tolbooth

with Ale Möller and Bruce Molsky - what an

unmissable combination.

With this year's Hogmanay Concert featuring

The Proclaimers already selling well, we offer

a range of seasonal delights including our

annual Christmas ceilidhs and Skerryvore... but

keep an eye on the Hogmanay web-site,

www.stirlingshogmanay.com, for more

information of extra performances and events

and remember to visit the Tolbooth web-site,

as we will soon be putting up dates for 2013.

The Tolbooth Team

ReLoaded Fest is back in October, with a

packed line up including headliners Errors

and Broken Records.

The Tolbooth is owned and operated by Stirling Council

The redevelopment of the Tolbooth was funded by

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Kathryn Tickell - 'Northumbrian Voices'

Jazz Singers' Open Mic Night

reLOADED FEST Broken Records...

reLOADED FEST Errors...

The Arches presents...Hitch and Crunch

Artlink Central presents....Open Mic Night

Bob Dylan & The Poetry of the Blues

Control: pre-club House and Techno

Heart of Japan

Peggy Seeger

Bain, Möller & Molsky

Nina Nesbitt

Kent DuChaine

Tommy Smith's Karma

Jazz Singers' Open Mic Night

Jamie MacDougall Sings...

Chris Helme

Red Note Ensemble

reLOADED Three Blind Wolves...

Control: pre-club House and Techno

Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat

Karine Polwart

Daniel Sloss

Tom Leonard: Outside the Narrative

Halton Quartet and Kathleen MacInnes

Day of Song with Madrigirls

Jazz Singers' Open Mic Night

Fred Morrison Duo with Matheu Watson

Tommy Smith's Youth Jazz Orchestra

Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy

Christmas Ceilidhs

Skerryvore's Festive Shindig

Hogmanay Concert - The Proclaimers

Arts News

Classes & Workshops

The Changing Room

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KATHRYN TICKELL'S

'n o r t h u m b r i a n v o i c e s'

Tue 2 Oct, 8pm / £14/£12

We're thrilled to bring this show to Stirling

after its sell-out at Celtic Connections.

Interweaving songs, tunes and spoken-word

narrative, it leads the audience on a magical,

moving, humbling and often hilarious journey

through the culture and lore of Kathryn's

native North Tyne Valley: the very heartland

of her world-renowned prowess on the

Northumbrian pipes, and as a fiddler and

singer.

The performance includes interviews and

recordings with family members and the

shepherd musicians from whom she learnt.

It marks the latest homecoming in her

increasingly illustrious globe-trotting career.

Performers:

Kathryn Tickell – Northumbrian pipes, fiddle,

voice

Mike Tickell - voice

Amy Thatcher – accordion, clog dance, voice

Patsy Reid – fiddle, voice

Kit Haigh – guitar, voice

Hannah Rickard – fiddle, voice

Directed by Kathryn Tickell and Annie Rigby

(Unfolding Theatre)

JAZZ SINGERS' OPEN

MIC NIGHT

Weds 3 Oct, 7 Nov, 5 Dec 8pm

£5

If you’ve ever dreamt about singing your

favourite jazz song with a live band in front of

an appreciative audience, then our open mic

nights are for you! All you need to bring is a

simple lead sheet (chords and melody in your

key) for the song you want to sing and our

outstanding jazz trio will accompany you with

empathy and panache.

Our cabaret evenings are friendly supportive

and informal and feature the timeless

standards of Sinatra, Holiday and Fitzgerald

combined with the magical music of the Jim

Clelland Trio.

Come and see for yourself – and if you’re not

ready to sing, then why not join us to relax

in good company while listening to some

great music. Please note that singers who

bring three or more audience member will be

admitted free of charge.

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eLOADED fest

Fri 5 Oct, 5pm / £8 in advance/£10 on door [£15 weekend pass]

BROKEN RECORDS

Broken Records make their first appearance

in Stirling at this year's Reloaded Fest. The

Edinburgh septet bring their Indie Folk to

the festival's main stage as our Friday night

headliners. The band's live sets are highly

anticipated with the NME branding them the

Scottish Arcade Fire.

SONG OF RETURN

Song of Return join the lineup for the first

day of the festival, returning to the Tolbooth

after one of their first ever gigs here in 2010.

Somewhat of a Scottish supergroup the band

is fronted by Craig Grant (formerly of Union of

Knives) and Louis Abbot (Admiral Fallow).

with...RAIL FAN | LITTLE MEN & HER | M A D I S O N | ALEX HYNES | JAKE RENNISON |

SUITE PEA | CALUM GILLIGAN | CHARLOTTE RILEY

reLOADED fest

Sat 6 Oct, 4pm / £10 in advance/£12 on door [£15 weekend pass]

ERRORS

FATHERSON

Our favourite post-electro band from Glasgow This three-piece (sometimes six-piece) band

are back taking on the mantle of this year's

started out life in Kilmarnock and have come

Saturday night headliners at Reloaded Fest.

a long way since. Reloaded Fest will be their

They need no introduction to the Tolbooth,

first Tolbooth show but we're looking forward

their shows here have always had the crowd to it with the band fresh off the festival circuit

dancing and the release of "Have Some

including dates at T in the Park and support

Faith In Magic" has gone down just as well,

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Fresh from Edinburgh Festival Fringe success, two of Scotland's most

exciting young theatre performers brought to you by Glasgow's Arches Theatre...

HITCH by Kieran Hurley CRUNCH by Gary McNair

Tue 9 Oct, 8pm / £10/£8

Take a journey across Europe with Kieran

Hurley (winner: Critics Award for Theatre in

Scotland for BEATS) as he hitches a lift from

Glasgow to L'Aquila, Italy in heartfelt theatre

show Hitch.

L'Aquila was where the leaders of eight of the

world's most powerful countries met on 8th

July that year to make decisions on the future

of the world at the G-8 summit.

Join Kieran for this warm autobiographical

performance about global leaders,

compassionate strangers, a young man and

his thumb which asks questions about the

personal power, and the genuine possibility of

change.

A hilarious solo performance about the value

of money by writer, performer, director and

Arches Platform award winner, Gary McNair.

Gary believes you’ve got what it takes to

complete his five-step programme and that

you can be liberated from the tyranny of

money forever.

Is it a lecture? Is it a test? Is he serious? Find

out in this entertaining and thought provoking

live experiment.

'A sneakily clever performance…' ****

The Guardian

'Warm, generous…unexpectedly

moving…' The Guardian

**** The Herald/The Scotsman

Recommended age 14+ some strong

language and brief photographic images

of a violent nature.

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Artlink Central presents...

OPEN MIC NIGHT

Thu 11 Oct, 7-9pm / FREE

An informal open mic night giving the

opportunity to share your music with others in

the intimate setting of the Tolbooth cafe/bar

and including performances from members

of Closer to the Edge, Artspace participants

and those who wish to take part from the

afternoon workshop.

Songwriting workshop, 2.30 - 5.30pm

For those wishing to explore lyrics and

feelings and turn them into songs, led by

professional musicians Mick Slaven and Barry

Maclean.

Places are limited so please book the

workshop in advance.

BOB DYLAN & THE

POETRY OF THE BLUES

Fri 12 Oct, 8pm / £10/£8

What timing! As Dylan's latest release,

Tempest, gets rave reviews, we bring you a

talk on Dylan by writer Michael Gray aided by

loud music and rare footage.

With wit and style, the author of The Bob

Dylan Encyclopedia and Song and Dance Man

III: The Art Of Bob Dylan uses records and

rare film footage to show how hugely Dylan

has been inspired by the blues and how much

of its poetry has been smuggled inside his

own, highly influential writing.

"Michael Gray, the world's foremost Bob

Dylanologist, is telling people how it really

is... Entertaining with wit and insight, Gray is

clearly enjoying himself."

"A stimulating insight into rock music's

premier singer-songwriter."

michaelgray.net

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CONTROL

Sat 13 Oct & Sat 17 Nov

7pm - midnight

£3 in advance / £4 on door

Following on from its debut success, pre club

night Control returns with the best in up-beat

house and techno with local DJs spinning

their favourite tunes right in the heart of

Stirling’s old town and no doubt keeping you

dancing all night.

The night runs from 7pm to 12am making it

the perfect stop off for those with discerning

music taste before heading off to a club of

your choice.

Bar Room: All Things Tech

Main Room: All Things House

HEART OF JAPAN

Thu 18 Oct, 8pm

£5

The Consulate General of Japan presents

a special concert by four talented young

Japanese musicians: Tatsuya Yamauchi and

Japan New Romantics.

Playing the violin, cello, shakuhachi (Japanese

flute) and piano, the group performs beautiful

melodies that conjure images of Japanese

landscapes, but they also play ‘Annie Laurie’

and other traditional Scottish songs.

They have a repertoire ranging from world

to pop to classical music, appreciated by

audiences at many concerts in Japan. In April

2011 they also performed to great acclaim

in Edinburgh and Inverness, and we are

fortunate they are coming to Scotland again

in October.

During this performance, Tatsuya Yamauchi

will also play part of the concert on a violin

made from a pine tree uprooted in the

Tsunami last year - to remember the victims

and encourage the survivors.

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PEGGY SEEGER

Fri 19 Oct, 8pm

£14/£12

Where to start...

A singer and multi-instrumentalist, Peggy is

considered one of North America's finest folk

singers. More than 50 years of concerts,

20 solo albums, 100 joint recordings and

200 original songs amongst which are the

classic Ballad of Springhill and Gonna be an

Engineer.

Daughter of composer Ruth Crawford Seeger,

sister of Pete and Mike, partner to Ewan

MacColl, who wrote the timeless First Time

Ever I Saw Your Face for her.

The MacColl-Seeger work during her 35 years

in Britain was prodigious in its scope. They

encouraged and set the standard for the

burgeoning UK folk revival.

Now resident back in the US, she is still

touring, though not quite as extensively.

Her performances are full of warmth and

humour, laced with a sharpness of perception.

A rare opportunity to see one of the

most authoritative voices in American and

British Folk.

peggyseeger.com

'It was like watching a master class in

folk performance to be frank: a truly

positive force'. Karine Polwart

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BAIN, MÖLLER & MOLSKY

Fri 26 Oct, 8pm

£14/£12

This melodically and rhythmically exciting

collaboration by three of the world’s leading

folk musicians was rapturously received on its

first British tour in 2010.

Sharing their Celtic, Nordic and Appalachian

cultures are Aly Bain, Scotland’s supreme

traditional style fiddler, Swedish multiinstrumentalist

Ale Möller, and American old

time fiddler, singer, guitarist and banjo player

Bruce Molsky.

and dynamic yet seamless diversity, the extra

warmth and zest of patent mutual ease,

enjoyment and admiration'.

This is the first time that they have found a

space in their crowded schedules to tour here

together since their first British tour played to

packed audiences.

Don’t miss this musical feast.

All three have for many years explored

traditional music from a wide range of

cultures.

As The Scotsman put it, they 'are not only

masters of their respective Shetland, Swedish

and old-time US traditions, they're also

longtime pals, who have worked together over

many years' and as a result their performance

shows 'in addition to its exhilarating virtuosity,

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NINA NESBITT

Mon 29 Oct, 8pm

£8

STANDING ONLY

Singer/songwriter Nina Nesbitt was only 16

years old when she emerged on the British

music scene in 2011, thanks to a handful of

beautifully conceived cover versions made

available on her YouTube page.

Half Swedish, half Scottish and endowed

with a voice boasting technical agility and

a searching passion that cut straight to

the emotional core of her chosen material,

through word of mouth Nesbitt quickly began

to garner a passionate following for her well

chosen covers.

ninanesbittmusic.com

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KENT DUCHAINE

Fri 2 Nov, 8pm

£10/£8

Grammy nominated and W.C. Handy award

winner Kent DuChaine has an unrivalled

ability to immerse his audience into his world,

his life and his love of the blues. The amazing

sounds he gets from his guitar and his deep

intriguing voice make a great combination

that set the old style Delta Blues alight.

Kent DuChaine lives the blues. He has

listened to, hung out with, opened up for,

travelled and played with many of the greatest

Blues men and women.

They include Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf,

John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton,

Bukka White, Willie Dixon and Son House.

'There are few musicians who can

captivate a room of people with

nothing but a guitar and the blues to

the level that Kent DuChaine does'.

Blues In Britain Magazine.

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TOMMY SMITH'S

KARMA

Sat 3 Nov, 8pm £12/£10

Image: Gildas Boclé

Jamie MacDougaLl

Fri 9 Nov, 8pm

£13/£11

An exciting new direction for leading

saxophonist, Tommy Smith’s grooving rhythms

mix with atmospheric textures evoking Irish,

Scottish, Japanese and Arabic folk influences.

The result is a major statement from an

internationally renowned master.

Tommy Smith’s Karma sees him exploring new

sounds and atmospheric textures with a brand

new band: featuring some of Scotland’s finest

musicians and new music focusing on the

reactions of his group.

'KARMA – The result overall is

music that’s immediately appealing

and allows the musicians scope

to demonstrate their considerable

virtuosity within well defined

structures'. The Herald

Jamie MacDougall, along with accompanist

Michael Barnett, makes his debut at The

Tolbooth for an evening of music and chat to

celebrate vocalists past and present who have

inspired and influenced him during his singing

career.

Come and hear Jamie sing everything from

classical to swing, including arias and songs

made famous by the likes of Nat King Cole,

Matt Monro, Mario Lanza, Luciano Pavarotti

and many, many more.

Jamie and Michael have previously delighted

audiences as part of Caledon - Scotland's

Tenors.

Join them for an evening with the stars.

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CHRIS HELME

Sat 10 Nov, 8pm

£7 in advance/£8 on door

Chris Helme served his dues as front man

of ‘The Seahorses’ in the late 90’s. The York

based singer-songwriter, blessed with one of

the remarkable voices of his generation and

a sublime song writing talent, is now forging

a successful and respected career as a solo

musician.

Writing and recording for new release, The

Rookery, has seen him delve back to some

of his early influences; "I’ve been digging out

my old blues records again, Big Bill Broonzy,

Brownie McGhee, Bukka White and also Billie

Holliday and Ray Charles. It sparked a feeling

in me and I began to remember what hooked

me into playing and singing in the beginning."

'Dreamy but driven indie folk'. Q

RED NOTE ENSEMBLE

THE INTOXICATING ROSE GARDEN

Thu 15 Nov, 8pm / £12/£10

Red Note (A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle

and Noisy Nights) return to the Tolbooth with

The Intoxicating Rose Garden, a new hybrid

work which takes Sally Beamish's settings

of poems by Hafez, the 14th century Persian

mystic, as its starting-point.

Combining music, song, dance and animated

image, it explores the longing and separation,

as well as the sense of belonging and

completeness that are so present in Hafez's

poems: elements that somehow conflict with

and complement one another in the same

moment.

Red Note Ensemble will be joined by the

multi-faceted dancer/choreographer, Michael

Popper, and the outstanding young Iranian

setar player Anoosh Jahanshahi, who

will perform his own Songs from Hafez in

traditional Persian classical style.

Sally Beamish - Composer

Michael Popper - Choreographer, Dancer, Singer

Jila Peacock - Illustrator, Translator

Laurie Irvine - Video Design

Anoosh Jahanshahi - Composer, Setar

image: Jila Peacock

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eLOADED

THREE BLIND WOLVES + BLACK OF NIGHT

Fri 16 Nov, doors 7pm / £6 in advance/£7 on door

STANDING ONLY

Loud, hairy, and unpredictable, Three Blind

Wolves are four young Glasweigans delivering

country rock with a razor-sharp edge.

Drawing influences from Neil Young,

Creedence Clearwater Revival and even

Led Zeppelin, the boys have sold out

venues across Scotland with their wild

stage presence, transfixing harmonies and

captivating performance.

The band released mini-album Sound of the

Storm on Communion Records in March

2011 to critical acclaim. With track Emily Rose

bagging a well-deserved place on the July

MOJO magazine cover CD and sealing their

soaring momentum with a coveted place on

the BBC Introducing stage at T in the Park

2011 and securing slots at major Showcase

Festivals Eurosonic, SXSW and CMW.

'Boasting well constructed tunes with

dynamic hooks and transitions that

are clever without being smug, this is

very definitely a band to keep an eye

on'. The List

Black of Night plays acoustic in the bar before

the gig, you can check out his track "Ticking

Clocks" from the last Tolbooth Sessions CD.

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BILL WELLS & AIDAN MOFFAT

Thu 22 Nov, 8pm

£12/£10

Image: Sarah Bowden

Some partnerships just work, even if it

takes time. Eight years in the making, the

debut album by Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat,

Everything's Getting Older, is a special thing,

full of gorgeous, jazz-inflected love songs

fleshed out with a mixture of spoken word

pieces and vocals delivered in Aidan's

distinctive rhotic singing voice.

Wells is the Scottish multi-instrumentalist,

composer, leader of the Bill Wells Octet and

collaborator with The Pastels, Isobel Campbell,

Future Pilot AKA and many more.

Moffat is a man of many projects, whether

his solo material released under his full

name Aidan John Moffat, his band Aidan

Moffat & the Best-Ofs or, in a former life, his

experimental work as L Pierre, Lucky Pierre

and his long history as one half of iconic Scots

duo Arab Strap.

The pair first met back in Moffat’s Arab Strap

days in – predictably – a pub, when Aidan and

bandmate Malcolm Middleton invited Bill to

play piano on their Monday At The Hug & Pint

album.

Their album, Everything’s Getting Older,

released in 2011 to critical acclaim, won the

inaugural Scottish Album of the year award

earlier this year.

'Setting Moffat's half-spoken, halfsung

laments to Wells' mournful

piano and muted trumpet, their songs

are a revelation realised here with a

tumbledown grace'.

**** The Guardian

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KARINE POLWART

Fri 23 Nov, 8pm

£15

With the release of her newest acclaimed

album 'Traces' we are so excited to welcome

award-winning Scottish singer-songwriter

Karine Polwart back to the Tolbooth with her

two regular touring collaborators, brother

Steven Polwart (guitars & vocals) and Fair

Islander Inge Thomson (accordion, percussion

and vocals).

Karine draws from folk music’s long tradition

while keeping pace with the ceaselessly

changing times. Her talent for crafting unique,

enduring melodies, her gift for saying just

enough without overstating her case, the

range and dynamism of her arrangements,

all come together in songs of powerful

contemporary relevance.

She also has the purest and most

approachable of singing voices, drawing the

listener towards her in the same way one

might lean towards a late night tale by the

fireside.

Her songs deal with humanity in all its

many guises: there is tenderness, triumph

and sorrow, raised flags of rebellion and

independence, flashes of anger at power

abused and misused. Perhaps most frequently

she deals in spare, unsentimental empathy,

often with those who have been dealt the

least playable hands in the game of life.

karinepolwart.com

'A passionate, perceptive songwriter'

Uncut

'Exceptionally subtle and melodic' Q

'Here's further proof that Karine

Polwart (above) is one of the finest

singer-songwriters in Britain today'

Robin Deneslow, about Traces,

The Guardian

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DANIEL SLOSS -

THE SHOW

Mon 26 Nov, 8pm / £14.50/£10

Image: Trudy Stade

OUTSIDE THE

NARRATIVE

Thu 29 Nov, 8pm / £5

In Daniel's words...'This year’s show is called

The Show. Because that is what it is. A show.

With me in it. Come along for fun and hugs'.

A warm welcome back to Scotland's award

winning stand-up, Daniel Sloss, after his sell

out gig in the Tolbooth earlier this year.

Having starred on TV shows including Michael

McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, 8 out of 10

Cats, Mock the Week, his own BBC show The

Adventures of Daniel, being picked as No 1 in

the NME's hot-list of new comedians for 2012

and with four successful Edinburgh Fringe

seasons, Daniel's meteoric rise continues as

he traverses the country on a 60-date tour.

Special guest on the tour is Kai Humphries

- Newcastle's hilarious and lovable rising

comedy star.

Come for a hug!

danielsloss.com

‘A star in the making…Unstoppable!’

The Telegraph

As part of our events to mark St Andrews Day,

we offer an evening of poetry and prose led by

one of Scotland's most distinctive and noted

poets, Tom Leonard.

Born in Glasgow, Tom Leonard is best known

for poetry written in the urban speech of that

city. This, and his seminal critical writings,

have had a major impact on attitudes to

language and writing in Scotland, and beyond.

Tonight Tom will be reading poems from

his latest book 'Outside the Narrative'. Also

performing will be our local star, poet Billy

Letford who just released his first book Bevel

and Stirling Makar Anita Govan.

'A unique body of work: terse, funny,

unyielding and necessary'.

The Guardian on 'Outside the

Narrative'

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HALTON QUARTET AND KATHLEEN MACINNES

Fri 30 Nov, 8pm

£12

A cracking double bill to celebrate St

Andrew's Day.

Halton Quartet comprises the collective

talents of two of Scotland’s most adventurous

and accomplished duos: Angus Lyon and

Ruaridh Campbell along with Wingin’ It: Adam

Bulley and Chas Mackenzie.

The four met on board the mv Halton during

the 2007 Orkney Folk Festival and have

since gone on to make music which is both

rich in tradition and boldly forward-looking,

with arrangements that expand and develop

melodic ideas with imagination, subtlety and

brio.

'...this is joyful, sometimes beautifully

melancholic and frequently glorious

melody-making'. The Herald

South Uist's Kathleen MacInnes is one of

Scotland's finest Gaelic singers with a unique

voice and an ability to breathe dramatic

life into her songs. She is joined for this

performance of songs from her new CD, Cille

Bhride, by singer and multi-instrumentalist

Griogair Labhruidh.

Kathleen started as an actress, with a

background in Gaelic TV, film and theatre, but

since the stunning success of her first album

'Og Mhadainn Shamhraidh' including winning

best album at the Scottish trad awards she

is now better known for her singing. In 2010

Kathleen's vocals featured in Ridley Scott's

Robin Hood, with Scott commenting 'a natural,

powerful voice... beautiful'.

Griogair was brought up near the village

of Gartocharn in a region once steeped in

Gaelic traditions. A traditional Gaelic singer

who sings in the seann-nòs style of the

southern Hebrides and Argyll he is also an

accomplished guitarist, piper and composer of

both bagpipe music and Gaelic song.

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DAY OF SONG with

MADRIGIRLS

Sat 1 Dec

FRED MORRISON DUO

with MATHEU WATSON

Fri 7 Dec, 8pm / £12/£10

Workshop from 11am

Performance 7pm

£5 perf only / £18 inc workshop

We welcome the Madrigirls to lead and

perform at our fourth Day of Song. They

will lead an afternoon workshop for all

participants, who will also be able to sing with

the Madrigirls at their evening concert.

Madrigirls is a group of female

undergraduates, postgraduates, alumni and

friends of the University of Glasgow, led by

Katy Cooper & Catriona Hutchison.

Morning workshops will be with individual

tutors, and there will be an open mic session

over lunch for groups and individual singers.

Open to all who enjoy singing, with priority

booking to local song groups.

(refreshments included but please bring own

packed lunch)

Part of Scotland Sings

www.scotlandsings.co.uk

Fred & Matheu are coming to the Tolbooth

to spread some December cheer with their

truly awesome musicianship. For those of

you that don’t know of this duo, Fred has

been described as the "Jimi Hendrix of the

bagpipes" and Matheu, one of the finest

young musicians in Scotland today, is much in

demand for his unique style and empathetic

accompaniment.

Fred Morrison is one of the world's leading

pipers and is a globally renowned composer

of music for the bagpipes, known for his

unique, powerfully exuberant, virtuosic and

highly improvisational style which combines

the Gaelic piping tradition of South Uist with

contemporary and eclectic influences.

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Matheu

Watson was nominated "Best Up and Coming

Artist" at the 2009 Scots Trad awards, and

reached the finals of the Radio 2 Young

Tradition Award when still at school in 2005.

tickets 01786 27 4000

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ONLY SCOTTISH DATE!

TOMMY SMITH'S YOUTH

JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Sat 8 Dec, 2.30pm

£9/£7/£5/FREE under 16yrs

The future of jazz in Scotland - and potentially

much further afield – lies in the Tommy

Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra. Under the

direction of Scotland's most distinguished

jazz saxophonist, Tommy Smith, these young

musicians play a repertoire ranging from

Ellington, Basie, Mingus and Gillespie classics

to present day big band tunes.

This year the TSYJO celebrates its tenth

anniversary. Bring your family and friends and

watch as they bring jazz music alive with an

entertaining combination of well-known jazz

standards and new pieces. They pay tribute

to the true legends of jazz and make their

compositions sing with style, personality and

expression.

Showcasing endless talent, improvisational

skills, exuberance and verve, the TSYJO

musicians play with a collective maturity well

beyond their years and feature soloists of

startling ambition and creativity.

www.tsyjo.com

NORMA WATERSON &

ELIZA CARTHY

Fri 14 Dec, 8pm / £14

Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy are simply

two of the country's finest exponents of

traditional song.

With their rich, distinctive and authentic

voices, Norma and Eliza have effortlessly

engaged new audiences and admirers across

two generations. Between them, mother and

daughter have 3 Mercury Prize nominations

and have both been presented with BBC Folk

Singer of the Year awards (Norma in 2001 and

Eliza in 2003), as well as innumerable other

accolades.

Touring as a six piece band including Martin

Carthy they make an exclusive stop in

Scotland at the Tolbooth, a date we are so

pleased to re-schedule, as the last sold out

gig had to be cancelled when Norma became

very ill.

Performing traditional classics as well as some

unexpected gems, they bring all these songs

to life with their wonderfully versatile and

compassionate voices.

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CHRISTMAS CEILIDHS

SAT 15 Dec

FAMILY: 3-5pm | £8 / 4 for £24 EVENING: 8-11pm | £10 / 4 for £32

Our ever-popular Christmas Ceilidhs are back!

Be sure to book early if you want to take part

in this year’s seasonal knees up.

What better way to spend the lead up to

Christmas than celebrating the festive season

with friends and family in traditional Scottish

style?

Even if you have never been to a ceilidh

before, our ace band will talk you through the

dances and ensure a fun time for all.

Both ceilidhs are open to all, though the

afternoon ceilidh is particularly popular with

families of all ages.

Expect the usual pre Christmas fun with

the ever wonderful Brian McAlpine and his

International Ceilidh Collective.

SKERRYVORE'S FESTIVE SHINDIG

Thu 27 Dec, 8pm / £16/£14 STANDING ONLY

After last year's sold out success, we've got

them back to help you keep up the festive

fun!

2012 has been busy for the lads, with touring

and festivals, building on the achievements

of 2011 when they won Best Live Act at the

Scottish Trad Awards.

Formed in 2005 on the Isle of Tiree in

Scotland’s Inner Hebrides, the band has

developed both in size and sound to create a

unique fusion of their traditional music and

songs with the urban sounds of rock and

funk. With their powerful musicianship and

the distinctive voice of singer Alec Dalglish,

Skerryvore has gripped audiences across the

world from Chicago to Beijing and have been

the highlight of many big festivals, home and

abroad.

tickets 01786 27 4000

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Mon 31 Dec, gates 8.30pm / Stirling Castle Esplanade

TICKETS: £25/£12.50 (15yrs and under)

+ more artists to be announced...

01786 27 4000 / 01786 473 544 / www.stirlinghogmanay.co.uk

Thu 25 Oct, 7.30pm

TALON-THE BEST OF EAGLES

WHAT’S ON

OCT - DEC 2012

HIGHLIGHTS

Sun 11 Nov, 8pm

CHRISTY MOORE WITH DECLAN SINNOTT

Wed 14 Nov, 7.30pm

EDDI READER

Mon 19 Nov, 7.30pm

FELICITY ASTON - ALONE IN ANTARTICA

Fri 30 Nov, 8pm

ST ANDREW'S CEILIDH - CEILIDH MINOGUE

Mon 31 Dec, 8pm

HOGMANAY CEILIDH

Tickets: 01786 473 544

www.stirling.gov.uk/alberthalls


ARTS NEWS

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

THE CHANGING ROOM


ARTS NEWS

Takeover Festival

Stirling Takeover Festival returns for the second year running on the 2nd

November at the Stirling Rugby Club. The festival proceeds go to the

Takeover Fund which gives young people the opportunity to apply for

a small amount of money to get an arts projects they're working on off

the ground. More details can be found on the Takeover facebook page:

facebook.com/stirlingtakeoverfestival

Call for Bands

Following on from

The Tolbooth Sessions

project, which saw

20 young local bands

receive the chance to

record for free in the

Tolbooth's recording

studio, the Tolbooth is

now looking for more

young bands to record.

Thanks to funding from

Creative Scotland's

Youth Music Initiative,

we have recording and

rehearsal opportunities

for young bands who

are at the right level to

record their first EP. For

more information please

contact Stephen Hume.

THE BIG DRAW

Join us over the October

school break to celebrate

the National Big Draw.

The Tolbooth will be

running workshops.

For further information

please contact Emma

Hamilton.

VISUAL ARTIST

AND CRAFT

MAKER AWARDS

Applications are

welcome from individual

artist and craft makers

based in the Forth

Valley area towards

costs involved in

creating new work, for

research or exhibition

opportunities.

Awards between £500-

£1500 are available.

For further information

please contact Emma

Hamilton.

image: Brian Sweeney


Traditional Music Workshops and

Stirling Youth Jazz Ensemble

will be starting up again in September and we are looking for new

members to join these well established groups.

Both the jazz and trad workshops have been based at the Tolbooth since

2005 and offer the opportunity for young musicians to learn and play

alongside some of Scotland’s finest musicians including traditional, Lori

Watson (fiddle), Innes Watson (guitar), Claire Mann (flute and whistle)

and jazz, Laura Macdonald (saxophone) and Kevin Mackenzie (guitar)

as well as inspiring guest tutors throughout the year.

Being based in the Tolbooth there are also opportunities to see live

performances and to become involved in other opportunities developed

by the Tolbooth such as Summer Schools and masterclasses. There are

also opportunities for both groups to perform throughout the year both

within and outwith the Tolbooth.

Thanks to funding from the Youth Music Initiative the workshops are FREE

and are open to children and young people aged 10 - 18 from Stirling

Council Schools.

Both workshops are open to beginners (minimum 6 months experience of

instruments) through to advanced musicians.

If you would like further information please contact Clare Hoare, Cultural Coordinator,

Education on 01786 274014 or hoarec@stirling.gov.uk

CONTACTS:

Carolyn Paterson | Senior Arts Development Officer | 01786 27 4023 | patersonc3@stirling.gov.uk

Stephen Hume | Music Development Officer | 01786 27 4002 | humes@stirling.gov.uk

Emma Hamilton | Visual Arts Development Officer | 01786 27 4010 | hamiltone@stirling.gov.uk

Clare Hoare | Cultural Co-ordinator | 01786 27 4014 | hoarec@stirling.gov.uk


CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

CHILDREN

ART*10wks

COWANE CENTRE

Sat 15 Sep - 1 Dec (except 13 & 20 Oct)

Age 6 - 9 yrs: 9.45 – 11am

Age 10 - 14 yrs: 11.30am – 12.45pm

£42.50 (inclusive of materials)

Explore painting, printing and drawing - learn

about colour, design and composition and

have fun creating your very own works of art.

Tutor: Lori Anderson

POTTERY*10wks

COWANE CENTRE

Sat 15 Sep - 1 Dec (except 13 & 20 Oct)

Age 10 - 14 yrs: 9.45 – 11am

Age 7- 9 yrs: 11.30am – 12.45pm

£47.50 (inclusive of materials)

Explore the fabulous world of clay and learn

different techniques to make wonderful original

objects.

Tutor: Lorraine Robson

FIDDLE, CLARSACH, GUITAR,

ACCORDION & WHISTLE

Music classes run by Feis Fhoirt, to book

please contact John Macneil, 07770 930295

DRAMA*10wks

Sat 22 Sep - 8 Dec (except 13 & 20 Oct)

Age 6 - 9 yrs: 10.15am – 12.15pm

Age 10 - 13 yrs: 1 – 3pm

£62.50

Our ever-popular drama class includes

stagecraft, voice, improvisation and character

and script development.

Tutor: Anne-Marie Hopkins

HARMONICA

See adult’s section for details

PUMP UP THE JAM

Wed 24 Oct - 12 Dec

Age 11+ yrs: 4.45 – 7.15pm

FREE

It’s back! Led by Scotland’s top professional

musicians this is the place to develop your

songwriting or performance skills.

Book now as it fills up FAST!

Trad Workshops

Mondays from 17 Sep - Jun 2013

Age 10 – 18 yrs

FREE (those from Stirling Council schools)

The Traddies: 5.30 – 6.15pm

Group tuition in fiddle, guitar, whistle, flute and

recorder. (min 6 months exp)

The Session: 6.20 – 7.20pm

Traditional music session and group tuition

open to all trad instruments. (min 3-4 yrs exp)

Tolbooth Trad Band: 7.10 – 8.15pm

All trad instruments. (by audition)

Group tuition and sessions are led by three

of Scotland’s top trad musicians, Lori Watson,

Claire Mann and Innes Watson.

For more info Clare Hoare on 01786 27

4014 and call 01786 27 4000 to book.

STIRLING YOUTH

JAZZ ENSEMBLE

Tuesdays from 18 Sep - Jun 2013

Age 10 – 18 yrs

FREE (those from Stirling Council schools)

Access Ensemble: 5.30 – 6.30pm

A minimum of 1 yrs experience of instrument.

Stirling Youth Jazz Ensemble: 6.30 - 7.45pm

A minimum of 4 yrs experience of instrument.


An amazing opportunity to work with two of

Scotland’s most respected jazz musicians and

educators, saxophonist Laura Macdonald and

guitarist Kevin Mackenzie.

For more info Clare Hoare on 01786 27

4014 and call 01786 27 4000 to book.

The traditional music workshops are funded by

YMI, the jazz workshops are funded by YMI

and NYJOS. Both are open to pupils attending

Stirling Council schools.

ADULTS 16yrs+

FIDDLE

Wed 24 Oct - 12 Dec, 7 - 8.30pm

£50/£42

For fiddlers keen to play together in a relaxed

atmosphere, learning new tunes as well as

technique. Not for complete beginners.

Tutor: Marie Fielding

CERAMICS

COWANE CENTRE

Wed 24 Oct - 12 Dec (except 5 Dec)

7 – 9pm

£60/£50 (Incl Materials & Firings)

Demonstration and tuition in a wide range of

hand-built ceramic techniques including use of

glazes but not potters’ wheel.

Tutor: Lorraine Robson

SINGIN' STIRLING

Thu 25 Oct - 13 Dec, 7 – 9pm

£56/£48

Friendly, informal group singing. Learn a

varied repertoire including traditional songs,

chants, spirituals, contemporary material and

harmonies. You don’t need to have sung

before – everyone welcome.

Tutor: Jo Miller

GUITAR*10wks

Thu 4 Oct - 13 Dec (except 18 Oct)

Beginners: 7 - 7.45pm £50/£40

Intermediate: 8 - 9.15pm £57.50/£47.50

Beginners will take you through the chord

structures and basic techniques. Intermediate

will explore different styles including

contemporary. Bring your own guitar.

Tutor: Lorne Ralston

HARMONICA

Thu 25 Oct - 13 Dec, 7 - 8.30pm

£32/£28 (+ £5 for harmonica)

Join our regular harmonica group to play tunes

and learn about this great wee instrument.

Open to all ages.

Tutor: Niall Lee

PAINTING

COWANE CENTRE

£140/£120

Wed 26 Sep - 28 Nov, 10 – 3pm

or

Fri 28 Sep - 30 Nov, 10 – 3pm

Participants to bring their own materials.

Tutor: Peter Russell

KNITTING &

CROCHET BEE

Tue 14 Aug - 18 Dec, 5.30 – 7.30pm

£1 per session, includes refreshments.

An informal gethering for chatting, swapping

patterns, techniques and tips. All levels

welcome, no booking required.

For full details contact Emma Hamilton,

hamiltone@stirling.gov.uk

STUDIO RECORDING

Tue 23 Oct - 11 Dec, 7 - 9pm, £56/£42

A great practical introduction covering the

basic digital recording skills needed to record

and mix your own music or a live band.

Tutor: Mark Lough

CALL 01786 27 4000 TO BOOK YOUR PLACE

Children MUST have a signed consent form submitted BEFORE the class starts.

Download a form www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth or call 01786 274000.

Please note we reserve the right to cancel classes if there are insufficient numbers.


TEL 01786 27 4005

TOLBOOTH, JAIL WYND, STIRLING

CHANGINGROOM@STIRLING.GOV.UK

WWW.STIRLING.GOV.UK/CHANGINGROOM

Abrupt Encounters

Orientation

Artlink Central

27 October – 15 December

Preview Sat 27 October, 7 – 9pm

All welcome.

Artlink Central in collaboration with UZ

Arts.

Abrupt Encounters is a new inclusive

arts programme developed by a

collective of creatively engaged

participants with learning disabilities,

involving first in a lifetime opportunities

and live arts events in public spaces

across Central Scotland as part of the

Year of Creative Scotland 2012.

The first public manifestation of this

work will evolve in The Changing Room

in October 2012 as the space becomes

an operative base for exploring public

spaces at the top of the town in

Stirling.

Investigating space, orientation,

architecture, material, people and

place, The Changing Room will become

a site of meetings, encounters and

installations as it becomes inhabited by

the participants and the facilitating artists.

Acting as an observatory, the space will

continue evolving over the course of the

tenancy, documenting the programme,

connecting it to other Abrupt Encounters

GALLERY OPEN

TUESDAY-SATURDAY, 10AM-6PM

ADMISSION FREE


spaces and offering audiences a

portal to experiencing and immersing

themselves in beautiful moments and

places.

www.abruptencounters.com

www.artlinkcentral.org

Reflecting participatory arts processes,

the work/s will be site specific,

incorporating amongst other mediums,

sound works and projection.

For full programme details see

www.stirling.gov.uk/changingroom or join our free mailing list for

news, events listings and invitations to exhibition openings.


INFORMATION

Tolbooth is Stirling’s venue for

live music and the arts and is

the home for Stirling Council’s

arts development team and the

contemporary visual art gallery, The

Changing Room.

Tolbooth

Jail Wynd

Stirling

FK8 1DE

Box Office:

01786 27 4000

Book online:

www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth

TICKETS

Book online

www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth

By phone

01786 27 4000

open Tue - Sat: 10am - 6pm

In person

Tolbooth Box Office is open

Tue - Sat: 10am - 30 minutes after a

performance starts.

Concessions

Discounts are available to children

(those under 16), students, people

with disabilities, senior citizens,

the unemployed and former and

current members of the armed

forces.

Proof will be required when

purchasing or collecting tickets.

Conditions

Tickets cannot be exchanged

or refunded unless the event is

cancelled.

We reserve tickets for a maximum

of 3 days. No reservations will be

taken within 3 days of an event.

Booking fees vary but you will be

advised at the time of purchase.

ACCESS

Tolbooth is fully accessible and

can accommodate a number

of wheelchair users at each

performance. Please mention at

the time of booking if you require a

wheelchair space.

The Tolbooth has an induction loop

system, please ask at Box Office for

more details.

If you need information on

tape, large print or Braille,

contact 0845 277 7000.


GET HERE

GETTING HERE

Stirling is centrally located within Scotland and

within easy reach of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee

and Aberdeen.

Trains

For information call First ScotRail

on 08457 48 49 50

www.firstscotrail.com

Buses

For information call Citylink

on 08705 50 50 50

www.citylink.co.uk

Parking

On street parking is limited and metered until

5.30pm around Tolbooth. There are longer stay

carparks in the city centre.

The information in this guide was correct at the time

of going to print.

© Tolbooth, Stirling Council 2012


Tue 2 Oct Kathryn Tickell - 'Northumbrian Voices' 8pm Trad p4

Wed 3 Oct Jazz Singers' Open Mic Night 8pm Jazz p4

Fri 5 Oct reLOADED FEST Broken Records... from 5pm Rock/Pop p5

Sat 6 Oct reLOADED FEST Errors... from 4pm Rock/Pop p5

Tue 9 Oct The Arches presents...Hitch and Crunch 8pm Drama p6

Thu 11 Oct Artlink Central presents....Open Mic Night 7pm Song p7

Fri 12 Oct Bob Dylan & The Poetry of the Blues 8pm Talk p7

Sat 13 Oct Control: pre-club House and Techno 7pm House/Techno p8

Thu 18 Oct Heart of Japan 8pm Classical p8

Fri 19 Oct Peggy Seeger 8pm Trad p9

Fri 26 Oct Bain, Möller & Molsky 8pm Trad p10

Mon 29 Oct Nina Nesbitt 8pm Pop p11

Fri 2 Nov Kent DuChaine 8pm Blues p11

Sat 3 Nov Tommy Smith's Karma 8pm Jazz p12

Wed 7 Nov Jazz Singers' Open Mic Night 8pm Jazz p4

Fri 9 Nov Jamie MacDougall Sings... 8pm Song p12

Sat 10 Nov Chris Helme 8pm Indie p13

Thu 15 Nov Red Note Ensemble 8pm Classical p13

Fri 16 Nov reLOADED Three Blind Wolves + Black of Night doors 7pm Indie Folk p14

Sat 17 Nov Control: pre-club House and Techno 7pm House/Techno p8

Thu 22 Nov Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat 8pm Alt Pop p15

Fri 23 Nov Karine Polwart 8pm Trad p16

Mon 26 Nov Daniel Sloss 8pm Comedy p17

Thu 29 Nov Tom Leonard: Outside the Narrative 8pm Poetry p17

Fri 30 Nov Halton Quartet and Kathleen MacInnes 8pm Trad p18

Sat 1 Dec Day of Song with Madrigirls from 11am Song p19

Wed 5 Dec Jazz Singers' Open Mic Night 8pm Jazz p4

Fri 7 Dec Fred Morrison Duo with Matheu Watson 8pm Trad p19

Sat 8 Dec Tommy Smith's Youth Jazz Orchestra 2.30pm Jazz p20

Fri 14 Dec Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy 8pm Trad p20

Sat 15 Dec Christmas Ceilidhs 3pm & 8pm Ceilidh p21

Thu 27 Dec Skerryvore's Festive Shindig 8pm Trad p21

Mon 31 Dec Hogmanay Concert - The Proclaimers from 8.30pm Family p22

01786 27 4000 www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth

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