Basco really just want to tell you some stories. Their music ranges from hard hitting, high-speed reels full of rosin dust and sweat, through sweet and melancholy tunes that tell of loves won and lost, fitful fever-dreams of fractal complexity and fascinating texture to songs that, when you come down to it, are really just about sex.
Basco’s material is nearly all original, stealing shamelessly and frivolously from Scandinavian, English, Celtic and American idioms to create a kind of organic, soupy stew – full of vitamins and anti-oxidants.
If you give it a chance, it’ll lure you into the forest, give you a magic sleeping draught and keep you prisoner in a gilded cage in a tower on a hill in the darkest reaches surrounded by briars until a prince comes and saves you. But in a nice way…obviously.
“Dazzling … Basco were definitely the weekend’s most popular discovery, with tremendous ensemble verve and richly textured arrangements” The Scotsman
Clare HammondDate: 24/04/2018Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £14, £7, Free Award-winning pianist Clare Hammond plays a brilliantly imaginative concert programme bringing together music from across 4 centuries.
The Fureys 40th Anniversary TourDate: 22/05/2018Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £20, £10 for schoolchildren The Fureys return for another great night of music, songs and stories in this, their 40th Anniversary year.
From Stage to ScreenDate: 25/03/2018Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmPrice: £12, £6 for under 15s Stardust Musical Theatre Company presents a programme of numbers from a range of well known and some less well known musicals.
Kris DreverDate: 26/04/2018Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £15, £13, £6 for schoolchildren BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year "immense yet untra-supple sophistication, musicianship of the first order...a breath of fresh air." Songlines
Main Street BluesDate: 02/06/2018Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £12, £10, £6 for under 15s Unadulterated acoustic blues and electric blues rock. "So tight you couldn’t slide a Rizla between them." - Ian Rankin
Kate in the KettleDate: 10/05/2018Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £15, £13, £6 for under 15s Scottish singer, fiddle player and composer Kate Young takes centre stage accompanied by master fiddle player Patsy Reid and virtuoso cellist Su-ann-Lee.