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AUTUMN SEASON – October – December 2018
WINTER SEASON – January – March 2019
As the evenings get colder and darker what could be better than to treat yourself to a visit to the theatre – catch live music, the best in drama, opera and ballet or even a Sunday film.
TWO FOR ONE OFFERS – THIS SEASON AND NEXT
2 FOR 1 OFFERS ……………….. especially for you! Please support these performances – bring a friend, partner, someone off the street……they will love it!
Music: Bruce Molsky Wednesday 12 December, 7.30pm
One of the most revered ambassadors for America’s old-time mountain music. He is a globetrotting performer, recorded seven solo albums, well over a dozen collaborations and had two Grammy-nominations. He’s also the classic “musician’s musician” and was dubbed “the Rembrandt of Appalachian fiddlers” by virtuoso violinist Darol Anger.
Molsky’s great music and easy conversation can make Carnegie Hall feel like a front porch or intimate jam session.
“An incredible power of history and tradition in his vocal“ – Linda Ronstadt
Music: Tim Edey Fri 18 January 7.30pm
This multi-instrumentalist and singer has toured the world and recorded with most of the major names in Celtic/Contemporary roots music including; The Chieftains, Dougie MacLean, Christy Moore, Capercaillie, Michael McGoldrick, Mary Black and Julie Fowlis, to name but a few…He is rated by many to be one of the world’s finest ever melodoen and guitar players in the folk & contemporary scene today.
Tim’s live solo shows are a stunning mix of world music inspired instrumental virtuosity and passion with a strong Celtic theme.
“Tim Edey is brilliant – in every which way. As a guitarist he has few peers. As a box player he’s a magician. As a character he’s off the scale” – Colin Irwin, fRoots
“Utterly fantastic. Sheer, wonderful ebullient music” – Mike Harding
Music: She’Koyokh Tue 5 February 7.30pm
Hailed as Britain’s best klezmer and Balkan music group She’Koyokh’s live shows are an expertly crafted, multi-lingual exploration from the Baltic to the Black Sea. They bring together melodies and rhythms of Bulgaria, treasured traditions from Serbian villages, fiery Gypsy dances from the Romanian mountains, soulful Albanian and Armenian songs as well as Sephardic and klezmer music from Turkey, Macedonia, Poland and Ukraine.
This versatile, virtuosic, prize-winning band arrives at the Eastgate having played WOMAD, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, festivals in Germany, Hungary, Cyprus, at London’s Kings Place and Southbank Centre and Aldeburgh’s Snape Proms.
Drama: Double Bill from Mull Theatre Sat 9 March, 7.30pm
An introduction to how a writer, director, designer and actors develop new writing into a finished play. Hosted by director Alasdair McCrone, playwright Peter Arnott and performed by a professional cast, these rehearsed readings give a rare insight into the process of making drama and there are opportunities to quiz the professionals involved.
Following the interval, the curtain rises on
The Electrifying Mr Johnston
By Robert Dawson Scott
The story of power – and the struggle for it – is a new play about Tom Johnston, one of Scotland’s great unsung heroes and the man who, through incredible feats of engineering, introduced hydro-electric power and changed the Highlands forever.
This political and human story sees Johnston the radical thinker, land reformer and scourge of the establishment vying with Highland landowners for access to their land to transform the lives of people in rural communities who, until as late as the 1950s, depended on oil lamps.