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The Gingerbread Man - Clydebuilt Puppets

Clydebuilt Puppets presents
The Gingerbread Man
Saturday 14th December 11am

£6 (+ £1 booking fee per ticket)

It’s Santa Day and Clydebuilt Puppets are back with a visual feast specially devised for younger children aged 3 + years.

Imagine a world made entirely of biscuits: trees, houses and stars in the sky!

Into this beautiful world comes THE GINGERBREAD MAN, creating havoc wherever he goes. He meets a majestic cow, a stubborn goat and an opportunistic bird. 

But… can GINGERBREAD MAN outwit the dastardly FOX?!!

With a foot tapping ‘Yummy Chase’ soundtrack, reminiscent of an old movie and minimal language this is a tremendously popular story.

Price: General Admission £6.00

Date: 14/12/2019

Festive Fa-La-La-La-La

Blow & Blast and the Birnam Fundraising Team present
Festive Fa-La-La-La-La!
Friday 20th December 7.30pm

£10 + Booking Fee 

Christmas Fundraiser Sing-Along with festive mini-buffet and mulled wine

A continuing success, and a thoroughly enjoyable seasonal sing-song, join the Blow & Blast musicians, Just Singin’ and community members again for a heart-warming evening of Christmas music audience participation. 

Best Christmas bib and tucker, or come as you are, and sing along to a mixture of traditional carols, Christmas songs and seasonal interludes!

Fundraising raffle with lots of great prizes, plus mini buffet and mulled wine.

Price: General Admission £10.00

Date: 20/12/2019

Lateshift

Lateshift
Saturday 21st December
Doors 8pm
£12 + Booking Fee

Lateshift Christmas Party Night!

You know the drill - best party gear on, lots of sparkle, and join Dave Amos, Pete Caban and the rest of the band for an all-out Christmas knees-up…

As always, get your tickets early to avoid disappointment – the Lateshift tickets fly!

Price: General Admission £12.00

Date: 21/12/2019

Quiz Night & Fundraiser

Birnam Arts Fundraising Team presents
Quiz Night

Saturday 28th December
£5 per person: 4 max per table

 

Calling all clever cloggs! Join us this wintry evening for a night of general knowledge and trivia rounds at the last Birnam Arts Fundraising Quiz of the year! And yes, there will be prizes!

 

Price: General Admission £5.00

Date: 28/12/2019

The Moira Monologues: Double Bill

The Moira Monologues: Double-Bill
Written and performed by Alan Bissett
Directed by Sacha Kyle
Saturday 18th January 7.30pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s + Booking Fee

 "A near-perfect series of new monologues, both howlingly funny and unnervingly sharp and poetic." 5***** THE SCOTSMAN

THE MOIRA MONOLGUES - WINNER: FRINGE FIRST 2017
SHORTLISTED: BEST NEW PLAY, CRITICS AWARDS FOR THEATRE IN SCOTLAND (CATS) 2018

Meet the hardest woman in Falkirk!
The ‘most charismatic character to appear on a Scottish stage in a decade’ (***** The Scotsman), Moira Bell is the rip-roaring, chain-smoking, nae-messin’ heroine from Alan Bissett’s original and classic ‘one-woman show’ The Moira Monologues, now touring for the first time as a double-bill with its award-winning sequel, More Moira Monologues.

Moira’s a single mum and a cleaner, who can’t wait to light a fag and tell her bestie Babs all about the teacher she fancies, cleaning posh folks’ hooses, her thoughts on Brexit, and, of course, how she protects her darlin’ dug, Pepe, from Diesel the rottweiler. You’ll laugh ‘til you cry. No-one ever forgets Moira!

“Bissett writes with eagle-eyed vim and not a word is wasted.”
4**** THE INDEPENDENT

“Moira Bell is a legend. A hilarious, but subtly smart work that takes society slowly apart”
4**** THE SKINNY

 

Prices:
  • U26s (£5.00) + £1.00 Surcharge
  • Concession (£10.00) + £1.00 Surcharge
  • General Admission (£12.00) + £1.00 Surcharge

Date: 18/01/2020

Karen Marshalsay

Karen Marshalsay
Saturday 25th January
7.30pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s + £1 Booking Fee 

Rescheduled from last year, a concert with a difference - one of Scotland’s leading harpers, Karen Marshalsay, has just released a new album of traditional harp music and original compositions, The Road to Kennacraig on Cramasie Records.

Karen’s a master of all three Scottish harps – the warm sounding modern gut-strung Lever Harp which is her workhorse, the clear ringing wire-strung Clarsach of the Highlands and Gaelic culture and the Baroque Bray Harp with its buzzing sitar-like effect – and she features each of them across the Kennacraig album.

In a recent interview with London Jazz News, Karen said she “wants listeners to be moved… absorbed by the music and leave uplifted”, and described the pieces as a “variously sad, thoughtful… strong and celebratory, and a bit mischievous at times.” – Karen will be featuring the album songs in this gig… a real treat for anyone who appreciates Scottish traditional music.

In addition to this concert, Karen will be taking her harp to the local school to encourage children’s interest in the instrument – date TBA.

Prices:
  • U26s (£5.00)
  • Concession (£10.00)
  • General Admission (£12.00)

Date: 25/01/2020

The Paul McKenna Band

The Paul McKenna Band
Saturday 15th February
7.30pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s + £1 Booking Fee

Bursting with enthusiasm and tight, driving rhythm, this young Scots band has been polishing its performance over the past few years… Scots/Irish amalgam of contemporary roots music… uptempo… swings along… deft instrumental textures…”
**** THE SCOTSMAN

Scotland’s PAUL MCKENNA  has long been ranked among our finest younger singers and songwriters, armed with a powerful yet intensely emotive voice and passionate social conscience, often expressed through his songs, a combination that’s brought frequent comparisons to the great Dick Gaughan


He and his band – comprising Robbie Greig (fiddle), Conal McDonagh (pipes/whistles), Conor Markey (banjo/ bouzouki/mandolin) and Ewan Baird (percussion) – draw on both Scottish and Irish roots, in a dynamic, full-bodied array of original and traditional material, along with songs by like-minded authors including Peggy Seeger, Alistair Hulett and Jim Reid. Following 2016’s tenth anniversary release Paths That Wind, they’re currently at work on their fifth album.

“The Paul McKenna Band are at the forefront of Scotland’s new wave… with the potential to dominate the Scottish/Irish traditional scene for the next twenty years”
FATEA MAGAZINE

Prices:
  • U26s (£5.00) + £1.00 Surcharge
  • Concession (£10.00) + £1.00 Surcharge
  • General Admission (£12.00) + £1.00 Surcharge

Date: 15/02/2020

Chris Difford: Up The Junction Tour

Chris Difford
Up the Junction Tour
Saturday 14th March
£16
Ages 14+

PLEASE NOTE: THIS GIG WAS ORIGINALLY SATURDAY 3RD AUGUST AND IS NOW ON SATURDAY 14TH MARCH 2020

sometimes I do gigs on my own, sometimes I do them with a band called SQUEEZE

 CHRIS DIFFORD is a rare breed, co-founder of SQUEEZE, Grammy nominated and double Ivor Novello Award winning lyricist, who has brought us characters and sketches from everyday life, and has successfully turned the mundane into the beautiful, the urbane into the exquisite for over 40 years.

With his collaborator, Squeeze co-founder Glenn Tilbrook, Chris has written some of the most enduring and best-loved songs of our time such as Up The Junction, Cool For Cats and Labelled With Love, Tempted and many others. Squeeze returned with a new album The Knowledge in October 2017, followed by extensive world-wide touring into 2018.

Apart from this extensive UK solo gig tour, setting aside Squeeze, Chris also hosts song-writing retreats, and has done so for over 25 years, some in prisons, some in rehabs, but mostly in Somerset with the Buddy Holly Foundation. He is one of the country's most respected songwriters and has co-written with a host of musicians and performers that reads like a veritable who's who of the industry.

Enjoy, enjoy!!

Price: General £16.00

Date: 14/03/2020

Elles Bailey

ELLES BAILEY
Thursday 19th March 7.30pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s + £1 Booking Fee

2019 has been a hell of a year for the super smoky-voiced, hard-working and far-touring chanteuse Elles Bailey.

With a 2nd album in the UK Country & Americana charts, No.1 on the Amazon Blues Bestseller chart and 1.3 million streams since its release, Elles is a featured artist at key festivals and on international stages, including taking to the high seas for the Joe Bonamassa Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea cruise alongside the man himself, Joe Bonamassa, King King, Samantha Fish, Walter Trout and many more.

As a self-confessed rolling stone - Elles genuinely does call the road home with her continual headline touring and she has, by dint of prodigious talent and sheer hard work, smashed through and past much bigger artists and bigger industry players - not least major record labels.

Like its chart-topping predecessor, her 2nd and latest album Road I Call Home features co-writing contributions from high calibre collaborators, including British hit-making legend and Ivor Novello Award winner Roger Cook, storied Memphis and Nashville giant Bobby Wood, as well as Dan Auerbach (of Akron, Ohio powerhouses The Black Keys) on the infectious  Little Piece of Heaven track.

When Elles lands in Birnam, don't think twice, just get here… a great evening and a long musical friendship will be waiting!

“Absolutely Superb” BOB HARRIS, BBC RADIO 2

 “Nothing short of phenomenal” BUILDING OUR OWN NASHVILLE

Prices:
  • Concession (£10.00) + £1.00 Surcharge
  • General Admission (£12.00) + £1.00 Surcharge

Date: 19/03/2020

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