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September 2019 Newsletter

September brings a bumper edition of the Newsletter with the return of Soup n Song with singer Mary McInroy, applications are open for Soundbase Live! and NYOS as well as a host of great concerts from classical, pop and rock at the Caird Hall.

Doors Open Day
Saturday 14 September - 10:30am and 12noon
Caird Hall: Backstage Tours

Step on the stage where so many stars have appeared. From Elton John, David Bowie, The Beatles, The Cure, Radiohead and The Stereophonics to name but a few. See behind the scenes of Dundee’s major Concert/Conference venue and get a closer look at the magnificent Harrison and Harrison Organ, Stage, Gallery, Marryat Hall and Backstage.
Booking Essential as places are limited.
Tel: 01382 434111

Soup n Song -Gaelic Lunchtime Concerts - Marryat Hall
Soup @1:30pm Song @ 2pm -3pm
Tickets: £5 includes soup

With the support of Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Gaelic Lunchtime Concerts are an introduction to Gaelic Music & Song.
Sunday 29 September - Mary McInroy
Originally from Dundee, Mary Mac is an experienced singer songwriter who is comfortable with jazz as well as folk singing. She has recorded several albums of original songs, River Song, The Gift and Life ain't Like Hollywood. She will be performing some Scottish and Gaelic folk songs as well as originals compositions.
Sunday 20 October -Kaitlin Ross
Specialising in Gaelic song and guitar, Kaitlin Ross has strongly centred her time around music by performing at a number of venues and festivals, both Nationally and Internationally, with a number of projects and with her previous band Hecla where they had a packed summer performing at a number of Festivals in Cambridge, Lorient, Austrailia, Denmark and Romania. By being involved in the Feis movement, particularly Feis Rois, and attending the National Centre Of Excellence in Traditional music, Kaitlin has surrounded herself around music from a very young age.
Sunday 8 December -Catherine Tinney and Hamish MacLeod
Catherine is a Gaelic Singer from the Isle of Skye where she was immersed in Gaelic culture and traditional music from an early age and a Young Traditional Musician Competition Finalist in 2019, she is joined by traditional musician form the Hebrides Hamish Macleod.
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Soundbase Live!

Soundbase Live! Tuesday 15 – Thursday 17 October 2019 – 10:30am-3:30pm
Caird Hall

Join our team of professional musicians to learn new skills, improve your technique in guitar, bass, drums and vocals, write new material and work on your performance skills and perform on the stage in City Square.
Soundbase Live! is open to 12-18 yr olds and no prior instrument or musical experience necessary.
Cost: £15
For further details contact: Angela Doran – Tel: 434111
Booking Form
A little glimpse of the amazing talent at this year's Soundbase Summer Slam 2019 at Caird Hall.
Applications for the NYOS Classical Orchestra 2020 are now open 
Aged between 8 and 25 and have links to Scotland?
Just complete one application form to be considered for all NYOS classical orchestras.  Following your application, you will be invited to audition. If successful at the audition stage, you will be offered a place in a specific NYOS ensemble.
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St Pauls Cathedral, Dundee Lunchtime Concerts
Saturdays 1pm 

7 September with Alastair Savage & Alice Allen (fiddle & cello duo).
21 September Kingdom Brass

Admission is £5 adults, £3 students, accompanied
schoolchildren free. Coffee/tea and cake are served after each concert.
Scottish Ensemble Present:
Chamber Notes

Tuesday 3 September 2019  7.30pm  Marryat Hall
  • Felix Mendelssohn: String Octet in E-flat major
  • George Enescu: Octet for Strings in C major
  • With guest director Marianne Thorsen (violin)
Although written for just eight instruments, both of these sophisticated works have the drama, richness and depth of a full-blown symphony. They also make for an excellently contrasting pair. From Mendelssohn’s exuberant opening bars, we’re swept through music that is impressively complex yet captivatingly, joyously melodic throughout, whilst Enescu’s is moody, breathlessly dramatic, and, in parts, simply volcanic.
Scottish Ensemble (SE) is Scotland’s pioneering string orchestra; a collective of outstanding musicians, championing music for strings across Scotland, the UK and the world. Celebrating 50 years, across its 2019/20 Anniversary Season SE presents thought-provoking programmes and events that cross genres, styles, musical periods and art forms to shed new light on classical music - and the many ways it can be shared.
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Regular Music Present
Kelly Jones plus Special Guests
Sunday 8 September 2019  Doors open 7.00pm  Caird Hall
Heralded as one of the finest voices of his generation, Kelly Jones will give audiences a rare opportunity to see unique and intimate performances across an evening of storytelling and song craft. Fans will be delighted to see and hear some of their favourite songs in a more stripped back environment.
Fans will hear a wide variety of music on the night, taken from the Stereophonics catalogue of 10 albums and their 22+ years' worth of music including some of the band’s rarely performed songs. Songs from Kelly’s 2007 solo album Only The Names Have Been Changed will also be sure to feature as well as some brand new songs recently written all delivered alongside Kelly’s storytelling and tales from along the way.

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Leisure & Culture Dundee supported by the Friends of the Caird Hall Organ present
Caird Hall Summer Organ Concerts
Stuart Muir - Dundee City Organist with Eoin Tonner - Trumpet

Wednesday 11 September 2019  7.15pm  Caird Hall
Come along and enjoy four excitingly varied 'Town Hall' style programmes showing off the Caird Hall's fantastic Harrison and Harrison organ in all its glory!... from its gentle stings and lyrical flutes, to the mighty trumpets and trombones, it is truly 'The finest concert organ in Scotland!'
Concerts will last approximately 1 hour, with the opportunity to 'meet the organist` in the café-bar following the performance.


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GOBO Productions Ltd present
One Night of Queen
Performed by Gary Mullen and The Works

Friday 13 September 2019  7:00pm  Caird Hall
In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s “Stars In Their Eyes” Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history.
The record of 864,838 votes was more than twice that of the runner-up. Gary began touring on his own and in 2002 formed a band ‘The Works’, to pay tribute to rock legends Queen.
Since May 2002, ‘Gary Mullen and the Works’ have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sell-out audiences. The outfit have also twice rocked the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park, in front of a very enthusiastic crowd of 40,000.
One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time…
This show will ROCK you!
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Red Hot Chilli Pipers   - Saturday 14 December @ Caird Hall 
Make sure you get your tickets as they are selling fast!
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Oct - Dec 2019 Caird Hall brochure is now out packed with a fantastic line up of shows.
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Angela Doran
Music & Events Development Officer 
Caird Hall, City Square, Dundee

Tel: 01382 434111
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