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Apr
28
Sun
Errol Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale @ Errol Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale
Apr 28 all-day
Errol Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale @ Errol Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale

Come along to Errol Sunday Market! We offer a real shopping experience and a great family day out . With the added bonus of free public parking for up to 2000 cars, we regularly have 10,000 punters looking to buy and sell! Situated on the old WWII RAF Errol Airfield just east of the village of Errol, the market is open on a Sunday to the public from 8 am to 3 pm, 50 weeks of the year.
Whilst town centres are losing their buzz and shops are closing up due to high rates, Errol Sunday Market offers a fantastic shopping environment, with all the hustle and bustle of a traditional market, mixed with the quality and convenience of an out of town retail centre. Where else can you get your grocery shopping for the week, order your new garden furniture, buy a few unique wedding and birthday presents and go for a spin on a carousel?! Children can take a ride through the market on this ornate, traditional funfair attraction, taking in all the sights as they whizz round and have fun. Adults might enjoy it too.
And what’s more we provide an undercover shopping experience, keeping you warm and dry during the cold Scottish winters!
All year round, Errol Sunday Market in conjunction with its sister division Errol Showground, hosts popular events for all the family. These events include our prestigious Classic Auction, popular Toy Fair, regular dog-shows, circuses, stunt shows and lots more! Don’t miss out on these fantastic events!
Errol Sunday Market is of course a famous fantasy land for all the bargain hunters in Scotland and UK!!
Saunter around more than 50 stalls located at the top square, Hall 1, Hall 2, outside cabins and Indoor Market Hall for all the second hand treasures and pre-loved goodies.
To mention a few: Ewan Cameron at All Sorts and Oddities (Hall 1), Karen Mallaburn at Dolls 4 all (Cabin 22), Mr Rosie with second hand bikes and tools (Hall 1 and 2), Lindsay McCartney with pre-loved toys (Hall 1),
Fiona Munro at Fiona’s Fines (G25), Steven Bell with pre-owned tools (Hall 2) and many more. Prepare for the rummage of all bargain rummages!
We, at Errol Sunday Market, love our canine friends and welcome them to the market. We only ask that dog owners who choose to bring their pets for a Sunday stroll act responsibly.

Apr
29
Mon
Blair Atholl Distillery Tours @ Perth Road
Apr 29 all-day

 

About Blair Athol Distillery Tours
Blair Athol Distillery stands at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in the picturesque town of Pitlochry, Perthshire. From the water of the Allt Dour burn comes our 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, with a mellow deep-toned aroma, a strong fruity flavour and a smooth finish. Blair Athol wins hearts through its contribution to the Bell’s Blend, the most popular blended whisky in the UK. For health & safety reasons, children under 8 years old are not permitted in the production areas of the distillery. Disabled persons including those with guide dogs and other assistance dogs are welcome at our 12 distillery visitor centres.

Apr
30
Tue
Blair Atholl Distillery Tours @ Perth Road
Apr 30 all-day

 

About Blair Athol Distillery Tours
Blair Athol Distillery stands at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in the picturesque town of Pitlochry, Perthshire. From the water of the Allt Dour burn comes our 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, with a mellow deep-toned aroma, a strong fruity flavour and a smooth finish. Blair Athol wins hearts through its contribution to the Bell’s Blend, the most popular blended whisky in the UK. For health & safety reasons, children under 8 years old are not permitted in the production areas of the distillery. Disabled persons including those with guide dogs and other assistance dogs are welcome at our 12 distillery visitor centres.

May
1
Wed
Blair Atholl Distillery Tours @ Perth Road
May 1 all-day

 

About Blair Athol Distillery Tours
Blair Athol Distillery stands at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in the picturesque town of Pitlochry, Perthshire. From the water of the Allt Dour burn comes our 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, with a mellow deep-toned aroma, a strong fruity flavour and a smooth finish. Blair Athol wins hearts through its contribution to the Bell’s Blend, the most popular blended whisky in the UK. For health & safety reasons, children under 8 years old are not permitted in the production areas of the distillery. Disabled persons including those with guide dogs and other assistance dogs are welcome at our 12 distillery visitor centres.

May
2
Thu
Blair Atholl Distillery Tours @ Perth Road
May 2 all-day

 

About Blair Athol Distillery Tours
Blair Athol Distillery stands at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in the picturesque town of Pitlochry, Perthshire. From the water of the Allt Dour burn comes our 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, with a mellow deep-toned aroma, a strong fruity flavour and a smooth finish. Blair Athol wins hearts through its contribution to the Bell’s Blend, the most popular blended whisky in the UK. For health & safety reasons, children under 8 years old are not permitted in the production areas of the distillery. Disabled persons including those with guide dogs and other assistance dogs are welcome at our 12 distillery visitor centres.

May
3
Fri
Blair Atholl Distillery Tours @ Perth Road
May 3 all-day

 

About Blair Athol Distillery Tours
Blair Athol Distillery stands at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in the picturesque town of Pitlochry, Perthshire. From the water of the Allt Dour burn comes our 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, with a mellow deep-toned aroma, a strong fruity flavour and a smooth finish. Blair Athol wins hearts through its contribution to the Bell’s Blend, the most popular blended whisky in the UK. For health & safety reasons, children under 8 years old are not permitted in the production areas of the distillery. Disabled persons including those with guide dogs and other assistance dogs are welcome at our 12 distillery visitor centres.

May
5
Sun
Errol Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale @ Errol Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale
May 5 all-day
Errol Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale @ Errol Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale

Come along to Errol Sunday Market! We offer a real shopping experience and a great family day out . With the added bonus of free public parking for up to 2000 cars, we regularly have 10,000 punters looking to buy and sell! Situated on the old WWII RAF Errol Airfield just east of the village of Errol, the market is open on a Sunday to the public from 8 am to 3 pm, 50 weeks of the year.
Whilst town centres are losing their buzz and shops are closing up due to high rates, Errol Sunday Market offers a fantastic shopping environment, with all the hustle and bustle of a traditional market, mixed with the quality and convenience of an out of town retail centre. Where else can you get your grocery shopping for the week, order your new garden furniture, buy a few unique wedding and birthday presents and go for a spin on a carousel?! Children can take a ride through the market on this ornate, traditional funfair attraction, taking in all the sights as they whizz round and have fun. Adults might enjoy it too.
And what’s more we provide an undercover shopping experience, keeping you warm and dry during the cold Scottish winters!
All year round, Errol Sunday Market in conjunction with its sister division Errol Showground, hosts popular events for all the family. These events include our prestigious Classic Auction, popular Toy Fair, regular dog-shows, circuses, stunt shows and lots more! Don’t miss out on these fantastic events!
Errol Sunday Market is of course a famous fantasy land for all the bargain hunters in Scotland and UK!!
Saunter around more than 50 stalls located at the top square, Hall 1, Hall 2, outside cabins and Indoor Market Hall for all the second hand treasures and pre-loved goodies.
To mention a few: Ewan Cameron at All Sorts and Oddities (Hall 1), Karen Mallaburn at Dolls 4 all (Cabin 22), Mr Rosie with second hand bikes and tools (Hall 1 and 2), Lindsay McCartney with pre-loved toys (Hall 1),
Fiona Munro at Fiona’s Fines (G25), Steven Bell with pre-owned tools (Hall 2) and many more. Prepare for the rummage of all bargain rummages!
We, at Errol Sunday Market, love our canine friends and welcome them to the market. We only ask that dog owners who choose to bring their pets for a Sunday stroll act responsibly.

May
11
Sat
Perth Wedding Exhibition @ Perth Racecourse
May 11 – May 12 all-day
Perth Wedding Exhibition @ Perth Racecourse

Perth’s Largest Wedding Exhibition
11:30am – 3:30pm
Live Catwalk Shows
Live Band Showcase
Competitions and Promotions

May
12
Sun
Errol Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale @ Errol Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale
May 12 all-day
Errol Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale @ Errol Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale

Come along to Errol Sunday Market! We offer a real shopping experience and a great family day out . With the added bonus of free public parking for up to 2000 cars, we regularly have 10,000 punters looking to buy and sell! Situated on the old WWII RAF Errol Airfield just east of the village of Errol, the market is open on a Sunday to the public from 8 am to 3 pm, 50 weeks of the year.
Whilst town centres are losing their buzz and shops are closing up due to high rates, Errol Sunday Market offers a fantastic shopping environment, with all the hustle and bustle of a traditional market, mixed with the quality and convenience of an out of town retail centre. Where else can you get your grocery shopping for the week, order your new garden furniture, buy a few unique wedding and birthday presents and go for a spin on a carousel?! Children can take a ride through the market on this ornate, traditional funfair attraction, taking in all the sights as they whizz round and have fun. Adults might enjoy it too.
And what’s more we provide an undercover shopping experience, keeping you warm and dry during the cold Scottish winters!
All year round, Errol Sunday Market in conjunction with its sister division Errol Showground, hosts popular events for all the family. These events include our prestigious Classic Auction, popular Toy Fair, regular dog-shows, circuses, stunt shows and lots more! Don’t miss out on these fantastic events!
Errol Sunday Market is of course a famous fantasy land for all the bargain hunters in Scotland and UK!!
Saunter around more than 50 stalls located at the top square, Hall 1, Hall 2, outside cabins and Indoor Market Hall for all the second hand treasures and pre-loved goodies.
To mention a few: Ewan Cameron at All Sorts and Oddities (Hall 1), Karen Mallaburn at Dolls 4 all (Cabin 22), Mr Rosie with second hand bikes and tools (Hall 1 and 2), Lindsay McCartney with pre-loved toys (Hall 1),
Fiona Munro at Fiona’s Fines (G25), Steven Bell with pre-owned tools (Hall 2) and many more. Prepare for the rummage of all bargain rummages!
We, at Errol Sunday Market, love our canine friends and welcome them to the market. We only ask that dog owners who choose to bring their pets for a Sunday stroll act responsibly.

May
13
Mon
Blair Atholl Distillery Tours @ Perth Road
May 13 all-day

 

About Blair Athol Distillery Tours
Blair Athol Distillery stands at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in the picturesque town of Pitlochry, Perthshire. From the water of the Allt Dour burn comes our 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, with a mellow deep-toned aroma, a strong fruity flavour and a smooth finish. Blair Athol wins hearts through its contribution to the Bell’s Blend, the most popular blended whisky in the UK. For health & safety reasons, children under 8 years old are not permitted in the production areas of the distillery. Disabled persons including those with guide dogs and other assistance dogs are welcome at our 12 distillery visitor centres.

May
14
Tue
Blair Atholl Distillery Tours @ Perth Road
May 14 all-day

 

About Blair Athol Distillery Tours
Blair Athol Distillery stands at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in the picturesque town of Pitlochry, Perthshire. From the water of the Allt Dour burn comes our 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, with a mellow deep-toned aroma, a strong fruity flavour and a smooth finish. Blair Athol wins hearts through its contribution to the Bell’s Blend, the most popular blended whisky in the UK. For health & safety reasons, children under 8 years old are not permitted in the production areas of the distillery. Disabled persons including those with guide dogs and other assistance dogs are welcome at our 12 distillery visitor centres.

May
15
Wed
Blair Atholl Distillery Tours @ Perth Road
May 15 all-day

 

About Blair Athol Distillery Tours
Blair Athol Distillery stands at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in the picturesque town of Pitlochry, Perthshire. From the water of the Allt Dour burn comes our 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, with a mellow deep-toned aroma, a strong fruity flavour and a smooth finish. Blair Athol wins hearts through its contribution to the Bell’s Blend, the most popular blended whisky in the UK. For health & safety reasons, children under 8 years old are not permitted in the production areas of the distillery. Disabled persons including those with guide dogs and other assistance dogs are welcome at our 12 distillery visitor centres.

May
16
Thu
arTay @ Perth Concert Hall Plaza
May 16 – May 19 all-day
arTay @ Perth Concert Hall Plaza

A large, tented gallery in Perth Concert Hall plaza displaying over 300 works of Scottish Contemporary Art and Craft.  “arTay”, will run for four days, with free admission. It will feature the work of over 80 artists and makers drawn from all over Scotland, including many well-known artists, as well as some who are beginning their artistic careers. . arTay is a unique event as it’s not an art fair and is a much bigger exhibition than any normal commercial gallery could hold. The main aim of arTay is to make Contemporary Scottish Art as accessible as possible. All artworks are for sale.

Blair Atholl Distillery Tours @ Perth Road
May 16 all-day

 

About Blair Athol Distillery Tours
Blair Athol Distillery stands at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in the picturesque town of Pitlochry, Perthshire. From the water of the Allt Dour burn comes our 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, with a mellow deep-toned aroma, a strong fruity flavour and a smooth finish. Blair Athol wins hearts through its contribution to the Bell’s Blend, the most popular blended whisky in the UK. For health & safety reasons, children under 8 years old are not permitted in the production areas of the distillery. Disabled persons including those with guide dogs and other assistance dogs are welcome at our 12 distillery visitor centres.

English Touring Opera – Macbeth @ Perth Concert Hall
May 16 @ 7:30 pm
English Touring Opera - Macbeth @ Perth Concert Hall

The witches have a prophecy: Macbeth will be king. But royalty comes at a price. The cost of power is betrayal, murder and revenge. Follow Verdi’s Macbeth in a blood-soaked journey to the throne and watch a guilt-ridden Lady Macbeth descend into the depths of despair in English Touring Opera’s new production.
Starring Grant Doyle (Macbeth) and Madeleine Pierard (Lady Macbeth) in Verdi’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s iconic play. Sung in English.
Director James Dacre
Conductor Gerry Cornelius

May
17
Fri
Blair Atholl Distillery Tours @ Perth Road
May 17 all-day

 

About Blair Athol Distillery Tours
Blair Athol Distillery stands at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in the picturesque town of Pitlochry, Perthshire. From the water of the Allt Dour burn comes our 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, with a mellow deep-toned aroma, a strong fruity flavour and a smooth finish. Blair Athol wins hearts through its contribution to the Bell’s Blend, the most popular blended whisky in the UK. For health & safety reasons, children under 8 years old are not permitted in the production areas of the distillery. Disabled persons including those with guide dogs and other assistance dogs are welcome at our 12 distillery visitor centres.

Be Charlotte @ Perth Theatre
May 17 @ 7:30 pm
Be Charlotte @ Perth Theatre

Some pop stars make music for the sake of it. But for Be Charlotte – 21-year-old Dundonian – music is about meaning. Since starting to find her voice as a teenager, Be Charlotte has been all about finding inner strength and inspiring others to do the same, and is ready to speak up. Leaving school at 17 to concentrate on music, she has played extensively around Europe, North America and Africa, honing her songwriting craft by taking in influences from classic songwriters, modern pop and hip hop. Taking on a male-dominated industry, Be Charlotte aims to challenge that hegemony with her mix of anthemic songwriting, shimmering pop synth sounds and banging beats. You can dance to her music, but there’s meaning behind it too.

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra @ Perth Concert Hall
May 17 @ 7:30 pm
Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra @ Perth Concert Hall

featuring Gilson Lavis
with special guests Pauline Black & Arthur “Gaps” Hendrickson from The Selecter
and guest vocalists Ruby Turner & Louise Marshall

Pianist, bandleader, singer, composer, television presenter and multiplatinum recording artist. It wouldn’t be Perth Festival of the Arts without Jools Holland on the bill!

Jools Holland returns this year with special guests, accompanied by the sound of his unforgettable 19-piece Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. Featuring Gilson Lavis, with special guests Pauline Black & Arthur “Gaps” Hendrickson from The Selecter, and guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall.

From playing pubs in the East End docks as a teenager, to leading his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and selling millions of records, his passion for music and formidable live performances have made Jools Holland a legendery figure in the music industry.

Jools was awarded an OBE in 2003 for his services to the British music industry.

This will be Jool’s tenth visit to the Festival. He first came in 1998 to play in Perth City Hall and is a great favourite with the Festival audience. Guaranteed to be a fantastic night out and always a sell-out, so book your tickets quickly!

May
18
Sat
Illustration Workshop with Jill Calder @ Perth Concert Hall
May 18 @ 11:00 am
Illustration Workshop with Jill Calder @ Perth Concert Hall

Wave cheerio to naughty seagulls nicking your chips and jump in a yellow submarine, diving through miles of ocean down into the deepest, darkest sea trench.

On our journey, we’ll meet many beautiful strange creatures from the clowns of the air to the ever-hungry gulper eel, discovering and drawing them all as we descend through the depths. This fantasic voyage ends with everyone joining together to create a monster deep sea drawing!

Suitable for ages 5+. Materials provided.

Jill’s book ‘The Sea’ will be available for purchase and signing by Jill after the workshop.

About Jill Calder
Jill is an award winning illustrator and calligrapher with a love of drawing, ideas, colour, ink, typography, stories, books, dogs and deadlines. Jill studied at Edinburgh College of Art and later at Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 1992. Her work is commissioned for children’s picture books, large hospital murals, reports and advertising campaigns.

Jill’s next book, ‘The Sea’, written by Miranda Krestovnikoff, will be published in April 2019.

A Regular Little Houdini – Flying Bridge Theatre @ Perth Theatre
May 18 @ 3:00 pm
A Regular Little Houdini - Flying Bridge Theatre @ Perth Theatre

A one-man play, set in Newport, South Wales at the turn of the last century, is a coming-of-age story. A lowly dockworker’s son idolises his hero, Harry Houdini, and commits himself to a life of magic, but the harsh reality of working class life in Edwardian Britain gets in the way.

As he trains himself to emulate his hero’s escapology on the industrial detritus, his parents struggle to come to terms with their son’s eccentricity. With a head full of magic, our boy witnesses the most terrifying events of British industrial history and his personal journey collides with the world’s greatest showman himself, changing his life and the future of his community.

How can you follow your dreams in a world where poverty weighs you down like mud? A beautiful play about hope and magic!

“Llewelyn-Williams commands the audience’s attention; it is the mesmerizing qualities of his story-telling voice, which shackles us to his web of tales”. Wales Arts Review

Winner of The Encore Producer’s Award, Artistic Excellence Award, and Best Performance by an Actor Award at The Hollywood Fringe Festival.

Running time approximately 1 hour, plus 20 minute Q&A, no intermission.

This special performance is followed by an audience Q&A with the writer and actor Daniel Llewelyn-Williams.

Flying Bridge Theatre – A Regular Little Houdini @ Perth Theatre
May 18 @ 3:00 pm
Flying Bridge Theatre - A Regular Little Houdini @ Perth Theatre

A one-man play, set in Newport, South Wales at the turn of the last century, is a coming-of-age story. A lowly dockworker’s son idolises his hero, Harry Houdini, and commits himself to a life of magic, but the harsh reality of working class life in Edwardian Britain gets in the way.

As he trains himself to emulate his hero’s escapology on the industrial detritus, his parents struggle to come to terms with their son’s eccentricity. With a head full of magic, our boy witnesses the most terrifying events of British industrial history and his personal journey collides with the world’s greatest showman himself, changing his life and the future of his community.

How can you follow your dreams in a world where poverty weighs you down like mud? A beautiful play about hope and magic!

“Llewelyn-Williams commands the audience’s attention; it is the mesmerizing qualities of his story-telling voice, which shackles us to his web of tales”. Wales Arts Review

Winner of The Encore Producer’s Award, Artistic Excellence Award, and Best Performance by an Actor Award at The Hollywood Fringe Festival.

Running time approximately 1 hour, plus 20 minute Q&A, no intermission.
This special performance is followed by an audience Q&A with the writer and actor Daniel Llewelyn-Williams.

The Sixteen – Immortal Legacy @ St John's Kirk
May 18 @ 7:30 pm
The Sixteen - Immortal Legacy @ St John's Kirk

Experience the richness and intensity of one of the world’s most renowned choirs in the beautiful surroundings of St John’s Kirk in Perth City Centre.

The Sixteen’s popular Immortal Legacy programme has a distinctly British feel, spanning over 500 years of choral music. 16th-century composers Tallis and Byrd wrote at times of religious turmoil and national upheaval, producing magnificent works of beauty and musical mastery.

Their legacy can be traced to some of Britain’s most celebrated 20th and 21st century composers, including Britten, Tippett and James MacMillan, whose works complete this enlightening programme.

Running time approx. 1 hour 45 minutes, including interval.

Programme

Tallis, Tunes for Archbishop Parker’s Psalter

Tallis, Salvator mundi

Morley, April is in my mistress’ face

Gibbons, The Silver Swan

Byrd, This sweet and merry month of May

MacMillan, Sedebit Dominum Rex

Sheppard, In manus tuas III

Tippett, Five Spirituals from “A Child of Our Time”

INTERVAL

Tallis, O nata lux

Tallis, O sacrum convivium

Tallis, Loquebantur variis linguis

MacMillan, Mitte manum tuam

Byrd, Laudibus in sanctis

Britten, Gloriana Dances

Tallis, Tunes for Archbishop Parker’s Psalter

May
19
Sun
Errol Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale @ Errol Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale
May 19 all-day
Errol Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale @ Errol Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale

Come along to Errol Sunday Market! We offer a real shopping experience and a great family day out . With the added bonus of free public parking for up to 2000 cars, we regularly have 10,000 punters looking to buy and sell! Situated on the old WWII RAF Errol Airfield just east of the village of Errol, the market is open on a Sunday to the public from 8 am to 3 pm, 50 weeks of the year.
Whilst town centres are losing their buzz and shops are closing up due to high rates, Errol Sunday Market offers a fantastic shopping environment, with all the hustle and bustle of a traditional market, mixed with the quality and convenience of an out of town retail centre. Where else can you get your grocery shopping for the week, order your new garden furniture, buy a few unique wedding and birthday presents and go for a spin on a carousel?! Children can take a ride through the market on this ornate, traditional funfair attraction, taking in all the sights as they whizz round and have fun. Adults might enjoy it too.
And what’s more we provide an undercover shopping experience, keeping you warm and dry during the cold Scottish winters!
All year round, Errol Sunday Market in conjunction with its sister division Errol Showground, hosts popular events for all the family. These events include our prestigious Classic Auction, popular Toy Fair, regular dog-shows, circuses, stunt shows and lots more! Don’t miss out on these fantastic events!
Errol Sunday Market is of course a famous fantasy land for all the bargain hunters in Scotland and UK!!
Saunter around more than 50 stalls located at the top square, Hall 1, Hall 2, outside cabins and Indoor Market Hall for all the second hand treasures and pre-loved goodies.
To mention a few: Ewan Cameron at All Sorts and Oddities (Hall 1), Karen Mallaburn at Dolls 4 all (Cabin 22), Mr Rosie with second hand bikes and tools (Hall 1 and 2), Lindsay McCartney with pre-loved toys (Hall 1),
Fiona Munro at Fiona’s Fines (G25), Steven Bell with pre-owned tools (Hall 2) and many more. Prepare for the rummage of all bargain rummages!
We, at Errol Sunday Market, love our canine friends and welcome them to the market. We only ask that dog owners who choose to bring their pets for a Sunday stroll act responsibly.

The Sound of St Ninian’s @ St Ninian's Cathedral
May 19 @ 6:00 pm

With both its building and organ fully restored to their former glory, Perth Cathedral St Ninian’s is proud to present a recital of fantastic organ music performed by its newly appointed Cathedral organist Geoff Bolton.

The organ recital will be preceded at 430pm by a traditional Choral Evensong of music, psalms and prayers led by the choir and choristers of Perth Cathedral. Welcoming people of all faiths, Evensong is an opportunity for peace and escape from the busyness of everyday life.

Festival audiences are welcome to attend from 430pm for both Evensong and the recital (refreshments served in-between) or to attend at 6pm for the recital only.

This is event is free admission. There will be a retiring collection for the Cathedral and the Festival.

Fairport Convention @ Perth Concert Hall
May 19 @ 7:30 pm
Fairport Convention @ Perth Concert Hall

Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance.

This year’s Spring Tour will feature a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and some exciting new material.

Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim: the band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award; Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s ground-breaking album Liege & Lief ‘The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time’; and their story has been celebrated with a major television documentary on BBC Four.

Fairport Convention features Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.

“Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue… (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves.” The Guardian

“Vigorous and confident… the music leapt around the room.” The Mirror
Running time approx. 2 hours 10 minutes, including interval.

May
20
Mon
Rainer Hersch’s Victor Borge @ Perth Theatre
May 20 @ 7:30 pm
Rainer Hersch's Victor Borge @ Perth Theatre

Victor Borge was a brilliant pianist, virtuoso comedian and “the funniest man in the world” (New York Times). In the 1960s he became the world’s highest paid entertainer, loved by audiences around the globe – a career which lasted to his death in the year 2000.

In this award-winning show, his extraordinary life is retold and his hilarious act re-imagined for the 21st century by his natural successor, Rainer Hersch.

A virtuoso comedian in his own right, Rainer has been entertaining audiences with his own brand of musical humour for over twenty years. A total sellout at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in appearances across three continents, this show is “a tearstreamingly funny tribute” from one great performer to another – a treat for Borge fans and newcomers alike.

At Perth Festival, Rainer Hersch teams up with internationally acclaimed pianist Danny Driver and Spanish soprano Laura Ruhí Vidal to re-ignite the magic of Victor Borge’s classic routines. Don’t miss this “Broadway calibre show” (Montreal Gazette) with musicians of the highest calibre and comedy like no other on the stage today.

“Two great comedians for the price of one ★★★★★” (Metro)

“Victor Borge for a new generation” (Sunday Times)

“Don’t miss this divine comedy” (Daily Mail)
“The most captivating solo performance I have ever seen” (Edmonton Journal, Canada)

May
21
Tue
Danny Driver and Laura Ruhí Vidal @ Perth Theatre
May 21 @ 11:00 am

We are delighted to be joined by pianist Danny Driver and soprano Laura Ruhí Vidal for a colourful programme that interlaces piano music and song written between 1903 and 1917.

Debussy’s stately evocation of ancient Greek art and his mystical conjuring of an evening in Moorish Granada introduce song cycles by Ravel and Falla. The recital closes with Ravel’s piano work Le Tombeau de Couperin, an intimate yet virtuosic homage to French baroque keyboard tradition, and at the same time a memorial to friends and acquaintances killed in the Great War.

Tickets include teas and coffees prior to the performance.

About the Artists

The enthusiasm and appreciation of audiences and critics around the world has cemented Danny Driver’s international repuation as a versatile and creative pianist of sophistication, interpretative insight and musical depth. His recordings have earned three Gramophone Award nominations, Limelight Magazine’s Instrumental Recording of the Year 2014, and recent selection in the New York Times’ 25 Best Classical Records of 2017. Solo recital invitations bring Driver to concert halls across Europe, Asia and North America, while concerto engagements have taken him to orchestras including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and frequent collaborations with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In a decade-long relationship with Hyperion Records, Driver has produced an acclaimed solo discography.

Soprano Laura Ruhí Vidal (Girona, 1990) graduated from the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where she also studied the BMus (Hons) and was awarded Artist Fellowship. While opera is her great passion, Laura has a wide range of experience in the UK in festivals and venues such as Cadogan Hall and The Barbican. Laura’s operatic roles include Madame Herz in Der Schauspieldirektor, Papagena in The Magic Flute and Zerlina in Don Giovanni, to name a few. Laura has also performed regularly with the Maria Camahort Quintet, a chamber ensemble peforming traditionally rooted Spanish classical music. Onstage, she has received praise for her effortless stage presence with impressive contact focused performance, sure technique and beautiful lyrical line, expressing emotion and warmth.

May
22
Wed
Contemporary Music Showcase, Perth College UHI @ Perth Theatre (Joan Knight Studio)
May 22 @ 7:30 pm
Contemporary Music Showcase, Perth College UHI @ Perth Theatre (Joan Knight Studio)

Perth College, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands, presents a Contemporary Music Showcase highlighting the creative performance practice from its Perth College UHI Popular Music Department.

The BA (Hons) Popular Music Students will present songs and instrumental music from popular music that highlight collaboration across a range of genres.

The programme will primarily feature fresh original compositions by up and coming student songwriters with support from Perth College UHI staff.

This is the first event of its kind for Perth Festival of the Arts and we look forward to seeing you there to experience a diverse and exciting show.

Morgan State University Choir @ St Matthew's Church
May 22 @ 7:30 pm
Morgan State University Choir @ St Matthew's Church

The Morgan State University Choir is one of America’s most prestigious university choral ensembles. The choir has performed around the world to critical acclaim and with major symphony orchestras including Chicago Symphony and the New York Philharmonic.

In 2015, at the request of First Lady Michelle Obama, the choir performed for a nationally televised concert in the White House along with Aretha Franklin.

Led by Dr. Eric Conway, Director, the choir will perform an all-American programme including American spirituals/ gospel music, American art song and excerpts from Porgy and Bess.

Join us for a soul-stirring evening of music in St Matthews Church.

About Dr. Eric Conway, Director

Since 2004, Eric Conway has served as the director of the Morgan State University Choir as well as chair of the Fine and Performing Arts Department. Conway has travelled all over the world, directing the choir in Czech Republic, Ghana, China, Russia, Brazil, South Africa, Australia and Columbia, to name just a few destinations. Prior to serving as Director, Conway served as principal accompanist for the choir for over twenty years.

Yamaha NEO Ensemble @ Perth Concert Hall
May 22 @ 7:30 pm

A group of eight internationally endorsed performing artists led by acclaimed long-standing Yamaha cornert artist Russell Gray.

Based all around Europe, Yamaha NEO Ensemble come together to perform a range of reportoire from Debussy to Piazolla. For their appearance at Perth Festival of the Arts, they will be inviting students from local schools to perform alongside them in Perth Concert Hall.

The Artists
Russell Gray Cornet/Trumpet (Musical Director) Scotland
Stanley Westh Cornet/Trumpet Denmark
George Thackray Eb Horn/ French Horn England
Margaret Antrobus Baritone Norway
David Thornton Euphonium England
Armin Bachman Trombone Switzerland
Eirik Gjerdavik Tuba Norway
Hans-k Wergeland Percussion Norway