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Hello and welcome to our what’s on guide for March - June.

June is going to be a fantastic month at The Albert Halls.

There are some amazing performances and events taking place at The Albert Halls this season.

We have Barbara Dickson and Rab Noakes for what will be a very special performance, Andy Abraham’s brings his Soul Band to Stirling and Fiddler’s Bid will round it off with a spectacular night of traditional music.

From the comedy living legend Ken Dodd, to the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and beyond!

All this and the world’s greatest explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes We are also thrilled at having and the country’s most loved some Albert Halls favourites back, postman, Postman Pat! including, Let’s Hang On, t.rextasy, All Our Yesterdays and the smash Some fantastic shows and great hit of last season, 51 Shades of night’s out in the heart of Stirling Maggie! at your Albert Halls. Celebrating 50 years in show business, Herman’s Hermits come to The Albert Halls and we welcome the best Johnny Cash show in the country, officially endorsed by the Cash family!

Go online or give us a call and book your tickets now! The Albert Halls Team

BOX OFFICE: 01786 473 544

open Mon - Fri / 9am - 5pm www.stirling.gov.uk/alberthalls

The Albert Halls is owned and operated by Stirling Council.

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ANTIQUE FAIR

Sat 1 Feb, 8 Mar, 5 Apr, 3 May / 10am With over 60 unusual stalls selling quality collectables and antiques. £1.50

STIRLING WEDDING SHOW

Sun 9 Mar / 12 noon Central Scotland’s biggest and most fun wedding show with over 60 exhibitors. £4 in adv / £5 on door

SFC8 FIREPOWER Sun 20 Apr / 12 noon Set to be an explosive day of action - as the SFC Bantamweight Title goes on the line. from £30

W3L WRESTLING LEAGUE

Fri 23 May / 6.30pm The stars of the W3L return to Stirling for a night of bodyslamming action not to be missed! £13 / £11 / £37 family AH 8pp brochure jan-jun-14.indd 3

AN COMUNN GAIDHEALACH

Sat 15 Feb, 22 Mar / 7.30pm With guest soloists, dancers and piper. £4 on the door

BANNOCKBURN RIDING FOR THE DISABLED CEILIDH Fri 14 Mar / 7.30pm A wonderful fundraising ceilidh for a great cause. £10 / £8

STIRLING ORCHESTRA

Sun 2 Mar / 7.30pm Sunday Night Fever Conductor: Stephen Broad Leader: Joëlle Broad

£9 / £7 / £2

STIRLING CALEDONIAN STRATHSPEY & REEL SOCIETY

Sat 29 Mar / 7.30pm The annual fiddle concert hosted by Jim McColl.

STIRLING ORCHESTRA

STRATHCARRON SINGERS

NYCOS Stirling

THE HEART OF SCOTLAND JUNIOR CHORUS

Sun 11 May / 7.30pm The wonderful Stirling Orchestra are back at The Albert Halls for magical Sunday concert. Tue 3 Jun / 7.30pm The National Youth Choir of Scotland area choir for Stirling takes to the Albert Halls stage.

Sat 17 May / 7.30pm The 10th Anniversary concert featuring special guests, the Broxburn & Livingston Brass Band.

Tue 10 Jun / 7.30pm The wonderful singers from the HOS Junior Chorus are back for a great night of uplifting music.

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The 50th anniversary tour!

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, their music and everlasting popularity From their beginning in Manchester in spanning many decades, were finally 1964, the band has chalked up over 23 brought to iconic status with the top twenty single records, 10 hit albums, Broadway hit musical Jersey Boys. with total record sales of over 75 million. Today Let’s Hang On truly captures the Since 1971 and the departure of Peter original magic of Frankie Valli and the Noone to pursue a solo career, the group Four Seasons. The atmosphere created has never stopped. Original member, is not only from their music but also Barry (The Bean) Whitwam, has guided their own unique sound, nostalgic mood, them from strength to strength. and electric feeling! With their hits from the Sixties right through to the 21st century, HERMAN’S HERMITS are still INTO SOMETHING GOOD.

We are very proud to have the opportunity to present this award winning show. Definitely not a night to be missed!! ‘You guys are dynamite!’ Frankie Valli

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Marc Bolan and T.Rex, was one of the Premier Stage Productions & Classic most flamboyant and charismatic bands Media are delighted to present a brand new, fun-filled, all action show featuring of the original glam rock era. everyone’s favourite postman. T.Rextasy capture that era perfectly See Pat and his friends live on stage in and are the only band to be endorsed an exciting new story – “It’s Showtime!” by Marc Bolan’s family, original exIt’s the day of the Great Greendale members of T.Rex, and Bolan’s Talent Show and there’s much catalogue management. excitement as this year a top talent T.Rextasy have been performing around scout will be on the lookout for a rising star. Postman Pat has a new karaoke the world for over 20 years, a career that ironically out lives Marc’s very own machine to deliver for the show – but when the machine breaks down it T.Rex. looks like the talent show might be in jeopardy. Truly a rock’n’roll concert for all ages If you would like to know exactly what Can Pat save the day? Which of your a Marc Bolan concert was like in the favourite characters will take part? 1970s, this show is for you! A must see show for 3-6 year olds

Fri 28 Mar, 7.30pm £18.50 / £18 / £16.50

Tue 8 Apr, 1pm £12 / £10 /£42 family ticket

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Direct from London’s West End, award winning actor Dean Elliott (Buddy Holly in “Buddy -The Musical”) and a full cast of performers tell the compelling story of the greatest music duo of all time in this 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Nostalgia just doesn’t come any better! Another sensational show from the producers of ‘Memory Lane’, ‘Rolling back the Years’, and ‘Memories are made of This’. Come on a breathtaking musical journey from the good old days of Music Hall, through the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and finally into the some of the beautiful harmonies of the 1970’s.

Using both original photos and film footage, ‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’ also features a full live band performing all their hits including ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over With gorgeous costumes and dances for Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and each decade, performed by ‘West End’ many more. and international vocalists, along with the stunning ‘Memory Lane’ dancers. If you’re a fan of beautiful music then this is an evening not to be missed! Based on the original show from 2010, with a host of new songs and costumes. “Fantastic” - BBC Radio 2

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The Johnny Cash Roadshow, a show not to be missed by avid fans or the casual listener, and the only show to be endorsed by the CASH family! The UK’s No1 Tribute, fronted by respected singer/songwriter Clive John, truly captures the essence of what it was like to be at a real Cash show! From the 1950’s right up to 2002 and all the stops in between. All the greatest hits are included, Ring of Fire, Walk the Line as well as the Johnny and June duets Jackson, Long Legged Guitar Pickin’ Man and so many more, all the while accompanied by an amazing video back drop with evocative images and shots from Johnny Cash’s life.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Leesa Harker’s 51 Shades of Maggie wowed Albert Halls audiences last year. Maggie is a working class girl who knows what she wants in a man, however she has been let down in love by all the men in her life. Maggie meets the man of her dreams, the handsome and hunky Mr Big! Does he turn out to be the man of her dreams, or will his “Private Room of Pain” put her off? This hilarious play is full of naughty bits, join Maggie and her friends on this (slightly filthy) journey of love, booze and whips!

‘Clive’s resemblance is uncanny’ Rosanne Cash

Not suitable for anyone under the age of 16.

Thu 8 May, 7.30pm £20 / £19 / £17

Fri 9 May, 7.30pm £22.50 / £20

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“The world’s greatest living explorer” (The Guinness Book of Records) needs little introduction.

Barbara Dickson and Rab Noakes have been friends since they were teenagers, singing and playing in venues around Scotland.

He has dedicated his life to recordbreaking expeditions. From the first hovercraft journey up the Nile, through to his 52,000 mile circumnavigation of the world via both poles and his successful summit of Mount Everest aged 64, he continues to push the boundaries of the adventure and to inspire people all over the world.

As separate acts they often found themselves performing alongside each other (and other musical luminaries) creating a lifetime bond. Subsequently, they have ‘occasionally’ performed live, sang on each other’s records and remained friends for over 40 years.

Join Sir Ranulph Fiennes as he talks about his life of ‘Living Dangerously’.

Now, they’ve reunited to perform a wonderful blend of folk songs, classic pop influences and self written favourites.

Thu 5 Jun, 7.30pm £20 / £18

Fri 6 Jun, 7.30pm £20 / £18 / £16

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We are delighted to welcome back the renowned Royal Scottish National Orchestra after the success of last year’s performance in Stirling, led by conductor Alexandre Bloch and featuring Maya Iwabuchi on solo violin. This concert features music by Mendelssohn, Bizet and Saint-Saëns. Alexandre Bloch has a way with romantic music; together with the RSNO’s own Maya Iwabuchi he’ll make Saint-Saens’ Third Violin Concerto the sweet centre to a truly mouthwatering concert.

Come and be swept away by the smooth, swinging vocals of the UK’s most loved soul artist, Andy Abraham. The most refreshing voice on the current soul scene, Andy Abraham is a talent that takes you back to the golden years of music, yet bringing his own contemporary twist to classic songs. His amazing vocal talent, captivating personality and warm stage presence enthral and mesmerise; it’s no wonder Andy has become a true star and one of the UK’s most successful soul singers.

Bizet – L’Arlésienne Suite no.1 Saint-Saëns – Violin concerto no.3 Mendelssohn – Symphony no.5

One of only 2 Scottish dates!

Sun 15 Jun, 7.30pm £18 / £16 / £14 / £5 under 16’s

Sat 21 Jun, 7.30pm £20 / £17.50 / £15.50

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What can we say!?! We are absolutely thrilled to have Ken Dodd back at The Albert Halls for a tattifelarious evening of laughter and song with a true comic genius and showbiz legend. Treat yourself to a fun-filled variety show for all the family with guests, jokes and songs celebrating 60 years of ‘happiness’ with The King of Comedy! “As long as people keep paying me the privilege of coming to my shows and laughing their heads off, then I will continue touring this great country of ours. It’s my love. It’s my life and I enjoy every single minute of it.” Ken Dodd

Stirling Council has commissioned the renowned piper and composer, Allan MacDonald, to produce a musical commemoration of the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn. Alongside Allan the piece will feature a mass ensemble of some of Scotland’s best traditional musicians. The ensemble will include Bannockburn piper, Craig Muirhead, and will also feature the Tolbooth senior trad group and the Stirling and District Schools’ Pipe Band, led by Chris Gibb. The first half will feature some of Stirling’s best young traditional talent.

Please note start time of 7pm.

We gratefully acknowledge funding from Creative Scotland.

Sun 22 Jun, 7pm £22.50 / £20

Thu 26 Jun, 7.30pm £12 / £10 / £6

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As far as tributes to The Boss go, there’s none finer. From the moment The Springsteen Sessions arrive on the stage, they take you on a musical journey down E Street that will leave you enthralled, excited and exhausted, but, more importantly, wanting more. Covering over four decades of The Boss, this tight unit of accomplished musicians tear into such mighty classics as ‘Born To Run’, ‘Tenth Avenue Freeze Out’, ‘Glory Days’ and ‘Rosalita’ to name but a few. To the ‘True Springsteen Fan’, this will be a journey that they’ll never want to end. So sit back and enjoy the pure sounds of Bruce Springsteen and the legendary E Street Band via ‘The Springsteen Sessions’!

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A very special evening of the finest traditional music, featuring the leading exponent of Shetland’s rich fiddle tradition, Fiddler’s Bid. There are a total of seven formidable musicians on stage in the Bid, including four fiddlers who seem to be linked by musical telepathy, a strong rhythm section of guitar and bass and the flawless touch of Catriona McKay on harp and piano. They effortlessly blend the tradition of Shetland with wider musical influences, reels, jigs and polkas, are all delivered with amazing power and dexterity, while their beautifully measured waltzes and slow airs never fail to delight. “If they don’t sweep you away - check your pulse.” The Herald

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march Sun 2

7.30pm

Stirling Orchestra: Sunday Night Fever

£9/£7/£2

Sat 8

10am

Antique Fair

£1.50

Sun 9

12 - 4pm

Stirling Wedding Show

£4 in adv / £5 on door

Fri 14

7.30pm

Bannockburn Riding for the Disabled

£10/£8

Wed 19

7.30pm

Herman’s Hermits: 50th Anniversary Tour

£19 / £17.50

Thu 20

7.30pm

Let’s Hang On

£20 / £18

Sat 22

7.30pm

An Comunn Gaidhealach

£4

Fri 28

7.30pm

T.Rextasy

£18.50/£18/£16.50

Sat 29

7.30pm

Stirling Caledonian Strathspey & Reel Society

Sat 5

10am

Antique Fair

£1.50

Tue 8

1pm

Postman Pat Live!

£12/£10/£42 family

Sun 20

12 noon

SFC8: FIREPOWER

from £30

Thu 24

7.30pm

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

£18/£16/£14

Fri 25

7.30pm

All Our Yesterdays

£16/£14/£12

Sat 3

10am

Antique Fair

£1.50

Thu 8

7.30pm

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

£20 / £19 / £17

Fri 9

7.30pm

51 Shades of Maggie

£22.50 / £20

Sun 11

7.30pm

Stirling Orchestra

Sat 17

7.30pm

Strathcarron Singers 10th Anniversary

Fri 23

6.30pm

W3L Wrestling League

Tue 3

7.30pm

NYCOS Stirling

Thu 5

7.30pm

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

£20/£18

Fri 6

7.30pm

Barbara Dickson & Rab Noakes + support

£20/£18/£16

Tue 10

7.30pm

Heart of Scotland Junior Chorus

Sun 15

7.30pm

The RSNO in Concert

£18/£16/£14

Sat 21

7.30pm

Andy Abraham and his Soul Band

£20/£17.50/£15.50

Sun 22

7pm

The Ken Dodd Happiness Show

£22.50/£20

Thu 26

7.30pm

The Bruce 700

£12/£10/£6

Sat 28

7.30pm

The Springsteen Sessions

£15/£14/£12

Sun 29

7.30pm

Fiddler’s Bid and Friends

£17/£16/£14

april

may

june

£13/£11/£37 family

Tickets: 01786 473 544 www.stirling.gov.uk/alberthalls

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What's On The Albert Halls, Stirling March - June 2014  

Our guide to everything that's happening at The Albert Halls in Stirling. Featuring Ken Dodd, the RSNO, Barbara Dickson & Rab Noakes, Andy A...