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Welcome We say farewell to the summer and get back to the important business of bringing to you and Stirling the best music we can. And this season sees some real crackers.

Bill Wells is tasked with bringing us our Christmas pop special. This should be a treat, with all the pop glitter of a Christmas stocking filled with pop wonders.

Eliza Carthy and her mam Norma bring their sumptuous new work to the Tolbooth with their only Scottish date. Catch the pre gig talk to find out more about their family’s incredible legacy. Dad Martin will be on hand as part of the Gift Band, really something to experience.

And in the middle of all this is possibly our last ever Le Weekend festival stacked full of performers from all over the world.

Karine Polwart and Alasdair Roberts team up to bring you some of the best singer songwriting around, again with the added bonus of a song writing workshop and much more.

Of course, Pump Up the Jam, ReLoaded Fest and our courses and classes are back too as is our wonderful Day of Song in November. There should be something for everyone to do so come and join us at the Tolbooth‌

Errors and The Twilight Sad are back with a fantastic double bill as are Session A9 and Mike McGoldrick.

Alasdair Campbell Director

The Tolbooth is owned and operated by Stirling Council Artistic The redevelopment of the Tolbooth was funded by

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The Tolbooth is owned and operated by Stirling Council The redevelopment of the Tolbooth was funded by


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POP errors + the twilight sad p4 reloaded fest p5 reloaded p8 reloaded 2 p8 the acoustic bar p8 notes from the edge p12 bill wells’ black christmas p19 TRADITIONAL/FOLK session a9 p7 michael mcgoldrick & friends p10 heidi talbot p11 norma waterson & eliza carthy p14 distil showcase p15 skerryvore p15 catriona mckay & chris stout p16 alasdair roberts & karine polwart p18 day of song p17 st andrew’s day p17 new rope string band p19 family + evening ceilidhs p20 JAZZ lorna reid's jazz cafe p7 tommy smith’s youth jazz orchestra p12 john etheridge & kit holmes p13 CLASSICAL tea & cake recital p7 EXPERIMENTAL le weekend p9 COMEDY gilded balloon comedy circuit p11 AMERICANA southern tenant folk union p6 tony furtado p16 ARTS NEWS, CLASSES & WORKSHOPS arts news p22 classes & workshops p24 VISUAL ARTS the changing room p26 AT THE BACK information p30 3 tickets 01786 27 4000 at a glance p32 1/9/10 16:26:00

ERRORS + THE TWILIGHT SAD Fri 1 Oct, 8pm £12

Errors. Formed in 2004 the band quickly set about making a name for themselves in their hometown with their unique take on dance music. The band were soon taken under the wing of Mogwai who signed them to their Rock Action label alongside the likes of Part Chimp and James Orr Complex. To date they have released a series of 7” singles, EPs and their debut album It’s Not Something But It Is Like Whatever and live dates with bands as varied as Underworld, Franz Ferdinand, Explosions In The Sky, Gary Numan and Mogwai. Their sound has been described as angular, spiraling guitars, underpinned by truly mesmerising beats combined with euphoric synths and pop hooks.

The Twilight Sad. Forming in 2003, the band’s early shows saw them creating half-hour pieces of music with tape loops and toy instruments. These sonic adventures gradually evolved into the emotive, eloquent song that we see from The Twilight Sad now. The band are as influenced by their immediate geography (‘the sticks just outside Glasgow’), as they are any particular musical reference points. Their sound is liable to evoke a familiar indie canon, from white-noise era Creation Records, to fellow Scots Arab Strap or Mogwai, but they are unmistakably their own band. Deceptively simple songs are rendered transcendent. Bleached, overdriven guitars consistently ride a line between ambient and coruscating, working in tandem with an articulate, tumultuous rhythm section, portraying an awestruck, ragged sentimentality.


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The most highly acclaimed folk/bluegrass band in the UK today, Southern Tenant Folk Union have just released their third album The New Farming Scene. Receiving airplay from the likes of Bob Harris, Mark Lamarr & Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 2 and praise in The Sunday Times, Mojo, Uncut and The Independent has seen the band make waves on the music scene.

“Those harmonies, especially A cappella, are glorious, and the playing is out of the top drawer too” Keith Bruce, The Sunday Herald

This seven piece all acoustic band with banjo, mandolin, fiddle and harmony vocals perform with soul and beauty on their murder ballads or tear it up with Hootenanny sawdust-kickers, all that plus amazing musicianship, heartfelt storytelling and their special brand of honest intelligent music.

BOOK IF YOU LIKE: Gram Parsons, The Hotseats, The Flying Burrito Brothers


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The combination of beautiful music, amazing performers and delicious cakes is a match made in heaven and needs to be experienced first hand.

This band, thrown together on the most romantic of Scottish highways, the A9, is full of Scotland’s leading players and packs as much punch as one of the thundering juggernauts that ply their trade on that busy artery.

Sat 9 Oct & 20 Nov, 2.30pm £8 incl tea & cake

Sat 9 Oct Katrina Bateman - violin, Maggie Miller - viola Ailine Gow - cello. Programme including Beethoven, Kodaly and Villa-Lobos. Sat 20 Nov Lorna Reid will change the tone of our tea and cake afternoons with Lorna Reid’s Jazz Cafe. Lorna will deliver a blues-tinged performance from the jazz songbook accompanied by Graeme Stephen - guitar and Chris Grieve mute trombone.

Sat 9 Oct, 8pm £12/£10

Welcome one of the most experienced and talented fiddle bands in the country. Charlie McKerron - Capercaillie Adam Sutherland - Peatbog Faeries Kevin Henderson - Fiddlers Bid Gordon Gunn - a host of bands! David ‘Chimp’ Robertson - Capercaillie Marc Clement - Blazin’ Fiddles Brian MacAlpine - too many to mention!

“Full of joyous abandon” The Sunday Herald BOOK IF YOU LIKE: Cake, Chamber Music, Jazz

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On tour for the first time since the release of his album Aurora, ‘A modern day folk classic’ (Maverick), Michael McGoldrick is regarded as one of the greatest flute players of all time. Drawing influences from a life and world beyond his Manchunian roots, the album is a collection of tunes and songs, the majority of which are self penned, with some more traditional material mixed in. Michael has been a regular visitor at the Tolbooth over the last couple of years and never fails to deliver a fantastic performance.

“We should all fall to our knees and hail” fRoots “So subtly and organically effected, so fluent and seemingly effortless in execution” Songlines

His live performances are truly special, allowing audiences to enjoy the sheer energy as well as subtlety of his music. Mike will appear with friends, Colin Farell and Tony Byrne.


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Having cut her teeth as lead singer with Irish American all-female outfit Cherish The Ladies, Heidi Talbot is right at home in the twin worlds of Irish traditional and roots music.


When not on tour Heidi is in demand as a recording artist, singing on new records by Idlewild, Eddi Reader, and Kris Drever. In Love and Light won an Indie Acoustic Award for best album and Heidi has been nominated for Best Female Vocalist at the 2009 Irish Music Awards.

The Gilded Balloon Comedy Circuit is back at the Tolbooth with an evening of exceptional stand up to cheer up even the darkest autumn evening.

Thu 21 Oct, 8pm £10/£8

Fri 22 Oct, 8pm £14/£12

With an unrivalled reputation for spotting the very best in up and coming comedy talent, The Gilded Balloon never fail to deliver.

“Talbot is exquisite. . .Björk combined with Enya” Village Voice

“Bruce Morton has re-invented comedy” The Independent

BOOK IF YOU LIKE: Karine Polwart, Eddi Reader, Mary Gauthier tickets 01786 27 4000

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Sat 23 Oct + Sat 4 Dec, 7.30pm £7/£4/FREE under 16yrs

NOTES FROM THE EDGE Fri 29 Oct, doors 7pm First band 8pm | £5

Tommy Smith’s sensational Youth Jazz Orchestra are back at the Tolbooth for another series of concerts.

Artlink Central and the Tolbooth present Notes From The Edge as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2010.

Featuring some of the most talented, exciting and dynamic young jazz players in Scotland, the ensemble’s enthusiasm for the music comes out of every note and performance.

Closer To The Edge are a group of adults recovering from mental health issues that meet weekly at Artlink Central with musician Dee Faulds to compose and develop their own songwriting and performing skills.

The orchestra have been performing regularly at the Tolbooth for a couple of years and have built up quite a reputation with our audience. An evening of fantastic music and entertainment, guaranteed.

The group have been together for several years and have performed live at a variety of gigs supporting mental well being. The group will join local indie pop acts Created From Silence and Little Eskimos.

“...a swaggering confident testament to the ongoing high quality of Scottish jazz.” The Guardian


Also on the bill are the quirky folk pop offerings from Northampton’s My First Tooth.

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JOHN ETHERIDGE & KIT HOLMES Sat 6 Nov, 8pm £12/£10 | £20/£18 including workshop An evening of uplifting blues, jazz, rock, folk, African grooves and much more from two outstanding guitarists.

GUITAR WORKSHOP 10yrs+ 6.15-7pm with John Etheridge & Kit Holmes.

John Etheridge is one of the world’s most respected guitarists and his music spans many styles. He was the guitarist for the celebrated jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli and he has also performed with Soft Machine, Pat Metheny, Andy Summers, Nigel Kennedy and John Williams.

Gain some expert tips and advice about all aspects of guitar playing. All abilities welcome from age 10 years upwards.

Kit Holmes’ music was described by The Observer ‘as Macy Gray meets Nick Drake’, and both Bob Harris and Andy Kershaw have featured Kit on their BBC shows. Her trademark sultry vocals and virtuoso guitar playing have wowed audiences across the UK.

Bring an acoustic guitar to take part or simply listen and learn!

Try out some warm-up exercises; explore tab and music; develop your technique, musicianship and performance skills.

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NORMA WATERSON & ELIZA CARTHY with... The Gift Band Tue 9 Nov, 8pm | £14/£12 ONLY SCOTTISH PERFORMANCE A must see performance for anyone at all interested in singing, song and the remarkable Waterson/Carthy Family. With their rich, distinctive and authentic voices, Norma and Eliza have effortlessly engaged new audiences and admirers across two generations. Between them, mother and daughther have 3 Mercury Prize nominations and have both been presented with BBC Folk Singer of the Year awards (Norma in 2001, Eliza in 2003), as well as innumerable other accolades. Although they have recorded together on many occasions over the years their latest album, The Gift, is Norma and Eliza’s first, much anticipated, duo release.

and Eliza will be touring as a six piece band including Martin Carthy and make an exclusive stop in Scotland at the Tolbooth. They will be performing traditional classics as well as some unexpected gems and will bring all these songs to life, no matter what the origin, with their wonderfully versatile and compassionate voices. Pre gig talk, 7pm free with gig ticket Join Eliza and Norma for an informal talk about making their new CD, working as mother and daughter, their family’s own tradition and the wider music tradition. Gleam a little insight into the amazing Waterson/Carthy family tradition. Music as life.

To support the relase of The Gift Norma BOOK IF YOU LIKE: The Waterston/Carthy, The Unthanks, The Tradition


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The Distil project is back at Tolbooth showcasing the very best from this year’s participants.

Blazing bagpipes, fiddle and accordions, electrically fused with funky rhythms and soul-gripping songs - Skerryvore are an award winning Scottish band creating a ‘Trad-rock’ fusion for the 21st Century.

Fri 12 Nov, 8pm £10/£6

The Distil project encourages and enables musicians from the world of traditional music to explore the art of composition. Featuring work by... Christine Hanson Angus Lyon Calum MacCrimmon Hamish Napier Rachel Newton Tom Oakes Sandy Stanage Wendy Stewart Wendy Weatherby Performed by Mr McFalls Chamber and guest musicians.

Sat 13 Nov, 8pm £12/£10

Skerryvore formed in 2004 on the Isle of Tiree in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides. From traditional roots the band have developed both in size and sound to create a unique fusion of their traditional music and songs with the urban sounds of rock and funk.

‘We may well have found a Runrig for the 21st Century’ The Herald BOOK IF YOU LIKE: Wolfstone, Runrig, Capercaillie tickets 01786 27 4000

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Chris Stout (fiddle) and Catriona McKay (harp) are both acclaimed as individual leaders in their chosen instrumental fields.

Tolbooth’s Day of Song is back, with workshops and an evening performance featuring local song groups, The Liltin’ Lassies, The Bracklin Singers, Kippen Wee Sing and Tolbooth’s Singing Stirling.

Thu 18 Nov, 8pm | £12/£10

Together they undertake a dynamic and adventurous exploration of traditional Scottish music, challenging boundaries while still somehow remaining true to their original roots. Their five-star rated new album, White Nights, is inspired by the varying light of the long Shetland summers and equally dramatic light and landscapes of the islands winters.

Sat 27 Nov, from 10.30am £18/£14 includes lunch

The Day of Song is for adults but we hope to be able to announce a workshop for young people too. To register or for information, contact: Carolyn Paterson e: t: 01786 27 4023 Performance at 7.30 pm with some limited ‘performance only’ tickets available at £5. Part of Stirling’s St Andrews Day Celebrations.


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This year we will be celebrating St Andrew’s Day with a number of events held at various venues throughout Stirling.

With album number fifteen just released, Tony Furtado has been one of the most prolific and in-demand musicians on the Americana music circuit for two decades.

Stirling’s celebrations various venues and times

Wed 8 Dec, 8pm £10/£8

The events confirmed so far include... Day of Song at the Tolbooth on Sat 27 Nov. Scots Song Concert on Tue 30 Nov at the Tolbooth organised for pupils of some of Stirling’s Primary Schools. St Andrew’s Ceilidh on Tue 30 Nov at The Albert Halls, another fantastic ceilidh evening in store. More events and performances are planned and will be announced on the Stirling Council website,

A banjo prodigy and twice winner of the National Bluegrass Banjo Championships, Tony decided that one genre wasn’t enough for him. He picked up the slide guitar and soon began writing songs that had a rootsier feel that suited his own full, earthy vocal style. Since then he has worked with Allison Krauss and Tim O’brien and shared the stage with the likes of Sonny Landreth, Keith Richards, David Lindley, Norah Jones and many more.

Call 01786 27 4000 for tickets.

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Sat 11 Dec, 8pm £14/£12 | £20/£18 full day including workshop & screenings TOLBOOTH EXCLUSIVE Two of the most exquisite songwriters in the country join forces for this one-off very special day of song. In preparation for a project to be realised early next year in London these remarkable singers and performers, who are linked by some wonderfully tenuous happenchance, Karine and Alasdair’s dads went to the same school and so on, will delight us with some of the spoils of their joint creative minds. Alasdair’s modern use of the arcane and dexterous moulding of traditional and contemporary song combined with Karine’s forceful integrity will make for the most joyous evening of music. They will be joined by guest Corrina Hewat and Alasdair’s band.

Songwriting Workshop, 2pm | £6 Join Karine and Alasdair for this special workshop looking at the craft of song writing with two of Scotland’s rarest talents. Karine will facilitate this intriguing workshop asking Alasdair about his craft and methods. Film Screenings, 3.45pm | £3 Last in the Line by Blair Scott – A moving portrait of Sheila Stewart, astounding ballad singer, traveller, and bearer of a disappearing way of life. Hidden Gifts by Nick Higgins – A creative documentary exploring art and mental illness, Hidden Gifts tells the story of Angus Mcphee, ‘the quiet big man’ from south Uist who wove clothes from grass. Under No Enchantment (but my own) by Luke Fowler.

BOOK IF YOU LIKE: Chris Wood, Lal Waterson, Laura Veirs


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The New Rope Stringband have been wowing the crowds at big outdoor events across the land, creating more mirth than is natural and leaving many aching sides and cheekbones in their wake including all age groups.


In a review of the band’s knock-em-dead performance at this year’s Shetland Festival, Maverick magazine said: “They were one of the outstanding highlights. The show is stuffed full of sheer whoopee, inventiveness and endless crowd-pleasing moments.

Putting together an array of pop glitter Bill Wells’ evening of festive musical fun follows on from King Creosote’s plunder fest of Christmas goodies last year and Davy Scott’s the year before.

Thu 16 Dec, 8pm | £12/£10

“They are nutty as fruit cake, Buster Keatonesqe even, and while the routines - cleverly constructed free-standing segments - are hilarious, the musicianship and use of various stage props is massively entertaining. It’s the kind of show you hope you might encounter at Edinburgh Fringe but rarely do.”

Fri 17 Dec, 8pm | £14/£12

Bill Wells has put together a very special night to celebrate the Tolbooth’s third adventure into a Christmas Pop wonderland.

As well as Bill’s off-kilter take on Christmas classics with the National Jazz Trio of Scotland, there will be a whole host of guests bringing their own take on the season of dark merriment. Full line up to be announced on our website,

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Now as traditional as tinsel and crackers the Christmas Ceilidhs are back at the Tolbooth for another seasonal knees up.

With an afternoon ceilidh designed for all the family and an evening session for the, shall we say we say, more seasoned veteran, our Christmas ceilidhs have something for everyone.

Sat 18 Dec, 3 - 5pm £6 or 4 for £20

With just a week to go until Christmas the Tolbooth Ceilidhs will no doubt be packed to the rafters with friends and family celebrating the festive season in traditional Scottish style.

Sat 18 Dec, 8 - 11pm £10 or 4 for £30

The ceilidhs are extremely popular so if you want to be dashing the white sergeant this festive season then book now.

The tables are pushed to the side of the room to create the biggest dancefloor possible and we make sure that refreshments are readily available to lubricate the dancers and see you through the ceilidh. Our brilliant regular ceilidh band will talk you gently through the steps, so don’t worry if you haven’t stripped the willow for a while. The atmosphere is friendly and the music is fantastic, with all your favourite dances featured.


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THE CHANGING ROOM Rapunzel scene made by Claire Watson, aged 15 during last sessions children’s pottery class.

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Local poet and friend of the Tolbooth, Billy Letford, was recently awarded the Provost’s Award for Arts & Culture. A well deserved award not only because we nominated him but also because of all the great work he has done with us in the past and all his other great achievements. Billy took part in the Stirling Writers’ group at Tolbooth for many years and has just finished his Masters degree at Glasgow University and was awarded an Edwin Morgan travel bursary to develop his poetry. Well done Billy.


Recordings will commence soon, again pairing local bands with top producers. Contact: Stephen Hume

Callander based traditional music group ‘Stushie’ and members of the Tolbooth’s Composition traditional music workshops, who together formed a group Workshops called Bow Mhor, spent July We have also received YMI in Canada at the Sunshine funding to hold workshops in Coast Summer School of Celtic musical composition. Music in Roberts Creek, British Aimed primarily to complement Columbia alongside young those studying music at Higher traditional musicians from Canada. or Standard Grade, the workshops will be led by The year leading to the trip leading composers in various styles, including classical, jazz, was filled with workshops and fundraising ceilidhs and traditional and song-writing. busking. At the end of July the Contact: Carolyn Paterson young Canadian musicians joined the two groups back in Scotland to perform in Big Draw Callander together and As part of the national Big attended ‘Splore’ in Aberdeen. Draw, the Tolbooth will be running art workshops on Sat 9 October. Contact: Emma Hamilton

Our debut TS CD was a huge success. One review stated... ‘On the basis of this CD Stirling Portfolio has a music scene to be proud workshops of’ A reminder to sign up if you are interested in coming to We are delighted to say we workshops led by top have secured funding from Scottish artist Andrew YMI/Creative Scotland to Mackenzie to help with your record a second Tolbooth preparation in applying to Art Sessions CD. School. Contact: Emma Hamilton

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Trad Musicians to Canada

The whole adventure was organised by musician and mum Fiona Allen with support from parents from Stushie and the trad workshops.

Jazz Taster Sessions in your School

Look out for jazz taster sessions at your school during September and October when the Tolbooth’s jazz workshops leaders Laura Macdonald and Kevin Mackenzie will be visiting Stirling High Schools.

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For more information look out for posters in your school or contact Clare at the details below.

Fond Thoughts We would like to send very fond wishes and thanks to an exceptional and inspirational colleague who has left Stirling Council after over 30 years.

Pat Godley began as an Art Teacher for what was Central Region Council before moving to work within the Education Department of Stirling Council. Pat has been a precursor to and fundamental in the growing collaborations between Education and Cultural Services and Stirling’s cultural venues which has, over the past 10 years, seen many exciting opportunities developed together for children attending Stirling Council schools. Pat has an exciting future ahead concentrating on her own work as a painter. We will miss her.

photo: Skye Jefferson


The Tolbooth has been busy this Summer taking music to the masses outside the venue via the Tolbooth New Music Stage. The stage gives local musicians the chance to showcase their talents and has popped up at events such as Scribbler’s Picnic back in June, a BBQ at the Raploch Campus with Forth Valley College and lastly at mFest in the grounds of Stirling Uni where 12 bands played over 2 days. Not only were local bands playing but the Tolbooth’s New Music Stage is also organised by young people, so a big well done to everyone involved at each event.


Carolyn Paterson | Arts Development Officer | 01786 27 4023 | Stephen Hume | Music Development Officer | 01786 27 4002 | Emma Hamilton | Visual Arts Development Officer | 01786 27 4010 | Clare Hoare | Cultural Co-ordinator | 01786 27 4014 |

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COWANE CENTRE Sat 16 Oct – 4 Dec Age 6 - 9 yrs: 9.45 – 11am Age 10 - 14 yrs: 11.30am – 12.45pm £34 (inclusive of materials)

Explore painting, printing and drawing - learn about colour, design and composition and have fun creating your very own works of art. Tutor: Lori Anderson


COWANE CENTRE Sat 16 Oct – 4 Dec Age 10 – 14 yrs: 9.45 – 11am Age 7- 9 yrs: 11.30am – 12.45pm £38 (inclusive of materials)

Explore the fabulous world of clay and learn different techniques to make wonderful original objects. Tutor: Lorraine Robson


Sat 23 Oct – 18 Dec (not 27 Nov) Improvers 1: 10.00 – 10.40am £30 Improvers 2: 10.45 – 11.25am £30 Beginners 2: 11.30 – 12.05pm £30 Beginners 1: 12.10 – 12.45pm £30 Hire of fiddles: £5 per term, plus a £10 refundable deposit. Improvers = 1-2 years’ experience Come and learn how to play fiddle. If you already play a bit, have fun learning new tunes and playing in a group with others. Tutor: Ruaridh Campbell

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Sat 23 Oct – 18 Dec (not 27 Nov) Age 6 – 9 yrs: 10.15 – 12.15pm Age 10 – 13 yrs: 1 – 3pm £50

Our ever-popular drama class includes stagecraft, voice, improvisation and developing a character, with the older class contributing to a script. There will also be an opportunity to perform in the Tolbooth auditorium. Tutor: Anne-Marie Hopkins


See adult’s section for details

PUMP UP THE JAM Wed 20 Oct – 8 Dec Age 11+ yrs 4.45 – 7.15pm FREE

It’s back! Led by Scotland’s top professional musicians this is the place to develop your songwriting or performance skills. Book now as it fills up FAST!


Mon Sep 2010 – Jun 2011 Age 10 – 18 yrs Beginners: 5.30 - 6.20pm Group tuition – fiddle, guitar, whistle, flute and recorder (min 6 months experience of instrument) Intermediate: 6.20pm – 7.30pm (min 2-3 yrs exp of instrument) Advanced: 7.10pm – 8.15pm (by audition) FREE Group tuition and sessions are led by three of Scotland’s top trad musicians, Lori Watson, Claire Mann and Ewan MacPherson.

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Tue Sep 2010 – Jun 2011 Age 10 – 18 yrs Beginners: 5.30pm – 6.30pm Grade 1 (or equivalent) Intermediate / Advanced: 6.30pm – 7.45pm Grade 4 (or equivalent) FREE

An amazing opportunity to work with two of Scotland’s most respected jazz musicians and educators, saxophonist Laura Macdonald and guitarist Kevin Mackenzie. The traditional music workshops are funded by YMI, the jazz workshops are funded by YMI and NYOS. Both are open to pupils attending Stirling Council schools.


STUDIO RECORDING Tue 19 Oct – 7 Dec, 7 – 9pm £64/£50

Learn the digital recording skills needed to mix your own music or a live band. Tutor: Mark Lough


Wed 20 Oct – 8 Dec Beginners: 7 - 8pm £40/£32 Intermediate: 8 - 9.15pm £46/£38

Learn to play some simple traditional tunes in a relaxed environment. Beginners is for those with a couple of tunes under their belt, whilst intermediate is for those with more experience, working on bowing techniques and expanding repertoire. Tutor: Marie Fielding


COWANE CENTRE Wed 20 Oct – 15 Dec (not 8 Dec) 7 – 9pm £60/£50 (Incl Materials & Firings)

Intermediate (not for beginners) Demonstration and tuition in a wide range of hand-built ceramic techniques including use of glazes but not potters’ wheel. Tutor: Lorraine Robson

SINGIN’ STIRLING Thu 21 Oct – 9 Dec, 7 – 9pm £56/£48

Friendly, informal group singing. Learn a varied repertoire including traditional songs, chants, spirituals, contemporary material and harmonies. You don’t need to have sung before – everyone welcome. Tutor: Jo Miller


Thu 21 Oct – 9 Dec Beginners 7 – 7.45pm £40/£32 (for adults and children 8+) Intermediate 8 – 9.15pm £46/£38 (adults only)

Beginners will take you through the chord structures and basic techniques. Intermediate will explore different styles including contemporary. Bring your own guitar. Tutor: Lorne Ralston


Sat 23 Oct – 18 Dec (not 27 Nov) All levels 11am – 12.30 £32/£28 (+ £5 for harmonica) A fun class open to all ages – families welcome. Includes broader musical development. Tutor: Niall Lee

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Raydale Dower 9 October – 4 December Preview 8 October, 7-9pm

Raydale Dower has at different times made artwork combining sculpture, video, sound and performance. For his solo exhibition at The Changing Room, Dower will present new sound and sculptural composition. Traditional references to classical instruments will be counter balanced by absurd and anarchic attempts to play or critique them. Dower is interested in exploring chance and logic systems within electronic and concrete composition - this work will be located somewhere between the two art forms. A self - published musician Dower was a founding member of the band Uncle John & Whitelock and now plays in the instrumental Tut Vu Vu. Dower often collaborates to realise projects, most recently Le Drapeau Noir, a temporary artist café, installation and programme of events referencing Dada performance, underground culture, avant garde and experimental music. He is currently working on the first issue of Vexiollogy a publication documenting the installation and performance programme at Le Drapeau Noir. This exhibition has been realised with support from the Artist Residence programme at Trongate 103.

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Hire the Tolbooth for a performance on Mon to Thu for only ÂŁ300. You get a dressing room, sound, lights, a bar, tickets and access to the best and most intimate performance spaces around. With a seated capacity of 165 and standing for 200 all you need to do is bring the crowd! Contact Nicky Ferrie 01786 27 4020 to find out more.

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INFORMATION Tolbooth is Stirling’s venue for live music and the arts and is the home for Stirling Council’s arts development team and the contemporary visual art gallery, The Changing Room.

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TICKETS Book online By phone

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Tolbooth Box Office is open Tue - Sat: 10am - 30 minutes after a performance starts.

Discounts are available to children (those under 16), students, people with disabilities, senior citizens, the unemployed and former and current members of the armed forces. Proof will be required when purchasing or collecting tickets.

Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded unless the event is cancelled. We reserve tickets for a maximum of 3 days. No reservations will be taken within 3 days of an event. Booking fees vary but you will be advised at the time of purchase.

ACCESS Tolbooth is fully accessible and can accommodate a number of wheelchair users at each performance. Please mention at the time of booking if you require a wheelchair space.

If you need information on tape, large print or Braille, contact 0845 277 7000.

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Stirling is centrally located within Scotland and within easy reach of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen.



For information call First ScotRail on 08457 48 49 50

On street parking is limited and metered until 5.30pm around Tolbooth. There are longer stay carparks in the city centre.

Buses For information call Citylink on 08705 50 50 50

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The information in this guide was correct at the time of going to print. Š Tolbooth, Stirling Council 2010

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Fri 1 Oct

Errors + Twilight Sad




Sat 2 Oct

Reloaded Fest




Thu 7 Oct

Southern Tenant Folk Union




Fri 8 Oct

Acoustic Bar




Sat 9 Oct

Tea & Cake Recital




Sat 9 Oct

Session A9




14 - 17 Oct

Le Weekend - All Things Must Pass




Wed 20 Oct

Michael McGoldrick and Friends




Thu 21 Oct

Heidi Talbot




Fri 22 Oct

Gilded Balloon Comedy Circuit




Sat 23 Oct

Tommy Smith’s Youth Jazz Orchestra




Fri 29 Oct

Notes From The Edge




Sat 30 Oct

Reloaded 2




Fri 5 Nov

Acoustic Bar




Sat 6 Nov

John Etheridge & Kit Holmes




Tue 9 Nov

Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy




Fri 12 Nov

Distil Showcase




Sat 13 Nov





Thu 18 Nov

Catriona McKay & Chris Stout




Sat 20 Nov

Lorna Reid’s Jazz Cafe




Sat 20 Nov

Reloaded 2




Fri 26 Nov





Sat 27 Nov

Day of Song




Tue 30 Nov

St Andrew’s Day




Fri 3 Dec

Acoustic Bar




Wed 8 Dec

Tony Furtado




Fri 10 Dec

Reloaded - The Casino Brawl + Support




Sat 11 Dec

Alasdair Roberts & Karine Polwart




Thu 16 Dec

New Rope String Band




Fri 17 Dec

Bill Wells’ Black Christmas




Sat 18 Dec

Family Christmas Ceilidh

3 - 5pm



Sat 18 Dec

Evening Christmas Ceilidh

8 - 11pm


P20 01786 27 4000


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