Byre In The Botanics - six Six great gigs to see

Barbara Dickson and Rab Noakes  (Pic: Robert Perry)
Barbara Dickson and Rab Noakes (Pic: Robert Perry)

Byre in The Botanics brings a feast of entertainment to the great outdoors in St Andrews this summer - here’s our guide to six live you shows you really can’t miss

1 An Evening With Barbara Dickson & Rab Noakes

Friday,, July 22, 8.00 p.m.

Tickets: £23.50 /under 16s free

Two of Fife’s finest singer-songwriters, and lifelong friends, come together for a very special show. It’s a rare chance to see Barbara and Rab on the same bill, so expect a wonderful night as they revisit their rich musical histories.

2 Capercaillie

Saturday, July 23, 8.00 p.m.

Tickets: £24.50

One of Scotland’s finest bands - they’ve sold millions of albums, played live across the globe, and now they bring their unique Celtic sound to St Andrews. If you haven’t seen them live before you are in for treat - the stage is where they really come alive!

3 Braebach

Saturday, July 9, 7.30 p.m.

Tickets: £18 , under 16s go free

Folk fans will instantly recognise their name,but if they are new to you then make this a ‘must see’ show - they are fantastic on stage, serving up a thrilling contemporary sound that has earned them many top awards, including ‘Best Live Act’ (among others) at the Radio2 Folk Awards.

5 Glynebourne Encore: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

Thursday, July 14, $18.50, under-16s free (ticketed)

Glynebourne stands for excellence, and this is a fantastic opportunity to see its biggest ever production of Wagner’s opera on the big screen .. complete with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. It’s sung in German with English subtitles. A true midweek treat for the senses ….

5 Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years

Friday, July 15, 7.00 p.m. £16, under-16s free (ticketed)

Bookends is a tribute to the great Paul Simon and Art GArfunkel, and come complete with a live string quartet to deliver classic songs which defined a decade. Add in video footage and backdrop images and you get a show that truly recreates the timelessness of Simon and Garfunkel’s work.

6 New Orleans Swamp Donkeys

Saturday July 16, 7.00 p.m.

Tickets £18/£16, under-16s free

From Louisiana to St Andrews, the town will swing to the sound of New Orleans as this wonderfully talented young band takes to the stage. Expect a bit of jazz, some blues, some vaudeville and much, much more as they set your feet tapping.

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