Music mania for new Caird Hall season

The Drifters'  60th Anniversary Diamond Dynasty Tour is at the Caird Hall, Dundee on Friday, October 4.

The Drifters' 60th Anniversary Diamond Dynasty Tour is at the Caird Hall, Dundee on Friday, October 4.

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There is another packed programme on offer at the Caird Hall, Dundee, as highlighted in their new brochure which has just been released.

The 60s, 70s and 80s are celebrated with the most popular of music shows.

It is 50 years since The Beatles first performed at the Caird Hall in October 1963 on the tour where the term ‘Beatlemania’ was coined.

All their hit music is celebrated in the Magic of the Beatles on October 5.

In a statement issued by the Caird Hall and Dundee City Box Office staff, they say: “Paul Weller has chosen Dundee as one of only 10 venues on his autumn tour and we are delighted to welcome the return of the Modfather.

“Add to this Classical Concerts, comedians, ballet, seasonal concerts and there is something for everyone and so much not to be missed.”

The new season begins on Thursday, October 3 with the Scottish Ensemble’s ‘From Russia with Love’.

On Friday, October 4 the Drifters will visit Dundee as part of their 60th Anniversary Diamond Dynasty Tour,

On Saturday, October 5 the No 1 hits golden anniversary tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of their very first number one is celebrated with The Magic of The Beatles.

Join the authoritative Beatles live concert show, fantastic costumes, brilliant vocals and incredible musicianship and come together in a lavish magical musical trip back to yesterday.

Paul Weller’s ‘One Nighters’ is on Tuesday, October 8 and, after a six year absence from stand-up, Jack Dee is back on Thursday, October 10.

The Bootleg Sixties, an unforgettable journey through pop music’s greatest decade, is on Wednesday, October 16, whilst Gotta Sing Gotta Dance is back with a stunning new show on Wednesday, October 23.

The RSNO perform Brahms Four on Thursday, October 24 whilst on Friday, October 25 the Friends of the Caird Hall Organ present the Battle of the Organs with two world class organists, Carol Williams and Kevin Bowyer.

The ultimate Irish experience known as the Essence of Ireland is on Tuesday, October 29 whilst on Friday, November 1, The U.K.’s favourite Canadian comics - Glenn Wool, Stewart Francis and Craig Campbell, aka The Lumberjacks, are on stage.

On Thursday, November 7, Moscow Ballet present Sleeping Beauty and The Magic of the Bee Gees ensures it’s Saturday Night Fever - every night of the week when the Bee Gees’ entire glittering songbook is wrapped up in one spectacular concert on Friday, November 8.

The world famous acappella and dance group Black Umfolosi 5 will perform music inspired by the traditional song and dance of their native southern Africa on Saturday, November 9, whilst Irish comedian Ardal O’Hanlon will entertain his audience on Sunday, November 17.

Go West, hue and Cry with special guests The Christians are in concert on Friday, November 15 followed on Saturday, November 23 with Gerry and the Pacemakers.

Slade and Sweet are live in concert on Saturday, November 30 whilst the Scottish Ensemble perform Nordic Nights - Concert by Candelight on December 8.

Christmas with the Rat Pack is on Saturday, December 14 whilst the RSNO Christmas Concert is one Friday, December 20.

2014 gets off to a rousing start on Thursday, January 9 with the Johann Strauss Gala’s Viennese Party which is back with a new show.

The Dundee City Box Office has moved location to No 16 City Square, or can be contacted on 01382 434 940 or www.cairdhall.co.uk