The Byre was packed out for this wonderfully uplifting night of jazz.
On 26th May 2019, the Inchyra Arts Club was given over to a hugely talented group of jazz musicians who had come together to help young autistic music student Ciaran Roberts Osterberg, playing drums, raise money to help him take up his scholarship place at the renowned Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA. We were delighted to be donating all proceeds from the show to help this outstanding young musician.
Perth's amazing equal access theatre company brought their all singing all dancing show to the Arts Club for two knock out nights! This hip comedy revue tracks the lives of five young women during the liberating days of London's Swinging Sixties, featuring hits from the divas of the decade: Downtown, Shout!, Son of a Preacher Man, Goldfinger and many more. A hugely talented cast had the crowd on their feet dancing and for a rapturous standing ovation!
Ad-Lib Theatre Arts is a drama and music organisation that prides itself on its 'Arts For All' ethos. The company is open to anyone regardless of age or ability.
This was an amazing chance to see Alan try out new material. Carr’s unique style of humour and effortless stage presence has made him one of Britain’s most successful and treasured comedians. With sixteen series of Channel 4’s Chatty Man under his belt, Alan has won a multitude of awards including the publicly voted NTA and a prestigious BAFTA.
The release in 2014 of their double album 'Live at the Gardyne' has cemented AMWF's position as one of the finest new bands to come out of Scotland in recent years. Their reputation has built over the past two years through appearances at festivals - including the rare ability to fill a T in the Park tent for the opening slot on a Sunday - some increasingly high-profile radio sessions such as Bob Harris on Radio 2 and a collaboration with Dougie Maclean on a new version of Caledonia.
The live set up is fluid, with changing lead singers and each member having the ability to pick up pretty much any instrument on stage, which includes double bass, banjo, mandolin, bouzouki and harmonium.
As a reviewer said after a live performance near Inverness "There is something inexplicably natural about AMWF ... If you get the opportunity go see them, you won’t be disappointed."
We saw them play at the Belladrum Festival and all anyone could say was "Just imagine that in the Byre" - and it was quite something. The band also played a short acoustic set in the Inchyra Arts Club gazebo at Belladrum 2014.
This nationally acclaimed touring production from Perth Theatre in association with Bristol Old Vic, Theatre By The Lake and Theatre 503, came to Inchyra for two nights, with a sold out second night.
A soaringly emotional two hander set against the foot and mouth epidemic. As the disease sweeps through the British countryside, communities are thrown into chaos. Michael watches, in grief stricken disbelief, the shooting of his beloved cows. He also watches his friend brandish the gun.
By turns heart-breaking and hilarious, And Then Come the Nightjars is a tender portrait of male friendship and a requiem to rural life. Audiences on both nights were silenced by the harrowing scenes and roaring at the very British characters laughing in the face of adversity.
'A savagely funny and sad play directed with real delicacy' The Guardian
'Intensely funny… a small gem of a play from a writer to watch' The Daily Telegraph.
Winner of the Theatre 503 Playwriting Award.
Fourteen ★★★★ reviews including: ★★★★ The Stage, ★★★★The Evening Standard, ★★★★The Guardian, ★★★★The Telegraph, ★★★★Time Out and six Off West End
nominations - including Best Director, Most Promising Playwright and Best Set Design.
This true star of the Scottish music scene enjoyed mainstream chart success with hits including ‘Answer Me’, ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’, ‘Caravan’ and the million-selling number one single, ‘I Know Him So Well’. As Scotland’s best-selling female album artist she has earned 6 platinum, 11 gold and 7 silver albums and cemented her status as one of the UK’s best-loved performers. Her stage career has included the roles of the original Mrs Johnstone in Willy Russell’s long-running musical, ‘Blood Brothers’ and as Viv Nicholson in ‘Spend Spend Spend,’ both of which have won her an Olivier award for ‘Best Actress’. Barbara was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen in the 2002 New Year’s Honours for her services to music and drama and she continues to record and to play to sold-out audiences.
Nick Holland joined Barbara’s touring band in the mid-2000’s playing keyboards and adding vocals on her ‘Full Circle’ album, the first to feature the style of music she now performs. Barbara and Nick recently started working as a duo with Barbara on guitar and piano and Nick on keyboards – adding harmonies to Barbara’s own wonderful vocals. They have performed this way in numerous venues including cathedrals, festivals and theatres and developed an intimate rapport with each other and the audience.
Barbara and Nick performed for the second time at Inchyra to an audience who had come out on one of the wettest nights of the year. With support from the inimitable Anthony Toner this was a very special night indeed under the twinkling lights of the Byre.
Here's a review of the show:
Barbara Dickson took the stage at the Inchyra Arts Club and quickly showed that her skill for entertaining an audience has not diminished in the slightest. This was a superb night’s entertainment that warmed an audience that had been treated to some dreadful weather during the day.
Anthony Toner stepped up first to set the tone with a set of terrific songs and stories of his Northern Irish heritage. Tales of regret for times passed and the darkly entertaining monologue ‘Exit Wounds’ led to the magnificent ‘Alphabet’ dedicated to his Father who, suffering from Alzheimer's, is only recognizable in fits and starts. Anthony Toner is a great storyteller who deserves to be far more widely recognized.
Then the elegant and golden-voiced Barbara Dickson took the stage and opened with a lovely version of Goffin and King’s ‘Going Back’ made famous by the Byrds. She had requested that the audience not take pictures or video as she prefers to sing to faces and not devices. Compliance with that request made for a delightfully relaxed and intimate atmosphere, which was not only a refreshing change but also explains why there is no on stage illustration of this review. Song after wonderfully illustrated and sung song followed in an extraordinary array of styles and moods. The cover of the Beatles classic ‘Eleanor Rigby’ accompanied by electronic drones was dramatic and effective. The whole show was accompanied by Barbara’s guitar and piano and enhanced by the sympathetic support of Nick Holland on keyboards and harmonies. The hits flowed as well. “Another Suitcase In Another Hall” from ‘Evita’ and “Tell Me It’s Not True” from ‘Blood Brothers’ served to illustrate her illustrious stage career with the latter song dedicated to her co-star in that show, George Costigan, who was in the audience. Songs from the pens of Bob Dylan and Gerry Rafferty as well as her own entertained the crowd as did her interpretations of traditional material until sadly the evening came to a triumphant close. Anthony Toner joined Barbara and Nick for the encore, to perform her massive single ‘Caravan Song’ to huge applause.
With such a huge back catalogue, there was something here for everyone and an awful lot for most. Even the weather had improved as we left, taking it’s cue from the wonderfully warm and entertaining concert.
We were delighted to be chosen as the venue for the 2015 Hogmanay Ceilidh which was broadcast live from Inchyra on New Year's Eve. The show broadcast nearly two hours of live music from a wealth of talented artists including Robyn Stapleton, Mhairi McInnes, Skippinish, the Glenfinnan Ceilidh Band, the Blair Athol Pipe Band and many more.
£15 + bkg fee | Seated | Licensed Bar | Hot Food | Doors 7pm Show 8pm | 12yo + | Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult | For full venue and show information, including disabled access and seating, see below
Benjamin Francis Leftwich has returns with new single 'Elephant', listen here.
'Elephant' is the first piece of material to surface since his acclaimed album 'Gratitute', released earlier this year, and is taken from a forthcoming EP due this autumn on Dirty Hit.
Where 'Gratitude' saw Ben embrace more electronic elements and bring darker production nuances into play, 'Elephant' takes him back to his roots, as those signature hushed vocals impact over an ethereal choir backdrop and delicate guitars.
Speaking about 'Elephant', Ben said: “For me, this song is about re-connecting with personal history and unresolved sadness through a clearer and more compassionate lens than was looked through before. I have always loved elephants for their strength, beauty and unique nature, and so using the idiom of an ‘elephant in the room’ felt right in writing about the past from a kinder and calmer perspective.
I think this song is an observation on re-engaging with past trauma for growth, rather than seeing it as something to ignore and pretend isn’t there, or never even happened.”
We are thrilled to be welcoming Ben to Inchyra as part of this intimate UK tour which will see him play in venues he hasn't before around the country.
TICKETING: Tickets for shows at Inchyra can be purchased online through our ticketing partner Skiddle. Tickets through Skiddle are print at home e-tickets meaning there are no delivery charges. For some shows, we also issue paper tickets which can be bought over the counter at the following outlets: St Madoes Village Store (very close to the venue), Spar in Errol, Bandwagon in Perth and Groucho's in Dundee. Tickets are transferable but non-refundable – this means that, once you have purchased a ticket you can give it or sell it to someone but it cannot be refunded by the venue. This is standard practice for live shows as it would be impossible to run shows if you couldn’t rely on the ticket sales. If a show is sold out, Skiddle run a very effective re-sale facility, which can be accessed through your Skiddle account.
ACCESS TO INCHYRA: Inchyra is a private home which is opened up for shows. The car park will open an hour before the doors open, which is usually at 7pm. Please don’t arrive on the estate earlier than this.
SEATING FORMATS: Seating for all shows at Inchyra is unreserved. We will tell you at the top of each show listing what style of show it is. Here's a description of what to expect for each style of seating:
Cabaret Seating: jazz club style seating at small round tables with chairs, together with some bench seating for larger cabaret-style shows. Chairs are padded, benches are not. You are advised to arrive early to grab the best seats.
Theatre Seating: chairs laid out in rows facing the stage and allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please be advised that due to the construction of the barn, seats in some places will have a supporting pole in their view, so again arrive early to grab the best seats.
Standing: there is very limited seating available at these shows.
DISABLED ACCESS: If you require disabled access or seating for any of our shows, including standing, please contact us on 01738 860066 and we will do our best to arrange this for you. Please be advised that disabled seating at standing shows requires the construction of a ramp and raised stand so please contact us well in advance. Priority will be given to wheelchair users. We cannot guarantee disabled seating if we are not notified in advance of the show. There are disabled parking bays close to the venue, where again, wheelchair users will be given priority.
FOOD: for most shows at Inchyra there is hot food available (usually street style food) and we will detail this in the show information at the top of the page. Food is served from doors opening time.
BAR: Unless otherwise specified there is a licenced bar available at all shows.
UNDER 18s:we are all in favour of introducing children and young people to live music at an early age, however, our experience is that below a certain age the vast majority of children find big loud shows too much which is not great for them or for the rest of the audience. We will give a minimum age which in our experience is suitable for each show. Please do not buy tickets for children below the stated age as we will not be able to give them access.
Blues in the Byre featured the amazing Lewis Hamilton Band - fast gaining a reputation as one of the finest young blues singers and guitarists in the country.
Local boy Lewis hails from Auchterarder but this year his journey has been anything but local as word of his talent travels. Touring pretty much constantly right across the UK and now increasingly across Europe, we were really pleased to bring this amazing blues talent at the Arts Club.
"Rootsy mayhem!" Upbeat skiffle beats and hugely charismatic performances mean that this band are selling out shows all over the UK.
Skiffle beats, bluesy keys and energetic country songs, along with slower folk influenced numbers on a night of infectious enthusiasm for music and performing - these guys blew the Byre audience away in one of the most charismatic shows we've seen here!
Norwegian singer songwriter Dagny was the first artist to appear at Inchyra, bringing her fabulous voice to the Byre in May 2014. Dagny has since gone on to release songs that have, at last count, had over 24 million streams and as we write is currently songwriting in LA.
Unfortunately, due to a sudden and serious family illness Danny & The Champions of the World have been left with no choice but to cancel their Scottish shows and return to London. Therefore tonight's show at Inchyra will not be going ahead.
We've been working towards getting these heroes to Inchyra for quite a while and we're delighted to have finally made it work. Monday 4th December will be a day writ large in the Arts Club history books!
If you haven't yet heard of the Danny & The Champs, consider influences from Bruce Springsteen to Tom Petty, from Southside Johnny to John Mellencamp, and that will set the scene. Add into that great stage presence and a winning way with an audience and you'll see why they are constantly in demand.
This UK tour backs up the release of the band's latest album 'Brilliant Light'.
Check out this YouTube link to see what people say about them and listen to a bit of D&TCs.
And we're blown away that we're also bringing you the incredible William The Conqueror in the support slot.
One of the most authentic and spirited players of blues and New Orleans piano in Europe today, Dom Pipkin has appeared live all around the world, winning and wowing fans with his electrifying live performances.
His musical life’s journey has culminated in the creation of his solo show “Smokin’ Boogie - Tales of the Big Easy, Bourbon & Bad Boys” - New Orleans piano from its very beginnings in the brothels of the early jazz age through the joyous RnB boom of the 50s, marked by artists such as Fats Domino and Professor Longhair, into the heady drug-fuelled excesses and funk of James Booker and the “Nite Tripper” Dr John.
A mixture of stories, humour, and unfiltered raw blues piano, the show was a massive hit with an enthusiastic Inchyra audience. Pipkin is an engaging performer and held an appreciative crowd spell bound with his obvious love of the genre and his consummate skill on the piano.
Ben Glover has been hailed as the new David Gray. From his roots in a small coastal village in Northern Ireland, Ben traded a degree in law to pursue music. Now living in Nashville, he has been called "one of the finest writers in Ireland today".
In the past year he has garnered rave reviews for both concerts and albums and played in Belfast, London, Glasgow, Copenhagen, Oslo, Edinburgh, Dublin, New York, Turin and Brussels as well has dates at the famed Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles and the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.
His new album, 'Atlantic', bring him back to his Irish roots and bear fruits from collaborations with Gretchen Peters and Mary Gauthier. The result is his finest offering yet.
'Ben Glover's new album Do We Burn The Boats? is an absolute triumph' THE IRISH NEWS
'.. hints somehow of Paul Simon, KT Tunstall, Villagers perhaps, and even, gulp, Coldplay. It's a strangely satisfying mix.' THE DAILY MIRROR
"... shades of an on-form Ryan Adams." THE TELEGRAPH
Rising Nashville star Angel Snow has persevered with her music waiting, like many, for the break. Meeting acclaimed star Alison Krauss brought that break and an introduction from Alison to her brother Vik resulted in a 'cool creative chemistry' and some wonderful songs. Three ended up on the new Alison Krauss & Union Station album and eight are on Angel's own sophomore album.
If you caught Peter Bradley Adams, Robby Hecht and David Berkeley at the Arts Club earlier in 2014, then Angel is an artist for you.
We were delighted to have been chosen as the venue for this amazing show. With their roots firmly planted in folk tradition, Australian award-winning band The Mae Trio are a breath of fresh air on the contemporary folk scene. Incorporating stellar three-part harmonies, complex arrangements and lyrical sophistication, these youngsters are on a rapid rise.
The night brought an incredible level of folk talent to the Byre as Dougie took to the stage for the first half and introduced The Mae Trio for the second, ending with a shared song with all the artists joining together. A packed house of nearly 250 cheered to the rafters.
The legendary Salford Bard visited Glencarse and gave an epic performance. With a mixture of his classic verse, extraordinary new material, hilarious ponderings on modern life, good honest gags, riffs and chat, this was a chance to witness a living legend at the top of his game.
John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original people's poet, and emerged as one of the leading voices of youth culture. Thanks to his biting, satirical, political and very funny verse, delivered in a unique rapid-fire performance style, he became a seminal influence on the punk movement. His impact far transcended that cultural moment though, and John became the world's leading alternative literary figure, whose work is loved and recognised on a global scale.
His book "Ten Years in an Open Neck Shirt" is one of the most successful poetry books of all time. His words have been indelibly inked into the minds of millions of teenagers thanks to his poetry being place on the UK GCSE syllabus. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from Salford University and his words were chosen by the makers of the Sopranos as the soundtrack to closing scenes of the penultimate episode.
His career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents.
Live video from the show:
You can read a full review of this show on The Mumbles blog here
He's a joy! He is classic! He is a must!" RUSSELL HUNTER
Jazz and cabaret legend Earl Okin performed at Inchyra during a short tour celebrating his 70th birthday. He first learnt his stagecraft in folk clubs and when they were replaced by comedy clubs, Earl moved effortlessly from one to the other and has been a headline act on the unforgiving UK alternative comedy circuit for decades, highly respected by all his fellow performers, young and old. Expect jazz, cabaret and definitely a few laughs as this highly regarded and seasoned entertainer struts our stage.
He began, however, at the Comic Strip, alongside, Rik Mayall, French & Saunders, Nigel Planer et al. Among his admirers are such names as Billy Connolly (who likewise began his career in folk-clubs), Sacha Baron Cohen and Eddie Izzard (at whose clubs Earl headlined when they were both starting out).
Among his American admirers are such established names as Emo Philips and Rick Overton. Earl has probably performed more ‘encores’ than just about anyone around and his blend of comedy and music (Tom Lehrer was one of his influences) is in demand literally around the world. Earl has performed at such festivals as Juste Pour Rire in Montreal, the Adelaide Fringe in Australia and Humorologie in Belgium with equal success. He regularly performs in Sweden, Germany, Austria and Holland…and at such famous US clubs as The Comedy Store, Caroline’s, The Improv. and The Ice House.
For 18 years straight, Earl performed at the internationally famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe,consistently coming away in profit…a major achievement, as any Edinburgh performer will agree!
Last but not least, Earl is in high demand for both corporate and private parties, having entertained not only Queen Elizabeth II but the king and queen of Sweden, too.
As with everything else he does, Earl Okin’s show is unique!
"The Festival is really under way. Earl Okin is back for his 11th consecutive year. He is, if anything, funnier than ever, just as amazing on both guitar and piano, and his 'trumpet' style is still mind blowing. To a most appreciative audience he exercised his magic again. Age does not matter for he appeals to all from 17 to senility. This year's show is 'Nothing To Do With Sex Whatsoever' and if you believe that you'll believe anything. For much of the time you think he's only ad-libbing, but slowly realise that you are in the presence of a master of the art of cabaret. The man is unmissable as singer, songwriter, Jazz musician, comedian and, possibly my favourite this year, as a dance-track singer. He's a joy! He is classic! He is a must! Russell Hunter, reviewing Earl Okin at the Edinburgh Fringe
Check out other reviews of Earls shows here - this man really does have to be seen to be believed!
The young Glasgow based band welcomed their largest audience to date at Inchyra on this first headline tour. The band's line up includes members from the traditional music, jazz, and classical courses at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. And their catchy folk fusion sound on the night definitely confirmed them as one of the most bands to watch on the Scottish music scene.
The members draw upon their disparate backgrounds and combine rock, jazz and folk styles to create a unique sound using both traditional tunes and band members' original compositions. With musicians from Argentina, the USA and Scotland, they blend many musical traditions together to make a fresh kind of Scottish music.
A largely amateur cast received a standing ovation for this poignant sell out evening of song, poetry and music dedicated to the memory of those who fell in the Great War 1914-1918 and told through the story of a Scottish Everyman.
We were delighted to support this Charitable Performance which raised funds for Poppy Scotland, The Black Watch Museum in Perth and All Saints Church Glencarse.
Gangstagrass can be found ripping up stages and blowing minds wherever they appear. Their explosive live performances have created a buzz at the world famous SXSW, New York's CMJ and on tours across the USA. Now they are coming to Europe with emcees R-Son and Dolio! and we were unbelievably stoked that they came to the Byre.
The Gangstagrass sound reached a huge audience when Long Hard Time To Come became the theme tune for hit TV series, Justified, now in its fourth season. "There are a lot more people out there with Jay-Z and Johnny Cash on their ipod playlists than you think.” says Rench, mastermind behind the genre breaking sensation.
The same live bluegrass band approach was used to make Lightning On The Strings, Thunder On The Mic, a full length album with T.O.N.E-z, the emcee featured in the Justified theme song. The second album, Rappalachia, featured multiple rappers and country singers, laying the ground work for the 2014 release Broken Hearts & Stolen Money.
Having no desire to simply coast on the success of previous releases, Gangstagrass released their fifth official album, American Music, in April 2015. Featuring a collection of standout original cuts and traditional fo9lk anthems - with a twist of course! - American Music once again finds the artists breaking new ground, while also playing tribute to their cast of American songwriting heros.
Click here to see Gangstagrass 'Long Hard Times To Come', theme tune from Justified, on YouTube
Click here to see Gangstagrass 'I Go Hard' on YouTube
Please note that tickets are transferable but non-refundable.
TICKETING: Tickets for shows at Inchyra can be purchased online through our ticketing partner Skiddle. Tickets are transferable but non-refundable. For most shows tickets are available over the counter in three local outlets: St Madoes Village Store (very close to the venue), Bandwagon in Perth and Groucho's in Dundee.
SEATING: Seating for all shows at Inchyra is unreserved. Here's a description of what to expect for each style of seating:
Cabaret Seating: jazz club style seating at small round tables with chairs together with some bench seating for larger cabaret-style shows. Chairs are padded, benches are not! You are advised to arrive early to grab the best seats.
Theatre Seating: chairs laid out in rows facing the stage allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please be advised that due to the construction of the barn, seats in some places will have a supporting beam in their view, so again arrive early to grab the best seats.
Standing: there is no seating available at these shows.
DISABLED ACCESS: If you require disabled access or seating for any of our shows, including standing, please contact us on 01738 860066 and we will arrange this for you. Please be advised that disabled seating at standing shows requires the construction of a ramp and raised stand so please contact us well in advance.
FOOD: for most shows at Inchyra there is hot food available and we will detail this in the show information at the top of the page. As soon as we know what it is going to be we will add these details to the show information on our website. There is always a vegetarian option available. Food is served from doors opening time.
BAR: Unless otherwise specified there is a licenced bar available at all shows.
It gave us the very greatest pleasure to welcome two time Grammy nominee Gretchen Peters, fresh from being inaugurated into the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame this October, to the Arts Club on Easter Sunday.
Here's the incredible encore from the show:
Since the release of her “career album" (NPR), 2012’s Hello Cruel World, Gretchen Peters has been in near-constant motion, touring for the past two years and releasing a live DVD and CD, Woman On The Wheel, in early 2013. Since 2012 she’s appeared at the Glastonbury, Isle of Wight and Cambridge Folk Festivals; and in addition to headlining her own sold-out tours, she’s supported country and folk legends Guy Clark, Arlo Guthrie and John Prine (duetting with the latter at several shows).
The latest accolade for the Nashville-based singer-songwriter will be her induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October 2014. There she’ll join the list of 192 existing inductees which includes Johnny Cash, Rodney Crowell, Don & Phil Everly, Woody Guthrie, Merle Haggard, Tom T. Hall, Harlan Howard, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Jimmy Webb and Hank Williams.
Peters has risen to the top of her craft by writing and recording songs that explore the deep corners of life with empathy and integrity. She has accumulated accolades as a songwriter for artists as diverse as Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, The Neville Brothers, Patty Loveless, George Strait, Bryan Adams and Faith Hill. Of her own recordings, the Associated Press said, “this is not jukebox music - the stuff that exists to fill in the pauses in conversation. This IS the conversation.”
Her own peers may be her biggest fans, though; Rodney Crowell (her duet partner on Hello Cruel World) called the record "beautiful, brave and poetic", while her frequent collaborator Tom Russell, called it "the best record I’ve heard in many, manyyears." A recent review of her 2013 “Woman On The Wheel” UK tour called her live performance “glorious, uplifting, heart-rendingly beautiful... an affirmation of positive human experience through endured pain.”
Her much-anticipated new album, Blackbirds, was released on 9th February to rave reviews.
"The Heroes British Rock Needs Right Now!" Huffington Post
Hunter & The Bear are one of the UK’s most exciting bands and pioneers of a long anticipated resurgence of rock & roll. The band played Inchyra on the tour for their debut album which launched just two days before this show and entered the iTunes Rock Chart at a storming No 8!
We have been working on this booking for nearly a year and are delighted that we can now bring you this exciting four piece just before they head over the Atlantic to crack America!
Hailing from all corners of the UK the band have been compared to every current folk-rock group out there but critics consistently say that there is something extra special about this band that makes them stand out.
Since they first got together in 2012 as a trio, things have moved on fast for the band, and has seen them supporting Eric Clapton on his recent UK tour, upcoming slots at Reading and Leeds festivals, a new EP coming out in July and then, following this one-off show at Inchyra, the band heads to America for their first US tour.
Due to circumstances beyond our control this show has now been cancelled. Refunds will be made to ticketholders.
UK indie legends Hurricane#1 play Inchyra as part of a select eight show tour which sees their return to the stage with a line up that includes Seahorses bassist Stuart Fletcher.
Hurricane#1 recorded on Alan McGee's Creation label in the 90s. In 2015, after a 16-year absence, the band reformed to release their third album, Find What You Love And Let It Kill You.
2019 sees the band reunite to set out on the road once more and, immediately after their Inchyra show, they will be heading out on tour with Embrace - the Good Will Out 21st Anniversary Tour.
TICKETING: Tickets for shows at Inchyra can be purchased online through our ticketing partner Skiddle. Tickets are transferable but non-refundable. For most shows tickets are available over the counter in three local outlets: St Madoes Village Store (very close to the venue), Bandwagon in Perth and Groucho's in Dundee. SEATING: Seating for all shows at Inchyra is unreserved. Here's a description of what to expect for each style of seating:
Cabaret Seating: jazz club style seating at small round tables with chairs together with some bench seating for larger cabaret style shows. Chairs are padded, benches are not! You are advised to arrive early to grab the best seats.
Theatre Seating: chairs laid out in rows facing the stage allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please be advised that due to the construction of the barn, seats in some places will have a supporting beam in their view, so again arrive early to grab the best seats.
Standing: there is no seating available at these shows.
DISABLED ACCESS: If you require disabled access or seating for any of our shows, including standing, please contact us on 01738 860066 and we will arrange this for you. Please be advised that disabled seating at standing shows requires the construction of a ramp and raised stand so please contact us well in advance. FOOD: for most shows at Inchyra there is hot food available and we will detail this in the show information at the top of the page. As soon as we know what it is going to be we will add these details to the show information on our website. There is always a vegetarian option available. Food is served from doors opening time. BAR: Unless otherwise specified there is a licenced bar available at all shows.
Jack Dee performed new material to a sell-out audience at Inchyra.
“In these difficult and uncertain times people need hope – a ray of sunshine to brighten their day. And that’s very much where I come in” says Jack.
Star of TV sitcoms Bad Move, Lead Balloon and Josh as well as chair of the legendary Radio 4 show 'I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue'.
Other credits include presenting Jack Dee’s Helpdesk on BBC Two and being the star of C4’s, The Jack Dee Show, Jack Dee’s Saturday Night, Jack Dee’s Happy Hour and Jack Dee Live at the Apollo. “In fact,” explains Jack, “I’ve appeared in every single TV show with my name in the title”.
Jake Bugg released his stunning new album ‘Hearts That Strain’, recorded in Nashville, September 1st on Virgin EMI. He visited Inchyra as part of a solo acoustic album tour of the UK. The Byre welcomed the largest audience to date for a truly memorable night - with support from rising star Georgie.
We were really pleased to bring Jawbone to Inchyra. We'd set our sights on Marcus Bonfanti a few years ago and it was great to get him here as part of this fantastic new band. Beginning as a collaboration between established solo artists Paddy Milner and Marcus Bonfanti, the band was soon joined by the renowned rhythm section of Rex Horan and Evan Jenkins. Jawbone quickly became a band with a unique sound focused on delivering strong songs.
The members of Jawbone are all highly respected in the industry, having played with everyone from Tom Jones to Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Van Morrison, Robert Plant, Seth Lakeman, Ronnie Wood, Ginger Baker and more.
In January 2018, Jawbone were chosen to back Eric Clapton, Tom Jones and Van Morrison at John Paul Jones' legendary charity show at G-Live in Guildford. They gained rave reviews from the artists and audience alike.
Celtic Connections came to Inchyra as Jeffrey Foucault played the Arts Club ahead of an appearance at the UK's premier Celtic music festival earlier in the week.
It would appear that in Jeffrey Foucault, the Inchyra Arts Club has found yet another well-kept secret from the world of Americana. The world weary troubadour entertained a large and responsive crowd to a humdinger of a show encompassing Country, Blues, Gospel and Soul, expertly accompanied by the man on the ‘suitcase drum kit’ - Billy Conway. Foucault is an immensely expressive singer with some impressively personal material. The Byre is an intimate space, ideally suited to Jeffry Foucault’s style of storytelling, made even more intimate when he stepped out from behind the microphone to perform entirely unaided.
Award-winning comedian Jo Caulfield’s hilarious new show.
'Cut-throat wit and a razor-sharp tongue'
Jo’s always wondered why anger is seen as such a bad thing. When life presents such irritations as vacuous celebrities, endless TV quiz shows, over friendly shop-assistants, emotionally 'challenged' men, drunken girlfriends who always pick the wrong partner, and a husband who continually quotes The Godfather, surely having a good rant - and a good laugh - is the only sensible reaction? Enjoy your anger.
Best Female Stand-Up (Chortle Awards), star of Radio 4’s hugely popular Jo Caulfield’s Speakeasy, and seen on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow,Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The Apprentice: You’re Fired and BBC1’s The Politics Show, this is a fantastic night out, for men and women alike.
'Feisty, funny and wonderfully bitchy'
‘One of Britain’s smartest comics. She never fails to nail the laugh’
Guests were welcomed to the Byre by accomplished piper Rich Gordon.
Jubovski are (L to R) Peter Cowdrey on piano, Liz Cowdrey on violin and Jub Davis on double bass.
Guests enjoyed a delicious Mexican dinner of chilli, nachos and guacamole, followed by summer berries, under the beautiful Byre roof.
Flint the deerhound makes a visit!
We'll leave it to our audience members to give you an idea of what a success it was:
"I just had to write to tell you how much we enjoyed Jubovski and the whole evening at The Byre. Wow! Peter, Liz and Jub were outstanding. For sheer exuberance, vitality and musicality they were an absolute joy to listen to and what a privilege and surprise to find such a performance on our doorstep in Perthshire! At the time I wondered whether your introduction might have been slightly overblown but the half was not told us; thank you both so much for finding and bringing such an amazing performance. A subsequent look at their websites, including the Goldfinch Foundation made fascinating reading too. What an impressive trio.
The whole Byre experience was a treat from start to finish with a wonderful atmosphere and I loved your informal and relaxed layout. Supper was delicious, beautifully presented and was just right. Your staff and helpers were so friendly and smiling too which added greatly to the atmosphere. All in all, one of the best evening’s entertainment [we] have had in a long time."
And from another guest:
"Just to say what a great evening you organised last night at The Byre. Jubovski oozed excellent, stirring music with a entertaining and varied programme delivered with style and charm throughout. Dinner was most welcome and good. Looking forward to the next one!"
The programme finished with a standing ovation and cries for 'More!' - and the
trio duly obliged with a wonderful encore.
Audience members leaving on a beautiful July night guided to the car park
The programmed was opened by Stella Reilly, an up and coming local girl, who stormed it with her new 6 piece band. Watch this space - Stella is playing gigs and festivals all over Scotland this summer - see if you can catch her somewhere.
Anticipation builds as the 400 strong crowd wait for Kassidy to come on stage.
We might be biased but we think there is a strong argument for sayign that the Arts Club is the most beautiful venue in Scotland!
And they're off! Kicking things off with 'Night In The Box', the set list ran on to 'Traveller', 'Take Another Ride', 'Oh My God', 'War', 'Waking up Sideways', 'I Don't Know', 'Gambler', 'Panic Day', 'Secret Tells A Lie' and 'Betrayal'. It didn't disappoint a crowd who knew all the words to every one of the band's great songs and anthems.
After the full set the band came back on to rapturous applause to give a glorious encore starting with 'People Like Me' and ending with an epic version of 'Stray Cat'. It was really a momumental start to the life of the venue and paved the way for many more amazing nights. A huge thank you to the band for saying 'Yes' in the first place - no idea what made them decide to come and entertain everyone here but we are so happy and pleased they did!
A fabulous night at Inchyra as Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman performed in the intimate surroundings of the Stable Room at Inchyra. The duo have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships and this performance only served to underline that. Twice recent winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo – 2016 & 2013 – the couple’s intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as ‘Songwriters par excellence’- (fRoots), whose greatly varied original songs cover such subjects as wicked mermaids, Norwegian legends and a lonely whale.
Beyond Presents brought one of Scotland's biggest stars to Inchyra. We were very proud to be a part of this tour of Scotland, as she prepared to launch her fifth album.
KT Tunstall chooses to live and create in the moment. This impulsivity courses through her catalogue and performances, defining classics like the GRAMMY Award-nominated 'Black Horse & The Cherry Tree', 'Suddenly I See', 'Hold On', 'Saving My Face', and many more. This urgency also drives the Scotland-born adn now Los Angeles-based songstress' forthcoming fifth full-length studio album - to be release this autumn on Virgin Records UK.
Review of Larkin Poe at Inchyra, 8th April 2019 - Pete Drummond-Hay
"A sell-out crowd enjoyed a superb night of Southern Rock and Americana at Inchyra Arts Club on Monday night.
Support came from Bristol-based duo Foreign Affairs who got the show off to a cracking start. Brothers, Adam and Lawrence Purnell, treated the audience to a showcase of tunes from ‘The Old Fire Station’, their recently released mini album. Lawrence’s interesting and heartfelt songs are enlivened and enlarged Adam’s skilful grungy guitar. On their gentler numbers, they create unusually atmospheric and powerful soundscapes, the scope of which is extraordinary for just two musicians. The Purnell brothers are a talented pair who know how to excite a crowd.
Then came the twin guitar assault of Larkin Poe, a magnificent, authentic Southern rock band. Hailing from Georgia and led by sisters Rebecca and Meghan Lovell, they proceeded to tear the place apart with a well-paced set of original songs and judiciously chosen covers. They were ably supported by a rhythm section comprising Kevin McGowan on Drums and Tarka Layman on Bass and Keyboards that allowed the Lead Guitar lines of Rebecca and the startlingly inventive Slide Guitar of Meghan to soar. This combined with some gorgeous smoky vocals, reminiscent, at times, of Bonnie Raitt, and even on the more soulful numbers evoking Tina Turner, overlaid with the sibling harmonies that only families seem able to achieve, made for a really exciting show.
Their music is grounded in the Southern Rock and Country Blues of the likes of the Allmann Brothers but Larkin Poe take the genre and put their own, unique stamp on it. Songs from their new album ‘Venom and Faith’ crossed swords with classics like “John the Revelator” and Robert Johnson’s “ Come on in my Kitchen” and it was hard to distinguish new from old so steeped in the Blues are they. The ingenuity and extended soloing on Lead and Slide encapsulated the South admirably. They had the audience in the palm of their hands and songs like “California King” and “Blue Ridge Mountains” were perfect for the band to stretch themselves. “Mad as a Hatter” written for their Grandad was a delight. This was Riff laden rock performed brilliantly and the last night of their four-week European tour will live long in the memory of the Arts Club audience as they made their way home singing."
Leo Moran and Anto Thistlethwaite brought their two man show to Glencarse with songs from the Saw Doctors and the Waterboys, stories, laughs and more!
The Saw Doctors need no introduction having been one of the country's favourite live bands for over 20 years. The band have been having a bit of a 'time out' for the last two years and last year founding member Leo Moran and saxophonist, current Saw Doctor and founding member of the Waterboys, Anto Thistlethwaite took to the road as a duo - what started as a bit of fun has taken them as far as the US and Russia - and we are thrilled that they will be playing at the Arts Club on three date Scottish tour in March.
Legendary 70s folk-rock pioneers LINDISFARNE played their first show at Inchyra with a classic five-piece line up of long-time members fronted by original founder-member Rod Clements on vocals, mandolin, fiddle and slide guitar. With a repertoire of unforgettable songs like Meet Me On The Corner, Fog On The Tyne, Lady Eleanor and Run For Home this wonderful performance had the Inchyra crowd singing along.
For Lucy Spraggan, 2017 had already been a year to remember. The singer-songwriter has already netted her fourth top 40 album and followed that success with a huge tour across the UK and Europe. There was an amazing atmosphere in the Byre with nearly 400 ticket holders experiencing a fabulous show on the first night of the Scottish leg of this tour.
Described as ‘a triumph’ by The Sun, I Hope You Don’t Mind Me Writing was released in January 2017, charting at number 12 in the Official Top 40 Album Chart. It was the second release under her own label, CTRL Records.
Frequently recognized as one of the leading lights in the LGBT community, Lucy has managed to build her fanbase to a new high, with more than 12,000 tickets sold for her recent Dear You tour. Lucy’s festival season was equally busy with shows confirmed at some of the UK’s leading festivals.
Lucy appeared on the X Factor in 2012, since then her audition video has been viewed more than 40 million times. She achieved the unprecedented success of securing a top 20 single (LastNight) and top 40 album (Top Room at the Zoo) while still competing on the TV show. She was also the most Googled musician of 2012.
Lucy immediately signed to Columbia and her debut album Join the Club was a top-ten success. Her next record We Are was released on her own label, after Spraggan opted to take the independent route. The album just missed out on a top twenty position.
Lucy’s music-writing career began with Don Maclean and Kirsty McColl as her major influences, embellished with the folk riffs of Peter, Paul and Mary and taking on the punchy riffs of traditional R and B.
Her name is now synonymous with the cross-border sound she calls AFLOP; the melodic middle ground where pop and acoustic folk meet, the toe-tapping interpretations of classic sounds and the harmony-heavy ballads that she pulls from modern rhythm and blues, turning the rattle of rap into sing-along folk-style numbers that are hard to forget.
After releasing four albums in five years Lucy is probably due a rest, but she refuses to let up and the writing process is already underway for album number 5. Her live calendar is looking busier than ever and we were delighted to be a part of her Autumn tour.
***** The Herald ‘The most well-crafted and poignant comedy turns at this year’s Fringe’
***** The Mirror ‘Interesting, engaging and funny’
What a night of class comedy in the Byre when Mark Steel brought his latest show, Who Do I Think I Am to Inchyra. This was a comedy tour de force as Mark kept the audience in rapt attention from kick off at just gone 8pm until the end of a rapturously received encore at nearly 11!
"It never really bothered me that I’d never met my mum. It never occurred to me I needed to meet her to ‘find out who I was’, as it didn’t seem likely I’d discover I was someone different to who I thought I was. Could it turn out I was three stone lighter than I thought, or I spoke Italian or supported Arsenal or had a fear of Liquorice Allsorts? But after the birth of my own son, I realised it’s quite an event to have a child, and she may well remember giving birth to me, and maybe even the adoption."
**** The Guardian ‘he has got an amazing tale to tell’
**** The Independent ‘essential viewing’
Previously, Mark has written and presented Mark Steel’s In Town on BBC Radio 4 and toured it live around the UK. Mark has presented the BAFTA nominated Mark Steel Lectures for BBC2, is a regular on BBC One’s Have I Got News For You and Radio 4’s Newsquiz. He’s also appeared on BBC2’s QI and Room 101. Mark has also written several, acclaimed books, including: Reasons To Be Cheerful and What’s Going On and he writes a weekly column for The Independent for which he wonColumnist of the Year at the Press Awards in 2015.