What’s On Top 10

Hairy bluesman in black Dave Arcari will be thrashing his guitar this week
Hairy bluesman in black Dave Arcari will be thrashing his guitar this week

Our top 10 events happening over the next seven days.

Robert Mizzell and the Country Kings Live in Concert

One of the top country music artists in Ireland, Robert has released 11 albums and was voted Ireland’s Favourite Country Music Singer. From a land that features the great Daniel O’Donnell that’s high praise indeed.

Details: Falkirk Town Hall, West Bridge Street, Falkirk FK1 5RS, Saturday, March 4, 7.30pm, (01324) 506850, bookings@falkirkcommunitytrust.org.

2 WORKSHOP

Taiko Drumming Workshop

Direct from the Mugen Taiko Dojo comes the hard to beat percussion tradition from Japan which sees thousands of men and women playing this ancient music at temples and anywhere else they can bang a drum. Come along and find out why Ringo Starr is worshipped as a god in the land of the Rising Sun.

Details: Falkirk Town Hall, West Bridge Street, Falkirk FK1 5RS, Sunday, March 5, 1pm, (01324) 506850, bookings@falkirkcommunitytrust.org.

3 MUSIC

Dave Arcari

Old Growling Wolf 
himself will be sliding into town to lay down some most righteous rough-edged blues.

Details: Buchanan Memorial Hall, Creityhall Road, Milton of Buchanan, Drymen G63 0JA, Saturday, March 4, 7pm, 01360 870 248.

4 TALK

Drones Over the Falkirk Area 2 with Charlie Simpson

The popular aerial photographer touches down at Callendar House once again to display his daring airborne coverage of a number of Falkirk landmarks, including Zetland Park and Larbert Churchyard.

Details: Callendar House, Callendar Park, Falkirk FK1 1YR, Monday, March 6, 12.30pm, (01324) 
503770.

5 MUSIC

The Eighties Invasion Tour 2017 presents: Martika

Now approaching 50, as we all are, Martika, pictured right, was once famous for singing about her kitchen and now the Californian singer songwriter will entertain you and try to secure that sponsorship deal with IKEA.

Details: Edinburgh Playhouse, 18 to 22 Greenside Lane, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, Sunday, March 5, 7pm, 0844 871 3014.

6 MUSIC

Kris Barras Band

A self-proclaimed Gary Moore disciple, Torquay Tornado Kris has always had the guitar skills – now the former mixed martial artist has a kick ass, take no prisoners band to watch his back as well.

Details: Bannerman’s, 212 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NQ, Monday, March 6, 8pm, 0131 556 3254.

7 TALK

International Women’s Day Talk by Cathy Peattie

The former MSP for Falkirk East will be giving a talk on International Women’s Day to support Callendar House exhibitions, Deeds not Words and Being Female. Cathy’s talk will focus on the suffragette movement and the 2pm start time means the women there will be home in plenty of time to make tea for their husbands.

Details: Callendar House, Callendar Park, Falkirk FK1 1YR, Wednesday, March 8, 2pm, (01324) 503770.

8 MUSIC

The Complete Stone Roses

A tribute band that is – this could be a bit controversial here – possibly a better live act than the group they are paying homage too. It was the late 80s though, so drugs may well be to blame.

Details: Club Bliss, West High Street, Kirkintilloch G66 1PN, Saturday, March 4, 7pm, 0141 776 0988

9 MUSIC

The Matt Monro Story

Yet another tribute act, but at least this is actually the Born Free and Russia From Love singer’s son, Matt Jnr.

Details: City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ, Sunday, March 5, 7.30pm, 0141 353 8000.

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Spiders on Mars

Bowie tribute acts are still flying as high as Major Tom in the wake of the Thin White Duke leaving this astral plane.

Details: Warehouse, Burnbank Road, Falkirk FK2 7PE, Saturday, March 4, 7pm, www.warehousefalkirk.co.uk.