What’s On In Scotland: Five things to do tonight

Ardal O'Hanlon. Picture: Claes Gellerbrink
Ardal O'Hanlon. Picture: Claes Gellerbrink
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OUR daily briefing gives you the run-down on the most exciting cultural events going on in Scotland this evening

MUSIC: KATHRYN JOSEPH

The Scottish singer-songwriter will be performing tracks from her debut album, “Bones You Have Thrown Me and Blood I’ve Spilled”, in the capital. The album was captured live in just a week by Marcus Mackay, who has worked with Snow Patrol and Frightened Rabbit.

Electric Circus, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF

COMEDY: ARDAL O’HANLON

Best known for his role as Father Dougal in Father Ted, Ardal will be performing his own stand up show tonight. He’s the headline act for Funny in Falkirk as the festival, which has run for six years, draws to a close.

Falkirk Town Hall, West Bridge Street, Falkirk, FK1 5RS

THEATRE: MAD ABOUT THE MUSICALS

Musicals don’t get much more meta than this. Mad About Musicals, starring Gareth Gates, is a show dedicated to the form in all its bright, melodramatic glory. Mad About The Musicals is making a stop in Hamilton as part of a UK-wide tour. Music penned by the genre’s greats, Rodgers & Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber, feature.

The Town House, Hamilton, ML3 6HH

EVENT: HEARD IT! SEEN IT! DONE IT!

As part of the Dundee Literary Festival, this one-off event features live music, spoken word, animation and film. Conceived by Edinburgh literary collective Neu! Reekie! and Edinburgh International Book Festival Booked!, the event invites you to “come with an open mind and expect the unexpected.”

Bonar Hall, The University of Dundee, Park Place, Dundee, DD1 4HN

MUSIC: RSNO’S PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition brings to life several paintings by artist friend Viktor Hartmann, whose sudden death inspiredthe grieving composer to narrate an imaginary tour of an art gallery through music. Dejan Lazic precedes the show with a performance of Piano Concerto in Istrian Style, Op.18 (Overture) and a Chopin Concerto.

Music Hall, Union St, Aberdeen, AB10 1QS