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

Our daily briefing gives you the run-down on the most exciting cultural events going on in Scotland this evening, including an open mic night and a performance from Sandi Thom

Sandi Thom is performing tonight in Glasgow

MUSIC: FRED MORRISON

Dubbed the Jimi Hendrix of pipers, Fred Morrison is taking his improv playing style to Perth as part of a special St Andrew’s Day concert. Powerful and energetic, the sounds will have Celtic music lovers in their element.

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The Green Room, Perth, £7

MUSIC: SANDI THOM

As part of her UK tour, Sandi Thom will be playing in Glasgow. Having recently released her new single, Earthquake, the Scots singer is on a mission to reboot her career. Best known for her hit single “I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker”, the singer mixes acoustic with folk music, held together with her powerful voice.

The Clutha, Glasgow, £13.50

OPEN MIC: BIG MOUTH MONDAY

An open mic night for performers and chancers to try their hand on the stage. It won’t all be great, but you never know – you may be among the first to come across a flowering talent.

Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh, Free

PERFORMANCE: CIRCA

Everybody loves the circus and as part of Edinburgh’s Christmas, Circa will be performing in St Andrew Square. This extraordinarily daring show will have you on the edge of your seat with the performances of jaw-dropping acrobatics - with a few magic tricks thrown in for good measure.

St Andrew’s Square, Edinburgh, From £24

CLUB: EDINBURGH CREATIVE WRITER’S CLUB

Want advice on how to be the next Scottish novelist? Got a few ideas and want to chew the fat with other writers? Or do you just want to connect with a few like minded, creative types? Whether you’re a poet, a short story scribe, a scriptwriter or a flash fiction junkies – all are welcome to discuss all things writing, from procuring an agent to overcoming writer’s block.

Novotel Edinburgh Centre, Edinburgh, Free