Music maestro please at the Caird Hall

The Scottish Ensemble will perform Nordic Nights by candlelight on December 8.

The Scottish Ensemble will perform Nordic Nights by candlelight on December 8.

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Two of the biggest bands from the 70s are at the Caird Hall, Dundee on Saturday, November 30 for a night of pure nostalgia.

Back by popular demand, Slade and Sweet will perform some of their classic hits.

Slade became one of Europe’s biggest bands in the 70s, producing a catalogue of hits that provided a soundtrack to the glam generation.

Slade today is still one of the most exciting live bands on the road; their stage performance is an exhilarating roller coaster ride of pure rock ‘n’ roll.

Sweet are a rock music phenomenon, the quintessential glam rockers who have spent over three years in the UK charts, sold over 55 million records and have had 34 number one hits including their hit, ‘Blockbuster’ which is still playing to sell-out audiences around the world. Slade are Dave Hill, Don Powell, John Berry and Mal McNulty and Sweet are Pete Lincoln, Andy Scott, Tony O’Hora and Bruce Bisland.

The music continues on Sunday, December 8 with the Scottish Ensemble’s ‘Nordic Nights’ Concert by Candlelight’. The programme includes Grieg’s ‘From Holberg’s Time’ (Holberg Suite) with interludes from contemporary Scandinavian composers including Christian Winther. It will also feature Christensen’s ‘New Work’, Sibelius’s ‘Andante Festivo’ and Grieg’s ‘String Quartet No. 1 in G minor.

On Saturday, December 14 audiences will be treated to ‘Christmas with the Rat Pack’.

Beat the winter blues with the special Christmas version of the hit West End show for the festive season.

Take a trip back in time to the glamorous, glitzy nights of Las Vegas in the late 1950s and early 60s where, in the company of three of the world’s most popular entertainers, the fabulous Burelli Sisters and The Rat Pack Big Band, you will experience Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior and Dean Martin performing at the famous Sands Hotel.

Finally, you know it’s Christmas at the Caird Hall when the RSNO Christmas Concert rolls in to town. The date for your diary is Friday, December 20 when you can join the RSNO and RSNO Junior Chorus for a concert full of your favourite singalong carols. For full details for all shows contact the box office on 01382 434 940.