Hogmanay At The Halls

An all ages party to build up to the bells! From 12-4pm


Featuring live music by Hamish Hawk, The Laurettes, Connor Fyfe, Melanie Glencross and hosted by Nicola Meighan.

Tickets booked online will be subject to a booking fee. Tickets purchased from Tolbooth Box Office will have no booking fee applied. Opening hours Tues-Sat 10-5pm

Hamish Hawk Full Band is rich in voice and richer in imagination, the singer-songwriter from Edinburgh – creates musical portraits as vivid in lyric as they are in melody. Hawk performs with considerable wit and is inspired by artists like Leonard Cohen, Jarvis Cocker and Randy Newman.

“ A gentle soul with a direct eloquence to his music.” – The Scotsman



The Laurettes are an up and coming Scottish band made up of all female musicians and have been described as a ‘Powerful Indie Folk Fusion band with a Celtic Rock twist.’ The girls are an energetic all female band making big noise around Scotland, the UK and very soon to be further afield. The Laurettes have frequented the Festivals such as Tiree Music Festival, Islay Whisky Festival, Mull Music Festival and Rally, Doune The Rabbit Hole, Eden, Lindisfarne, Bute Fest, The Edinburgh Fringe and many more. They have become well known and cherished for their ‘electric positive vibes’, alongside their energy and ability to get the full crowd involved in their performances.

Connor Fyfe from the outskirts of Glasgow is a triumphant musical force to be reckoned with. Simply beyond his years as a musician and with his richly textured vocals accompanied by his transcendent guitar skills, he performs from a place of raw emotion which connects with his fans who are hooked on every line he sings and every note he plays. Having supported many successful artists in the past and many more scheduled there is no limit to what this young man can achieve. 

Melanie Glencross is a local singer, songwriter from Stirling whose music is best described as Folk-pop. She has performed at the 2022 ‘Doune the Rabbit Hole’ and ‘Vibration Festival’ and is looking forward to sharing her music at the Tolbooth Café Concert.





Host: Nicola Meighan is a music and arts journalist and broadcaster who grew up, and lives in, Stirling. She presents BBC Radio Scotland’s flagship culture and entertainment programme The Afternoon Show every Friday 2-4pm, where she has interviewed stars ranging from Chic’s Nile Rodgers, Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie and Queen’s Brian May, to Patti Smith, Martha Reeves, Lewis Capaldi and Kylie Minogue. She has written extensively for The Herald and The List, and occasionally contributes to BBC 6 Music, Radio 4, and STV’s What’s On Scotland.

Plus  Café and Free Party Face-painting

Tickets £7pp or £20 for a family of four (must consist of at least 2 under 18yrs)
‘Babes in arms’ – free for this event (up to 18 months)






Event Info

Cost - £7 / £20

Date - 31 Dec 2023

Doors - 12:00 pm


Albert Halls

Dumbarton Road
Thurs and Fri 10am-4pm

+44 (0)1786 473 544

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