St Andrews Students' Association
Sounds of Scotland - Union North

University of St Andrews Students' Association

Monday is all about the Sound of Scotland. Kicking us off in the evening is Stevie McCrorie, the popular winner of The Voice 2015 and rounding off the night will be celtic band Mec Lir!

06/09/2021 14:00 - 06/09/2021 21:00

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***Sounds of Scotland***



Union North will take a relaxed approach to your Monday afternoon, perfect for those looking to chill after a busy day of matriculation and Freshers' Fayre. Come on down for a line-up of the chilliest folk music from the festival stage and grab some authentic Scottish fayre or Spanish cuisine from our 2 food vendors on site.

Monday is all about the Sound of Scotland. Kicking us off in the evening is Stevie McCrorie, the popular winner of The Voice 2015. Stevie won the hearts of the nation with his impassioned performances and incredible vocal range roaring to victory and stardom. The trappings of fame could not deter Stevie from what he loves best which is authentically performing his beautiful songs to audiences up and down the country. Be ready to be mesmerized by his stunning voice.

Rounding off the night will be celtic band Mec Lir. The perfect group to give our international students the real sound of Scotland 

This genre-busting quartet exploded onto the Celtic music scene in 2014 with their debut release Not An EP, launched during their first appearance at one of the world's largest Celtic music festivals, Festival Interceltique de Lorient in Brittany. Since then they went on to release two singles in 2016, have appeared at festivals all around the world and even featured on a viral social media video that has amassed over 2.5 million views!

Well known for their tight, lightning fast playing and huge sound, Mec Lir's main intention is to create music that allows the listener to feel happy and have a good time. Fun really is the aim of the game here, there's very little in Mec Lir's music meant to be taken too seriously. If you strip back the synths, drums and bass, you will find at the core of these complex (and often verging-on outrageous!) arrangements a set of trad tunes that would be accepted by even the most traditional of session players.

Edin Mill will also be on site to offer some free tasting sessions between 2pm and 4pm.

All Freshers events are open to all university students, so if you're a first year or a fourth year everyone is welcome.

Find out more about Union North here. Entry fee applies from 5pm. 


**Advance ticket holders must pick-up their band on the day of each event.**


The Golden Ticket and pre sold tickets gain you guaranteed fast track entry before 7pm.

> Box Office Information:

- Tickets will be on sale online until 11:30am on the day of this event.

- Union Box Office (situated a the bottom of the piazza at The Union) will be open from 12 midday – 4:30pm for Union North wristband pick-ups.

- Union North Box Office (situated at the entrance to Union North) will be open from 5pm -7pm for Union North wristband pick-ups.

- Please bring proof of purchase and age .  We will ID at band pick-up so you must pick-up in person.


> Refunds and Resales

Please note your ticket may be resold  if you have not picked up your wristband before the event.

Refunds are at our discretion.


> Event cancellation policy:

If we need to cancel any of our Union North Freshers’ Week events due to adverse weather conditions your ticket will automatically gain you access to The Union on the same day (subject to building capacity). 

Should national restrictions cause the cancellation of this event as a result of Government Guidance relating to Covid-19 we will make every effort to provide suitable compensation once irrecoverable expenses have been covered.