WHAT, OR WHERE, IS FINGAL’S CAVE?
Uamh-Binn or “The Cave of Melody”
Found on the Isle of Staffa in the Hebrides group of islands off the northwest coast of Scotland, FINGAL’S CAVE is one of the most famous acoustic wonders in the world. Made of volcanic basalt and known for producing cathedral-like melodies from ocean waves, the cave has inspired generations of musicians and artists including Felix Mendelssohn, Pink Floyd, William Wordsworth and Jules Verne. The ancient lore of the cave states that this was once a piece of a bridge built by the Irish giant, Fionn mac Cumhaill (a.k.a. Finn McCool,) for crossing into Scotland to battle his gigantic rival, Benandonner.
Our Cave of Melody
Nestled in Lowertown St. Paul is the Twin Cities’ most intimate performance venue – FINGAL’S CAVE at MetroNOME Brewery. Rumor has it this Fingal’s Cave was once a revered concert hall for a local tribe of gnomes. Now, this gorgeous, 50 person-capacity room located just a flight down from our vibrant taproom hosts live music, performances, and other gatherings. Inspired by the legendary cave in Scotland and having already hosted names like Wynton Marsalis, Fingal’s Cave is on its way to becoming a live music gem. It’s also available for rent for nonprofits events, corporate activities, and other opportunities.