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Hannah Rarity

Thursday 23rd June 2022

Cottiers Theatre Glasgow

Tickets £15 (plus STBF) from, Cottiers Online, Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

POSTPONED

“Unfortunately Hannah Rarity still has covid, so we are having to postpone tomorrow night.

We are looking at a new date in August and should have it tied up over the next few days.

Sorry for short notice and any hassle.”

The 2018 winner of the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year contest, singer and songwriter Hannah Rarity, celebrates the release of her eagerly anticipated second album ’To Have You Near’

Combining sublime vocal timbre and uncanny interpretive empathy, which have earned comparisons to Eva Cassidy and Cara Dillon, Rarity has toured internationally with US supergroup Cherish the Ladies as well as appearing with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Blazin’ Fiddles, Rura and Niteworks, alongside her solo work.

She is widely recognised as a flourishing talent, tipped by The Scotsman as ‘One to Watch’ and, more recently, co-musically directing the Opening Concert of Celtic Connections 2022. In a crowded field, Hannah ranks as one of Scotland’s finest young singers, performing a carefully chosen mix of traditional, contemporary and self-penned material.

“Absolutely sensational” BBC Radio Scotland

“…an impeccable combination of nuanced phrasing and power” Folk Radio UK

Jess Jocoy plus support

Saturday 25th June 2022

The Glad Cafe Glafe Glasgow

Sorry to say that Jess’s tour has had to be cut short and as a result this show is cancelled. If you have purchased a ticket you will be notified from your ticket agent.

Please see statement from Jess below:-

“It is with huge regret that, unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, Jess is having to reluctantly cancel her UK tour from the 8th June onwards and return back to the US. 

For Jess, it is certainly with a heavy heart that this decision has had to be made, especially after looking forward to coming to play in the UK for the first time. “

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Steve Forbert (no support)

Tuesday 28th June 2022

Saint Luke’s Glasgow

Rescheduled from 30th June 2020

Original tickets still valid

SOLD OUT

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue Layout- Unreserved Seating

 

Years before Americana music earned its own category at the Grammy Awards, Steve Forbert helped pioneer the genre’s mix of folk, roots-rock, and richly delivered storytelling. He’s been a torchbearer of that sound for more than four decades since, navigating the twists and turns of an acclaimed career that’s taken him from gold records to Grammy nominations, from New York City’s CBGB to Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe, from his 1978 debut album to 2022’s vital and versatile Moving Through America.

Backed by the same band that appeared on his collection of cover songs, Early Morning Rain, in 2020, Steve Forbert fills Moving Through America with songs that are every bit as spirited as “Romeo’s Tune,” his Top 20 hit from 1979’s gold-certified Jackrabbit Slim. The album marks the latest chapter in a story that’s still unfolding, with Forbert serving as an elder statesman of Americana music while continuing to create music that’s spry and steadfast.

Anyone who reviews Steve’s catalogue of music can see the writer in the musician. His songs are as literary as they are musically vibrant. Brutally honest lyrics delivered with sensitivity create an uncommon trust with his listeners. Excelling in every decade of his career, Forbert exemplifies the best of the troubadour tradition.

Robert Vincent plus support

Thursday 30th June 2022

The CCA Glasgow

Tickets £15 from The CCA Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
and Ticketweb

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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Robert Vincent is one of the most acclaimed new voices on the Americana music scene. 

Born in Crosby Liverpool, his upbringing inculcated him with a very Merseyside culture of storytelling and language. 

A key influence would be the American country records that his father would play around the house such as Waylon Jennings and Emmylou Harris. 

He received an early education in Pink Floyd thanks to his older brothers that he shared a bedroom with. This eclectic mix of musical influence remains palpable in the music of Vincent to this day. 

In 2013 Robert Vincent released his debut album Life in Easy Steps. Critically well received, the title track was play-listed by Radio 2. 

After meeting Whispering Bob Harris at an event called ‘Bluebird at the Bluecoat’ that brought the concept of the bluebird cafe in Nashville to The Bluecoat Chambers in Liverpool, the legendary radio presenter invited Robert to perform a live session on his Radio 2 show and in 2016 awarded him with his ‘Emerging Artist’ of the year award at the inaugural UK Americana Awards show in Hackney London.

Harris described Vincent as “absolutely magnetic” and “the real deal”.

Robert Vincent’s most relevant and ambitious work to date comes in the form of his 2020 release, ‘In this Town You’re Owned’. Vincent observes life in both his hometown and the wider world. 

Since the February release the record has charted at number 2 in the UK Americana Charts been critically praised both in the UK and Europe and USA. 

At the midway point of the year American Songwriter Magazine named ‘In this Town You’re Owned’ in its top 20 albums (every genre) of 2020 to date. 

‘In This Town You’re Owned’ has also picked up Americana Music Association UK Album & Artist of The Year 2021, plus Americana UK Album & Artist of the Year 2020. 

15th July 2022: The Delines

Posted: June 1, 2014 in Gig Guide

The Delines

Friday 15th July 2022

La Belle Angele Edinburgh

Tickets £22 from Tickets Scotland 0131 220 3234 and Ticketweb

Doors 7pm, 7.45pm start

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Venue layout-limited unreserved seating/standing

The Portland, Oregon based country-soul group The Delines recently released their third studio album, The Sea Drift, via Décor Records which went direct into the UK Americana charts at number 4. The cinematic 11-track album from the musical collaboration of Willy Vlautin (Richmond Fontaine) and Amy Boone (The Damnations) has received widespread critical acclaim including 4 star raves in Q, MOJO, UNCUT, Financial Times, and Record Collector as well as a 6 page feature in the next UNCUT.

The Delines are just finishing their European tour which featured sold out dates in Kilkenny, London, Dublin and Nottingham.

The Delines are the result of the musical collaboration and friendship of Willy Vlautin and Amy Boone, an opportunity for Willy to continue writing his mini-narrative songs that he gained notoriety for as the frontman of the alt-country group Richmond Fontaine through a new voice and perspective offered by Amy. In addition to being a songwriter, Willy is an acclaimed novelist. Some of his novels like Lean On Pete and The Motel Life have been adapted into feature films, so it’s no wonder that his newest material has such a visually evocative and cinematic mood. Describing Willy’s songwriting style.

The music of The Delines is clearly rooted in the past, as Willy and Amy have bonded over their shared love of soul and country songwriters from the 60s like Tony Joe White and Bobbie Gentry, but what makes this album so special is how it manages to evoke these voices from eras gone by without ever sounding stayed or overly traditional. Speaking to the inspiration for this record, Willy said “The idea for the ‘The Sea Drift’ began with Amy and my mutual love of Tony Joe White. We used to have conversations about his records and she’d always joke, ‘Just write me ‘Rainy Night in Georgia.’ Jesus, what a tall order, but I guess in my own way I started trying.”

23rd July 2022- Noel McKay

Posted: June 1, 2014 in Gig Guide

Noel McKay

Saturday 23rd July 2022

The Admiral Bar Glasgow

Tickets £13 (plus STBF) from Tickets Scotland

0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb.co.uk

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue Layout- seating available

Raised in Lubbock and Texas Hill Country, Noel McKay is a much acclaimed songwriter/recording artist, now residing in Nashville. In 1993, he was discovered by songwriting legend Guy Clark while performing his songs at a venue in Kerrville, Texas. Clark’s mentorship has been a key component to Noel’s success, with songs recorded by Guy, Sunny Sweeney, Buffalo Gals, Melissa Carper, Sarah Borges and many others. In addition to writing solo, Noel has co-written songs with greats such as David Olney and Shawn Camp. Brennen Leigh also joined Noel in recent years as his songwriting partner AND duet partner.10 years in the making, Noel released his album “Blue, Blue, Blue” last autumn to critical acclaim .

“There is a noticeable tenderness embedded in many of the tracks…the album recalls the work of the classic singer songwriters that have prompted McKay’s three-decade career.”- Lonesome Highway

“The songs of Noel McKay, they’re like those one of a kind items, CAREFULLY CRAFTED with their DOVETAILED JOINTS and BEVELED EDGES, and proudly engraved with a maker’s mark. They’re well-loved, and presented to the world without commercial concern, and more for the memories they hold, or that they will soon impart.” (Saving Country Music)

Ben Caplan plus Terra Spencer

Wednesday 17th August 2022

The CCA Glasgow

Tickets £16 from The CCA box office, Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
and Ticketweb

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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Venue layout-unreserved seating

Sometimes it takes a global pandemic to slow down and focus on the fundamentals. When Ben Caplan lost the opportunity to tour and create with the regular cadre of musicians that he typically works with, he went into a tiny studio and made an achingly beautiful solo album. Caplan is now back in the UK touring a solo show full of contrasts and surprises.

He’s bringing along support act Terra Spencer to share sneak peeks from their upcoming collaborative album too!”

Kim Edgar & Rhona Macfarlane

Thursday 18th August 2022

Cottiers Theatre Glasgow

Tickets £14 (STBF may apply) from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue layout-Seated Show

In association with Scotland On Tour

Emotion and connection are at the heart of this Edinburgh-based pianist and Songwriter’s work: through observed and lived experiences, Kim ponders what it is to be human, creating stories told with honesty and empathy that open hearts, minds and discussions. Her intensity and intimacy in performance have also attracted glowing reviews:

“Heart stopping…our very own Tori Amos” (Sunday Herald)

“Intense and thought provoking” (The List)“very moving, literate, allusive and expressively sung” * * * * * (Scotland On Sunday)

With four critically acclaimed solo albums under her belt, Kim has been described as“an example of everything that’s great about contemporary music”and“probably one of the best songwriters in Britain today.”* * * * * (Spiral Earth).

Kim’s latest album, Held (2020),considers grief, addiction, and solidarity, and offers a musical hug for anyone who’s struggling at the moment.One eighth of the The Burns Unit collective (which included Karine Polwart, King Creosote and Emma Pollock), Kim currently shares her songs while touring extensively asa member of folk band, CARA (cara-music.com). Described as“strangely uplifting,despite the well – phrased, sombre lyrics”and“a comfort blanket for the disillusioned soul”(The BIG Issue), Kim’s songs capture distilled emotions, that increasingly wide audiences across the UK, and beyond, are identifying with and responding to.
Rhona Macfarlane is a singer-songwriter from Scotland whose reflective, vulnerable story telling casts a spell over her audiences. Her songs are personal, honest, and intimate and recall a range of influences including Joni Mitchell, The Blue Nile, Nick Drake, John Martyn and Adrianne Lenker. A graduate of The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in classical violin, she is a versatile musician performing with guitar or piano, often introducing new sounds with the addition of string accompaniments which she arranges.

Rhona released her latest EP ‘Closing the Window’ on the 12th of November. Produced by Matt Ingram, the EP is a collection of songs inspired by a time of inward reflection and solitude during the pandemic. A time when family and friend ties were cut and sharing music was limited. This period of personal writing also coincided with Rhona’s transition from student into adulthood.

The first single ‘Better When You’re Around’ was selected as record of the week on the BBC Radio Scotland Afternoon Show. Tracks from the EP have also enjoyed extensive radio play including Louise Mason at Reform Radio, BBC Radio nan Gàidheal, BBC Introducing, The Roddy Hart Show, Travelling Folk and the Iain Anderson Show on BBC Radio Scotland.

Gretchen Peters plus special guest Kim Richey

Wednesday 31st August 2022

Community Central Halls Glasgow

Rescheduled from 25th March 2022

Original tickets still valid

Tickets £25 from, See Tickets, Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
and Ticketweb

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue Layout- Unreserved Seating

For two decades, Gretchen Peters has been one of Nashville’s most beloved and respected artists. “If Peters never delivers another tune as achingly beautiful as ‘On A Bus To St. Cloud,’” People Magazine wrote, “she has already earned herself a spot among country’s upper echelon of contemporary composers.”

Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October 2014 by singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell, who called her “both a songwriter and a poet (who) sings as beautifully as she writes,” and said her song “The Matador”, “moved me so greatly, I cried from the soles of my feet”, Peters has accumulated accolades as a songwriter for artists as diverse as Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, The Neville Brothers, Patty Loveless, George Strait, Bryan Adams and Faith Hill. Her 2015 album, ‘Blackbirds’, debuted at #1 on the UK Country chart and in the top 40 UK pop chart, and was awarded International Album of the Year and Song of the Year.

The Handsome Family plus Daniel Knox

Saturday 10th September 2022

Community Central Halls Glasgow

Tickets £17.50 (plus STBF) from Tickets Scotland

0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb.co.uk

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue layout- unreserved seating

Odessa, originally released in 1994 and Milk And Scissors in 1996 will be re-released by Loose Music is 2020 and available for the first time in vinyl.

The Handsome Family have written some of the most haunting and beautiful songs in American music. During a 30-year career, Brett and Rennie Sparks have created songs that transform the mundane landscape of modern life into a place of mysterious portent.

Handsome Family songs take place in parking lots and big box stores, under overpasses and in airports. They sing about Custer’s last stand and automatic lawn sprinklers in the same song. Rennie’s lyrics often focus on the myriad creatures that live at the edges of the man-made world: the sparrows, rats, cockroaches and crows that share our cities.

Kim Richey

Wednesday 14th September 2022

Reschedule from 5th May 2022

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

Tickets £16 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue layout-Limited unreserved seating

Two-time Grammy nominated Kim Richey is a storyteller with a voice so pure, arresting and honest, it literally aches with life’s truths. 

She transports the listener to a world where words paint pictures and melodies touch the soul, her voice i pure arresting and honest.

Over the past two decades Kim has released ten critically acclaimed albums, been listed in the ‘Top 10 Albums of 1999’ in Time Magazine for her album Glimmer, plus received 4-stars in Rolling Stone and named ‘Alt-Country Album of the Year’ in People Magazine for her album Rise.  
Her 2013 release Thorn In My Heart was named in year’s end best lists by No Depression,The Boston Globe and The Associated Press. 
She has written two #1 singles and had four others hit Top 10.  Her songs have been recorded by Trisha Yearwood, Mary Chapin Capenter, James Morrison, Brooks and Dunn and many others.  She has contributed backing vocals on albums by Trisha Yearwood, Ryan Adams, Shawn Colvin and Jason Isbell to name a few.

 Kim’s songs have been featured in films and television series over the years ranging from recent placements in NASHVILLE (three songs) and Bones to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dawson’s Creek and many more. 

The Homebird Sessions Special

with Elaine Lennon, Yvonne Lyon & Adriana Spina

In Association with Scotland On Tour

Thursday 22nd September 2022

Cottiers Theatre Glasgow

Tickets £15 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue layout-Seated Show

Award-winning Songwriter & TEDx Speaker, Elaine Lennon created the online version of THE HOMEBIRD SESSIONS Show at the start of the lockdown in 2020. Receiving high critical acclaim the Show is now a live touring event dubbed by THE HERALD as ‘A must for music fans and writers everywhere – relaxed, warming and welcoming’. 

In this Special Edition of the Show, Lennon is in concert and conversation with Yvonne Lyon and Adriana Spina

Her informal interview style creates an intimate and welcoming space for Lennon and her guests to connect with audiences as they take turns to perform acoustic versions of their songs, sharing stories behind them alongside gems of wisdom from their musical journeys (including the popular audience interactive Q&A).

The 3 artists reunite on stage for this Special Show for The Fallen Angels Club following the success of their December 2021 ‘THE HOMEBIRD SESSIONS Special for TEDx’ Talk for which they co-wrote & recorded the first collaborative release ‘THE LIGHT’ under THE HOMEBIRD SESSIONS label. This event will culminate in a special performance of this song which, on it’s release, was Acoustic Track of the Week on 5 BBC Radio stations throughout the UK.The show has a coveted SHOWCASE ARTIST slot where an aspiring or ‘new to our ears’ songwriter joins Lennon and her guests mid show to perform their original song, offering the opportunity to break down live performance barriers and shine a light on new talented songwriters of any age or background. Lennon’s ethos of nurturing and building the songwriting community in this way earned her a 2021 nomination for the UK AMA ‘Hero’ award.

Rory Butler plus Rhona MacFarlane

Saturday 24th September 2022

The Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh

Tickets from Tickets Scotland & Ticketweb

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue Layout- Unreserved Seating

Every acoustic singer-songwriter will claim they were born with music in their blood, but few were born with music in their basement. Rory Butler’s childhood home was built on music; his father ran a recording studio in the cellar.

It’s unsurprising, then, that music became Rory’s world. Growing up in Edinburgh, he then spent his early twenties in East London, writing and performing new music. His first single Black and Blue was a big success when released. But really, you need to be in the room to completely get it. It’s like watching a young Jackson Browne pouring out his heart and humour in a thick Scottish lilt while John Martyn and Nick Drake scatter woody, earthy chords around Beverley’s feet.

Rory released his debut album, “Window Shopping” in July 2020 to critical acclaim and whilst the pandemic put a stop to touring plans the impact of the album has secured Rory’s place as one of the most exciting new talents to watch in the UK.

2022 will see Rory release a new set of beautiful songs, produced by London based Matt Ingram. Out now is ‘Carefree’. It’s the stunning first single off the much-anticipated upcoming EP, expected to be released later this spring via Leafy Outlook.

McGoldrick, McCusker & Doyle

Saturday 24th September 2022

Websters Theatre Glasgow

Tickets from Websters Online, Tickets Scotland & Ticketweb

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue Layout- Unreserved Seating

John DoyleJohn McCusker and Mike McGoldrick first crossed paths as teenagers. Quarter of a century later, the fired-up folk live-wires are set to celebrate their friendship, and musical kinship, with their first studio album, The Wishing Tree. A thrilling trip through traditional, contemporary and original jigs, reels, ballads and more, it sees them branch out musically, while tracing the roots of their tunes, and acquaintance. “We all left school early, at 16, or 17, to join different bands,” recalls McCusker of their early days. “We all met back then… we’ve grown up together, really.”

All three musicians have gone on to global acclaim: John Doyle (Dublin – vocals, guitar, bouzouki, mandola) is an Irish music linchpin and a founder member of acclaimed group Solas, who has worked with Joan Baez, Linda Thompson and Mary Chapin Carpenter. BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner John McCusker (Glasgow – fiddle, whistles, harmonium) has played with The Battlefield Band, Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan, recorded with Paul Weller, and recently produced albums for Eddi Reader, Heidi Talbot and Kris Drever. Mike McGoldrick (Manchester – flute, whistles, Uileann pipes, bodhran, clarinet, congas) is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner, founding member of Lúnasa, and current member of Capercaillie, who has worked with Mark Knopfler, Eddi Reader, John Cale. And that’s just for starters.

An Evening Of Songs and Stories with James Grant

In association with Scotland On Tour

Sunday 25th September 2022

Cottiers Theatre Glasgow

Tickets £22 (plus STBF) from Tickets Scotland

0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb.co.uk

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue Layout- Unreserved Seating

One of the most mesmerizing performers and songwriters Scotland has ever produced, JAMES GRANT will be playing a very special concert celebrating tunes and tales from his 40 years in the business we call, “Show”.

With a voice like chocolate, gunpowder dry wit and world class acoustic guitar chops, this is a very special chance to see James in his hometown in such an intimate setting.

He will take questions from the audience – just don’t expect a straight answer.

Danny George Wilson plus Katy Rose Bennett

Thursday 6th October 2022

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

Tickets £15 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
and Ticketweb

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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Venue layout- STANDING

“Some things remain constant… not least Wilson’s unfailing feel for Southern/Celtic soul melodies, and his eloquence of sentiment never allowing affection for his inspirations to lead him in the direction of pointless pastiche when he could break your heart or make you smile instead” Mojo

Danny George Wilson’s formidable credentials go back to his days in seminal UK roots rock band Grand Drive with brother Julian.a solo album released on Paris-based taste maker label Fargo Records and six albums of consistently high calibre output with the revolving cast of his Danny & The Champions of the World incarnation.

In 2016 the Champs sweep the boards at the inaugural UK Americana Awards, winning with Album, Artist and Song of the Year. Alongside Robin Bennett (The Dreaming Spires, Goldrush, Saint Etienne) and Tony Poole (Starry Eyed and Laughing) he released an eponymous album as Bennett Wilson Poolei n 2018 (“instant classics… hints of Willie and Levon” Bud Scoppa, Uncut)-bagging another UK Americana Awards ‘Artist of the Year’ alongside being voted Americana UK’s‘Band of the Year’.

His latest album,Another Place, has been acclaimed by press and fans alike, voted Americana UK’s Album of the Year for 2021. A departure for Wilson, the album presents a vibrant and diverse collection of startling, impressionistic songs created in collaboration with Sussex-based studio wizard Hamish Benjamin. The album features contributions from Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Gerard Love (Teenage Fanclub) and Emma Swift.”

an idiosyncratic gem…one of Wilson’s finest” ★★★★Mojo

9th October 2022: Sam Baker

Posted: May 30, 2014 in Gig Guide
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Sam Baker

Sunday 9th October 2022

The Glee Club Glasgow

Tickets £17 from, The Glee Club Online, Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

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Doors 7pm, 7.45pm start

Venue layout-Seated Show

Sam Baker is a lyric writer, artist, and survivor. His songs are stories of everyday people facing everyday challenges: a young Mennonite welder who finds love, a ditch digger supporting his family, a veteran grappling with post-war life, a single mother driving around with a car full of baby junk, a widower writing ‘her’ name in the sand, and a straight-haired orphan in a house full of curls. They are survivors. Like Sam. 

In 1986 Sam was on a train for Machu Picchu when a bomb exploded in the carriage he was riding in. Seven died. Through a series of miracles, and the help of everyday people doing their best–his angels–he survived. 

Physical recovery was hard.  Emotional recovery harder. Melody came to him–compelled him to turn an old guitar upside down so his gnarled hands could play. Slowly, the words came–one true line–“Sitting on the train to Machu Picchu, the passenger car explodes.”  He made a record. Then another. There were glowing reviews, more records, awards in Rolling Stone; sold-out shows in Europe, Canada, and the US; songs in TV shows; and an hour with Terry Gross on Fresh Air. Sam was a singer. 

Sam uses his art to tell his story–whether from a symphony in Oregon, an art gallery in Santa Fe, a large theater in Kansas City, a small room in The Netherlands, or a song-writer retreat with soldiers. He travels the world sharing his songs, grateful for each day, helping us see the beauty in little things and hope for things to come. 

The Jellyman’s Daughter & Roseanne Reid

In association with Scotland On Tour

Friday 21st October 2022

Community Central Halls (Grovepark Hall) Glasgow

Bring your own bottle

Tickets £14 (plus STBF) from Tickets Scotland

0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb.co.uk

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue Layout- Unreserved Seating

We look forward to a double header with two talented Scottish acts that you will be familiar with, The Jellyman’s Daugher (full band) & Roseanne Reid.

Singing with an affinity and closeness that can often have audiences puzzling over who is singing which harmony line, Emily’s honeyed voice and Graham’s soft introspective tone have an almost matching vocal range. Their songs can range from a simple plaintive wisp of a feeling to ambitious musical endeavours incorporating guitar, mandolin and Graham’s often-unconventional cello playing, which can range from powerful, driving rhythmic propulsion to delicate, sonorous underscoring. They are also regularly accompanied by their band which can feature bass, drums and innovative 5-string banjo playing.
2022 will see them recording their third full length album with plans to release in 2023.

Reid’s songs conjure more from less, exuding a quiet confidence and sparse authenticity that recalls some of the genre’s leading lights such as Gillian Welch and Lucinda Williams, but with a tone that belongs to Roseanne and no one else. No wonder, then, that Americana legend Steve Earle has not only adopted Reid as a personal cause, but makes a guest appearance on the delightful ‘Sweet Annie.’

Dallahan plus support

In association with Scotland On Tour

Sunday 23rd October 2022

Cottiers Theatre Glasgow

Tickets £14 (plus STBF) from Tickets Scotland

0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb.co.uk

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue Layout- Unreserved Seating

Dallahan is one of the most distinct forces in the international folk music scene.

Forged in Scotland and Ireland’s traditional music community, but drawing on the traditional music styles of the Balkans and North America, they create an original and seamless musical montage, blending their contemporary influences from jazz, funk, and pop music.

Dallahan take their listeners on a journey, traversing styles and
countries of the world in a dazzling live show, creating their own unique brand of World-folk delivered with stunning virtuosity. The lineup consists of Jack Badcock on guitar and vocals, Ciaran Ryan on banjo, mandolin and fiddle, Andrew Waite on accordion and Benedict Morris on fiddle.

John McCusker- “30th Anniversary Tour”

Sunday 6th November 2022

The Queens Hall Edinburgh

Tickets from The Queens Hall Box Office & Tickets Scotland 0131 220 3234

Bar open 7pm, venue open 7.30pm

8pm start

Venue layout-reserved seating

The pandemic delayed the celebrations for John McCusker’s 30th Anniversary as a professional musician but John is excited to get to perform music from across those years. The John McCusker Band will feature Ian Carr, Sam Kelly, Helen McCabe & Toby Shaer. John is also marking the occasion with the release of a ‘Best Of’ album, including three new tracks, and a book –’John McCusker: The Collection’ – gathering 100 of John’s compositions.

As someone who has won awards – including the coveted BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Musician of the Year in 2003) – praise from reviewers and earned plaudits from fellow musicians – “a musician’s musician” in Phil Cunningham’s words – John McCusker has a lot to celebrate. He spent 11 years with Scottish folk institution the Battlefield Band from aged 17.

John’s most recent album Hello Goodbye (2016) was his fourth solo outing. Collaborations have included, Before the Ruin, with Roddy Woomble and Kris Drever (2008), Under One Sky (2009), and the enduring trio with John Doyle and Mike McGoldrick, producing two studio albums The Wishing Tree (2018) and The Reed That Bends in the Storm (2020), and three live albums. John is also a longstanding member of the annual Transatlantic Sessions house band.

Transcending musical boundaries is a skill John is renowned for. Since 2008 John has been a member of Mark Knopfler’s studio and touring band, performing on big stages in arenas around the world including Madison Square Garden and the Royal Albert Hall, and in John’s words: “turning my world upside down in the best possible way.” Variously live, as producer or as a studio John has also worked with David Gilmour, Paul Weller, Paolo Nutini, Teenage Fanclub, Idlewild, The Proclaimers, Graham Coxon, Ocean Colour Scene, Julie Fowlis, Kate Rusby, Heidi Talbot, Linda Thompson, Billy Connolly and Eddi Reader.

John is looking forward to the next stage of his musical career which will include recording a duo record with Helen McCabe and more live dates with John Doyle and Mike McGoldrick. Reflecting on his achievements over 30 years John says: “I’ve never had a plan. Good things have just happened, and it’s worked out as well as I could possibly have dreamed of.”

“One of the UK’s most gifted and versatile musicians in any genre, John McCusker is equally in demand as a multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer.

(THE GUARDIAN)