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The Secret Sisters

plus Danny Nicholls

Friday 30th March 2018

Cottiers Theatre Glasgow


Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

The Secret Sisters are back in business and out on the road – and that includes a stopover in Glasgow in March 2018.

Laura and Lydia Rogers play Cottiers in Glasgow on March 30.

The duo from Muscle Shoals, Alabama went from touring with Bob Dylan and Paul Simon to losing their label, filing for bankruptcy and taking up housecleaning jobs to keep going.

But they have fought back as their striking third album, You Don’t Own Me Anymore produced by Brandi Carlile, clearly shows. Carlile says: “I think we’re finally seeing who the Secret Sisters are.”

It’s great that their stunning voices, gorgeous harmonies and steely songs with a vintage sound have not been silenced – and now the duo is moving on in determined style.

We are so pleased The Secret Sisters can come here as they have songs with such style and passion that will sound great in a live setting.


The Lowest Pair plus support

Thursday 5th April 2018

The Admiral Bar Glasgow

Tickets £12 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start



Rarely will you hear such beautiful American roots music so perfectly performed.

Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee have found themselves in the premier league after gaining a reputation as one of the most original old-time influenced duos working the US circuit.

The duo first combined in 2013 and quickly established a big Stateside following. They had a triumphant UK debut (one of the main visiting attractions flown in for Shetland Folk Festival and front cover exposure on the programme of Edinburgh’s TradFest too).

After the release of two albums in 2016, AmericanaUK called them “a true joy,” while Acoustic magazine said they were
“incredibly atmospheric.” Lonesome Highway (Ireland) described the pair as “a musical marriage made in heaven.”


Aidan O'Rourke Kit Downes
Aidan O’Rourke & Kit Downes

plus special guest James Robertson (365 Author)

Saturday 14th April 2018

The Pleasance Theatre Edinburgh

Tickets £15 from Tickets Scotland Edinburgh 0131 220 3234 and

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Doors 7.30pm, on stage 8pm, no support

Sunday 15th April 2018

The Drygate Glasgow

Tickets £15 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and

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Doors 7.30pm, on stage 8pm, no support

A new duo that brings together two of the UK’s foremost folk and jazz artists, a sparse and emotive exploration of contemporary folk music formed by multi award winning Scottish fiddler/composer Aidan O’Rourke (Lau / Kan / Blazin Fiddles) and Mercury Music Prize nominated, BBC Jazz Award Winner harmonium and piano player, Kit Downes (ECM Records).

“Few contemporary musicians in any category can match either his artistic ambitions or his achievements in bringing them to fruition” (The Scotsman on Aidan O’Rourke)

“Bravely adventurous – epic and exhilarating” (The Guardian on Aidan O’Rourke’s band Lau)

“Downes makes – difficult music sound natural – even inevitable” (The Guardian on Kit Downes)

Vasen plus support

Sunday 22nd April 2018

St Andrew’s In The Square Glasgow

Tickets £14 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151, and

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start




Sweden’s leading roots music ambassadors, Väsen, continue to reign supreme as they tour the world performing on almost every continent. In close on 30 years of making music together in a career described by respected Songlines writer and broadcaster Fiona Talkington as “brilliant,” she recently said in her 5-star review of their latest album they were now “an unstoppable force.”

Whether in Tokyo, Berlin or Washington they always leave their audiences exhilarated. Last time they were in the UK, BBC World Music presenter Mary Ann Kennedy crowned them “supreme rulers of the trad world” and, following one show, music writer Rob Adams (The Herald) described them as “astonishing,” and added: “if they come anywhere near you, move heaven and earth for a ticket”.


plus Jesse Aycock, and Lauren Barth

Saturday 12th May 2018

The Glad Café Glasgow

Tickets £13 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start
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Carter Sampson – the self-penned “Queen Of Oklahoma” – is heading in her red boots to Glasgow for a show in May 2018.

Carter, whose fourth album Wilder Side has brought her music to a much wider and hugely appreciative audience, plays The Glad Café on the city’s southside on May 18, with support from Lauren Barth and Jesse Aycock.

It will be the opening night of a UK tour for Carter, who usually plays around 220 gigs a year.

Wilder Side, with its overarching themes of “heartbreak and highways,” is her fourth, full-length album and it’s rammed with soulful and soft country sounds.

Critics have praised her pure country output while making justified comparisons to the likes of Patsy Cline and Emmylou Harris.

Carter, currently working on new material, is also the founder and director of Oklahoma City’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls, which partners with non-profit organisations to empower girls and women through music education.

“She sings with conviction and writes with honesty, detailing her own lonesome heart and gypsy soul in darker moments but also lightening up with her offbeat desire to become the queen of Oklahoma” Rob Adamd- The Herald

Jesse Aycock and Lauren Barth, both Oklahoma residents and signed to Horton Records, will be performing songs from their albums as a duo.


Mary Gauthier

Sunday 13th May 2018

Saint Luke’s Glasgow

Tickets £16 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 &
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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start


The outstanding, award-winning singer/songwriter, Mary Gauthier is heading back to Glasgow in May.

The hugely-popular and talented lady from Louisiana will grace Saint Luke’s on May 13 with her powerful and heartfelt song collection.Mary’s records are emotional and heart-tugging while her live performances are captivating and never short of gutsy warmth and honesty.

This time round she will include songs from her 2018 release, Rifles and Rosary Beads, which is her 10th album.

It was co-written with U.S. veterans and their families and contains eleven deeply personal songs revealing the untold stories, and powerful struggles that these veterans and their spouses deal with abroad and after returning home.

The tracks comes from almost 400 songs that highly accomplished songwriters have co-written as part of the five-year-old Songwriting With Soldiers’ programme.

Mary is making a welcome return to Scotland where she is greatly admired for the gentle power of her time on stage that holds everyone’s attention on every occasion.

“Mary Gauthier has become one of Americana music’s most admired artists – across the U.S. and in her regular tours around the world.” – Wall Street Journal.

Jill Jackson- Album Launch

plus Toy Tin Soldier

Friday 18th May 2018

Saint Luke’s Glasgow


Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start



Are We There Yet? is the long awaited 5th solo album by Paisley born singer songwriter Jill Jackson, a record that bears the hallmarks of a 25yr musical journey that has taken her from Paisley to Top of The Pops to playing in every State of America (50 States in 50 Days…..yes really!)

In the time since 2012’s 5-star reviewed The Ones That Got Away, Jill temporarily relocated to Nashville where she became immersed in Music City’s culture of storytelling songwriting.

Personal struggles and a bucket list hike of the Grand Canyon saw the Celtic Connections award winning artist return overflowing with lyrical and musical inspiration. These momentous changes of life and reflective nature flow through every word and note of the 10 new songs on Are We There Yet? – an uplifting, accomplished, mature record.

Produced by Boo Hewerdine (Eddie Reader, Emily Barker), Are We There Yet? combines innovative, playful arrangements that would not sound out of place in Lindy Hop, Harlem or the heart of the deep South. With an unabashed embrace of gleeful, melodic choruses delivered in Jill’s unmistakeable warm and heart-wrenching voice.