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Danny And The Champions Of The World

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plus William The Conqueror
Wednesday 6th December 2017

Stereo Glasgow

Tickets from £14 Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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Doors: 7.30 pm, 8pm start

Multi award-winning band, Danny & The Champions of the World return to Glasgow in December for another breathless musical evening.

Their sixth release, Brilliant Light, is an 18-track, double album and the glowing reviews it has won just keep coming.

Their show at Stereo on Wednesday, December 6 will be another chance to savour their terrific, skillful brand of Southern/Celtic sounds alongside country, folk, rock and soul.

This is a glorious band that brings a crowd to its feet from the opening notes.
Great, catchy and feel-good songs buoyed by strong musicianship and a unique rapport with audiences make the band real standouts on today’s musical stage.

“Their shows are a non-stop thrill with terrific songs all the way through the set list, so we’re in for a cracker,” said Kevin Morris, of the Fallen Angels Club.

“If there’s a better country soul band in the UK, hats may have to be eaten” – Mojo



An Evening with Lau
(Decade Best Of Lau 2007-2017)

Thursday 7th December 2017
The Queens Hall Edinburgh

Tickets £19/£17/£15 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Tickets Scotland 0131 220 3234

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Bar Open 7pm, doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Lau is the pioneering contemporary folk trio comprising three of the UK’s finest traditional musicians: Kris Drever (vocals, guitar), Martin Green (accordion, wurlitzer, keys, electronics) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle). Lau has garnered four awards for “Best Group” at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and also appeared on the Later… With Jools Holland TV show (BBC 2 TV). Individual members have all won multiple awards and recognition for their solo work.

Kris Drever is shortlisted for Folk Singer of The Year 2017 & Best Original Track 2017, Martin Green nominated for Best Album 2017 & Best Original Track 2017 at this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Lau announces the release of its first ever retrospective album, Decade (The Best of 2007-2017). A compilation of the trio’s best tracks, curated by the band and manager Tom Rose from the song and tune suggestions of their very many fans.  As you might expect for a band as renowned for its brilliant stage performances as recordings, Lau will be taking this retrospective material to concerts and festival stages throughout the summer of 2017 and then touring it in the UK during the November and December 2017.

“The U.K’s best live band, Lau are remarkable – the most musically adventurous trio in British folk: exquisite and hypnotic, musicianship at its best” (The Guardian)

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The Orphan Brigade

Featuring Neilson Hubbard, Ben Glover, and Joshua Britt

Wednesday 7th February 2018
Tickets £12 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 &
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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

The Orphan Brigade, featuring Neilson Hubbard, Ben Glover and Joshua Britt, are heading to Glasgow for a show in February, 2018.

They will appear at The Admiral on February 7 showcasing their current ambitious release, Heart Of the Cave, which was recorded and inspired by the Italian town of Osimo and the 2,500-year-old caves beneath its streets.

It’s an intriguing, artistic project that involved the talents of up to 14 musicians who carefully and creatively tapped into the stories hidden within the cave walls.

Irishman, Ben Glover plus Neilson Hubbard and Joshua Britt from the USA, will share tracks from the adventurous album, the second the Brigade has released. The first was 2015’s award-winning, Soundtrack To A Ghost Story.

“These are top-class musicians with music they have worked on together from an idea that is wholly original – so this will be an interesting show.

“With this album, the Orphan Brigade have (also) taken flight – and in the most magical way possible” – 9/10 americana-uk

Lindsay Lou plus support

Tuesday 20th February 2018
The CCA Glasgow

Tickets £14 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Outstanding Michigan songbird Lindsay Lou returns to the UK with her band and a brand new album to promote.

The core 3-piece remains the same with a fourth member introduced on percussion/vocals. They previously took Shetland Folk Festival and HebCeltFest by storm on previous visits.

After flying in for their own (sold-out) headline show at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections in 2017, they became the talk of the town. Writing at fRoots magazine, Tim Chipping said: “I’m convinced I have seen the most affectingly expressive singer since Amy Winehouse, backed by the new Punch Brothers.”

The band was featured in the BBC2 TV Highlights show filmed at the city’s Royal Concert Hall on the opening night.

Caroline Spence plus support

Thursday 8th March 2018

The Admiral Glasgow

Tickets £13 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

 Award-winning singer/songwriter, Caroline Spence has got the music business talking thanks to her glorious album, Spades and Roses.

She will be sharing her challenging and beautifully-honed songs with candid lyrics at The Admiral in Glasgow on March 8, 2018.

From Charlottesville in Virginia, Caroline has impressed fan and critics alike with her current crop of songs, that remind people of Kathleen Edwards in some ways and Patty Griffin in others.

She has songs with impressive muscle and others that are gentle and aching. Either way they make folks sit up and take notice.

Caroline has won numerous songwriting awards from industry mainstays like the Kerrville Folk Festival and American Songwriter Magazine, so she is definitely one to watch.

“Spence has an angelic singing voice that is enchanting and devastating, elevating her writing to breathtaking heights.” – No Depression


The Handsome Family plus support

Sunday 11th March 2018


Tickets £17.50 from The O2 ABC and Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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Doors 7pm, 7.45pm start

That dark and dandy duo, The Handsome Family will be back for more music and fun in Glasgow in March 2018.

Rennie and Brett Spark are playing the 02ABC on Sunday, March 11 and, if the “song Gods grace” them, new songs may well be scattered through their mercurial, magic western Gothic playlist reflecting life in New Mexico.

They play joyously for their fans whom they have described as “spirits, wild dreamers and shadow singers.” The song topics may be weird and wonderful, but they capture the deadpan humour that underpins so much of their skewed output.

Their fan numbers have soared since their 2003 song, “Far From Any Road” from the “Singing Bones” album, their sixth, was used as the theme tune to the hugely popular TV series True Detective. It became a global hit.

Rennie and Brett bicker endlessly on stage – and it all adds to the enjoyment of it all.

They are great musicians with an intriguing range of songs so any show by The Handsome Family is one to savour.

“Dark, elemental, mischievous and mournful” —MOJO


The Secret Sisters plus support

Friday 30th March 2018

Cottiers Theatre Glasgow

Tickets £15 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and

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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.