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Lindsay Lou plus Saint Huck

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.



Beth Nielsen Chapman plus Robert Vincent

Tuesday 6th March 2018

The City Halls Glasgow

Tickets £25 from The City Halls Box Office and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Box Office 0141 353 8000

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Tickets also available from and Tickets Scotland 237 Argyle Street Glasgow G2 8DL

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

The twice Grammy-nominated Beth Nielsen Chapman is heading to Glasgow in March for a gig at the City Halls.

The Nashville-based singer/songwriter is writing new material to add a body of material that is specially crafted, beautifully performed and much admired.

She thrives on musical diversity as can be seen by the long, long list of hits and songs she has written for top artists ranging from Bonnie Raitt and Emmylou Harris to Elton John and Neil Diamond, Trisha Yearwood to Willie Nelson – and whole load more.

A lecturer on the magic of creativity, Beth’s own albums are a treat – Deeper Still, Back To Love and Uncovered included. All clearly and powerfully demonstrate her flawless writing and delivery.

Her superior songcraft was also recognised when she was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2016.

With The City Halls the venue, this will be the biggest ever Glasgow gig for Kevin Morris and The Fallen Angels Club.

Beth Nielsen Chapman, in anyone’s eyes, is a first-class singer/songwriter and he previous Scottish visits have been a sheer delight.

“If you like well-crafted music for grown-ups, she’s not to be missed” – BBC.









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

 HANDSOME FAMILYThe Handsome Family plus Drunken Prayer

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

Jason Ringenberg plus support

Wednesday 14th March 2018

The Admiral Bar Glasgow

Tickets £13 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151, The Admiral Bar, and

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start



Jason Ringenberg – lauded as The Original Roots Punk
Barnstormer – is blowing into Glasgow in March for a solo show
and a half at The Admiral.

Since leaving behind the Illinois hog farm where he was raised, he
has never looked back, firstly with his scintillating band, The
Scorchers and then on his own.

So successful were they that they were awarded the Americana
Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance in
2008 – and there’s an exhibit of them in the Country Music Hall of

“One of the most exciting performers of his generation” – The

20th March 2018: Matt McGinn

Posted: June 2, 2014 in Gig Guide

(In association with the Star Folk Club)

Matt McGinn plus support

Tuesday 20th March 2018

The Admiral Bar Glasgow 

Tickets £10 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151, The Admiral Bar and
Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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Cutting his teeth on the Belfast music scene from an early age, Matt was opening for blues and folk legends; Peter Green, John Hammond Jnr, Chris Smither, John Renbourn to name a few. He performed his original material in specialised speakeasy’s in front of select and true music fans, and even survived a lengthy residency in Belfast’s now legendary Rotterdam Bar. However around the same time with his reputation as a multi-instrumental session musician growing, Matt was a choice player for many touring bands, who occasion shared the bill with the likes of Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Crowded House, and Crosby Stills & Nash.
Recorded between Nashville, Tennessee, and a farmhouse in Co. Down, ‘The End of the Common Man is the 3rd long-play offering from the Irish songwriter. Due for release on the 18th March.


The Jellyman’s Daughter plus Roseanne Reid

Wednesday 21st March 2018
The Glad Café Glasgow

Tickets £12 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 &
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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start


The Jellyman’s Daughter lands squarely in the middle of a strange crossroads between bluegrass, post-rock, folk and soul. Mixing their unique vocal harmonies with wild and visceral cello, driving guitar and sweet mandolin, Emily and Graham write their songs together with a focus on doing something new.

After a well-received debut album in 2014, the pair have been working away on their new album, ‘Dead Reckoning’, which will be released in Spring 2018, followed by extensive tours of the UK, Europe and North America. On the album Emily and Graham’s voices and instruments are complimented on various songs by double bass (Paul Gilbody), banjo (Jamie Francis) and a 16-piece string orchestra.

For this launch gig The Jellyman’s Daughter will be in four-piece formation to present the new songs live as faithfully as possible – unfortunately the 16 string players couldn’t make the gig.

“All songs stand alone with no weak links… Classy stuff” – Americana UK

“A really original sound… really enjoying that” – Ricky Ross