Posts Tagged ‘folk’

Diana Jones Back In Glasgow
We always love welcoming old friends back in Glasgow, we can’t wait to see Diana Jones play for us on Tuesday 12th April in The CCA. Diana is touring in support of her new live album, “The Museum of Appalachia Recordings”. Local lad Daniel Meade opens up the show. Tickets from the CCA Box Office 0141 352 4900 or Book Online

Outlaw Set For Glasgow Debut
Remember the name Sam Outlaw, Sam makes his Glasgow debut on Thursday 14th April in The Admiral Bar. Did anybody see him perform on the Andrew Marr show on Sunday? Tickets for this are sure to go fast, so we advise you run for your tickets as oppose to walking. Tickets available from Tickets Scotland 0141 2015 5151 or  Book Online

Roseanne Reid
Opening up for Sam will be a fantastic young singer song writer, Roseanne Reid from Edinburgh who has been championed by Steve Earle. Have a listen to Roseanne here:-

McCusker Celebrating 25 Years
John McCusker has been a stalwart of the Scottish Folk scene for 25 years now, we are delighted that John has chosen Glasgow and the Fallen Angels Club as the place to kick off his 25th Anniversary Tour. John’s band for this special occasion will feature, Andy Cutting, Adam Holmes, Innes White & Toby Shaer with Special Guest Heidi Talbot. Book Online

Alvin Brothers Making Up For Lost Time
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin played The Art School during our 10th Anniversary Year in 2014, and what a show it was, some of our regulars still talk about it. Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin & The Guilty Ones play The Art School again on Tuesday 19th April, tickets from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 or Book Online

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LAURA CANTRELL WEBWe are delighted to announce that the wonderful Laura Cantrell will be dropping by The Fallen Angels Club in May of this year.

The Nashville born New York resident returns to play the 02 ABC1 (seated show) on Sunday the 8th May.

Laura last played Glasgow as part of Glasgow Americana in 2013 where the demand for tickets was quite overwhelming. Tickets on sale now from the 02 ABC box office and online here: Book online


Sam OutlawOver the years we have been proud to give so many people their Glasgow debut, Sturgill Simpson, Sam Baker and Sons Of Bill, plus so many more.

We are chuffed to be adding the name of Sam Outlaw to the illustrious list.

Sam will be playing The Admiral on Thursday 14th April, tickets can be purchased from here: Book online

Do you find yourself going to a lot of our shows throughout the year? If so, why not become an official friend of The Fallen Angels Club? For annual subscription of £25 you will be:

– Helping support live music.

– You would receive 15% off all Fallen Angels Club and Glasgow Americana shows.

– Have the opportunity to reserve front row seats where the venue allows it.

– Find out about shows before they are officially announced.

– Private Concerts

Come and down and join the club. You can purchase the membership card here:  Book online

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Fallen Angels Club News Update December 2015


RICHMOND FONTAINE WEBHAYES CARLL (2)Next year is shaping up to be one of our busiest years yet,  if you pop over to the Gig Guide you will see lots of great shows now on sale.

We have waited a long time to bring the brilliant singer song writer Hayes Carll to Glasgow. Wishes do come true, The Hayes Carll Trio will play The CCA on Sunday 24th April. Please note this show will be a standing show. Tickets available here.

Richmond Fontaine play their first Glasgow show in several years at The Art School on Wednesday 27th April. The hugely influential band from Portland Oregon are led by singer, song writer and novelist Willy Vlautin. RF will be performing songs from their extensive back catalogue and from their new album, “You Can’t Go Back if There’s Nothing To Back To”. Tickets available here.

The legendary Dan Stuart from Green On Red will rock Stereo on Renfield Lane on Thursday 25th February. Dan will be performing new songs from his new album, “Marlowe’s Revenge”, plus some songs from his own back catalogue and from his Green On Red days.

Fallen Angels Club favourite Diana Jones returns in 2016 with a solo show in The CCA on Tuesday 12th April. Diana’s new album, “Museum of Appalachia Recordings” has been collecting fine reviews from various sources.

Wreckless Eric

Well, that’s our gigs finished for another year, we finished the year off in fine style one of our favourite venues with Wreckless Eric on the 10th December.

Blue Rose Code- The Drygate

We were really delighted with the response and the feedback regarding The Drygate Brewing Company as a venue, this was a really special night and absolutely stunning performance from Ross Wilson and band aka Blue Rose Code.

Glasgow Americana

Well, have we all recovered from Glasgow Americana? Thanks to all who managed along, we hope you enjoyed the shows, there were indeed so many great moments.

If you attended a show please let us know what your highlights were.

The festival was a great success and we can’t wait to do it all again next year for our 10th Anniversary. Dates for your diary will be Wednesday 5th to Sunday 9th October. We have started planning our celebrations already, so watch out for news of the first acts announced early next year.

John Murry

We have some great shows coming up in the month of November, the extremely talented John Murry will play The Admiral on Thursday 5th November.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Go ahead and make your day that little bit better and check John out below.

Matt McGinn in Association With The Star Folk Club

We then team up with our friends at The Star Folk Club to welcome “The Star Of The County Down” Matt McGinn to The Admiral in Glasgow on Tuesday 17th November. Tickets can be purchased here.

LAU @ The Queens Hall

The mighty LAU and award winning trio of Martin Green, Kris Drever and Aidan O’Rourke will play to what will be a very full Queens Hall on Saturday 28th November.  Don’t walk for tickets for this one, run for them.

You can purchase your tickets from The Queens Hall Box Office, Tickets Scotland, and Ripping Records

2016 Shaping up nicely

Posted: January 24, 2016 in News
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If you pop over our Gig Guide you will see next year is shaping up with lots of great shows already.

Year on year our aim is to always bring you the best music we can within our capabilities, and 2016 isn’t going to be any different.

We have shows on sale from Fred Eaglesmith, The Hot Club Of Cowtown, and The John McCusker Band.

We are not finished yet either, we have some exciting announcements to make over the next couple of weeks, so watch this space.

fred1Fred Eaglesmith plus Tif Ginn
Saturday 19th March 2016

The Admiral Bar Glasgow

Tickets £13 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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Rootsy rocker Fred Eaglesmith is heading to Glasgow early in 2016 for his first show in the city for three years.

The Canadian singer/songwriter, who clocks up around 180 gigs a year on the road, will play The Admiral Bar on March 19.

He delivers his dazzling lyrics in a distinctive gravel voice, often wearing outlandish headgear: but he never fails to thrill his fans, known everywhere as “Fredheads”.

Bigger name stars such as Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, Dar Williams and The Cowboy Junkies are among those who have recorded covers of his meaningful and well-crafted songs over the years.

“There is never a dull moment at a Fred Eaglesmith show,” said Kevin Morris, Fallen Angels Club director.

“Terrific songs and between songs chat make him a terrific performer.”

  • “If you’re missing out on Eaglesmith, you’re really missing out…” – New Yorker magazine.

Hot Club 1An Evening With The Hot Club Of Cowtown

Wednesday 6thth April 2016

St Andrew’s In The Square Glasgow

Tickets £16.50 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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One of the best live bands on the scene, award-winning trio, Hot Club of Cowtown are heading back to Glasgow for the first time in three years for an April 2016 show at St Andrews in the Square.

Winners of the Western Swing Group of the Year 2015 Award at the 2015 Ameripolitan Music Awards the globetrotting band continues to develop and its sound, winning new fans along the way.

With Elana James (fiddle and vocals), Whit Smith (guitar and vocals) plus Jake Erwin (upright bass and vocals), the band perform a blistering mix of blues, jazz, folk, American fiddle tunes and pop standards with improvisation never more than the next beat away.

The band, a big hit at Glasgow Americana in 2008, have toured with Dylan, Willie Nelson and The Mavericks and established themselves as favourites on both sides of the Atlantic with admirers such as Bob Harris and Jools Holland.

“These are brilliant musicians who can play any kind of music and thrill an audience,” said Kevin Morris, of the Fallen Angels Club.

“It’s great to be able to welcome them back.”

IMG_0018John McCusker Band
25th Anniversary Tour

Friday 15th April 2016

St Andrew’s In The Square Glasgow

Tickets £16 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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Featuring Andy Cutting, Adam Holmes, Innes White & Toby Shaer with Special Guest Heidi Talbot

Top Scottish folk musician, record producer and composer, John McCusker will play an extra special gig at St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow on Friday, April 15, 2016.

This show will kick off the highly-rated performer’s 22-date, 25th Anniversary Tour.

In award-winning John’s band will be Andy Cutting, Adam Holmes, Innes White and Toby Shaer with special guest, Heidi Talbot.

“John’s influence on the music scene has been amazing as he has worked with so many different artistes over the years,” said Kevin Morris, of the Fallen Angels Club.

“It’s an honour for the Fallen Angels Club that he will start this anniversary tour in Glasgow.”

The John McCusker Band, St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow, Friday, April 15,

RICHMOND FONTAINE WEBRichmond Fontaine plus Fernando

Wednesday 27th April 2016

The Art School Glasgow

Tickets £16.50 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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The wonderful Richmond Fontaine are heading to Glasgow in April 2016 a month after their 10th album, You Can’t Go Back if There’s Nothing To Back To” is released.

They will play the Art School on Wednesday, April 27 – and it will be the first time since 2012 that this hugely talented, highly literate and widely acclaimed bunch of musicians will have hit the road as a whole band as other projects have been undertaken in that time.

And the word is that once again, Willy Vlautin and his mates have produced a wealth of beautifully executed story songs on the new album, the likes of which are rarely matched in today’s musical landscape.

Their songs are raw, thoughtful and played with inspiration and devotion, as anyone who has listened to any of their previous albums or seen them live will testify.

A major draw in the land of Americana and beyond, we are delighted they can come to Glasgow again.

“…one of their genre’s premier attractions.” BBC Music online.

Fernando ’s new album ‘Leave The Radio On’ is 3 years in the making, a virtual who’s who of Portland Oregon’s finest musicians, including Peter Buck (on 8 tracks) and Scott McCaughey of REM, Sarabeth Tucek as well as members of M.Ward, Elliott Smith, Richmond Fontaine/The Delines bands.

Willy Vlautin of Richmond Fontaine says “Pacific Northwest legend, Fernando has made the best record of his life. One of my all time favorite singer-songwriters”

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Kris Drever plus Dan Whitehouse

Friday 13th May 2016

St Andrew’s In The Square Glasgow

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Tickets £14 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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Edinburgh show

Kris Drever Band
Featuring Ian Carr, Ewen Roberts & Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow)

plus Dan Whitehouse

Saturday 14th May 2016

The Pleasance Theatre Edinburgh

Tickets £14 from Tickets Scotland 0131 220 3234, Ripping Records 0131 226 7010

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Kris Drever celebrates his first decade as an acclaimed solo artist and songwriter with a new studio album and tour “If Wishes Were Horses” released by Reveal Records on March 28th 2016. The album is his first for six years (during which time his band Lau have established themselves as the most widely acclaimed and musically progressive trio in British folk music).

Drever’s voice and guitar forms part of the backbone of today’s contemporary roots scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. Drever has already played alongside Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O’Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart and many more.

As well as material from IF Wishes Were Horses Kris will revist older songs from across his catalogue playing many live for the first time. Fans can get involved by posting on his Facebook old songs they would like to hear and Kris will pick from those selections.

“Kris Drever is a serious talent” MOJO

“The folk revival has a new standard bearer” Q


Brighter Still
Adam Holmes & The Embers

“Brighter Still” Album Launch
plus Maddie Dow

Thursday 9th June 2016

The CCA Glasgow

Tickets £13 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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With his own take on folk melded seamlessly to Americana, Adam Holmes has lit up the Scottish music scene with his band, The Embers in recent years.

The 25-year-old from Edinburgh, with a new album due to be released next year, has been lined up to appear at the CCA in Glasgow on Thursday, June 9, 2016.

His 2013 debut album, Heirs and Graces, was both melodic and striking with an assured touch that belied his youthfulness as a singer/songwriter.

It won the former fiddler many glowing reviews as well as a nomination in the Scottish Album of the Year awards. His live shows – he appeared in 2015 at the Tonder Festival alongside Richard Thompson and John Prine, for example – also always prove impressive.

“Adam has great songs to share with his fine band so a night in his company is always something to relish,” said Kevin Morris of The Fallen Angels Club.

“…his lilting bass vocal and blend of Scottish tradition and Americana proved frequently entrancing.” – The Scotsman

Thea Gilmore plus support
Wednesday 13th September 2017

Saint Luke’s Glasgow
Tickets £17 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Photo Credit Idil Sukan

Thea Gilmore, who is racking up the good reviews and airplay for her latest album, The Counterweight, is bringing her distinct singer/songwriting brilliance to Glasgow again in September.

She will play Saint Luke’s on Wednesday, September 13, raiding big style her recording catalogue that’s crammed with emotional and forceful songs.

Thea says her latest release is about truth and passion, and that it was made “with fire and love”. Her shows are heartfelt affairs but not short on good humour, either.

Thea is a welcome visitor to Glasgow where she has turned in first-class performances time and again.

“Live, she’s a musician of searing talent.” – The Telegraph.

Photo: Idil Sukan


Blue Rose Code plus support

Thursday 21st September 2017

Saint Luke’s Glasgow
Tickets £16 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

The gorgeous range of songs from Blue Rose Code will be filling Saint Luke’s in Glasgow with grace and no little passion on Thursday, September 21.

Blue Rose Code, through Ross Wilson’s masterful and tasteful collection of songs, have won praise the length and breadth of the country in whatever format the group gathers.

The overall excellence of the musicians he picks to play onstage with him ensure his wonderfully, warm and varied material is delivered intimately, thrillingly and joyously. No wonder ‘sold out’ signs feature at a lot at his gigs.

We have a great band performing unforgettable songs in a superb setting so this is shaping up to be a night to remember.
BRC played Glasgow Americana’s 10th Anniversary celebration last year to a sold out room at St Andrew’s In The Square, so best to buy in advance for this show.

“…an elegance and sincerity with an arresting turn of phrase, and melodies that stick in the mind.” Celtic Music Radio.

The Orphan Brigade

Featuring Neilson Hubbard, Ben Glover, and Joshua Britt

Plus special guest Martha Healy

Wednesday 7th February 2018

The Admiral Bar Glasgow

Tickets £13 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











The Secret Sisters

plus Danni 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.

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)