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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)



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.

Daniel Meade to open up for Sturgill Simpson
Local lad Daniel Meade will bring his own brand of honky-tonk to open up for Sturgill Simpson in The Admiral Bar this Sunday 23rd February. You can check out Daniel here from his session with Ricky Ross on Another Country.

Sturgill Simpson on Another Country
You can get a sneak preview of Sturgill’s sound this Friday, when you can hear him in session for Ricky Ross on BBC Radio Scotland’s Another Country.

Sturgill plays The Admiral Bar this Sunday, you can purchase your tickets here:- Book online

Steve Forbert Show
There will be a slight change to the running order for the Steve Forbert show: there will be no support act as previously advertised on your tickets. He will be on stage at 8pm sharp. Tickets are selling pretty fast for this show, so best to buy fairly soon, you can purchase tickets here:- Book online

Just Announced: Aoife O’Donovan
It is with great pleasure we bring Aoife to Scotland in May – she will play at The Pleasance Cabaret Bar in Edinburgh on Friday 30th May. Aoife would be better known to you as the singer with Crooked Still, who have always been great Fallen Angels Club favourites. Aoife will be performing songs from her fantastic new album called Fossils, and hopefully this beautiful cover of Blaze Foley’s Clay Pigeons;

You can purchase tickets to see Aoife here.

Just Announced :Richmond Fontaine side project
Our 10th Anniversary year is going from strength to strength. The Delines, a side project of Americana favourites Richmond Fontaine, will play Oran Mor as part of the Glasgow West End Festival on Friday, June 20th.

Headed by vocalist, Amy Boone, the band’s debut album Colfax comes out in April, with all songs written by RF frontman and now successful author, Willy Vlautin. He loves Amy’s voice so much he spent a year writing songs for her to record.  The Delines line-up is certainly handy as it features Jenny Conlee (The Decemberists) on keyboards, as well as fellow Portlanders drummer, Sean Oldham (RF), Vlautin himself and, on pedal steel, Tucker Jackson (Minus 5).

Just Announced:  Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers.
We are delighted to announce a show in October for Zoe and her band. Zoe is a real special talent, and you can see her perform at The CCA on Friday 31st October.

AJ Roach & Nels Andrews – Due to work commitments in the United States, AJ Roach will now no longer be able to perform on Tuesday 20th May in The Admiral Bar. The good news is Nels Andrews will still be coming to play for us, original tickets still valid, opening act to be confirmed in due course.

Just Announced- Krista Detor – Impressive singer/songwriter, Krista Detor from Indiana is heading for a show at The Admiral in Glasgow on Wednesday 30th April . Her first solo album in four years, “Flat Earth Day,” is due for release this month (January) and Maverick has described it as “exquisite.”  Tickets on sale now from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 or Tickets available here.

Ned Roberts – Ned will open up for Anais Mitchell at St Andrew’s In The Square on Friday 28th February, Ned is an acoustic finger-picker and singer-songwriter based in London. Raised in a musical family (his father is renowned classical pianist Paul Roberts), Ned first started gigging when living up in York, playing old folk covers and the odd Dylan tune. Look for Ned’s debut record in early 2014. Tickets available here.

10th Anniversary Show @ Celtic Connections– our celebratory show with Gretchen Peters and Anthony D’Amato in The Mitchell Theatre is now totally sold out, sorry to those of you that couldn’t get tickets.

Malojian– Belfast singer song writer, real name Steve Scullion will take the stage before Dar Williams in the CCA on Friday 14th March. Steve was part of acclaimed indie-folk act Cat Malojian. However, in June 2011, midway through the recording of their third album, the band broke-up. Embracing this new found freedom, Stevie embarked on a solo career and soon found himself in the centre of a thriving Belfast music scene. After recruiting some of the city’s finest musicians, he has returned renamed, simply, Malojian and armed with a clutch of songs that have been described in rapturous terms as…

“a really beautiful record” Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music

“achingly beautiful” Q Magazine

Tickets available here.

Suzy Bogguss New Album New CD “Lucky” features Merle Haggard songs from a female point of view. The musical line-up of award-winning Nashville artists with Suzy Bogguss includes Jessi Alexander, Matraca Berg, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Gretchen Peters and Jon Randall Stewart, you can catch Suzy perform some of these songs at St Andrew’s In The Square on Friday 11th April, tickets available here.

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So Long 2013

What a great gig we had to finish off this year. An Evening With Gurf Morlix was the perfect way to say farewell to our 9th year of putting on shows – nice crowd as well.

New Shows Announced for our 10th Anniversary Year

Our 10th anniversary year is certainly taking shape. Please check out the gig guide for new shows announced, including Suzy Bogguss, Michelle Shocked, Sam Baker, Anais Mitchell and Dan Stuart.

Glasgow Americana
We had a fantastic Glasgow Americana festival in October thanks to all the artists who played for us and thanks to all of you for snapping up the tickets and making it a huge success. Plans are already at an advanced stage for 2014 – dates for next year’s festival will be Wednesday 1st October to Sunday 5th October. Please keep your eye on the Glasgow Americana website for announcements.

GA ANNIE KEATINGAnnie Keating plus support

Friday 20th September

The State Bar, Holland Street, Glasgow

Tickets £8

Friends Of The Fallen Angels Club pay £6.80

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New-York based singer/songwriter Annie Keating’s fifth album, “For Keeps” is indeed a keeper.

Beautifully crafted songs combined with musical hooks and punches knock the listener in the chest, making this album an instant classic. With refreshing honesty, grit and timelessness, Keating and her band of musical magic makers achieve a sound that is both, complex and simple, new and vintage.

The first song gets its hooks in you and after 12 tracks you just want MORE.

“Fine songwriting for the 21st century.” BBC Scotland (Iain Anderson)


GA DANIEL MEADEDaniel Meade plus support

Friday 27th September

The State Bar, Holland Street, Glasgow

Tickets £4

Friends Of The Fallen Angels Club pay £3

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Danie Meades writes old time country songs and sings them, influence wise he’s steeped in Hank Williams, Big Bill Broonzy, Justin Townes Earle, please don’t ask him to write a Biog or call him a singer songwriter, oh and he’s only 29.

Gretchen Peters

When –Sunday 4th March 2012
Where- The Arches 253 Argyle Street Glasgow G2 8DL
Door time- 7.00pm
Start time- 7.30pm
Tickets £16 from The Arches Box office 0141 565 1000

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Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters calls the new “Hello Cruel World” her “most close-to-the-bone work, written at a time when I felt absolutely fearless about telling the truth.” Peters and guest Rodney Crowell sing, “life is still a beautiful disaster,” on “Dark Angel.” But Peters keeps the accent on the “beautiful” throughout her ninth disc, with both her poetic language and the spare, evocative sounds she created in the studio to support her organic story-telling.




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Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones plus support

When – Thursday 12th April 2012
Where – The Arches Glasgow G2 8DL
Tickets £16 from 0141 565 1000

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Unreserved seating available

The highly-rated, blasting, roots rocker, Dave Alvin makes a welcome return to Glasgow after a 7 year absence.

Ex-The Blasters’ Alvin brought out “Eleven Eleven,” which is a plugged-in bundle of raucous joy and gentle reveries that has featured in many an end of year “best of” list.

The LA Times says: “Dave Alvin sings of a grittier unspoken California where longing and greed and lust and loss all come together.

An Evening With Kevin Welch
Monday 23rd April 2012
CCA Glasgow G2 3JD

Tickets £12 from 0141 352 4900

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Kevin, the log cabin dweller from Texas who featured in the Glasgow Americana Festival two years back, is highly rated and his last CD “Patch of Blue Sky” won positive reviews.

Joy Kills Sorrow plus The Dirty Beggars
Friday 4th May 2012
Stereo Glasgow G2 5AR
Tickets £10 from 0141 204 5151
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Joy Kills Sorrow is yet another talented young band to emerge from Boston’s burgeoning bluegrass music scene. Rather than reinterpret the classic songs handed down by Bill Monroe this is a band that composes original material. They have been described as an alternative bluegrass, singer-songwriter, indie string band! The line up is mandolin, banjo, guitar and double bass fronted by the wonderful Emma Beaton on vocals.

The Handsome Family plus Tiny Ruins

When – Thursday 17th May 2012
Where – St Andrews In The Square Glasgow G1 5PP
Tickets £15 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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Making a long awaited reappearance in the city after a sell out show during Glasgow Americana Festival in 2008, the Handsome Family return to Glasgow in May with a new collection of darkly sublime, gothic ballads to chill the heart.

Brett and Rennie Sparks’ unique take on the country-bluegrass murder ballad once earned them the title of the ”the Gomez and Morticia Adams of country music”. And yet somehow they do heartbreaking every bit as well as macabre. The couple’s last album Honey Moon was a bittersweet collection of – admittedly melancholy-laced – love songs in celebration of their two decades together.

Unfalteringly captivating in a live setting, this is set to be one of the hottest tickets of the year.

Kimmie Rhodes plus Jill Hepburn
Friday 18th May 2012
CCA Glasgow G2 3JD
Tickets £13 from 0141 352 4900
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Native Texan singer-songwriter, Kimmie Rhodes appeared at Celtic Connections’ Texas Song Writers night two years ago. She’s worked with Townes Van Zandt, Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson while her multi-platinum selling songs have been recorded by such stellar acts as Nelson, Trisha Yearwood, Amy Grant, Joe Ely, Waylon Jennings, and Emmylou.

Sarah Jarosz plus support
Wednesday 6th June 2012
Oran Mor Glasgow G12 8QX
Tickets £13 from 0141 204 5151
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Texas-born singer-songwriter, multi instrumentalist, and now Boston resident Sarah Jarosz makes a welcome return to Glasgow after making her Scottish debut at the CCA last summer.

Sarah featured on the BBC programme “The Transatlantic Sessions” late last year and performed alongside the likes of Allison Kraus, Tim O’Brien and Jerry Douglas to name but a few.

“Follow Me Down” from Jarosz, her second release, displays her invigorating approach to acoustic music, seamlessly combining old time and contemporary sounds.

Still only 20 years of age Sarah has already put together a CV that would make most veterans full on envy.

“widely regarded as one of acoustic music’s most promising young talents: a singer-songwriter and mandolin and banjo prodigy with the taste and poise to strike that rare balance of commercial and critical success.” New York Times

Anais Mitchell & The Young Man Band plus James MacKenzie

When – Saturday 9th June 2012
Where– The Arches 253 Argyle Street Glasgow G2 8DL
Door time- 7.00pm
Start time- 7.45pm
Tickets £13 from The Arches Box office 0141 565 1000
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In case you haven’t met her, Anaïs Mitchell is not a man. She’s a woman, quick to laugh and to cry, a fan of Jane Austen and miniskirts. She came of age reading the diaries of Anaïs Nin and blasting early Ani Difranco records. So it may catch a few listeners off-guard when Mitchell cries out, in the opening sequence of her latest album, “I’m a young man!” And it may come as a surprise when, over the course of eleven songs, she seems to be channeling spirits from the Old Testament to modern America—but mostly, well, from the Y chromosome.

Amelia Curran plus support

When –Friday 22nd June 2012
Where– The State Bar Glasgow 148 Holland Street Glasgow G2 4NJ

Door time- 8.00pm
Start time- 8.30pm
Tickets £10 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
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A songwriter by trade, but a writer at heart, Curran believes language is everything. She describes the craft of song-writing as an act of “expressing the inexpressible, a means of describing the indescribable.”

Nearly a decade ago she left St. John’s for Halifax, but still pines for Newfoundland every single day. With a number of East Coast Music Award nominations and an extensive discography, including: War Brides (2006), Lullaby for Barflies (2002), Trip Down Little Road (2001), and Barricade (2000), Curran knew it was finally time to make a record at home.

Amelia’s “Bye, Bye Montreal” in particular is a Fallen Angels Club Favourite.

Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys

When – Thursday 5th July 2012
Where– Stereo Renfield Lane Glasgow
Door time- 7.30pm
Start time- 8pm
Tickets £14 from  Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
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Music legend, Alejandro Escovedo from Texas makes a speedy return following his exclusive and riveting Fallen Angels Club performance at last year’s Glasgow Americana Festival.

A musician for 30 years, Escovedo – who can count Springsteen a big fan – turned sixty last year but his live performances continue to enthral.

He’s back with a band this time, too.

Americana music festival in Glasgow
For 2012 Glasgow Americana brings to Glasgow Steve Forbert, Sam Baker, Eliza Gilkyson, Jason and The Scorchers, AJ Roach, Danny Schmidt & Carrie Elkin.

And for five days Fringe Americana will see over a dozen acts at four different venues.

For full detials check the website

“Cancelled, refunds from point of purchase, sorry for any inconvenience”

The Sweetback Sisters plus support
Wednesday 29th August 2012
Stereo Glasgow G2 5AR

Tickets £12 from 0141 204 5151
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Sweetback Sisters Emily Miller and Zara Bode may not be blood relations, but their precise, family-style harmonies recall the best of country music from the Everlys to The Judds, as well as the spirited rockabilly energy of Wanda Jackson, one of the band’s role models. Like the artists they admire, the Sweetbacks are concerned with the traditional subjects of heartbreak, revenge, remorse and staying strong in the face of relationships gone wrong, albeit with a contemporary sensibility. “We’re a renegade retro band that mixes up country, swing and honky tonk,” explains Bode. “Sometimes what we deliver is straight out of the 50s; other times it’s BR549 meets The B52s.”

The Sisters have been touring relentlessly since they released Chicken Ain’t Chicken in 2009. Their new CD, Looking For A Fight showcases the band’s razor sharp musicianship, complex arrangements and growing confidence as songwriters.

Suzy Bogguss plus support

Wednesday 19th September 2012
The Strathclyde Suite
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Glasgow G2 3NY

Tickets £16 from 0141 353 800
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Platinum selling songstress Suzy Bogguss believes that folk songs are the scrapbook of the American experience and resolved to record these timeless songs in an updated but reverent way. Last year she released her American Folk Songbook to critical acclaim, which features a crack squad of Nashville’s acoustic A-listers: Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, Pat Bergeson, Charlie Chadwick and Jeff Taylor. Her voice lovingly weaves through the guitars and mandolins to find the new in these old songs and her willingness to embrace tradition shines through. Enjoy a night of classic acoustic folk bliss from this golden throated singer.

“Her voice always beautifully controlled and her audience with her all the way.” The Herald