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Helicon / Black Doldrums

Saturday 19th January 2019 (Glasgow Nice n Sleazy)

This was one of these ones that really reaffirms BM’s love of live music.



Niteworks / Mercedes Peón

Celtic Connections @ Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom (Sunday 26th January 2019)

The voice of the Gaelic poet Sorley MacLean rings out around the Barrowland ballroom. “Our Gàidhlig language is under threat Our young people are being bred for one thing Emigration Emigration Emigration.” So begins Niteworks’ big show at the Barras. It felt like everything here was subject to careful consideration. The songs tell a story. […]



Sister John / Wojtek The Bear / Stephen Watt

Glasgow Poetry Club (Friday 25th January 2019)

This enjoyable and entertaining evening was the launch gig was Glasgow-based Sister John’s second, self-titled album.



The Delines / Dori Freeman

Celtic Connections @ Glasgow Òran Mór (Monday 27th January 2019)

“We’re a late night lights down low kinda band”, says Amy Boone at the start of the Delines set.



Broken Chanter / Jill Lorean

Saturday January 25th 2019 (Glasgow Glad Cafe)

This was a belter of a night – and on BM’s doorstep as well…



Withered Hand / Hamish Hawk / Bobby Kakouris

Celtic Connections @ Glasgow Hug & Pint (Friday 25th January 2019)

“Wow I think we’ve witnessed something quite special tonight,” remarks Dan Willson



Henry & Fleetwood / Roxanne de Bastion / Annie Booth

Celtic Connections @ Glasgow Hug and Pint (Sunday 27th January)

It’s a celebration of Celtic music of course, but opener Annie Booth isn’t in a party mood.



Mariza / Mischa Macpherson

Celtic Connections @ Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (Monday 21st January 2019)

“Hello” “As you may have noticed, I am not Mariza” The first words that Mischa Macpherson said as she took to the stage with her band. It’s a bit of an unexpected bonus to see her here and I think the same feeling for them to be here – performing an excerpt from her work […]



Mull Historical Society

CCA Glasgow (24th January 2019)

Colin Macintyre might be touring and performing a new album, but I wonder if I’m the only one to notice that his band is actually starting to live up to the name?



Cake / Israel Nash

Celtic Connections @ Glasgow QMU (Wednesday 23rd January 2019)

Israel Nash is a new name to me but not a stranger to Glasgow,