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Gig review

Colonel Mustard and the Dijon Five / Carla J Easton

Celtic Connections @ Glasgow Old Fruitmarket (Friday January 17th 2020)

This gig got BM’s live music experiences of 2020 off to an enjoyable and life-affirming start.

Hannah Read & Andy Monaghan 
/ Cara Rose

Glasgow CCA (Saturday 24th January 2020


As the band took to the stage, Andy Monaghan said in his little intro: “Thank you for taking a gamble

Kettle of Kites / Michael Timmons / Man of the Minch

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

It’s become a bit of a standing joke round these parts – identifying the actual Celtic Connection

Tyler Childers

 / Local Honeys

Celtic Connections @ Glasgow St Luke's (Sunday 19th January 2020


I think it was on BBC Alba’s coverage of Belladrum last year that I stumbled across the Local Honeys for the first time. Now I must confess that I’m not really a fan of bluegrass music.
There’s something about it that just doesn’t speak to me. 
Perhaps I’ve just seen too many bad Americana-influenced cover bands? […]

Loki / Rebecca Wallace / Victoria McNulty / Texture

Glasgow King Tut's (Monday 23rd December 2019)

In the last gasp of the run-up to the festive season, this was a relaxed affair

Emma Pollock / Louis Abbot

Glasgow Glad Cafe (Saturday December 21st 2019)

A replacement for the indisposed Martha Fionn, Admiral Fallow head bummer Louis Abbot was an admirable stand-in

Echo & the Bunnymen

Edinburgh Queen's Hall (Wednesday 19th December)

Just like summer festivals, winter pre-Christmas shows can attract a certain kind of audience

Helicon / Rambler

Anchor Lane 1st birthday party @ Glasgow Bloc+ (Thursday December 19th 2019)

This event was a celebration of Anchor Lane studio’s first birthday

Goodbye Mr Mackenzie / Seil Lien

Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom (Friday December 20th 2019)

Selling out the Barrowland is certainly quite some feat after 25 or so years out of action

De Rosa / Jill Lorean

Glasgow CCA (Saturday December 14th 2019)

This show was to celebrate De Rosa’s album no 2 ‘Prevention’, released 10 years ago.