Our lockdown festival from January to March including performances by Musicians in Exile, Hamish MacLeod, Hannah Rarity, Midya Xan, Aref Ghorbani, Solareye, Empress, CCTV, Freestyle Master, Amy Turner, Paul MacAlindin and the Glasgow Barons.
Thursday 28th January, 7pm: FLUX: trance composer and Sunny Govan FM DJ, Matthew Ward creates music with Shona MacKay and Nick Olsen to explore the power and memory of water. In five movements: When Clouds Unveil, Root Cause, Recovery, Oscillating Currents and Drift. This film by Hamish MacLeod explores the impact of climate change. Billiard Room, Pearce Institute, Govan.
“These issues and stories that we speak about on the album are often voiceless – our daily lives and the issues we deal with don’t normally have a platform. We’re giving voice to thousands of Scots living in a tough, unforgiving ecosystems of addiction, poverty and crime. It speaks a painful, delicate truth about what lies beneath the surface of the mainstream." Steg G
THE GLASGOW BARONS WIN THE CREATIVE REGENERATION AWARD AT THE 2020 SURF AWARDS
The Glasgow Barons are the winners of the Creative Regeneration award from the 2020 SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration.
The SURF Awards are delivered each year by SURF, a regeneration forum with over 300 cross-sector member organisations across Scotland, in partnership with the Scottish Government. The purpose is to highlight, celebrate and share the achievements of initiatives that address physical, social and economic challenges in communities across Scotland. Learn more about the awards here.
SONGS OF GOVAN OLD BY NORRIE MACIVER AND THE GLASGOW BARONS
We’ve teamed up with Skippinish lead singer Norrie MacIver to release our debut album, Songs of Govan Old, based on stories from the Govan Reminiscence Group, celebrating the Glasgow neighbourhood’s rich heritage. A tapestry of stories from the vibrant, close-knit community of Govan’s days gone by, it pairs Norrie’s brand new Scots and Gaelic songs, rooted in the tradition of social commentary, with the stunning sounds of The Glasgow Barons strings.
“Not only an album bursting with pride and passion to stir the heart and blood but a damn fine listen even if you don’t have a tartan stitch to your DNA.”
Mike Davies, folkradio.co.uk
“the addictive firepower of Norrie’s voice, which marches proudly on sacred Scottish soil, while the Glasgow Barons soar (with stringed beauty) into the blessed Scottish skies.”
Bill Golembeski, folking.com
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