Govan's own orchestra


Past Projects


The Glasgow Barons performs around Govan's Window Wanderland

16th December 2020

Glasgow Barons ensembles perform throughout Govan's Window Wanderland for Govan Loves Christmas. 

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The Glasgow Barons Street Orchestra 

Members of the Glasgow Barons Street Orchestra provide pop-up musical performances across Govan. Performing in Pirie Park, Riverside, St Saviours Primaries, the Coming Home Centre, the Preshal Trust, Amethyst and Old Toll Bars, and the Govan Cross Shopping Centre, the orchestra brings live music to the varied communities of Govan.

For photos of these performances click here.

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The Elder Park Gigs 

Free chamber music concerts on Thursday at 1:30 pm featuring some of Scotland's best upcoming artists.

Elder Park Library 228A Langlands Road,

Glasgow G51 3TZ

Duration c.1 hour

Click here for more info

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The Pearce Institute Concerts 

A range of concerts providing a unique combination of much-loved repertoire and new compositions to the heart of Govan.

The Pearce Institute 840-860 Govan Rd,

Govan, Glasgow G51 3UU

Click here for more info.

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Wellness Day at Moogety Garden Elderpark Community Centre 

Our string quartet playing a range of light classical music pieces and traditional tunes to bring calm, beauty and joy to the Wellness Day.

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The Govan Stones

25th June, 7.30 pm, St Magnus Cathedral St Magnus International Festival

20th June, 7.30 pm, Govan Old Parish Church 866 Govan Road, G51 3UU

A new concert of classical works featuring a new commission by the Glasgow Barons from composer Alistair Nicholson relating to the famous carved medieval crosses and hogback stones in Govan Old Church. 

Click here for more info.

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St. John Passion

19th April 2018 7 pm, Govan & Linthouse Parish Church

796 Govan Road, G51 2YL

The world-famous St John Passion by J.S. Bach performed in English by singers from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Govan Old Parish Church.


The Air In Between

28th March, 7.30pm, Fairfield Working Men's Club 211 Crossloan Rd, G51 3QD

29th March, 7.30 pm, The Revue Bar, Barrowlands Ballroom 211 Crossloan Rd, G51 3QD with special guest rapper, LOKI

A classical/hip hop fusion between Steg G and Artistic Director of the Glasgow Barons,  Paul MacAlindin, with new Scottish rap from Solareye, Empress, CCTV, Freestyle Master, and 12 piece band with Gordon McPherson's The Baby Bear's Bed.

Click here for more info.


Govan Ceilidh

2nd March, 6:30 - 9 pm, Pearce Institute

840-860 Govan Road, G51 3UU

A Ceilidh like no other with the Charlie Kirkpatrick Band and the Govan Men's Samba Band.

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Young Govan Composers

12 weeks of workshops with Jennifer Martin, P6 and S3 students from Pirie Park Primary and Govan High lead to a performance in collaboration with Glasgow Concert Halls.

Learn more about Jennifer Martin here.

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Strings, Drums and Rap

A bold mash-up of African drumming, Govanite rapping and Warlock's Capriol Suite. How dare we! 8 weeks of drumming, rapping and caprioling at the African Arts Centre in Ibrox, led to this uniquely Govanite collaboration.

See photos from this project here.

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Songs of Govan Old

Govan Old Parish Church

In this new series of concerts the Glasgow Barons, conductor Paul MacAlindin and the orchestra fill Govan Old’s wonderful acoustic with a range of classical works accompanied by three new song sets about Govan’s heroines and heroes created in collaboration with the Govan Reminiscence Group.

Click here for more info.

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Mary Barbour Statue Unveiling

The Glasgow Barons brass quartet supported Govan Allsorts Choir at the unveiling of local heroine Mary Barbour's statue, Govan Subway, International Women's Day, 2018. We performed Italian partisan song Bella Ciao and Mrs Barbour's Army by Alistair Hulett.

Sponsored by Govan & Elderpark Housing Associations.

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Govan High Composers 2017

A new workshop with the Glasgow Barons providing the National 5 composers at Govan High School the opportunity to compose for real instruments. 

Working with Composer Jennifer Martin, Musicians Alex (Clarinet),Jonathan (Percussion) and Anthea (Bassoon),and Elaine Bonner, Principal Teacher of Music at Govan High School, the new works were performed in the school hall on the 5th December, along with Stravinsky's Octet. 

This project was supported by The McGlashan Charitable Trust.

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The Glasgow Barons Inaugural Concert 

The inaugural concert of the Glasgow Barons Orchestra at Govan Parish Church, featuring Warlock’s Capriol Suite, Paul O’Brien’s Songs from Harmony, Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings, Govan Old Parish Church

Supported by Creative Scotland.