News - Da Capo Alba joined by BBC Young Musician of the Year finalist

Friday June 21, 2013

Da Capo Alba to perform with previous finalist of the BBC Young Musician of the Year


Da Capo Alba, Scotland’s premier mandolin and guitar orchestra regular performers in the West End Festival will be joined on Saturday 22nd June by flautist Shona Brown. Shona Brown

Shona from Motherwell, began playing the flute at the age of 12.  A few months later she recorded on Mogwai's debut album "Young Team", which inspired her to pursue the life of a musician. She went on to study classical flute, winning awards from the BBC Young Musician of the Year and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama amongst others.  After a time working in London, she returned to Scotland to set up SoundRoutes - a record label promoting community choirs and music projects.

Shona will be performing two solo pieces and will also play alongside Da Capo Alba, who will be conducted by Barbara Pommerenke-Steel. There will be something for everyone as the orchestra explores a range of musical styles from baroque and classical to ragtime and Latin American.

An evening of entertainment not to be missed!

Concert details: Saturday 22nd June 2013 at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Cathedral, Great Western Road

For more information visit our website, facebook & twitter page.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Shona enjoys rehearsal time with Da Capo Alba

 


Guest Blog post by Robert McKerlie, Lanarkshire Guitar and Mandolin Association (LGMA)

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What's on this weekend...21-23 June

Friday June 21, 2013

A few highlights from each day over the weekend.... Remember to check the website for full details

Ruth Martin with Support

Friday 21 June
6:00pm

Armed with an acoustic guitar and a rich, soulful voice, Ruth Martin has an individual blend of acoustic folk-blues and her music has been described as: “emotive, sparse, haunting, beautiful”. Sponsored by PM Music who have persuaded artists from their West End Festival programme to play this last show in the series exclusively for Club members, their guests and limited members of the public.

Organisers:
www.acousticaffair.co.uk
www.arlingtonbaths.co.uk

Booking and ticket info:

For more information and to book tickets, visit 
www.acousticaffair.co.uk

Venue: Arlington Baths

Othello

Friday 21 June
7:30pm

O beware my lord of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.” When Othello, Moorish general of the Venetian army, marries the beautiful young Desdemona, the stage is set for an intimate and intense tragedy of jealousy, betrayal and manipulation as the villainous Iago sets out to destroy them both. Bard in the Botanics is Scotland’s biggest and best-loved festival of Shakespeare and it returns for its 12th annual season with a brand new production of this most heart-breaking and beautiful story.

Organisers:
www.bardinthebotanics.co.uk

Booking and ticket info:

Tickets £16 (£10 conc) from website or phone 0141 429 0022 • www.bardinthebotanics.co.uk

Venue: Botanic Gardens

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers present: “The Way of the Drum”

Friday 21 June

7:30pm

Experience the thundering rhythms of Taiko in a dynamic and captivating show, and gain a unique insight into the world of this powerful art form. A fusion of primal rhythm, energy, choreographed movement and infectious humour to captivate audiences of all ages. After years of performing at some of the UK’s most prestigious venues, TV appearances, touring across continents and collaborating with different musicians from countless genres, members of Mungenkyo now return to the roots of Taiko with a lively and entertaining concert, performing an array of traditional Taiko whilst revealing the history, culture and background in a spell-binding show.

Organisers:
www.cottiers.com
www.taiko.co.uk

Booking and ticket info:

Tickets £18/£10 from 0141 357 4000 or www.cottiers.com

Venue: Kelvinbridge Theatre, Lansdowne Church 414 Great Western Rd

Malt Whisky Master Classes

Friday 21 June
7:00pm

With six whiskies selected from some of Scotland’s finest distilleries, you will be guided by our passionate experts as you explore the history and the many differences that Scottish Single Malt Whisky has to offer. From the soft subtle tastes of the lowlands through Speyside, the Highlands, the Islands and of course the peated power of the Islay malts, you will come away with a greater understanding and enjoyment of one of Scotland’s greatest exports. Four sessions.
Booking and ticket info:

Tickets £16 Booking link

Venue: Bridie Library, Glasgow University Union

Bring Your Own Seat Cinema

 



Friday 21 June-     9:00pm





The Grosvenor Cinema presents Bring Your Own Seat: the outdoor movie experience with a twist! Vote for the film of your choice on Facebook and come to the secret location in the west end!


Booking and ticket info:

£1 from all ticket sales goes to Yorkhill Childrens Foundation

Venue: Grosvenor Cinema

Mill Girls On Tour 'Midsummer Special'




Friday 21 June                 9:00pm





Weaving Musical Threads presents the “Mill Girls on Tour”, a spell-binding synergy of poetry and musical interludes reflecting the history of the famous mill girls, their loves, feistiness, trials and triumphs. Right on the doorstep, the Renfrewshire Mill Girl poets are Tracy Patrick, Mo Blake, Gwen McKerrell and Kathryn Daly. Especially making the journey north to join them is guest artiste Scottish singer-songwriter Anna MacDonald. A West End Festival debut – this unique depiction of our important industrial heritage is a home-grown production with heart and humour.

Booking and ticket info:

This event is not ticketed.

Venue: St Louis Bar, 734 Dumbarton Road Glasgow

La Clinik Du Dr. Poembak: 
A Belgian Fanfare




Saturday 22 June                 1:00pm





The Poembak Collective brings together 20 musicians of diverse backgrounds.  This likeable brass band condenses all the elements of fantasy, burlesque and festivity that tickle our toes, warm up our ears and put us up in the air as soon as the music starts!  An eclectic repertoire of world music including jazz, tango, gypsy and Latino. Part of Fete de la Musique. Presented by the Alliance Francaise and WBI
.

1pm at Botanic Gardens, 3pm at Kelvingrove Gallery steps, 6pm at Ashton Lane.


Organisers:

www.afglasgow.org.uk www.wbi.beVenue: Botanic Gardens

Classic Cuts: The Changeling




Friday 21 June                1:00pm


Saturday 22 June           1:00pm




By Thomas Middleton, adapted and directed by Alan McKendrick.

One of the most linguistically elegant bloodbaths ever penned, “The Changeling” follows young Spanish noblewoman Beatrice-Joanna, who suffers the misfortune of meeting the first love of her life, Alsemero, just a few days after having become betrothed to another. Her subsequent wild recourse to dark tactics in pursuit of breaking this engagement – in the form of a heated alliance with aristocrat turned servant De Flores – are the meat and drink of this Jacobean film noir.  Suffice to say that trouble, desire, sex and death ensue.

Organisers:

www.oran-mor.co.uk

Booking and ticket info:

Ticket includes play, pie & pint.

Mon, Tues, Thurs £10, Wed £8, Fri & Sat £12.50. 
Tickets www.ticketweb.co.uk 0844477 1000 
or at the door on the day

Hidden Lane Studios Open Day




Saturday 22 June                 10:00am - 6:00pm





Open studios including model makers, picture framers, sculptors, stained glass makers, jewellers, painters, upholsterers, yoga, shiatsu, bespoke vintage clothing, personal trainers, music studios (rehearsal and recording), fashion designers, musical instrument makers, art repairers, graphic artists, music tuition (guitar and all stringed instruments), digital media productions, new and vintage vinyl, film animation, badge makers, t-shirt printers, art exhibitions, t-shirt, bag and mug designers and the celebrated Hidden Lane Tearoom.
Organisers:

www.hiddenlane.com

Venue: Hidden Lane, 1081 Argyle Street,  Glasgow

Da Capo Alba In Concert




Saturday 22 June                 7:30pm





A chance to hear Scotland’s premier Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra in concert in this beautiful cathedral, which has become Da Capo Alba’s regular venue for their annual performance as part of the West End Festival.  Da Capo Alba, conducted by Barbara Pommerenke-Steel, play a range of musical styles from baroque and classical to ragtime and Latin American.  Something for every taste and all entertaining!

Organisers:

www.mandolinscotland.org

Booking and ticket info:

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/215946

Venue: St Mary's Cathedral, 300 Great Western Road Glasgow

The Saturday Show




Saturday 22 June                 9:00pm
Our fabulous flagship Saturday show has been sold out every week for the past five years. And no wonder- it’s the best night out in Glasgow. With Dave Fulton, Diane Spencer, John McGoldrick and host Joe Heenan.


Organisers: www.thestand.co.uk

Booking and ticket info:

Tickets £15. Tickets from 0844 335 8879. We require advance payment for Sat evenings

Venue: Stand Comedy Club, 333 Woodlands Road Glasgow

Paintings On Railings


Saturday 22 June                 All Day

Sunday 23 June                 All Day

Saturday 29 June                 All Day

Sunday 30 June                 All Day

Long established outdoor art gallery at the Botanic Gardens railings started in 1996 as part of the first West End Festival.  Come and see a large variety of original art, craftwork and photography - meet the artists and maybe buy something! To exhibit call Lynne Scobbie 07779 977612.

If wet, come back another day!
Venue: Botanic Gardens

WEF Sunday All-Dayer

Sunday 23 June                 8:00pm

After the success of last year’s inaugural West End Festival All Dayer it is coming back again this year with another 14 acts playing across the basement venue, main bar and stunning auditorium at Oran Mor. The Twilight Sad will be headlining the auditorium with a very special stripped back set and Meursault and Campfires in Winter have also been announced at time of going to print. Keep an eye on the Oran Mor website for more announcements in the coming weeks.

Organisers:

www.oran-mor.co.uk

Booking and ticket info:

Tickets £18 in advance from 
www.ticketweb.co.uk / 0844 477 1000, Tickets 
Scotland 0141 204 5151 or at the main bar / www.oran-mor.co.uk. Also available on the door: £20.

Venue: Oran Mor

Lansdowne International 
Film Festival

Sunday 23 June                 6:30pm
Sunday 30 June                 6:30pm

Forget about Cannes!  Every Sunday evening in June the Lansdowne will be screening a selection of international film in the Glasshouse. Each week will feature different world cinema from anime to arthouse with a bit of Bollywood for good measure!  Free popcorn for all plus two pizzas for £10 will make this an excellent and affordable way to expand your cultural horizons.

Organisers:

www.lansdownebar.co.uk

Venue: Lansdowne Bar, 7a Lansdowne Crescent Glasgow

Sunday Folk Sessions At Dram!

Sunday 23 June                 7:00pm
Sunday 30 June                 7:00pm

Classy Scottish music from Feather-fingered Phil and the gang.  Toe-tapping and funky fiddling all night in the Wee Dram.

Organisers: www.dramglasgow.co.uk

Venue: Dram! 232-246 Woodlands Road Glasgow
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