Live at the Star Club, October – November, 2014

All gigs are held in The Admiral Bar, Waterloo Street, Glasgow G2 7DA and start at 8.00pm.

james keelaghanJames Keelaghan    

28th October                                                       

£10   Called Canada’s finest singer-songwriter, James Keelaghan is an artist who has proven to be a man for all seasons. As the calendar pages have turned, for almost a quarter of a century now, this poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has gone about his work with a combination of passion, curiosity intent and intensity. Possessed of an insatiable appetite for finding the next unique story line, Keelaghan forges his pieces with brilliant craftsmanship and monogrammed artistic vision, making him one of the most distinctive and readily identifiable voices on both the Canadian and international singer-songwriter scenes. His songbook has enlightened, enthralled, and been embraced, by audiences around the world.

pauline a.jpgPauline Alexander with Edwin Gallacher  

4th November                                 


Pauline is an extraordinary Scottish singer from the east end of Glasgow. Musically she is someone who feels there is no need to stick to a particular style of music.  Her belief is that a good song is a good song regardless of genre.With a fine blend of original material and interpretation of song, she weaves from genre to genre that serves both to entertain and delight.   Edwin accompanies Pauline and plays with a fingerstyle guitar which is partly rag time blues inspired.   “… her voice is quite de luxe ! Never miss an opportunity of hearing her!”  Iain Anderson, Radio Scotland.

  Bruce Molsky  

11th November                                                                   


  To play traditional music, you’ve got to be something of a folklorist, hand-selecting songs learned from field recordings, festivals, and old-timers. Bruce Molsky goes above and beyond: the world’s premier old-time fiddler walks around with a library’s worth of lyrics and music humming in his head.


Allan Taylor    

18th November                                                                      

£9   For 40 years he has been considered as the consummate performer, a writer of literary gracefulness whose troubadour chronicles encapsulate the realism of otherwise unsung heroes, otherwise uncharted lives. His songs are faultlessly constructed and flawlessly performed, with his instantly recognisable voice, attractively dark and mellow, and his intricately detailed yet full-sounding guitar playing. His songs are written from a lifetime of travelling; always the observer passing through, each song is a vignette of life, like a story told over a drink in a bar.


  Rebecca Wright & Donald McKay  


25th November                                      

£8   Rebecca & Donald’s  music has been likened to that of a good Scotch whisky: delightfully smooth, full of character and highly addictive. With voices that can instantly transport you to another place and time, Donald’s traditional and original songs from his native Scotland are beautifully complemented by Rebecca’s insightful Australian originals and thoughtful selection of contemporary gems.

Carol Kidd Wild Cabaret, 2nd November, 2014
Peatbog Faeries, Thursday 23rd October, OranMor G12

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