West End Festival 2016: Karen Matheson & Band, Maryhill Central Community Hall
Karen Matheson And Band
Saturday 04 Jun 7:30pm
Maryhill Central Community Halls, 292 Maryhill Road, Glasgow, G20 7YE
Tickets £16 plus booking fee (£18 at the door). Tickets in advance from Ticketsource or by phone 0333 666 3366. Booking fees apply.
Widely recognised as the compelling vocals of Celtic super-group Capercaillie, Karen is immersed in the deep well of traditional songs that have been her inspiration for over 30 years of recording and performing world-wide. Her stunning rendition of “Ae Fond Kiss” stole the show at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, to a televised audience of a billion people around the world.
As a solo performer, Karen has been involved in various projects including the award-winning BBC TV series ‘Transatlantic Sessions’, where she has recorded tracks with artists such as james Taylor, Nanci Griffith, Emmylou Harris, the McGarrigle Sisters and a host of respected Scottish musicians. Her many other collaborations include Algerian singer Idir, Breton guitarist Dan ar Bras, and Portuguese star Dulce Pontes as well as the late Pete Seeger.
With Capercaillie – “the most exciting and vibrant band in the field of Celtic music today” (Billboard), Karen has enjoyed a stellar career. Capercaillie have sold more than a million albums, perfomed in over 30 countries and written and featured music for the film “Rob Roy”.
“Karen Matheson has a throat that was surely touched by God.” Sean Connery.
Support acts to be announced.
All seated concert. Unreserved places.
Part of the West End Festival 2016
- Govanhill Children’s Book Festival
- Hannah Rarity at Cottiers (rescheduled)
- Kim Edgar and Rhona Macfarlane at Cottiers
- Piping Live! Family Fun Day
- Scotland on Tour – The Rum Shack, Glasgow
- The Paul McKenna Band – Websters Theatre
- The Mould That Changed The World – Websters Theatre
- Access Film Club: Hot Fuzz
- Blind Ambition at Glasgow Film Theatre
- Eric Ravilious: Drawn To War at GFT
- Notre Dame On Fire at GFT
- Nightclubbing: The Birth of Punk Rock in New York City
- The Harder They Come – 50th Annivesary
- Break the Cycle of Homelessness with Social Bite
- Occupy! Occupy! Occupy! – graphic novel launch
- Cottiers – Bar, Restaurant, Theatre, Glasgow West End
- Govanhill’s Got Talent
- Mary Irvine’s Blog: Review – The Way Home by Robin Scott-Elliot
- Beyond the Rainbow (100th Birthday Celebration for Judy Garland)
- CINE(STHESIA )- Last Day of the Trams