Pete Heywood (of The Living Tradition magazine, Living Tradition Summer Schools and Common Ground Scotland) is starting up a new concert series, and a parallel series of events exploring the history of the folk revival. This new initiative is in Adelaide’s in Bath Street, Glasgow. This is a venue which has hosted folk music many times over the years including concerts with La Bottine Souriante, Open House and Jean Redpath. It is a great venue and is particularly suited to graphic projection which will be used for some of the events.
The first evening is something a little different; a Concert with Jimmy Lee which with the use of projected graphics behind him, his songs and his guitar, telling the story of Jimmy’s quite incredible life.
Thereafter, there will be Friday and Saturday nights on a monthly basis. Friday nights will mainly be exploring elements of folk music history in a format being called ‘Silent Movies on the Radio’. On the Saturday evenings more straight forward concerts will be presented.
Tickets are available on-line and will be available on the door. www.trad.org.uk
Through Traditional Arts Development, a community interest company, Pete Heywood is putting on events at Adelaide’s on a monthly basis, with the intention of ‘flying the flag’ for folk music in Glasgow and promoting, on a shared basis, the range of events being presented throughout and outside of the City.
They are keen to develop a regional mailing list so that they can inform people of what is going on in the area. If you live in Glasgow or the West of Scotland and would like to be kept in touch, you can join the list via the link on the website www.trad.org.uk.