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Jim King

The Glasgow Festival

This year, GCC are promoting two major events under the one banner. There's the Festival On The River and The Festival On The Green (previously The Glasgow Show). Both of these events are great family days out and I'm stepping up as the host and friendly face of The Folk/Acoustic Zone at the Green on the weekend of 1st and 2nd August.

The acts performing in the F/A Zone will be Steven Clark (with a surprise support band), Clova and The Easy Orchestra. Show starts at 12:30 and ends around 5:15 both days.

I'm also reliably informed that a top Eagles Tribute band are playing on the Main Music Stage.

For more information regarding the event go to the link...

http://www.itsglasgowfestivaltime.com/gs.html
Jim King

Corrections...

It seems that the Eagles tribute band 'Hotel California' aren't appearing after all, which is a disappointment. If you follow the link you can get to their website and hear just how good they are.
Catskinner

Oh that's a shame eh?

In the late 1970s I played in pub bands and Eagles covers were tediously de rigeur, so much so that I fell asleep on stage once during one of my own guitar solos. (Long time ago, don't ask. It was Rutherglen so I had an excuse.)

I thinkthe fact that a show was headlined by a "Tribute Band", (as distinct from the likes of Stramash doing their Matt McGinn show), would actually put me off going to the event.

Go to Jim's folk/acoustic stage. Turn up in droves. Show the organisers that proper music's got an audience!
Jim King

On the Main Music Stage on Saturday, the show includes...

Waterfront Show Band   -   sorry, I don't know anything about them, my loss I'm sure.

MacDonald Bros   -   X Factor duet of some renown.

Big Vern and the Shootas   -   these guys have been around for a very long time and they are a very good rocking covers band.

On Sunday, there's the addition of Artie and Cilla with the Singing Kettle.
Onny

Jim King wrote:
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On Sunday, there's the addition of Artie and Cilla with the Singing Kettle.


I was all a quiver till I got to the Singing Kettle bit. I absolutely understand why they do it but Cilla is such a loss to traditional singing (I know she still does a bit) Smilie_PDT

The Cilla and Artie LP is still one of my favourites. You can get the CD over on Simone's place http://www.footstompin.com/produc...nd_artie_tresize__cilla_and_artie
Onny

The Festival On The Green (previously The Glasgow Show).

BobKnight

The band I occasionally play bass with are well known in Aberdeen for their Eagles covers. At one time it was suggested that we go the whole hog and become an Eagles tribute band.

Suggested names were: The Seagles. Well... there's a lot of damned seagulls in Aberdeen. That one was abandoned when I suggested we have "The Gull From Yesterday" as our theme tune. (See the "Hell Freezes Over" album)

I also suggested "Motel California" because it wasn't quite as good as a Hotel. (Glares)

In the end the whole idea quietly died a death.
Catskinner

Haha

If your band was from round our way it'd be DWP B&B California.
Jim King

nudge
East Coaster

Talking of Glasgow festivals, what's Charlie Harrigan doing these days?
Catskinner

Last I saw Charlie I bumped into him in a bar in Lamlash in 2005

He claimed to own the biggest most tasteless floating gin palace moored in the bay, which was probably true.
Jim King

I've just looked at the weather forecast. Bring a brolly if your going.
Onny

East Coaster wrote:
Talking of Glasgow festivals, what's Charlie Harrigan doing these days?


Maybe we could have a thread dedicated to people who've presided over the demise of folk festivals and reserve a spot for Dave Francis.

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