Clanadonia set to welcome the guests at the 18th MOBO awards this weekend.

Mobo 18

As I’m sure a fair few of you will know, the 18th annual MOBO awards will be taking place in Glasgow on at the newly minted SSE Hydro  this Saturday.

The Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards was established in 1996 by Kanya King and Andy Ruffell to recognise and celebrate artists who create ‘black’ or ‘urban’ music.  In its 18 years, it has only been held outside on London in 2009, 2011 and now this year, all of these ceremonies have been held in Glasgow. You are most welcome nice people.

Clanadonia rock the boat for Johnnie Walker.


This week the guys played at a rather swanky corporate event for the whisky Johnnie Walker who have been on the high seas for a few weeks, (all info here), hobnobbing with a few Scottish rugby players along the way too. The yacht had berthed at the weekend and the organisers have been entertaining guests away from the madness of the festival down in Leith.

Summer Festivals Itinerary


This summer sees the guys doing a fair bit of work on the festival circuit:

Saturday 8th June

Bully Club, Irish Folk Festival, Poyenburg, Germany.

Thursday 13th – Saturday 15th June

Harley Festival, Rome

Friday 12th July

Concert in Belchatow, Poland

Friday 2nd – Saturday 3rd August

Loreley Tattoo, Germany

Thursday 12th September – Sunday 15th September

European Buskers Festival, Landshut, Germany


Irish Folk Festival – Poyenberg, Germany.


We know they’re not technically Irish, but the guys are delighted to have been invited to play at the Irish folk festival in Poyenberg, Germany on the 7th, 8th and 9th of June this year. The festival has been going for years and hopes to draw a capacity crowd of 7500 bodies over the three days and tickets are apparently selling well. Enjoy.

Clanadonia play the piping hot ball and the great Scot awards.

The guys are playing at two events over the weekend, both for very different but worthy reasons.

On October 5th 2012 – the third annual Piping Hot Ball will take place in Dalziel Park, Motherwell in the grounds of Wishaw Hospital – all monies raised from this event are donated to the Maggies Cancer Care Centre.

The Sunday Mail has once again launched their campaign to find the unsung heroes and community champions of Scotland as part of the 22nd annual Great Scot awards on Saturday 6th October 2012 at the Glasgow Hilton Hotel. We are searching the length and breadth of the country to find out who the people are that make us all proud to be Scottish. This evening really is the people’s Oscars, where our winners will share the stage with the Scottish stars of entertainment, sport and business.

Clanadonia playing at Edinburgh Fringe events.

Edinburgh Festival

The guys wil be playing at various spots around Edinburgh this August at 8.15pm.

The three sites are:

Parliament Square (PS), off the High Street, Hunter Square (HS), beside the Tron Kirk and The Mound (MO) in the shadow of the art galleries.

The dates are:

  • 3rd – PS
  • 5th – HS
  • 6th – HS
  • 9th – MO
  • 12th – MO
  • 18th – PS
  • 20th – MO
  • 23th – PS
  • 26th – MO
  • 27th – PS

See yez there!

Summer news!

Clanadonia are proud to be headlining the Keltisch midzomer festival in Bad Nieuweschans in Holland this week. This is the 6th year this festival has been staged but it’s the first time the guys have played it. They’re due to welcome the crowds on the Friday, play a few sets around the ground on the Saturday, including play at a hand-fasting event and then closing the show on the Sunday night.

Later in the month they are playing at the Scottish Car show an in August the Edinburgh festival begins and the guys will be playing a few street events, during the month, keep an eye on this site for more news of that.

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