Clanadonia were thrilled to be asked to welcome athletes, and the rest of the world, to the Commonwealth Games last night. The performance went down a storm with the 40,000 strong crowd at Celtic Park with the band receiving a humbling standing ovation following their performance.
We’re proud to have been part of such a momentous occasion and proud that it all happened in our home city of Glasgow!
Wishing all the athletes all the very best of luck over the coming 10 days.
Royal Highland Show 2014 – 19th – 22nd June
Clanadonia will be performing on the opening day of the Royal Highland Show today. The guys have played this event a few times over the years and always go down storm and also thoroughly enjoy themselves. Stonkingly good weather for it too but rain is traditional at the RHS…
The guys were delighted to have been asked to perform at the glorious Gleneagles Hotel at the weekend for the clothes and sportswear company Adidas. The band were recommended to them by Boss Models and they had a great time playing some musical accompaniment to for a pair of dancers and went down a storm, as ever.
Aside from being only the 5th time in 20 years that no member of the old firm is in attendance, another good reason to keep an eye on the Scottish Cup final on Saturday would be to witness the guys playing the trophy up the tunnel to start the opening ceremony. The game between St Johnstone and Dundee United will be played at Celtic Park as Hampden is undergoing a major refit to be ready for the Commonwealth Games, the band will also be playing outside on the day before the game so plenty of photo ops there.
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.
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.
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
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.
In the middle weekend in June, the guys play at the Harley Davidson festival in Rome. HD are celebrating 110 years of “freedom” so it’s only fitting the Braveheart boys help them out with that. The organisers expect many thousands of HOGs todescend on the city coming from all corners of the globe and the head honchos of this family run company will be there too.
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.