Glasgow’s Historic Pavilion Theatre has helped launch the international careers of many a young performer over the years including Edinburgh boy Harry Lauder, Jimmy Logan, Lulu, Charlie Chaplin and some guy called Billy Connolly. Don’t know what happened to him. Also putting in a raft of appearances many moons ago was someone called Jimmy Hill. On investigation it turns out it wasn’t the chisel-chinned football ‘pundit’, which is a shame as I reckon that had he been booked in after that comment about David Narey’s screamer against Brazil, he’d have had the Tartan army queuing round the block with armfuls of tomatoes. But I digress, it’s competition time in the Glaswegian.
The paper is running a competition where five lucky individuals can win a pair of tickets to the “Magic of Scotland” event at the Pavilion on the 17th to 19th of November. Other acts confirmed for this event are lone piper, Amber Ives, John Carmichael and the Alexander Brothers, amongst others. The Glaswegian, again the paper, used Freak Music’sClanadonia front-man Tu-Bardh as selling point for this promo. I think the sub-text is supposed to be call this number or else…
Since the dust settled on the various festivals Edinburgh hosts every August, a very different breed of tourist has taken up residence on the streets of the city. See below:
Jungle City are keen to stress although they do look nice, they’re not there for decoration, they’re all for sale at a charity event on the 29th of September at the newly refurbished National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street. They pride themselves on being the only art exhibition of its kind in the world today which is of animals, for animals and they are a whopping 100% charitable, which means ALL the money they raise goes towards celebrating the magnificence of Asia’s endangered wildlife, generating mass awareness of their plight and making everyone smile at the same time. Among highlights of the event, you will find a herd of life-sized Asian elephants lead a community of brightly painted orangutans, hornbills, tigers and crocodiles through the streets, parks and buildings of the world’s most iconic cities with the aim of raising £50m over the next ten years for their survival.
Freak Music are proud be supplying the music for the event in the shape everyone’s favourite noisemakers: Clanadonia
The festival season may be over but over at our agent’s, Freak Music, they’re hard at work chasing up European festivals for us for 2012. There’s a vast number of festivals out there, some in the very specialised 10-15,000 attendees bracket up to the 50-70,000 crazy weekends. Watch this space.
All roads will lead to Fintona this weekend when the Country Living Festival opens at 9.30am on Saturday & Sunday. A vast array of entertainment and trade stands will be present making this an ideal day out for all the family, all on your doorstep. Located in beautiful countryside in Tyrone the prestigious Ecclesville Park will be transformed into a sea of all things country comprising both a wide range of entertainment and exhibitors.
Freak’s very own Clanadonia opened the proceedings at T in the Park this year. A 12:15 start on the main stage saw them lining up with the likes of Coldplay, Beyonce and the Manic Street Preachers!
Clanadonia are one of Freak Music’s most loved bands and they’re certainly no strangers to playing at such large events. Their dynamic sound and stage presence effortlessly won over the crowds. For those of you still unfamiliar with the band they are a traditional tribal drums and pipes band with an authentic highland look and sound. Take a look at their Freak Music profile to find out more about their unique and interesting past.