The best rock, pop, jazz & folk
The Kerrang! Tour featuring Biffy Clyro, The Bronx, The Audition and I Am Ghost The bible for the rockingmost draws together some new faces headed up with our finest exponents of wilful, joyful noiseisms. Barrowland, Glasgow, Tue 23 Jan. (Rock & Pop)
The Cowboy Junkies A rare appearance from one of the bands who established the template for this whole Americana thing with their painfully good album The Trinity Sessions. ABC, Glasgow, Wed 31 Jan.
Fiddlers’ Bid International They aren’t billed as the best celtic fiddle band on the planet for no reason, you know. A formidable blend of Scandic energy, Cape Breton virtuosity and Faeroese vocal finesse. Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Fri 26 Jan. (Celtic Connections)
Ballads of the Book A team of Scottish music’s brightest lights write music to accompany prose by a clutch of renowned poets and authors. James Yorkston, Ian Rankin, Karine Polwart, Roddy Woomble, AL Kennedy and King Creosote are among those involved, with a whole wheen of names expected for this show. Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Tue 30 Jan. (Celtic Connections)
Songs of Conscience with Odetta and Thea Gilmore More songs with a political edge as legendary soul singer Odetta teams up with several singers of note including English singer/songwriter Gilmore and Scots singers Corrina Hewat and Karine Polwart. Royal Concert Hall: Main Auditorium, Glasgow, Sun 28 Jan. (Celtic Connections)