Music highlights from Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games programme
- Claire Sawers
- 15 July 2014
Summer set to be a sonic delight with scheduled performances from artists including Mogwai, Hudson Mohawke and Aidan Moffat
Chemikal Underground’s spotlight on the East End’s charms continues, with Mogwai and Hudson Mohawke playing the Last Big Weekend in Richmond Park (Sat 30 & Sun 31 Aug); two RM Hubbert shows – one with the reunited El Hombre Trajeado (Sat 12 Jul), the other supported by marvellous oddball Richard Dawson (Fri 8 Aug); plus a Neu! Reekie! date in Easterhouse, with The Pastels. (Sat 19 Jul).
Various venues, until Sun 31 Aug.
From Scotland with Love
The Scottish Screen Archive was raided for black-and-white footage of 1960s dancehalls, post-war donkey rides on the beach, peat turf cutting and rioting in the streets. King Creosote has written an album to soundtrack it at this live performance/screening.
Glasgow Green Live Zone, Thu 31 July.
Where You’re Meant to Be
Aidan Moffat (above) has been touring the north, with help from members of the Twilight Sad, Bdy_Prts and Alasdair Roberts, updating the traditional Scottish folk song, with bawdy, sweary and beautiful results. And now their road trip has been turned into a film by Paul Fegan.
Glasgow, Sun 31 Aug.
Panning for Gold
The missing link between the Caribbean and … tropical Northumberland. Youth steel bands from the UK and the West Indies perform this piece by composer and squeezebox player Alistair Anderson, accompanied by a clog dancer and visuals filmed during Trinidad’s carnival season.
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sat 2 Aug.
Away With the Birds
An all-female choir perform ‘Guth an Eòin’ (Voice of the Bird) in Canna harbour, in the Small Isles. It’s a composition by Hanna Tuulikki, illustrator, bird obsessive, keening vocalist, member of Two Wings and here, observer of ‘the mimesis of birds in Gaelic song’, as she weaves archived traditional songs into a site-specific soundscape.
Isle of Canna, Fri 29–Sat 30 Aug.