The Old Fruitmarket

The Old Fruitmarket
Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ
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The Old Fruitmarket

The Old Fruitmarket is a concert hall, part of the City Halls and adjoining the grand hall. It was a functioning market until the 1970s.

It has hosted concerts by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. It has a flexible capacity of 1000-2000 and is used for jazz and traditional music events, and also by the BBC SSO for more experimental contemporary music events.

Events at this venue

There are 13 events at this location

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Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).

The Chair and NoGood Boyo

Orkney eight-piece, The Chair, promise a raucously musical blend of folk, blues, reels, rock, dub, klezmer and plenty more. Formed at the Orkney Folk Festival in 2014, they have garnered a cult following for riotous live performances of their unique brand of “Orkney Stomp”: a fusion of fiddle, accordion, bass, guitar…

Sat 5 Feb 2022

£19.80* / 0141 353 8000

DakhaBrakha and support

With a sound self-styled as “ethno-chaos”, Ukrainian quartet DakhaBrakha forge a thrillingly dynamic synthesis of their venerable native folk music with contemporary and international elements. Originally formed in 2004, to accompany avant-garde performances at Kiev’s Centre for Contemporary Art, they have since…

Sat 22 Jan 2022

£20.90* / 0141 353 8000

Efterklang and support

The Danish trio Efterklang bring their haunting brand of experimental electronica to the Celtic Connections stage with a new album that, fittingly, is all about reconnecting. Mads Brauer, Rasmus Stolberg and Casper Clausen describe Windflowers as “the sound of three friends finding each other at a time when the world…

Thu 27 Jan 2022

£20.90* / 0141 353 8000

Fisherman's Friends

A nine-man shanty folk group drawing on 200 years of traditional vocal repertoire.

Sun 10 Apr 2022

£27.50–£36.85 / 0141 353 8000

Gordon Buchanan - 30 Years In The Wild: The Anniversary Tour

One of the most prominent wildlife presenters and filmmakers working today, Gordon Buchanan's journey is a remarkable story to tell. Having produced some of the most popular wildlife programmes on the BBC, we have been able to see his incredible passion for the animal kingdom and the unique ability he has for presenting…

Sat 26 Feb 2022

£29.70 / 0141 353 8000

Jill Jackson and Lady Nade

With her heady early stint fronting feisty pop/rockers Speedway firmly in the rear-view mirror, Paisley-born singer-songwriter Jill Jackson is now a rapidly ascendant star of UK Americana. Working solo since 2005, she inaugurated her career reinvention with a pilgrimage to Nashville’s Bluebird Café, and subsequently…

Sun 30 Jan 2022

£20.35* / 0141 353 8000

Kiefer Sutherland

The UK-born Canadian actor and singer performs his country music material.

Fri 11 Feb 2022

£36.56 / 0141 353 8000

'Schenectady Calling' featuring Martin Taylor

Part of the Shetland 550 series at Celtic Connections 2022, Schenectady Calling celebrates the singular legacy of Shetland guitar hero ‘Peerie’ Willie Johnson (1920-2007, a pioneer of folk/jazz fusion long before such terms were invented. As immortalised in the song 'Schenectady Calling Peerie Willie Johnson', penned by…

Sun 23 Jan 2022

£18.70* / 0141 353 8000

St. Paul and the Broken Bones

Soulful Southern rock group St. Paul font-style: italic;">The Alien Coast. A fever dream in sonic form, St. Paul & The Broken Bones’ new album The Alien Coast represents the most adventurous and original output yet from an ever-evolving musical powerhouse.  In a profound shift for the Alabama-bred eight-piece—Paul…

Fri 4 Feb 2022

£27.50* / 0141 353 8000

Talisk and JigJam

Talisk gigs “start off at a gallop and speed up from there” according to Folk Radio – so music-lovers are in for an explosive session. Having scooped the Danny Kyle Award shortly after forming in 2014, the Glasgow-based band have become Celtic Connections favourites. Together, concertina-player Mohsen Amini, guitarist…

Sat 29 Jan 2022

£17.60* / 0141 353 8000

Tom McGuire & The Brassholes

Eight-piece high energy, funk, blues jazz and soul band from Glasgow.

Sat 12 Mar 2022

£19.68 / 01382 228496

The Twilight Sad (stripped back)

Famed for their notoriously loud live performances, The Twilight Sad bring a very special, intimate show to Celtic Connections, featuring stripped-back songs from across their critically acclaimed body of work. Forged in Kilsyth and honed while touring with idols, The Cure, they describe their bold, dark sound as “folk…

Fri 21 Jan 2022

£27.50* / 0141 353 8000

Le Vent du Nord - 20th Anniversary with Special Guests

Join Le Vent du Nord for a rollicking 20th birthday celebration. Formed in 2002, the quintet are old friends of Celtic Connections and their dynamically modern brand of Quebecois folk, rooted in Celtic music from both Ireland and Brittany, encapsulates the festival’s cross-cultural spirit, winning them fans who book year…

Fri 28 Jan 2022

£22.00* / 0141 353 8000

Reviews & features

SNJO plays Coltrane

3 Jul 20074 stars

JAZZ John Coltrane is the most iconic of modern jazz giants, and it was inevitable that the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra would get round to honouring the master. Tommy Smith chose the 40th anniversary of his death, and celebrated Trane’s own…