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.

Event times

There are 16 events at this location

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BEMIS celebrates BURNS: A Toast Tae The Lassies

Event on sale soon. More information to follow.

Wed 25 Jan

£22 (includes meal) / 0141 353 8000

Part of Celtic Connections.

Billy Bragg & Joe Henry

Though originally associated with early 1980s post-punk, Barking bard Billy Bragg has always drawn equal inspiration from US ballad traditions, as highlighted by his Mermaid Avenue collaborations with Wilco on previously unrecorded Woody Guthrie songs. In March 2016, Bragg teamed up with renowned Stateside…

Thu 26 Jan

£20.00 / 0141 353 8000

Part of Celtic Connections.

Colin Hay

Solo show from Aussie / Scottish singer-songwriter Colin Hay of Men at Work fame.

Mon 3 Apr

£20 / 0141 353 8000

Dervish 25th and support

More information to follow.

Sat 21 Jan

£16 / 0141 353 8000

Part of Celtic Connections.

Fairport Convention @ 50 and Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe

On May 27th 2017, it will be exactly 50 years since Fairport Convention played their debut gig, at St Michael’s Church Hall in Golders Green. Kicking off their mammoth golden anniversary tour at Celtic Connections - complete with an appropriately-themed new album, 50:50@50 - Fairport are a much-loved living link to that…

Tue 24 Jan


Former X Factor runners up perform pop-opera covers of well-known songs.

Thu 16 Mar

£27.50 / 0141 353 8000


Celtic Connections has witnessed Scottish folk music cross-fertilising with myriad other variants of the artform, from symphonic classical sounds to experimental jazz, and now opera joins the fold with a welcome revival of Hirda, a new chamber work inspired by the music, stories, history and lore of Shetland. Premièred in…

Sun 5 Feb

£18 / 0141 353 8000

Part of Celtic Connections.

King Creosote and Charlie Cunningham

Of all the unexpected twists and turns that have characterised King Creosote’s 20-year, umpteen-album musical odyssey, perhaps the least predictable of all was his 2014 breakthrough into UK Top 30 popularity, thanks to an official commission for that year’s Glasgow Commonwealth Games. From Scotland With Love, composed to…

Fri 27 Jan

£20 / 0141 353 8000

Part of Celtic Connections.

Rab Noakes, 70/50 in 2017

The coming year brings two major milestones for veteran Scottish troubadour Rab Noakes: his 70th birthday, and the 50th anniversary of his first fully professional gig. While modestly self-styled as “21st-century skiffle”, Noakes’s music thus encompasses the whole history of rock’n’roll, meanwhile linking back to its…

Thu 2 Feb

£16 / 0141 353 8000

Part of Celtic Connections.

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Sharon Shannon Band & Special Guests and Aurelio

Event on sale soon. More information to follow.

Fri 3 Feb

Sharon Shannon

The Ruan-born accordionist combines traditional Celtic music with modern folk.

Fri 3 Feb


Oxford band with a nice line in roof-raising, majestic folkedelia.

Mon 6 Mar

£16 / 0141 353 8000

Strathspey and Surreal Society and support

Event on sale soon.  Strathspey and Surreal Society returns to Celtic Connections – and now the band is even bigger! 20 of Scotland’s top fiddlers led by Aidan O’Rourke, Chris Stout and Patsy Reid form an amassed supergroup to celebrate and rejuvenate the proud legacy of the Strathspey and Reel Society. Featuring…

Sat 4 Feb

£16 / 0141 353 8000

Part of Celtic Connections.

Where You're Meant to be Ceilidh

A ceilidh in memory of Sheila Stewart, focus of Where You're Meant to Be, with Aidan Moffat and lead singers and musicians from Scotland's folk scene.

Sun 22 Jan

£16 / 0141 353 8000

Part of Celtic Connections.

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…

Comments & ratings

3. sheshe21 Oct 2012, 10:17pm Report

want to be able to get previews to what will be on in Glasgow

2. sheshe21 Oct 2012, 10:16pm Report

looking forward to future musicals etc

1. Maggie5028 Feb 2010, 11:35am Report

Looking for tickets for MartinTaylor @The old fruitemarket on 24 June 2010

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