For once, we can provide you with a comprehensive gig listing for the week – even if the (virtual) shows are rather bunched around Monday 25th – Burns Night!
The Janey Godley Burns Supper – hosted by the Trump-batting comic – kicks off at 7pm and includes KT Tunstall, Donovan, Skerryvore, Manran, Tidelines, Dougie MacLean, Camille O’Sullivan, Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5. And many more.
Seemingly not Burns-themed, but also on Monday 25th, a Celtic Connections mega-bill – James Grant & Hallelujah String Quartet, Declan O’Rourke, Siobhan Wilson, and Zoë Bestel – watch from 7.30pm.
On Tuesday, Jamie Scott – previously of Japanese War Effort and MC Almond Milk / CARBS / Conquering Animal Sound – plays tracks from his recent ‘Halcyon Days’ album as part of Independent Venue Week (IVW) at the Glad Cafe – that’s online from 8pm.
On Thursday 28th, Alex Rex play as part of Independent Venue Week (IVW), at the Glad Cafe. Also forming the band are Rory Haye, Lavinia Blackwall and Marco Rea. Starting at 8pm, the gig is free-to-view, on a tip jar basis.
And on Saturday, another IVW show from the Glad Cafe – the Alasdair Roberts Trio, also including Stevie Jones and (yes) Alex Neilson. Again, it’s an 8pm kick-off, money goes in the tip jar.
Thursday 28th, from 8pm, should see Mt. Doubt‘s frontman Leo Bargery as ever playing songs for you (and you) on hishome livestream.
Thirty Pounds of Bone releases new album ‘whence, the’ on Friday 29th January, will perform a livestream via Academy of Music and Theatre Arts, from 7pm.
Also on Friday, another IVW show from the Glad Cafe – Martha Ffion, tune in here from 8pm.
A slight for Angus Munro and his (ir)regular live sets – he’ll be doing a Facebook stream on Saturday January 30th at 5pm.
And a Celtic Connections show online at 7.30pm on Saturday – from Elephant Sessions.
And Dean Owens – often recommended here for his Sunday live sets – has a Celtic Connections gig alongside Joey Burns & Martin Wenk out of Calexico, plus Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi, Kris Drever, and Cahalen Morrison – that’s on Sunday, from 8pm.