Another week, another slew of live shows, but it’s the final 7 days of Celtic Connections…

Monday 30th sees doyennes of alt.bluegrass (and CC shoo-ins) Southern Tenant Folk Union play the Hug and Pint.

On Tuesday 31st, veteran indie supergroup Wojtek the Bear also have a CC show, at Broadcast.

Mystery duo The Albatross play Glasgow King Tut’s on Thursday 2nd. However, the word is out – with My Latest Novel on a semi-permanent hiatus, Gary Deveney has frmed the new act with Kenny Wilson from Two Wings.

On Thursday 2nd at Dundee Reading Rooms, Slam
Same night at Aberdeen Tunnels, The Van T’s. They’re at Inverness Mad Hatters the following night

Friday 3rd sees Meursault play the Hug and Pint, another Celtic Connections show.As is the Mull Historical Society show at St Lukes, Martha Wainright / Ed Harcourt who are at the O2, the Pronto Mama / Vegan Leather double blil at Oran Mor, and Irish accordian wizard Sharon Shannon who’s at the Old Fruitmarket.

Perth’s Green Room welcomes alt.blues troubadour Dave Arcari on Saturday 4th, while in Glasgow – yup, a CC gig – Yip Man makes his Glasgow debut at the Hug and Pint. Support’s from Bloke Music, and recent Jockrock introductees Yakima. SAY award holder Anna Meredith is at the CCA, Alice Mara (out of the Hazey Janes) is at St Andrews in the Square, Heidi Talbot plays the Mitchell Theatre, The Treacherous Orchestra are at the O2 ABC, and the remarkable spectacle of the Issho Drummers can be viewed (and heard, obviously) at the Glad Cafe.

Which makes Sunday’s listings a little bare… but it makes your gig choice pretty straightforward, with the rather fine ensemble Randolph’s Leap at Broadcast.