A cultural centre and meeting place in the heart of Glasgow's West End, inside Oran Mor are two bars, two restaurants, a nightclub and stunning private event space available for hire in this converted church, formerly Kelvinside Parish Church. Refurbishment began back in 2002 and Oran Mor opened its doors in June 2004. Since then it has introduced a varying programme of events including new musical talents, comedy nights, a regular open mic session, occasional theatre performances and, of course, the hugely successful A Play, A Pie and A Pint series. Elsehwere, the Brasserie Restaurant uses Scottish produce wherever possible, freshly prepared by an in-house team of chefs, and bar meals are also served in the Whisky and Victorian Bars, incorporating the Conservatory.
Dreadzonetimes vary, £15various venues
Eclectic UK bunch fusing elements of dub, reggae, techno, folk and rock into their own musical soundscapes.
Ashley Collins7:00pm – 10:00pm, £8Oran Mor
The Scottish New Music Award nominee does her uplifting pop thing.
Neko Casetimes vary, £15various venues
American singer/songwriter and occasional New Pornographers musician, touring her most precise release to date, The Worse Things Gets.
China Crisis7:00pm – 10:00pm, £16Oran Mor
The 80s Liverpudlian pop-rockers stop by Glasgow as part of their current tour.
Martha Reeves and The Vandellas7:00pm – 10:00pm, £20Oran Mor
The mighty Motown legends play a set of (some of their many) hits.
Patrick Wolf7:00pm – 10:00pm, £16.50Oran Mor
Special seasonal outing from the experimental London singer/songwriter and his kit-bag of electro-pop gems, debuting a selection of new material on piano, tenor guitar, harp, viola, kantale, Theremin and electronics,...
Watson's Wind-Up Xmas Cracker7:00pm – 10:00pm, £15Oran Mor
Jonathan Watson and the team take a comical look at the more alternative stories that made this year's headlines.
The Silencers7:00pm – 10:00pm, £15Oran Mor
Local 80s post-meets-punk outfit, characterized by their melodic blend of pop, folk and traditional Celtic influences.
Big Countrytimes vary, prices varyvarious venues
Dunfermline-born 80s rockers formed when Stuart Adamson left The Skids in 1981 and recruited guitar partner Bruce Watson, now back and touring under their new line-up.
Cory Chisel7:30pm – 10:00pm, £13Oran Mor
Folk singer/songwriter raised on hymns and Johnny Cash, the result of which can be felt in his resonantly weathered vocals and incisive lyrics. Part of Celtic Connections.
The Ollam7:30pm – 10:00pm, £13Oran Mor
Irish-American trio who self describe their thing as 'neo-acoustic Celtic post-rock'. That'll cover it. Part of Celtic Connections.
Drever McGuire and Young7:30pm – 10:00pm, £13Oran Mor
Former Wolfstone singer/guitarist Ivan Drever, bodhran and flute player Frankie McGuire and multi-instrumentalist Rich Young pool their talents. Part of Celtic Connections.
Raghu Dixit Project7:30pm – 10:00pm, £13Oran Mor
The alternative Indian singer/songwriter and guitarist continues to draw lyrical inspiration from classical poets, amid a vibrant blend of folk, blues, rock, Sufi, funk, reggae, bhangra and Latin sounds. Part...
Iain Copeland7:30pm – 10:00pm, £13Oran Mor
Drummer/producer Iain Copeland performs his new LP, A Northerly Land, with ten of the LP’s guests – including Sketch, Fiona J. Mackenzie and Malcolm MacFarlane.
Olive Grove Records Showcase5:30pm – 8:00pm, £10Oran Mor
Special Olive Grove Records showcase marking the first gig in two years from The Moth and the Mirror, plus Woodenbox, The State Broadcasters, Randolph’s Leap, Jo Mango and new signing,...
Nuala Kennedy Band7:30pm – 10:00pm, £13Oran Mor
The inventive Irish folk singer, composer and musician launches her third solo album, Noble Stranger, playing live with her touring band. Part of Celtic Connections.
Kevin McDermott + Robbie MacIntosh7:30pm – 10:00pm, £13Oran Mor
Glasgow musician Kevin McDermott embarks on his 25th year, playing a set with longtime cohort Robbie McIntosh covering his Kevin McDermott Orchestra oeuvre and recent solo work. Part of Celtic...
Three Blind Wolves7:30pm – 10:00pm, £11Oran Mor
More singalongable, dancealongable alternative countryesque tunes from the Glasgow lads. Part of Celtic Connections.