This is not exactly folk but none the less a delightful experience. On
Sunday mornings at around 11:00 AM in a place called The Old Ship Bank Pub,
there used to be a get together of old musicians and amateurs to have a
rather informal round of performance. There is a keyboard player that leads
a sort of sing along, and then performers from the audience get up to sing
or recite, or do an old comedy routine. It was obvious that some of these
people were old music hall performers. It was great fun. I don't know if
this still goes on, but if it does it is worth a look see.
From: José Luis Ruiz Dou <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Monday, November 16, 1998 4:11 AM
Subject: Re: Glasgow sessions
>At 10:19 6/11/98 +0000, you wrote:
>>Jose Luis Ruiz Dou asked:
>>>Does anybody knows pubs for folk sessions in Glasgow. Could you include
>>>of week ?.
>>>I am going to Glagow tomorrow for one week. Could you tell me if there is
>>>any good folk concerts in Scotland for the next week ?.
>>I hope you haven't left yet, or if you have that someone emailed you
>>off-list. Your best bet for details would be to buy a copy of 'The List',
>>which is the events listing magazine for Edinburgh and Glasgow and comes
>>out every two weeks. Regular sessions are listed, as well as one-off
>>For a rough idea of sessions:
>>Friday: The Victoria Bar (I'll be there tonight)
>>Saturday: Babbity Bowsters
>> The Scotia Bar
>>Sunday: Babbity Bowsters?
>>My knowledge is really only on hearsay and my geography of the area is
>>sketchy, but these bars are all very central. The Babbity Bowsters ones
>>(may be just the one) definitely need confirming; I heard it was a Scots
>>session. I think another irish one has started up somewhere, but as I
>>say, this is just what I've heard on the grapevine.In addition there is a
>>midweek session (Monday?) with the McHughs in Sharkey's Bar, which is
>>behind the Citizen's Theatre in the Gorbals district.
>>Taxis in Glasgow seem really cheap compared with Edinburgh and
>>Glaswegians are friendly, so I'm sure you'll get on fine.
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>Thank you i for your info (also to Ted). Yes in fact i was already in
>Scotland but i was told about the Baboty bowster session in Glasgow. It was
>great with a man called John on the Small pipes and the Lowland pipes.
>Jose Luis Ruiz Dou
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