Category Forthcoming events

2016-02-14T19:00:00+00:00
Sunday
14

At the forefront of a very exciting new wave of UK folk, seven-piece Mishaped Pearls’ most recent album ‘Thamesis’ has recieved four star reviews from The Guardian, the Financial Times and the Telegraph, and garnered the highest of praise from Tom Robinson, Mark Radcliffe and Bob Harris, highlights amongst universal acclaim from the press and media. Their adventurous song combination of the ancient and the new finds an echo in their musical make-up – banjo, saz baglama, bodhran, violin and mandolin mix with acoustic guitar, keyboards, electric bass and drums, all led by the mezzo-soprano voice of Manuela Schuette. Their music’s roots in tradition expand into progressive folk and rock, eastern modal music and shows elements of contemporary classical influence.

“Really intriguing – I love this” MARK RADCLIFFE, BBC RADIO 2 FOLK SHOW

“An outstanding release – absolutely gorgeous, gorgeous music” BOB HARRIS, BBC RADIO 2

“Darkly beguiling…cinematically epic” ★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN

“Unexpected, gently startling” ★★★★THE GUARDIAN

‘Astonishing, with heart-stopping vocals from Manuela Schütte. It’s not often a band can truthfully claim to have a sound unlike anyone else in the country, but Mishaped Pearls can certainly make that proud boast’

TOM ROBINSON, BBC 6 MUSIC

‘….such an original and engaging album” DAILY TELEGRAPH, TOP 10 CDs

‘A brilliantly realised piece of work’ fROOTS

‘they scream originality..” SPIRAL EARTH

“..a celestial, otherworldy quality, elegant and graceful ” R2 MAGAZINE

Jenny Lindfors has been described by The Manchester Evening News as “completely and utterly brilliant” and by the BBC as being: “blessed”.Her’s is a highly sophisticated folk style informed by a mid seventies FM sound , with shades of everything from Bill Withers to KT Tunstall via Neil Young and Joni Mitchell in the mix, all woven together by a unique and powerfully soulful voice.

On Sundays we offer the chance to book a seat. We’ll happily hold a seat in your name until 7.30 pm (we can’t hold you a full table unless the numbers correspond, as all seats must be filled). Any reserved seating not filled by 7.30 pm we will give away. If you’re interested in booking for this Sunday programme send an email to gladreservations@yahoo.co.uk before 3.00 pm on Sun 14th Nov with all relevant names attached and we’ll respond to you to confirm. Please do not look to book after 3.00 pm as we will not see your mail.

2016-02-13T19:30:00+00:00
Saturday
13

Born from the ashes of the Moon Music Orchestra, Hot Teeth bring you the heaviest, most psychedelic of grooves lashed to the shiniest of glammed up super sparkling hooks. Think Queens of the Stone Age meet Funkadelic put though a day-glo Prince filter.

2016-02-10T20:30:00+00:00
Wednesday
10

Honkytonk Wednesdays at the Glad are a feast of early Twentieth Century Americana. You’ll hear old-time jazz, country blues, jug band music, ragtime, stride piano styles, mountain music, barrelhouse blues, speakeasy and New Orleans classics on the stereo, and a live act that specializes in any facet of these playing two sets, one at 8.30 pm and one at 9.30 pm.

Ben Somers, a member of Bluegrass favorites the Absentees, has played with everyone from Dr John to Dizzee Rascal and Seal, and tonight he’s joined by a selection of equally high quality musician freinds!

2016-02-07T19:00:00+00:00
Sunday
7

This is an outrageously good Sundaty night bill, definitely not to be missed! If there are two acts that sum up the spirit of The Glad Sunday Sessions its Whiskey Moonface and Adam Beattie & The Consultants. You’ll need to get here early to get in…

Whiskey Moon Face are an alternative folk group based around double bass, accordian, clarinet and banjo, led by the stunning vocals and hallucinatory lyrics of singer Louisa Jones. They combine elements of Eastern European traditional music, old-time New Orleans jazz, the baroque folk of Sufjan Stevens and Beirut, and their own unique take on contemporary folk to make for a superbly realized and truly beautiful sound.

Adam Beattie and his band’s immaculate musicianship and superb songwriting skills expertly combine folk, blues and jazz- the roots music holy trinity. His sound ploughs a similar furrow to Tom Waits and Nick Cave’s downtempo work, noir folk blues with a dark edge and a big heart that never fails to move an audience. You’ll hear influences from old-time jazz, swing and parlour songs, these days abstracted to a sharper, darker and more modern setting, embellished by his stunning band of jazz musicians.

On Sundays we offer the chance to book a seat. Booking times available for this Sunday are until 7.00 pm, we’ll happily hold a seat in your name until this time (we can’t hold you a full table unless the numbers correspond, as all seats must be filled).Any reserved seating not filled by 7.00 pm we give away to those who may need it. If you’re interested in booking for this Sunday programme send an email to gladreservations@yahoo.co.uk before 3.00 pm on Sunday 7th Feb with all relevant names attached and we’ll respond to you to confirm. We cannot take any reservations after 3.00 pm on Sunday 7th Feb, your email will not be seen, so please be aware in prder to avoid disappointment.

2016-02-06T19:30:00+00:00
Saturday
6

The Cedars combine raucous Folk-Americana with dark, foreboding blues and the occasional heart-stopping ballad to produce a heady, intoxicating sound. They’re festival veterans having played Glastonbury, Reading, The Great Escape, Camp Bestival, and many more.
Their debut album ‘Little Copper Still’ was recorded in California with Grammy award-winning producer Ian Brennan (Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Peter Case, Tinariwen) and has earned critical acclaim from radio and music press.

2016-02-03T20:00:00+00:00
Wednesday
3

The honky-tonk spirit every Wednesday at The Glad. Live acts play Americana from the first half of the twentieth century, ranging from Old Time jazz & blues, barrelhouse blues, and New Orleans classics to bluegrass and Old-Timey mountain music.

The magnificent Dakota Jim on piano and vocals, and Louisa Jones on vocals and double bass (both from Whiskey Moon Face) play New Orleans classics, old-time jazz standards, and the smokiest of barrelhouse blues, a real treat, guest musicians on the night.

2016-02-01T20:00:00+00:00
Monday
1

The Glad’s monthly trad Irish & Roots round table session. Curated by Irish trio Glenn Comiskey, Catherine Doogan and Mary Quinn (folk group Mariah Wade), it’s an evening of traditional Irish, English and American folk songs performed round our big table (with the accompaniment of a few pints..). Guests with a traditional song or instrument from any part of the world are always very welcome.

Music begins at 8.00 pm.

2016-01-31T19:00:00+00:00
Sunday
31

May Gibbs is currently finishing an electronic album of dark folktales under the name ‘Mesadorm’- she’s a writer of beautiful piano based songs, a strikingly original songwriter possessed of a stunning voice of huge range and emotion. You’ll hear echoes of Kate Bush, Bjork, and Martha Wainwright in the background of her songs. Above all else though, you’ll hear the startling sound of a truly exciting new voice in contemporary British music.

LISTEN TO MAY GIBBS https://soundcloud.com/blythehart

Playing solo tonight, Scottish songwriter David James Herbert is a Glad stage regular with both his own act Vive La Rose and Padraig Whelan’s band. Dealing in downtempo, soulful Americana tinged alt-folk, his newly recent single “Tinderbox” was produced by Moritz Hausler (Bat For Lashes/Everything Everything), and features guest musicians Mark Neary (Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds/The Hours) and Nicky Francis (Goldheart Assembly).

“Potential to break into the big time…heavy with spirit, emotion and sadness” Billboard Magazine

Our Sundays can be busy, so we offer the chance to book a seat. Booking times available for this Sunday are until 7.30 pm, we’ll happily hold a seat in your name until this time (we can’t hold you a full table unless the numbers correspond, as all seats must be filled).Any reserved seating not filled by 7.30 pm we give away to those who may need it. If you’re interested in booking for this Sunday programme send an email to gladreservations@yahoo.co.uk before 3.00 pm on Sunday 31st Jan with all relevant names attached and we’ll respond to you to confirm.

2016-01-30T19:00:00+00:00
Saturday
30

A vinyl dj night from Dan Orcese (Glad) James McArthur (Head Gardeners) Rob Jesse (Hot Teeth) and Danny Decourtelle (Panama Red).

2016-01-27T20:00:00+00:00
Wednesday
27

The honky-tonk spirit every Wednesday at The Glad. Live acts play Americana from the first half of the twentieth century, ranging from Old Time jazz & blues, barrelhouse blues, and New Orleans classics to bluegrass and Old-Timey mountain music.This week we have acoustic blues guitarist supreme John Drain and mouth harp magician Marco Farris playing firing, red hot Delta and Country Blues styles. Guaranteed to be fierce…!