Music at Aye Write!

Aye Write! Glasgow’s annual Book Festival celebrates the best in national, international and local writing at the city’s iconic Mitchell Library. We’re particularly pleased to see a number of great events featuring music writing this year. Here’s a taster for you, March 11th is a busy day… get those tickets while you still can!

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Stuart Cosgrove – Young Soul Rebel

11th Mar 2016  •  6:00PM – 7:00PM  •  Mitchell Library

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Well known from his many appearance on TV and Radio (especially his opinionated weekly stint on BBC Radio Scotland’s Off the Ball), Stuart Cosgrove is appearing at Aye Write! this year as the author of Young Soul Rebels a compelling and intimate story of Northern Soul, Britain’s most fascinating musical underground scene. The book takes the reader on a journey into the iconic clubs that made it famous – The Twisted Wheel, Wigan Casino and the Blackpool Mecca and celebrates both the great unknown records that built its global reputation and the crate-digging collectors that travelled to America to unearth these hitherto unknown sounds.

Book Tickets

Box Office: 0141 353 8000

 

Barney Hoskyns

Woodstock -Small Town Talk

11th Mar 2016  •  7:30PM – 8:30PM  •  Mitchell Library

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Think ‘Woodstock’ and the mind turns to the seminal 1969 festival that crowned a seismic decade of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. In Small Town Talk renowned music critic and rock journalist Barney Hoskyns recreates Woodstock’s community of brilliant dysfunctional musicians, opportunistic hippie capitalists and scheming dealers drawn to the area by Dylan and The Band. Central to the book is the broodingly powerful presence of Albert Grossman, manager of Dylan, The Band, Janis Joplin and Todd Rundgren – and Big Daddy of a personal fiefdom in Bearsville that encompassed studios, restaurants and his own record label.

Intertwined in the story are the Woodstock experiences of artists as diverse as Van Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Butterfield, Tim Hardin, Karen Dalton and Bobby Charles. Drawing on first-hand interviews with the remaining key players in the scene, and on the period when he lived there himself in the 1990s, Hoskyns has produced an East Coast companion to his bestselling L.A. Canyon classic Hotel California – a richly absorbing study of a vital music scene in a revolutionary time and place.

Book Tickets

Box Office: 0141 353 8000

The Bookshop Band

11th Mar 2016  •  7:30PM – 8:30PM  •  Mitchell Library

The Bookshop Band are Ben Please and Beth Porter, who write songs inspired by books and play them in bookshops and at book festivals.

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Their performances are inextricably linked to the books themselves, as the band take it in turns to describe where the inspiration for each song came from. They have toured all over the UK, Ireland and Europe, and have appeared regularly on radio and television. They are incredibly prolific songwriters and in 2016 will be releasing the equivalent of an album of new material a month!

Book Tickets

Box Office: 0141 353 8000