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Glasgow Americana Festival 2021: Glasgow Music Walking Tours blog

We’re delighted to see the Glasgow Americana festival return from the 29th September- 3rd October 2021.

Festival director Kevin Morris said: “I am so proud of this line-up, which was put together at short notice, and glad to be given the opportunity for the 15th Glasgow Americana festival to actually happen. The fact that a festival like Glasgow Americana can still exist, in what has been such a strange time for musicians, venues and promoters alike makes me happy. I would also like to thank Creative Scotland for their continued support in allowing the festival to go ahead.

“We will have nine shows this year at six different venues over the 5-day period and bringing some of the best talent from home and abroad.”

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The opening night will feature UK-based Australian singer-songwriter Emily Barker who will perform in Cottiers Theatre in the west end. Scottish singer-songwriter, Kirsten Adamson will kick off the event and declare GA officially open.

On Thursday 30th September local favourite and hugely talented, Jill Jackson, will play a headline show in Saint Lukes. Nathan Bell makes a return trip to Glasgow for his show in The Admiral Bar. Nathan has been steadily building an audience in Glasgow since his debut here at Celtic Connections 2017.

Long Ryders frontman, Sid Griffin, plays The Admiral Bar on Friday 1st October, meanwhile over in the south-side Nashville-based singer Diana Jones plays a sold out show in The Glad Cafe.

The very talented Scottish singer-songwriter, Roseanne Reid, will headline the matinee show back in The Glad Cafe on Saturday 2nd October, with the equally talented David Latto opening up the show.

Roseanne is working a double shift on Saturday and will be performing as part of Songwriters In The Round with Jill Jackson and multi-instrumentalist and hugely talented Cahalen Morrison.

On the final day, Sunday 3rd October, the Seven Song Club returns to the festival. This year we will be showcasing Scottish talent, with Man Of The Minch , The Coaltown Daisies and Kirsteen Harvey taking the stage in Room 2, 69 Nelson Mandela Place, Glasgow.

We are thrilled to welcome My Darling Clementine back to Glasgow Americana as they continue to tour in support of their most recent, critically acclaimed album Country Darkness – the songs of Elvis Costello. The husband and wife duo, Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish play The CCA at 8pm.

Full Line Up At A Glance

Opening Night Wednesday 29th September – Emily Barker Kirsten Adamson
Cottiers Theatre, 93-95 Hyndland St, Glasgow G11 5PU
Tickets £16, doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Thursday 30th September – Nathan Bell plus Kirsteen Harvey
The Admiral Bar 72a Waterloo St, Glasgow G2 7DA
Tickets £13, doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Thursday 30th September – Jill Jackson plus support
Saint Lukes 17 Bain St, Glasgow G40 2JZ
Tickets £18.50, doors 7pm, 8pm start
Please read additional COVID measure in place for this show

Friday 1st October – Diana Jones plus support
The Glad Café 1006A Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G41 2HG
Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Friday 1st October – Sid Griffin plus Scott Ashworth
The Admiral Bar 72a Waterloo St, Glasgow G2 7DA
Tickets £13, doors 7.30pm, 8pm start
(In association with Sounds In The Suburbs)

Saturday 2nd October – Roseanne Reid plus David Latto
The Glad Café 1006A Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G41 2HG
Tickets £12, doors 3.30pm, 4pm start

Saturday 2nd October – Song Writers In The Round
Featuring Jill Jackson, Cahalen Morrison & Roseanne Reid
The Glad Café 1006A Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G41 2HG
Tickets £16, doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Sunday 7th October – The Seven Song-Featuring Man Of The Minch, The Coaltown Daisies, and Kirsteen Harvey
Room 2 69 Nelson Mandela Pl, Glasgow G2 1QY
Tickets £12, doors 3.30pm, 4pm start

Sunday 7th October – Finale Night- My Darling Clementine plus Arksong
The CCA 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3JD
Tickets £15, doors 7.30pm, 8pm start