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Dr Poembak

News – World’s largest music event comes to West End Festival

20 musicians, collectively known as “Dr. Poembak” came to Glasgow at the weekend to take part in the West End Festival in free live events, pictured at one of the most iconic buildings in the city, Kelvingrove Art Gallery. The band, who dresses up in doctor, nurse and surgeon outfits, were playing at the West End Festival […]

Guest Post – Glasgow Islay Gaelic Choir

The Glasgow Islay Gaelic Choir date back to 1944 and while in the immediate post-war years many of the members would have had connections with the home island, today’s members have backgrounds in both Gaelic and non Gaelic speaking areas of Scotland and even beyond. Over the years the choir has had considerable success particularly at […]

Guest Blog – The Grosvenor Cafe

The West End Festival 2013 has been the highlight of the summer for The Grosvenor Café this year. The Festival is a great opportunity for the community to come together and enjoy all the best bits of Glasgow’s unique West End. Seeing Ashton Lane full of Festival-goers has been wonderful and the amazing weather has […]

News – Da Capo Alba joined by BBC Young Musician of the Year finalist

Da Capo Alba to perform with previous finalist of the BBC Young Musician of the Year Da Capo Alba, Scotland’s premier mandolin and guitar orchestra regular performers in the West End Festival will be joined on Saturday 22nd June by flautist Shona Brown. Shona from Motherwell, began playing the flute at the age of 12. […]

Media invitation – World’s largest music event comes to West End Festival

MEDIA INVITATION WHEN: SATURDAY, 22 JUNE AT 3PM WHERE: KELVINGROVE ART GALLERY STEPS   World’s largest music event comes to West End Festival – Just what the doctor ordered! WHAT: You are invited to take pictures of “Dr. Poembak”, a collection of around 20 musicians, at 3pm on Saturday 22 June. We can use the […]

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What’s on this weekend…21-23 June

A few highlights from each day over the weekend…. Remember to check the website for full details Ruth Martin with Support Friday 21 June 6:00pm Armed with an acoustic guitar and a rich, soulful voice, Ruth Martin has an individual blend of acoustic folk-blues and her music has been described as: “emotive, sparse, haunting, beautiful”. […]

Guest Blog – Peter MacCalman, West End Festival Music Programmer

My role as a music programmer and promoter is to create an interesting programme of shows for the diverse tastes of the westend of Glasgow. I decide which artists and genres best represent this as well as fit in with the general reputation of PM Music musical output over the course of a year. Once […]

Update – British Cycling National Road Race Championships

Note from West End Festival – The British Cycling National Road Race Championships are next weekend and it may affect and area you live, work or socialise in. Please read the information below from Glasgow City Council. Glasgow will host the British Cycling National Road Race Championships, the most prestigious cycling road race in the […]

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What’s on this weekend: 14-16 June

We like to bring you some snippets of events happening every weekend. This week we’re giving you the event plus the details! #wef13 Have a look on our website and search the date, venue, category or event title to see what else is happening… Friday 14th 1. FREE event – Glasgow School of Art Goes […]

Guest Blog – Viper Live & Unplugged

Viper Live and Unplugged – Every Friday of the West End Festival Viper is an intimate venue in the heart of the West End. Last year we raised over £4000 for Children in Need and saw this year’s West End Festival as the perfect opportunity to raise money for a different cause. Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy […]


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