Rally & Broad present…Ye Dancin’?! Sunday May 22, Stereo Cafe Bar, Renfield Lane, Glasgow. Doors at 230pm, fin by 530pm. With Karine Polwart, Christopher Brookmyre, Denise Mina, TV JOY and Michelle Fisher. Tickets £6 on the door or £5 in advance via Eventbrite.
We are most definitely askin’, darlinks. It’s our penultimate shows of Season 4, these beauties, and it’s time for a burl. Kick up your heels, come celebrate with us in Glasgow on a Sunday afternoon. Ours is a whiskey tango foxtrot.
Helping us oot for the afternoon, this fine and wonderful bunch!
We are DELIGHTED to present…
Karine Polwart is a Scottish singer, songwriter, composer and essayist. Her songs combine folk influences and myth with themes as diverse as Donald Trump’s corporate megalomania, Charles Darwin’s family life and the complexities of modern parenthood. She sings traditional songs too and writes to commission for theatre, animation, and other collaborative projects. She is a four time winner of a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, including twice for Best Original Song, and will be presenting a 14 day run of her new solo show at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2016. We’re beyond delighted to have Karine at R&B!
Christopher Brookmyre was born in Glasgow in 1968 and educated at Glasgow University, where he earned an MA (Hons) in English and Theatre. He worked as a sub-editor in London and Edinburgh prior to the publication of his first novel, Quite Ugly One Morning, which won the First Blood Award in 1996 for the best first crime novel of the year. Eighteen further novels followed, garnering him two Sherlock awards and the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing in 2006. In 2005 he was named Glasgow University Young Alumnus of the Year and in 2007 he won the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award for writing. He collaborated with Brighton-based indie developers RedBedlam to create the Bedlam video-game, developed in parallel with the novel of the same name. His latest novel is Black Widow.
After a peripatetic childhood in Glasgow, Paris, London, Invergordon, Bergen and Perth, Denise Mina left school early. Working in a number of dead end jobs, all of them badly, before studying at night school to get into Glasgow University Law School. Denise went on to study for a PhD at Strathclyde, misusing her student grant to write her first novel. This was Garnethill, published in 1998, which won the Crime Writers Association John Creasy Dagger for Best First Crime Novel. She has now published 12 novels and also writes short stories, plays and graphic novels. In 2014 she was inducted into the Crime Writers’ Association Hall of Fame.
TV JOY is one man. A bringer of joy through a dark sort of means. The winter of 2015 removed him from Glasgow and back to his small hometown in N. Ireland. A wee collection of songs were recorded in a former horses stable in the grounds of Narrow Water Castle (where the awful Narrow Water Massacre of 1979 is stamped on the sprawling green landscape.)
Late night and early morning recording sessions were fuelled by red wine and turf fires under an endless starry sky. Chickens roamed freely outside and the never ending rain created rivers on the back roads.What came out of the studio was a dark heartfelt record, that he hope brings you a certain joy. TVJOY takes you on a journey down the dark “country lanes” where “streetlights cannot see”. Blending the mysticism of fellow Irishmen Fionn Regan and W.B Yeats with the bleak lyrical humour of Father John Misty.
….and MICHELLE FISHER!
In our New Voices slot – one of the BBC 1Xtra/ Words First Glasgow poets! Michelle Fisher is rapidly becoming a well-kent face on the Glasgow performing scene with powerful poems about life as a young woman in 21st century Scotland. We love her, and you will too!