THE OTHER, NOT SO SUNNY, SIDE OF GLASGOW’S MUSIC LIFE


In my last entry, I wrote of Celtic Connections, a massive two plus weeks folk, roots and world music festival of 300 events, with  2,100 musicians and other participants, to take place in Glasgow early next year.   In 2014, 110,000 crowded  the various .venues. Over the past few  weeks I noted with envy (alas I cannot now travel) a series of recitals in Glasgow this month  by well known concert pianists.  But an article in the 15 November 2014 edition of  The Herald .  by columnist Keith Bruce revealed that two had been cancelled due to poor ticket sales.  The report was written within the framework of Glasgow’s title of UNESCO City of Music.   .Mr. Bruce does point us to Glasgow’s  otherwise very active ‘normal’ concert music scene.   Nevertheless, it is disturbing to read of signs that all may not be well in the city’s  music life.

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