With Celtic Connections kicking off today, there’s no excuse not to catch some cracking live music this weekend, Scottish or otherwise.
Vukovi Friday 18th January, The Tunnels, Aberdeen Cosy Aberdeen venue The Tunnels plays host to the Ayrshire female-fronted 4-piece, as they perform tracks from new EP Sweet Swears. With stellar support from Hjearts, Talking Sideways, Daydream Frenzy and Zodiac Arrest, this is a gig not to be missed. Tickets £5 on the door
Rollerderby! Cherry Bombers v Leithal Weapons Saturday 19th January, Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh
If you’ve never watched a live roller derby before, we suggest you hotfoot it to Meadowbank Sports Centre and get invested. An all-female sport played on quad roller skates, this week sees two Edinburgh teams, namely the Cherry Bombers and the Leithal Weapons, battle it out for the first win of the season. FAR more exciting than football. Tickets are priced at £5 + 95p booking fee and are available here
Rebekka Karijord Saturday 19th January, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
Norwegian-born, Stockholm-based Rebekka brings her haunting soprano to King Tut’s this weekend, showcasing tracks from her latest album We Become Ourselves. Superfans will enjoy material from 2009’s The Noble Art of Letting Go, while everyone else should rest assured that Rebekka is one to watch in 2013. Tickets are priced at £7.50 + £2.00 booking fee and are available from Ticketmaster
Annie Mac, Danny Byrd, Jigsaw And Friends Saturday 19th January, Liquid Room, Edinburgh Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac returns to Edinburgh’s Liquid Room for what is sure to be an all-out riot of an evening. Joined on the decks by drum & bass man Danny Byrd and Edinburgh’s own Jigsaw, if you’re looking for a party, this is set to be the biggest one in town. Tickets are priced at £20 and are available here
Learn To Play The Smallpipes In A Day Sunday 20th January, City Halls, Glasgow
As part of the Celtic Connections programme, various come&try workshops are taking place at City Halls across the weekend, allowing you to get a taster of everything from the spoons to ukulele. Our pick? The smallpipes. Don’t ask us why, maybe it’s our desire to don a kilt on Hogmanay and pipe everyone into the New Year, but we definitely think this is a worthwhile way to spend a day. Tickets are priced at £35 and can be booked here. Pipes are supplied.