Prepare to dance until your souls are worn through, as we transport you over choppy seas in our rickety ship, on a multi-genre voyage of skulduggery.
First up, summoning up the spirits of the buried past and channeling their howls, Àdhamh Ó Broin will regale us with a selection of Gaelic folk songs, rock & roll and his own inimitable banter.
Then Shipwreck Rats, Berlin’s furriest, most furious pirate speed folk troupe will take to the stage, rounding off the band’s first visit to Scotland with a set that’s sure to get your timbers shivered.
And finally, it’s all hands on the decks, as Gordie “Groove” Holliday, resident DJ at Glasgow’s Buff Club makes us all jiggle about like puppets with their strings in a twist.
Sparks will fly and sweaty flies will drop out of the sky. You’d better funken believe it!
Shipwreck Rats (pirate speed folk)
Shipwreck Rats are a pirate speed folk band based in Berlin. We play fast and evil music from Scotland, Ireland, North America and all the other places we’ve plundered in our time. We’ve played well over 150 gigs in the last 5 years, in Berlin, around Germany and beyond, garnering a reputation for fun, energetic shows which veer off from traditional folk into punk, blues, country, rock & roll and much more besides. We also have many songs about contemporary issues like whaling and trouserlessness. Anyone refusing to dance at our gigs will be made to walk the plank!
Àdhamh Ó Broin (Gaelic Folk & Roll)
Àdhamh Ó Broin is a singer-songwriter, musician and by day Scottish Gaelic language consultant from Argyll. He now lives in Glasgow from where he has garnered international renown while delivering a Gaelic consultancy package to Sony Pictures’ Outlander. His music is a mixture of traditional Scots and Gaelic material blended with rock & roll and Americana….
DJ Gordie “Groove” Holliday (disco/funk/jazz/soul)
Gordie “Groove” Holliday has been resident DJ at Glasgow’s ultra-cool Buff Club for 14 years, playing a wide range of genres from 50s R ‘n’ B to disco. He has gigged alongside many top DJs, including Craig Charles, Keb Darge and Dimitri from Paris. Expect the unexpected when Gordie is on the decks.
The Bongo Club