Sunday, July 18, 2010

Mr Cavanagh has news of some entertainment taking place off the normal beaten venue track this coming week...

As part of the Merchant City Festival, the Sharmanka Gallery hosts 3 evening events showcasing a wonderful range of music (and dance) from Glasgow based artists.

On Thursday 22nd July, The Rope and Duck Co. perform amidst Eduard Bersudsky's marvelous mechanical sculptures. This trio comprises Una MacGlone on double bass, Emma Roche, flute & Aileen Campbell, voice. In addition to their reputation as performers in their own right and within the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, Aileen, Emma and Una's trio performances have now found their way onto record and this show will also be a launch for their debut album on the Iorram label.

Friday 23rd July sees musician Daniel Padden in collaboration with dancer Kate E. Deeming. The range of experience and influences which one could list in describing these two performers could run to several pages, so I'll refrain from waffling on too much. Daniel's solo work, his One Ensemble, film soundtrack music and work with Volcano the Bear amongst other things have made him a consistently interesting and inspiring figure, while Kate E's dance projects have seen her performing on the Broomielaw, in Sri Lanka, Japan and many points in between!

Sunday 25th July will find Nalle at Sharmanka, as they close their tour promoting their third album, the very wonderful Wilder Shores of Love on the Alt Vinyl label. Nalle have enlightened Glasgow's music community for a few years now and their performance within Sharmanka promises to be a truly special experience.

All shows start at 8pm.

The number of people who can be in the gallery at any one time is quite limited, so it's advisable to book your place beforehand by e-mailing

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