20 Jan - 6 Feb 2022
Fusion

Elephant Sessions 10th Anniversary with special guests Flook

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Date
22nd Jan 2022
Time
7.30pm
Where
The Barrowland Ballroom
Price
£19.80* includes booking fee
Age restrictions
Over 14s only. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Seating Type
Standing
Celtic Connections 2022

Not many ten-year-olds get to headline the Barrowlands, but Highland folk-fusioneers Elephant Sessions have more than earned their place on Scotland’s most fabled stage, where they launch their big birthday year. Their increasingly innovative, audacious mix of trad-based tunes with funk, rock and electronica, allied with no-holds-barred live performances, has sent audiences into rave-style raptures at festivals across the world, from Glastonbury to Byron Bay Bluesfest, Lorient to Colours of Ostrava. After another major leap forward with 2019’s wholly self-penned third album, What Makes You, their hotly anticipated follow-up - due in spring 2022 – will be aired in its entirety here, together with back-catalogue favourites. 

Elephant Sessions themselves requested Flook as tonight’s opening act, citing the superb Anglo-Irish four-piece among their key early inspirations. While Flook’s deceptively pared-down, all-acoustic instrumentation – flutes, guitar and bodhran, plus occasional accordion – might seem a striking contrast, their music’s dazzling, kaleidoscopic intricacy, together with phenomenal lift and drive – cast a comparably potent spell.

Venue details

The Barrowland Ballroom
244 Gallowgate
Glasgow
G4 0TS
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