19 Jan - 5 Feb 2023

Elephant Sessions 10th Anniversary with special guests Flook


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23rd Sep 2022
The Barrowland Ballroom
£20.16 (includes booking fee) includes booking fee
Age restrictions
Over 14s only. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Seating Type
Celtic Connections 2022

This show has been rescheduled to Friday 23rd September due to the ongoing impacts of the Omicron variant. Please note: all original tickets will remain valid for Friday 23rd September 2022. Box Office will be in touch in due course if you have purchased tickets

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
G4 0TS
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