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Monthly Chamber Music concerts and Monthly "Unplugged" Folk/Blues/Pop/International evenings.

Chamber Music in The Round

Upstairs at The Drake Bar, 1, Lynedoch Street, Glasgow G3 6EF

Featuring The Drake Ensemble with invited soloists and groups. These very popular concerts offer the opportunity for audience members to sit around the players in an intimate Drawing Room setting.

The Drake Ensemble is based around two "quartet" groups with visiting soloists.

Kirsty Orton - Violin
Frances Pryce - Violin
Shelagh McKail - Viola
Mary Ward - Viola
Gabi Maas - Viola
Marie Connell- Cello

Gemma O'Keeffe - Violin
Helena Zambrano -Violin
Francesca Hunt- Viola
Sarah Harrington - Cello
Sonia Cromerty - Cello
Martin Storey-Cello
Dan Bull - Cello

Soloists have included:
Nick Ross - Clarinet
Sarah Bennington- Flute
Stephen Orton - Cello
John Slack - Clarinet
Richard Blake - Flute
Laura Baxter - Piano
Kirstie Logan- Oboe


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2017-18 Season:

ALL CONCERTS start at 7:30pm

Wednesday 7 March

The March concert in the intimate surroundings of the Drake Drawing Room; The Kentigern Quartet return to the Drake with a concert of Czech music (and some extras tbc)

Smetana String Quartet: "From My Life"
Janacek Quartet No.1 ("Kreutzer Sonata")

Barbara Downie and Feargus Hetherington, Violin
Nicola Boag, Viola
Jessica Kerr, Cello

As usual the Drake offers concertgoers 20% discount off their excellent bar food menu

Tickets £10 (£8 conc) from:

Wednesday 18 April

The Drake Ensemble present an intimate evening of music for string trio, in the upstairs drawing room at the Drake including:

Schubert: String trio in B flat D471
Mozart: Divertimento in E flat

Frances Pryce: Violin
Mary Ward: Viola
Marie Connell: Cello

Tickets £10 (£8 conc) from:

Wednesday 2 May

Newcomers to the Drake, the Dohnanyi Trio,

Richard Strauss:
Variations on a Bavarian Folk Song
Max Reger : String Trio in A Minor Op77b
Erno Dohanyi:
Serenade in C Major for String trio Op10 22’
Ludwig Van Beethoven:
String Trio in G major Op 27

Dohnanyi String Trio:
Violin: Cillian O’Breachain
Viola: Campbell Parker
Cello: Elias Rooney

Tickets £10 (£8 conc) from:

No Amplifiers, No Microphones

unticketed, exit by donation

28 February, 7:30

Big Blues Night

Charlotte Marshall
John Scott
Hugh Livengston Barclay
Ben Berman

21 March, 7:30

Glasgow All-Stars

Calum MacDonald
Jim McGrath
Jim Prentice
Emmanuelle Gabarda

25th April

Unplugged Internationale
Farzane Zamen

Previous Concerts:

29 November 2017:

Drake Ensemble Trio:

Frances Pryce vioiin
Mary Ward - Viola
Marie Connell - Cello

Beethoven: String Trio in G major
Villa Lobos: Andante
Dohnanyi: Serenade in c Major

13th December 2017

The Drake Ensemble return with a delightful mix of music for string quartet. Featuring another Haydn Op 64 and an arrangement by local composer Ian Anderson:

Puccini: Crisantemi
Haydn: Opus 64 no 2 in B minor
Lennon/McCartney (arr Ian Anderson): Eleanor Rigby
Dvorak: String Quartet no 12 in F major 'American'

The performers will be:

Gemma O'Keeffe and Helena Zambrano Quispe - violins
Mary Ward - Viola
Tom Rathbone- Cello

As usual the Drake offer concertgoers 20% discount from their excellent gastropub menu.

1st November 2017

"An Evening with Caves and Clouds"

Featuring EW Harris and Jo Kroger from New York City
with Special Guest: local singer/songwriter Miss Demeanour

Upstairs at The Drake

Supporting will be local singer songwriter Miss Demeanour in a rare acoustic appearance.

Tickets £6 at the door or advance
20% discount on the great Gastropub menu in the bar downstairs

The Fiddle Music of Scotland

6th December 2017

A journey of Scots fiddle music featuring music by 18th century master Niel Gow and 19th century composer James Scott Skinner alongside music from present day Scotland including Alastair's own compositions. Accompanying Alastair will be Alice Allen from Aberdeenshire, a rising star in the cello world.

Wednesday 13th September 2017:

Kentigern Quartet:
Haydn: String Quartet Op 20 No4 in D Major
Brahms: String Quartet Op 51 No1 in C minor

Wednesday 11th October 2017:

Drake Ensemble:

Gemma O'Keefe and Helena Zembrano Quispe - Violins
Mary Ward - Viola
Tom Rathbone - Cello

Haydn: String Quartet Op 64 No 3
Arvo Pärt: Summa
Schubert: Quartetstatz in C minor D703
Bacewicz: String Quartet No. 4

November 1st
2016 "Drake Solo"

"Alone with History"
Alastair Savage (Scots Fiddle)
With Ian Crawfod (Double Bass)

November 30th 2016
Mozart Quintet no 4 in G minor K516
Bridge: Lament for two violas
Vaughan Williams: Phantasy Quintet
Kirsty Orton and Frances Pryce - Violins
Shelagh McKail - Viola
Mary Ward - Viola
Marie Connell - Cello

Wednesday 7th December 2016

Sibelius: Andante Festivo
Beethoven: String Quartet Op 18 No 4 in C minor
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor Op 108
Corelli: Christmas Concerto
Violins: Gemma O'Keeffe, Helena Zambrano
Viola: Francesca Hunt
Cello: Sarah Harrington

Wednesday January 25th 2017

Beethoven: Op 18 No. 3
Bach: Cello Suite No 4
Britten: String Quartet No 1
Kirsty Orton and Frances Pryce - Violins
Mary Ward - Viola
Marie Connell - Cello

Wednesday 8th February 2017

Bartok Duos for violins
Beethoven String Quartet Op 18 No1
Prokoviev String Quartet No 2
Violins: Gemma O'Keeffe, Helena Zambrano Quispe
Viola: Francesca Hunt
Cello: Sonia Cromerty

Wednesday March 22nd 2017

Ravel: String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet Op 18 No 6 in Bb major
Britten: Three Divertimenti

Kirsty Orton and Frances Pryce - Violins
Gabi Maas - Viola
Marie Connell - Cello

Wednesday 19th April 2017

Stravinsky: Three pieces for string quartet
Mozart Quartet in C minor No. 19 'Dissonance'
Viotti: Duo in D major for two violins
Handel-Halvorsen: Passacaglia for Violin and Cello
Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile (from String Quartet No 1)
Bjork arr Ian Anderson: Joga

Gemma O'Keefe - violin
Helena Zambrano Quispe - violin
Mary Ward - viola
Sonia Cromerty - Cello

Wednesday Sept 7th 2016
Beethoven: String Quartet in G Op 18 no. 2
Frank Bridge: 3 Idylls
Herbert Howells: Clarinet Quartet
Gerald Finzi: 5 Bagatelles for Clarinet and String Quartet
Kirsty Orton - Violin
Frances Pryce - Violin
Shelagh McKail - Voila
Marie Connell- Cello
WITH John Slack - Clarinet

October 26th: 2016

Mozart String Quartet No 21 in D major (K575)
Piazzolla 'Four For Tango'
Prokofiev String Quartet No. 1
Violins: Gemma O'Keeffe, Helena Zambrano
Viola: Francesca Hunt
Cello: Martin Storey

13th September
US-based singer songwiter; Folktronicist,
EW Harris
at Swing Bar, 183A Hope St, Glasgow on Tuesday 13th September. Fast emerging Soul/Funk/Rap Glasgow Band Dopesicklfy and local rocker Miss Demeanour in support. 7:30 start. £5 at the Door;

Touring his latest album "Memetic Desire".
Known for his powerful vocals, and high energy performances, Harris's songs attempt to peer in to our modern condition, through the eyes of robots, mutants, and accidental demigods.
New Yorker Eric Wilson Harris makes his second visit to Glasgow, after successful shows in 2015.
Born in the Rubber City (Akron, Oh
io) and raised in the South, E.W. Harris calls himself "a futurist with an acoustic guitar and an axe to grind." Touring Europe with new material from his “Mimetic Desire”,album he comes to Glasgow with strong vocals, odd demeanour and infectious laugh. He has temporarily left a vacuum in the Brooklyn/New York City scene where he plays with “Sky Captains of Industry”, an ironic sci-fi rock band and also plays solo in venues both in NYC and afield.
Check out his latest Album “Mimetic Desire” on

are fast making a name for themselves across the UK. Appearances on STV have resulted in invitations to play at the Edinburgh Fringe, Mugstock, Audio Soup and Bickerstock as well as gigs across Scotland and the North of England.
Check out their recent single: “Hydroplane”, and self titled album (
Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Ant Thomaz began writing lyrics at the age of twelve. A self-taught musician, his rapid-fire vocal instrument depicts scenes from the Deep South as well as meditations on the cityscape of New York. With his unique formula of creating his single song titled Unspoken Words, which went viral on YouTube views within a month. Thomaz has been able to generate a buzz about his music without a major label or representation, having successfully toured across America, The United Kingdom, the famed Apollo Theater, Fuse News Network. South By Southwest Music Festival and America's Got Talent . Thomaz finds collaborating with DJ's, musicians, comedians and spoken- word artists to be the crucial fusion of elements that make him the artist he is today.
Anthony's band includes local songstress Wendy Rae, cult guitarist Chris Collins, drummer Calum McRae and, on bass, Joe Djaelani.

Miss Demeanour 
is a stalwart of the Glasgow pop/rock scene - with her band and as a solo artist. With an EP in the making she is building her career with artfully created, unashamedly romantic and instantly memorable songs, performed with a strong, voice that gives her songs dramatic impact.

Wednesday 21st September: 7:30, £5.

An evening with JESSE TERRY, with special guest NICKY MURRAY

Drake Bar, 1 Lynedoch Street, Glasgow
Wednesday 21st September: 7:30, £5.
A rare opportunity to hear a rising star of the US singer songwriter scene on his second UK tour of 2016.

Delighted that Glasgow's own rising star
will join Jesse. (

Jesse Terry (
) is a Connecticut-based singer/songwriter with an uncanny ability to weave tales of travel and homecoming, of sorrow and of redemption, into songs that are simultaneously timeless and fresh. Terry’s music reflects an amalgam of influences, from Nashville to Laurel Canyon. His melodic and lyrically-driven Americana fits naturally on a playlist between cuts from Josh Ritter, Jackson Browne, Ryan Adams and Neil Young.
"I think I always needed music," Terry explains. That simple truth encapsulates the style of an artist whose lyrical depth has garnered multiple songwriting accolades. The buzz over Jesse Terry continues to build, with tours bringing him from coast to coast and across oceans to the UK, Italy, the Netherlands, and New Zealand. His music has appeared in CW's Hart of Dixie and PBS's Roadtrip Nation. Earlier this year, ABC used "Stay Here With Me" for its series "Forever.”
Terry's star is on the rise, and it's no surprise. Through the course of four releases, The Runner (2009), Empty Seat On a Plane (2012), Stay Here With Me (2013), and The Calm & The Storm (2015), Terry draws from a wellspring of emotional depth and combines it with performance skills honed over hundreds of shows and hundreds of thousands of miles on the road. The result is a palette ranging from poetic ballads to uptempo, rootsy pieces, always beautifully crafted and displaying sweet wistfulness and heartache. This is music that explores the contrast of light and dark, with a core that is timeless and authentic. Jesse Terry's superlative new EP, The Calm & The Storm, captures both the intimacy of his live performances and his thoughtful compositional style, with choice layers of harmonies and instrumentation that evoke the landscapes and faces of the road, the trials and the joys of a traveling troubadour.
"Every once in a while an artist comes along and captivates our audience by inviting us into their unique lives through song and performance. Jesse Terry is one of those artists. His ability to craft memorable songs is complimented by his supreme ability to deliver them in a sometimes funny, sometimes gut wrenching, but always sincere and authentic manner. One leaves a Jesse Terry concert feeling like you've taken a road trip with him and tasted his flavor of the richness of life - both the joys and the struggles. His years in Nashville are apparent in the subtle, refined arrangements of his recorded tracks, which harken back to the days of Neil Young's "Harvest" and Jackson Browne's "Running On Empty". At the core of it all, his personality–sunny naivety meets gritty wisdom–is what sets Jesse Terry apart from the abundance of songwriting talent out there. We'd like to wish him all the best on his musical journey, but honestly, he's already arrived - it's only a matter of time before the masses catch up with him."
- Dave Dircks - Host of Acoustic Long Island (#1 Acoustic Podcast on iTunes)
"Jesse is one of those artists that can captivate you with just his voice and guitar. Attention, it is pretty darn good accompanied by excellent musicians, but his voice really fly, happiness sensuality. Listening to this album, we enter a world whose fate it is to the ultimate piece, a real treat. I can not remove a title from another, all are beautiful, the word emotion makes sense for their plays. This CD has a fault, it being too short so that's good. There is a word that defines this album, BEAUTIFUL."
- French Association of Country Music
"The Berklee-educated, award-winning singer/songwriter (John Lennon Songwriting Contest; NSAI/CMT Song Contest) walked the path of a Nashville pro writer before hitting the road on tour. His recently released third album “Stay Here With Me” – produced in Nashville by Neilson Hubbard and recorded live in the studio with a full band – features 11 solo and co-penned songs that bring to mind iconic artist/poets like Paul Simon and Jackson Browne... a performance that touches the heart like only a whisper can."
- Janet Goodman - Music News Nashville

It Takes 4 to Tango
25th August 2016

The Scottish Tango Ensemble played a very successful sellout concert of mainly South American Dance Music.

Canadian Singer
13th Note Official, King Street, Glasgow

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