Celtic Continues with The Roaming Roots Revue and Much More

Celtic Connections Continues this week and once again we are extremely busy with lots of hires for the various shows taking place throughout Glasgow. Last week we gave a little overview of the festival and some of the events we were supplying instruments and backline to. This week we have more Scottish and international talent gracing the stages of Glasgow. On Friday we are delivering a Pearl Studio Master BRX Drum Kit, LP Galaxy Bongos and guitar amps for Welsh band 9Bach at Drygate. A large amount of backline is being delivered to The Royal Concert Hall for Portuguese singer Ana Moura which includes our Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Kit with Sabian Cymbals, a Nord Stage 2, a Markbass Little Mark 800 with a Markbass 103HF-4 Cab plus more. And to the City Halls we are delivering a Fender Stratocaster, a Fender Twin 65 reissue, a Hartke LH 1000 and a Double Bass for Fèis Rois Ceilidh Trail at the City Halls.

On Saturday one of our Fender Deluxe Reverbs and our Ludwig Super Classic Kit is going to the Strathclyde Suite of The Royal Concert Hall for the tribute to Rick Taylor, writer extraordinaire who died last year. An Ampeg SVT-4 Pro Bass Head and Ampeg 410 Cab are going to The Old Fruitmarket for The Peatbog Faeries. We also have 3 full backlines, including hardware, drums and Amps going to 3 different venues. The first is for JP Bimeni and the Black Belts at the Oran Mor who have hired our Pearl Studio SBX Kit, Nord Electro 5HP, and various amps. The next delivery is to The Blue Arrow for Jeff Parker which includes our recently refurbished Fender Rhodes with a Roland KC550, various guitar amps and more. Lastly Les Amazones d'Afrique are playing at the Tramway and the hire includes our Gretsch USA Custom Kit with a Ludwig Black Beauty Snare and a Pearl Piccolo Snare.

Refurbished Rhodes

On Sunday we are delivering our Ibanez Mandolin, a Fender Princeton Amp and a Vox AC30 Amp for Roaming Roots Review. This year's Roaming Roots sees Roddy Hart and The Lonesome Fire celebrate the music of Bruce Springsteen who turned 70 last September. The line-up includes beguiling Irish folk-pop songstress Lisa Hannigan, multi-award-winning US singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham, The Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn and folk-rock duo The Rails. Scottish singer Karine Polwart also features alongside California-based Jonathan Wilson and Glasgow-born Phil Campbell steps out solo from rootsy blues rockers The Temperance Movement.  

Some other highlights from this week's events include a recording by Bees Nees Media’s SEIRM series. Over the last few years the production company have filmed and aired several shows on BBC Alba that feature performances by various artists appearing at the festival. We will be delivering some RAT Music Stands, a Markbass CMD102P and a Double Bass for the recording at The Arches this Monday. On Tuesday our Nord Stage 3 is going to the at The Old Fruitmarket for Nitin Sawhney. And on Thursday our Nord Stage and Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute are going to concert Hall for folk singer Sam Lee. We are also providing backline for Showcase Scotland's Celtic Connections event at the Drygate Brewery on Thursday 30th and Friday 31st. Showcase Scotland aim is to further the live export opportunities for Scottish based artists working in the genres of folk, traditional, Scots, Gaelic, world and acoustic music. They aim to forge relationships with overseas music trade events and to promote showcase opportunities for Scottish based artists.

Also on this weekend out with Celtic Connections we are supplying the backline for Perth’s Riverside Lights Event. With various themed nights including Burns Night, Chinese New Year and Music in The Park. The events will offer up live music, dancing, food & drink and storytelling. To the main Stage we are sending out our Pearl Masters Premium Legend Drum Kit and a set of Sabian and Zildjian Cymbals, an Ampeg SVT Classic Bass Head and Ampeg 410 Cab, 2 Fender Hot Rod Deluxes and a Marshall JCM 2000 Combo plus one of our MXR Carbon Copy Delays. And to the 2nd Stage we are sending our Pearl Vision Kit with another set of Sabian and Zildjian cymbals, a Hartke Hydrive 5410 and a Fender Twin Reverb. The events run from the 25th January to the 2nd February. There will be plenty for all the family to enjoy with music and events for kids. The full schedule for the events can be found here.

As always if you are heading to any of the shows during Celtic Connections we hope you have a great time and if you would like to hire anything from us at all in the future don't hesitate to contact us at info@esp-musicrentals.co.uk.