Category Archives: Glasgow

Forays into photoblogging

These are some pictures of Glasgow, mostly taken with my mobile phone (a Nokia 6700 slide).

This is taken walking past the newly opened ‘Speirs Locks Studios’ which (I think) is the RSAMD’s studio for Dance and it also contains the TPA department (= “Technical Production Arts” = set design/lighting/stage production to you and me). I’m ashamed to say I’ve never been inside Speirs Locks, mostly because I have no reason to (none of my classes/rehearsals are there) and I haven’t had the time to poke my nose inside…

It is sunny in glasgow sometimes, honest...

It is sunny in glasgow sometimes, honest...

I also pass Cowcaddens subway station- here’s a photo from today just to prove it was sunny this morning! (in glasgow, I know!!)





Here are some photos of the central Renfrew Street RSAMD campus so you can get an idea of what it is like:
















And finally, here’s a photo I took of a double bass during our chamber orchestra rehearsals (well, I thought it was cute, anyway! 🙂 )

See you all at the concert tomorrow (1pm, Academy Concert Hall)



Decemberists gig, Barrowland Ballroom, March 5th 2011

Last night, I went with Alex to the Barrowland Ballroom in the Barras area of Glasgow to hear one of my favourite bands, The Decemberists. See their amazing website for more details!

This is the second time I’ve seen them live and as always, Colin Meloy, the lead singer, was awesome at working the crowd and provided a very entertaining commentary between songs. Here are some pics from the evening:

For my fellow Decemberists fans, the setlist went something like this: (although I can’t remember exactly, and I didn’t know some of the songs as they were from their new album, The King is Dead)

California One/Youth and Beauty Brigade
?July, July!
The Gymnast, High Above the Ground
Los Angeles, I’m Yours
Some tracks from their new album, The King is Dead (I think one was Rox in the Box)
The Crane Wife Pt 3
Won’t Want for Love (Margaret in the Taiga)
The Rake’s Song
16 Military Wives (including audience participation!)
Son’s and Daughters

Eli, The Barrow Boy
The Mariner’s Revenge Song

Right, I’ve got the concerto prelim tomorrow morning at 10.40am so better get some sleep…

EDIT: the band just posted their actual setlist on their facebook page. I’m pleased to report that my memory was pleasingly accurate, give or take a few songs! 🙂


SETLIST – 3/5 – Barrowlands – Glasgow, UK

California One/Youth and Beauty Brigade
Calamity Song
Rox in the Box
…Rise to Me
July, July!
The Rake’s Song
Los Angeles, I’m Yours
Won’t Want for Love (Margaret In The Taiga)
The Crane Wife 3
January Hymn
Don’t Carry It All
Down by the Water
16 Military Wives
Sons and Daughters

Eli, The Barrow Boy
The Mariner’s Revenge Song

June Hymn