Just last month The Celtic Star chatted to Kieran from Glasgow based Irish Duo Glasnevin, a two-piece band with 10 years under their belt playing in Scotland, Ireland, Europe and the U.S. They are of course an enormously popular band amongst the Celtic support.
We had a chat with Kieran about Glasnevin’s journey over the last decade, about Celtic, music and the impact of Lockdown. It was an open and honest take on how the restrictions are hitting music performers hard.
Kieran advised us all at the time that Glasnevin’s next big event was on the 19 and 20 December to coincide with Christmas and the Scottish Cup Final. Well, the time has come.
The weekender includes a live stream from Marty Healy in Derry and then a live stream from Glasnevin after the Cup Final.
This weekend Glasnevin will be playing that Facebook gig to celebrate what we all hope will be a World Record Quadruple Treble.
Prior to the game on Saturday night, it will be Marty Healy with the pre-match knees up as we look forward to Sunday’s Scottish Cup Final against Hearts.
You may remember Marty from the ‘NOTES FROM DERRY: the acoustic sessions’ charity album. This album was produced by local Derry musicians for the benefit of local charities. Here’s a small taster of Marty Healy from that album performing a simply brilliant and emotional version of Beeswing from that album.
Then on Sunday evening Glasnevin will pick up the baton for what we all hope will be the ultimate celebration.
Given the opposition the Celts are facing on Sunday it’s definitely appropriate to flag up Glasnevin performing a song with a nod to a famous league win as Celtic pipped Hearts in dramatic fashion, defeating St Mirren 5-0 at Love Street. The man remembered in song scored both goals as Dundee defeated Hearts at Dens Park to ensure the title headed to Paradise. Albert Kidd.
Tickets for the two nights are on sale and are available for the price of a decent pint. Now but you’ll need to be quick as the sales stop tomorrow morning. You can buy the tickets by following this link.
You can of course also help Glasnevin through these incredibly tough times by digging deep and buying their music and merchandise.
Glasnevin have released two albums, firstly their debut titled We Only Want The Earth, consisted of Irish folk and rebel songs. Following that success, and to mark 10 years on the road together, the band released a second album. This time, focussing on classic Celtic songs “On To Victory”. You can purchase these albums alongside T-shirts, hats and other merchandise at their online shop.
You may not be able to get along to a live celebration on Sunday night but you can still raise a glass to what we hope will be a famous and historic Quadruple Treble celebration. What better way to get into the swing of things than by joining Glasnevin for a post- match party?
If you missed the original interview with Kieran from Glasnevin. You can catch up here https://thecelticstar.com/on-to-victory-music-and-conversation-with-kieran-from-glasnevin/
Best of luck to the record seeking Celts against Hearts on Sunday and to Marty Healy and Glasnevin for their Facebook Gigs this weekend.