20 Jan - 6 Feb 2022
Indie

Darlingside and support

Tickets

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Date
2nd Feb 2022
Time
7.30pm
Where
Saint Luke's
Price
£16.50* includes booking fee
Age restrictions
Over 14s only. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult over 18.
Seating Type
Standing
Celtic Connections 2022
If Darlingside’s first album, Birds Say (2015), focused on the past through nostalgia, and their second, Extralife (2018), contemplated uncertain futures, Fish Pond Fish stands firmly in the present, looking at what’s here, now. Dave Senft (bass), Don Mitchell (guitar, banjo), Auyon Mukharji (violin, mandolin), and Harris Paseltiner (cello, guitar) have created a natural history in song—taking us into gardens, almond groves, orchard rows, down to the ocean floor and under stars.  

The band has long been praised for their harmonies and intelligent songwriting, described by NPR as “exquisitely-arranged, literary-minded, baroque folk-pop,” and their dynamic presence (crowded tightly together onstage) have made them a live-performance favorite. But this album showcases their broader storytelling abilities: nature is a looking glass, the songs suggest, with tracks like'Ocean Bed', 'Green + Evergreen', 'Mountain + Sea', and 'Crystal Caving' making metaphors of their titles. An experience of nature is an experience of self; an experience of self is one of natural change cut and complemented by stasis. 

Venue details

Saint Luke's
17 Bain Street
Glasgow
G40 2JZ
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