The Lonesome Ace Stringband

Upstairs at the Chapel

Friday 8th February 2019, 8pm

Arguably the most powerful of bands which feature the old-time Appalachian style, these masters of their trade have been described as three of the most accomplished musicians playing on this planet, and that is not overstating the case.

John Showman might be recognised by most Americana fans as the main vocalist with super-talented alt-country band, New Country Rehab, Chris Coole is a well-established singer-songwriter with a considerable pedigree and bassman Max Heineman has earned himself the kind of plaudits normally reserved for those who are much longer in the tooth.

Making a rare visit to these shores as one of the main headline acts at Glasgow’s big Celtic Connections festival, you’ll feel the energy of three passionate musicians playing the bejesus out of those instruments and loving every minute. In their native Canada, they are recognised as the best, and the band triumphed at 2018’s MerleFest where the discerning audience knows ‘stand-out’ from more-of-the-same.

“A rip roaring hoedown and a rawness fans love” – Maverick magazine

“Three of the most accomplished old-time musicians on the planet” – WAMU, Washington DC

Online tickets available here. £1 booking fee

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Tickets £12 available at The Art Shop and at the Chapel. Booking Essential. Online booking fee £1