There are some amazing concerts by Candlelight happening in Glasgow, including some on this incredible boat turned venue, but no venue is playing host to more shows than Òran Mór before the end of the year. The venue has a long history and is one venue you won’t want to miss out on visiting, especially with the Candlelight concerts that are happening soon. Whether you’re a Swiftie, love a bit of Queen, or even want to give your Halloween plans a twist – there’s an Òran Mór Candlelight concert for you. What could be better than a live musical performance to relax to whilst bathed in the glow of ambient candlelight?
Kicking things off at the gorgeous Òran Mór is a Halloween special. For one night only, you will have the chance to have some of your favourite Halloween film scores & classics brought to life by an amazing string quartet. On October 26 things at Òran Mór will be getting spooky with the masterful string quartet bringing to life music from the likes of It, The Shining, and Halloween. Don’t worry though interspersed throughout these are some slightly less tense numbers from Harry Potter, Stranger Things and The Addams Family.
Whilst we’re on the theme of things that are out of this world on November 29 Candlelight presents an evening of Fantasy & Fairytales. If you’re ready to be whisked away into another world, this one’s for you. The incredibly talented Ailsa Aitkenhead will be enchanting you on the piano with some of Classical music’s most ethereal works. Expect to hear Debussy’s Claire De Lune, Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata as well as compositions by Lizst and Chopin.
Swifties with a blank space in your calendar on November 9, this is just the thing for you. This Òran Mór Candlelight concert will celebrate the chart-topping hits of the musical powerhouse that is Taylor Swift. You’ll be able to hear tracks such as Shake It Off, All Too Well, Wildest Dream and Cardigan in an entirely new way: performed by a string quartet who are illuminated only by a sea of glowing candles. As they play you’ll no doubt be reciting the undeniably catchy lyrics in your head and blissfully enjoying the familiar melodies; this is truly the perfect way to pay tribute to the Grammy award-winning singer and will leave you thoroughly enchanted.
On November 16, there’ll be a tribute to the legendary Fleetwood Mac. The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductees are one of the highest-selling bands of all time, and that’s in no small part to their music transcending eras. Their iconic tunes will be given a more classical twist, as they are performed by Ailsa Aitkenhead and Seona. Expect to hear Gypsy, Go Your Own Way and Gold Dust Woman – to name just a few – in a brand-new way.
To round off the Candlelight performances at Òran Mór on November 23, relive the legendary melodies of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. The We Are The Champions hitmakers defined a generation with their anthems, and this November, you’ll be able to hear pared back, but equally as spellbinding, renditions of their music. As The Quartet perform these Queen classics, you’ll be awash in the soft glow of candlelight in the beautiful Òran Mór. You can find tickets here.
The venue which began as Kelvinside Parish Church has had quite a history. Whilst it has undergone various changes over the years, its architectural core has stood the test of time. This architecture has kept a certain charm about the church turned venue and is a real feast for the eyes, especially under the glow of candlelight. As they say, there’s no time like the present so book yourself some tickets and enjoy the delights of an Òran Mór Candlelight concert.