After receiving immense success around the world, Candlelight is gracing Glasgow’s most enchanting venues for a series of concerts played live by talented musicians under the gentle glow of candles. Adding candlelight to these gorgeous venues will enhance the intimate and cozy atmosphere, creating a warm and welcoming environment for guests.
The flickering flames of candles will be enjoyed at Glasgow’s top venues, such as Platform, Trades Hall, Òran Mór and Tall Ship Glenlee. You’ll be pleased to hear that you can listen to an array of music genres and artists, from Taylor Swift, ABBA, and Adele, to Hans Zimmer and John Williams, you won’t want to miss out on.
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Located in Glasgow’s East End, Platform invites fans of contemporary music to a series of Candlelight concerts. This modern and vibrant venue is designed to be a hub for creative activity, offering a wide range of spaces and facilities for artists and performers. The venue also features a small studio theatre and recording studio, making it an ideal location for mellow performances and music events.
You can unleash your inner Freddie Mercury and attend a tribute to the legendary band, Queen. A String quartet will play some of the band’s greatest bangers. However, if you’re the one person on Earth that isn’t into Queen, you can also transport yourself into the mysterious and adventurous realm of filmmaking and enjoy some of Hans Zimmer‘s best works, such as “Time” from Inception, “This Land” from The Lion King, and many more.
Trades Hall of Glasgow
The Trades Hall of Glasgow is a historic neo-classical venue, which first served as the home of The Trades House of Glasgow, established in 1605, thus playing a crucial role in fomenting trade and industry for the city. This stunning venue has been hosting events for over 200 years and its elegant and grand design make it a particularly appealing for intimate concerts. Its marble staircase and intricate plasterwork, combined with the gentle glow of candlelight, make for an unforgettable experience. You can catch the music of Oscar-winning scores, like La La Land’s “City Of Stars”, Hans Zimmer’s Suite from “Gladiator”, Titanic’s “My Heart Will Go On”, and many more.
Located in the heart of West End and first known as Kelvinside Parish Church, Òran Mór has undergone several changes over the years. It has been beautifully renovated and transformed into a unique and inviting space for live music. The venue’s layout, with its balcony seating and raised stage, provides excellent views and acoustics, making it an ideal location for intimate concerts.
No venue is playing host to more shows than Òran Mór. You will rediscover some contemporary music favourites like Hans Zimmer, Taylor Swift, Adele, and more. The venue also features a bar and restaurant, adding to its appeal as a destination for a night out.
The Tall Ship at Riverside
If you thought you got the gist of what Candlelight has to offer, think again. This time around, the concert series is taking you aboard The Tall Ship Glenlee! That’s right, you’ll get to experience concerts surrounded by hundreds of candles aboard a 127 year-old ship. This impressive ship’s main deck with its stunning views of the River Clyde, make it a truly memorable location. With its unique history, stunning location, and versatile spaces, the Tall Ship Glenlee is a top choice for anyone looking to enjoy a relaxing and romantic evening as you’re listening to some of your favourite songs, illuminated by candlelight.
The Candlelight concerts have been met by countless 5-star reviews, and guests have called it “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience.” The concert series is known for its unique venues and Platform, Òran Mór, Trades Hall and the Glenlee definitely don’t disappoint. Their rich history, inviting atmosphere and intimate setting make them worth a visit.