Glasgow isn’t short of concerts, but some are going to need quite the venue to match the ferry impressive Glenlee down at the riverside. The splendid ship is playing host to some truly mesmerising Candlelight concerts this year, with classical music and movie scores softly streaming from the bow to the stern and beyond.
There are very few things in life more romantic than candlelight, but candlelight plus an evening full of live music on the calming shores of the Clyde is definitely one of them. All you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy.
The Tall Ship Glenlee: Over 126 Years of History
The Glenlee first took to the water as a bulk cargo carrier in 1896 and has circumnavigated the globe four times. Knot too shabby, eh? One of only five Clyde-built ships still afloat in the world today, the Glenlee is a brilliant spot for maritime-themed events and activities. But the magnificent space becomes something else entirely when lit by the soft glow of candlelight, and filled with the sound of live performers.
Candlelight at The Tall Ship Glenlee
Sailing into your calendar this summer, the River Clyde will be filled with the sounds of Taylor Swift’s biggest hits. For an hour, you can kick back and “shake it off” listening to Tay Tay’s “Cardigan”, “Blank Space” “Anti-Hero”, and more performed by a string quartet. Fancy something a bit more old-school? Hear the dance floor fillers and power ballads by none other than Whitney Houston performed on strings and experience “One Moment In Time” that you’ll want to relive again and again.
If you’re as obsessed with the magic of the movies as you are with music, then these candlelit soundtrack concerts are for you. Hear scores from fantastical films and series including The Hobbit and Game of Thrones at a captivating Rings & Dragons concert or celebrate the works of esteemed anime film composer Joe Hisaishi while surrounded by a sea of flickering candles.
More of a rock fan? Then you’ll love this spellbinding candlelit tribute to Pink Floyd. Hear “On The Run”, “Hey You”, and more on strings as classically trained musicians take on the rock band’s most iconic songs on board The Tall Ship.
The Candlelight series is known for its unique venues and the Glenlee definitely doesn’t disappoint. What could be more enchanting than a classical performance taking place on a historic ship illuminated by a sea of candles?
The concerts have been met by countless 5-star reviews, and guests have called it “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience.”
Note: For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.