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 floating candlelight concerts this winter, with classical music and movie scores streaming merrily 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.
If you’re into Japanese cinema and anime, this one for you: The Best of Joe Hisaishi. Hisaishi is the mastermind behind the soundtracks of several of Studio Ghibli‘s most iconic films. Be prepared for music from Howl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away and many more of Hisaishi and anime’s most iconic pieces of music. You can experience this first on December 3, which you can book your seats for here.
Sailing into your calendar a week later on December 10, the River Clyde will be filled with the sounds of magical movie scores – a match made in heaven, hey. For an hour, you can kickback and reminisce on your favourite film scenes as soundtracks composed by the John Williams, Hans Zimmer and others are performed by a string quartet illuminated by candlelight. Recognisable melodies from ET, Harry Potter and Schindler’s List will all be performed.
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. Find out for yourself by booking your ticket to one of this winter’s shows.