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Monday 30 January 2023

The Delgados at the Barrowlands


I had intended to do a review of the Delgados concert at The Barrowlands last Wednesday but I decided that I couldn't improve on the reviews by Murray on Everything Flows and the Blogmaster himself JC. It was pretty special.

By way of compensation I am throwing in a picture of JC at the gig. That's him in the bottom left hand corner singing his little heart out. I had the pleasure of catching up with him , Aldo and Colin which made the night even more special.

By my reckoning as part of a total career retrospective they performed 8 of the 10 songs on JC's recent ICA and 8 from my earler one and still had room for another 7.Where the band, and in particular Emma Pollock, got the energy from I'll never know. They must have been running on pure adrenaline.

They even went as far back as their 1995 CHEM1 debut  release Monica Webster. Given that it was also Burns Night the ever topical Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation got at airing.

I'm sure that everyone who had the honour of being there would agree it was an unforgettable night.

The Delgados - Monica Webster

The Delgados -Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation


  1. Thanks CC. I'm not sure I was singing my little heart out as much as mouthing along occasionally. My efforts would have spoiled things for those all around me!!!

    It was an astonishing night. A set list beyond my wildest dreams and a performance that was genuinely breathtaking. And yes, being there with good friends from the blogging community only added to the occasion.

  2. For me Parcel Of Rogues is 'owned' by Steeleye Span from their alb of that name - never fails to catch and stir me. Two hundred years plus and we're still not free of the b*st*rds