top of page

Live at Craigmore Bowling Club.
Isle of Bute

Saturday 27th April 2024

Door 7:15 PM
Gus Munro
With support from Blind Jeremy


Welcome back to the stage
Gus Munro

Gus Munro is one of the most exciting live solo acts in Scotland’s current and thriving music scene.  The singer-songwriter effortlessly combines a variety of musical genres, underpinned by his imaginative lyrics.
He has also combined his love of Scottish traditional music and his passion for the blues, creating a genre often described as Scottish-Folk-Blues.  His song writing manages to retain the feel and emotional expression of the deep-rooted blues, while pushing through his Scottish roots in a modern context.    
The emotional depth of his voice often displays a real sense of vulnerability. He is an artist who is not afraid to show his emotions and convey them through his music.    His singing and song writing are complemented by his imaginative and melodic slide guitar work, which adds to the emotional impact of his live performance.   A genuine warm and engaging performer, Gus will draw you into his world and compel you to listen.
Gus has been steadily building a loyal fan base, with over 1000 live shows under his belt.  He has performed at an array of venues and festivals across mainland Europe, playing to new audiences across France, Belgium and Germany; including: Le Blues Du Zinc Festival in France, The Great British R&B Festival, Maryport, Lancaster Music Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Aberdeen Jazz Festival & The Isle of Bute Jazz Festival.  
His spontaneous approach has become the backbone of his live shows, which has gained him the reputation as a unique talent. 
Gus has played around 500 gigs at the Howlin' Wolf Glasgow, he played there the first week it opened and the most requested solo acts at the venue.  He was asked to play at the venues 10th anniversary celebration and decided to record the show and release it as a live album
Release date for the live album is 23rd April 2024
The live album will be available to buy online and at gigs .
Recording is under way for his debut studio album which is going to be released on 29th October

So get along to Craigmore Bowling Club Saturday 27th April 7:15pm for a great night of live music.
To get the night underway, We have the fantastic local trio of Blind Jeremy opening.
A night not to be missed



Tickets available now



Live at Craigmore Bowling Club.
Isle of Bute
Saturday 29th June 2024

Door 7:15 PM
Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern

Support & MC from Paisleys John McMeekin

Tony’s music is beyond beautiful, it’s perfect” – Tommy Emmanuel “Julia’s bell like voice and her filigrane fiddle playing are thrilling. She moves effortlessly from fiddle to guitar, her solo is impressive.” – SalonFestival Tony McManus is the leading celtic guitarist worldwide and has just been listed as one of the 50 transcendental guitarists of all time by Guitar Player Magazine. While Tony is known as a soloist his frequent collaborations with diverse musicians have always been a significant part of his work. Julia Toaspern is a multi-talented musician from Berlin who combines classical training on violin and voice with a wide interest in genres such as jazz, baroque and traditional music. She has released two albums of original songs and has performed in both classical and singer/songwriter modes on both sides of the Atlantic. On top of all this her skills as a guitarist are prodigious and make an exciting fit with Tony’s work. Their twin guitar treatment of traditional music is unique and each supports the other in exploring the harmonic possibilities of these old, and not so old, tunes. Each of the pair both flatpicks and fingerpicks at the highest level but always at the service of the tune rather than a display of technique. Her violin can effortlessly morph into a fiddle as she weaves from Italian madrigal to Scottish reel. Julia’s songs go to the heart of love and loss, hope and survival and are inflected with musical input from a wide and eclectic experience of musical life. Tony’s and Julia’s arrangements are rooted in deep musicality and heartfelt expression. Having met over a conversation in Berlin about JS Bach, together they play and sing music that speaks to them and hopefully through them to a wider audience.


Live at Craigmore Bowling Club.
Isle of Bute
Saturday 3rd August 2024

Door 7:15 PM

Support from Bute's Graham McKirdy

Nick Harper • July Promo Shot 1 • Mono Square • © Hels Millington.jpeg

Nick Harper – Tempus Fugitive“Betjemen with a guitar” – Guitarist Magazine“Acoustic Hendrix!” – Guitar MagazineAcclaimed guitarist-singer-songwriter Nick Harper plays from his latest album ‘TempusFugitive’ and extensive back catalogue. This is not a normal ‘one man and guitar’ show.In a new, uniquely styled, acoustically driven album and live show, Nick explores thepast, present and future in his own singular way. Expect everything from the emotionalto the political, from witty to virtuosic; the singular to the universal.

Ticket available now click here

Some tickets may be available at the door - alternatively you can book online just type the gig that you require tickets for. or otherwise advance book your ticket in person on the Isle of Bute at these ticket sale outlets:


Print Point. West Princes Street. Rothesay - 01700 503389

Macqueen Butchers. Bishop Street. Rothesay - 01700 502067

Kettledrum Cafe. East Princes Street. Rothesay -  01700 502342

Port Bannatyne Post Office. Marine Road. The Port - 01700 502911

Musiker Cafe, High Street  - 01700 502342

Booking early is always recommended!


bottom of page