The Barrowland Ballroom: A Gig Venue Like No Other

Why a dancehall attached to a market in Glasgow’s East End is one of the best places to experience live music in the world.

Tom Brogan
The Riff
Published in
10 min readMar 15, 2022

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Photo by Graeme Maclean on Flickr.

I can never understand why a band who put Glasgow on their tour schedule wouldn’t then add the words ‘Barrowland Ballroom.’ Now, I’m not going to make grandiose claims like…

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Tom Brogan
The Riff

Author of We Made Them Angry Scotland at the World Cup Spain 1982. Writing about films, music, football and television. https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/tombrogan