Tinariwen

Sunday 4 September
Doors: 7pm
General admission / standing
£23.50 / £21.50 concession

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The best Tinariwen album hasn’t been recorded yet. Perhaps it never will be.

Because the best Tinariwen music isn’t the music they perform in front of microphones. It’s the music they play at night around the fire, back in their own country, amongst themselves and at their own pace. Having eaten, and drunk their tea, the men bring out their guitars, chat, remember old songs and let the music come. In those moments, the music can become like the fire, free, magical and impossible to stuff into a box.

It rises up like a shower of sparks or a state of grace, without premeditation; the momentary manifestation of a friendship, a community, an environment, a history; the revelatory connection with something that belongs only to them, and goes beyond them.

Their discography stretching out over the last 17 years, all the tours and the international recognition have changed nothing: Tinariwen are still a desert band, only certain aspects of which the western music industry can ever hope to capture and present.

Tinariwen existed long before any of their albums were recorded, and they still exist quite distinct from their discographic dimension. So, the best Tinariwen album doesn’t exist. But it’s still worth trying to go and find it.   

 

Tinariwen

14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Concession ticket prices are applicable to students, registered unemployed, customers with disabilities and senior citizens in receipt of a state pension. Proof of status must be presented at the venue.

To discuss any accessibility requirements, please contact the event organisers at events@renfrewshire.gov.uk.

To request a companion pass, please purchase a concession ticket first then contact the event organisers at events@renfrewshire.gov.uk.

Terms and conditions

This event is 14 and over. Any ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 14 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

Refund Policy

We regret that we are unable to offer refunds on ticket sales.

Renfrewshire Council as the Event organiser have the right to refuse entry.