O is for Grand Ole Opry

GOOWhat is the first thing that springs to mind when you think about Glasgow? Gangs? Violence? Witty banter and a certain sense of style? I bet it isn’t country and western music but Glasgow, in common with many working class cities, has a long tradition of cowboys. There is even a shop with the risqué title of Skin Style which specialises in the attire required by the well-dressed gun-slinger.

A big part of this country and western tradition is Glasgow’s premier (only) country club, The Grand Ole Opry on Paisley Road West.

Twice each month there is a gun club where they have quick draw competitions and there are regular line dancing classes too.

A finalist in the Scottish Entertainment Guide awards as Best Live Venue, the club attracts many country and western bands and singers and, I am told, there is always a great atmosphere and a good night out to be had there.

Hmm, I’m not that interested in cowboys (despite my favourite mug having cowboys on) but when Glasgow opens a Pirate Club, they can count me in.

Check out the club’s Web Page and Flickr stream. You can even have a titter at Chewin’ The Fat’s take on the Glesga Cowboy.

 

 

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8 Comments

  1. Margot Kinberg
    Apr 17, 2013

    Nettie – I didn’t know that about Glasgow! How very cool! I am loving learning about your home town.

  2. Margot Kinberg
    Apr 17, 2013

    Nettie – I didn’t know that about Glasgow! How very cool! I am loving learning about your home town.

  3. trishnugentwriter
    Apr 17, 2013

    I used to do line dancing years ago, great fun. This place sounds great craic 🙂 ( I do salsa now)

  4. trishnugentwriter
    Apr 17, 2013

    I used to do line dancing years ago, great fun. This place sounds great craic 🙂 ( I do salsa now)

  5. Hi, Nettie,
    I wouldn’t have equated Glasgow with cowboys. You live and learn.

  6. Hi, Nettie,
    I wouldn’t have equated Glasgow with cowboys. You live and learn.

  7. cassam101
    Apr 20, 2013

    I’ve been here on a work’s night out and we had a quick draw competition ,cowboy hats and all,I won.
    Is Anyone There

  8. cassam101
    Apr 20, 2013

    I’ve been here on a work’s night out and we had a quick draw competition ,cowboy hats and all,I won.
    Is Anyone There

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