Welcome to the House of Asia - Commonwealth Games 2014


21st July 2014

It\'s Scotland\'s time to shine - and we are doing our bit to help the party go with a bang!

While Glasgow hosts these events we will be welcoming sports fans from across the world at our pop-up \"House of Asia\".

 Glasgow’s iconic North Rotunda, House of Asia will serve as a focal point for Scottish-Asian relations during this time of competition and co-operation. 

The House of Asia will feature Asian and Scottish entertainment. There will be food and drink with an Asian flavour. And with both public and VIP spaces it will be an ideal venue for business networking and trade and investment talks. The entertainment will also include: 

  • Saturday 26 July, 6:00pm - the Pipes and Drums of the Scots Guards Association
  • Sunday 27 July, 7:00pm - Gaelic music from Paul McCallum, John Carmichael, Marie Fielding and Katherine MacLeod
    • * Paul McCallum - Double Mod Gold medalist from South Uist who has many recordings to his credit and has traveled extensively in Canada and USA teaching and giving recitals. Constantly in demand for all things Gaelic.

    • * John Carmichael - One of the best known and popular accordionist /entertainers in Scotland. John travels extensively and broadcasts on BBC. He has been inducted into the Scottish Traditional Hall of Fame and plays regularly for the Ball at Balmoral Castle.

    • * Marie Fielding - Marie is probably the most \'in demand\' fiddle player in Scotland today both as a solo artist and group player. She does regular broadcasts for BBC Scotland and travels regularly to record in Ireland.

    • * Katherine MacLeod - Katherine is a graduate of the RSAMD and one of the young multi-instrumentalists of the day. She sings Gaelic songs and teaches at many of the Feisan in the North of Scotland. She is part of the all girl group Celtic Quines.

  • Monday 30 July, 4:00pm - Dhol drumming with bagpipes by the Glasgow Dholies
  • Tuesday 29 July, 7:00pm - The unforgettable fusion sounds of Musafir, gypsies of Rajastan and a spectacular tabla and trumpet-centric performance by Jaipur Kawa Brass Band.
  • Thursday 31 July, 8:00pm - Bollywood-inspired songs from Scotland\'s Amit Sumal
  • Friday 1 August, 10:00pm - a ceilidh with music from favourites The Jiggers
  • Saturday 2 August, 8:00pm - wrapping things up with a set from Glasgow\'s own Sonique Sounds
  • Daily - Broon Scots - photography exhibition by Hermman Rodrigues, showcasing the lives of Scots-Indians.
  • Daily tastings of premium Scottish whiskies.

Current event details can be found on our flyer.

The Rotunda is footsteps from the SSE Hydro and the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, and a stone\'s throw from the International Broadcast Centre and the Main Press Centre.

It\'s going to be a great few weeks!


We are grateful for support from our sponsors:

 \"Highlands \"Belhaven \"Rotunda

 Asia Scotland Institute is not affiliated with the Commonwealth Games 2014.


- See more at: http://www.asiascot.com/future-events/2014/07/23/house-of-asia/#sthash.gBKC85GC.dpuf

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