Video: Friends open house for lazy Sunday afternoon of music by the River Kelvin

By Ian Marland at

It’s a great spot to hang out and listen to live music. But what if it rains?

The Friends of The River Kelvin are taking no chances when they host an afternoon of music at their HQ at Ha’penny Bridge House this Sunday.

They had a spring clean recently which means they can welcome music lovers inside.

Music By The Kelvin

Posters: Friends group invites you to an afternoon of music.

The event is part of the West End Festival.

Five performers including Nancy Woodblock and Warren McIntyre will be providing the entertainment – and there will be refreshments laid on too.

Chiara Berardelli, singer songwriter and member of the friends group, is one of those who’ll be playing.

She says it will be a relaxed and chilled afternoon.

Ha'penny Bridge House

Backdrop: Ha’penny Bridge House is a perfect spot for live music.

“There will be five different acts playing between 2pm and 6pm.

“It is free, and everyone is welcome.

“As well as the music, there will be tea and coffee – and cake which is always a big hit with visitors.”

For those who don’t know, Ha’penny Bridge House is in the Botanic Gardens on the Kelvin Walkway side.

The Friends recently had a weekend clear-out to allow more events to take place.

West End Festival

Varied: the West End Festival has a packed programme.

Chiara added: “We’ve had musical galas before which have been all-day.

“Weather-wise, we’ve decided to do something slightly different this year.

“So, we’ve got the option of being indoors if it’s really wet.

Watch: Chiara Berardelli is one of the performers at Music by the Kelvin.

“The events here are usually great fun and are a chance for people to hang out, listen to some music and chat in a lovely place.”

* For more details of what’s on throughout the festival click here.