Barrowland Ballads Book

Barrowland Ballads Book

Barrowlands Ballroom Book – Behind the blinking neon, at the very back of backstage, the artists of Recollective (Chris Leslie, Alison Irvine, and Mitch Miller) engaged with the untold stories of Glasgow’s iconic Barrowland Ballroom.

Bringing together photography, text, and graphic art, the award-winning trio collaborated closely with the venue, the east-end community that surrounds it, and more widely, the gig-goers,  dancers, and musicians whose experiences are woven into the very fabric of the building.

Barrowland Ballads (published in July 2019 by Graphical House) conveys the sweat-drenched, electric atmosphere of the venue.  Musicians, stewards, cleaners, bartenders, cloakroom staff, maintenance men, kids at their first gig and veterans who have lost count contribute to this unique behind-the-scenes portrait of one of Glasgow’s most beloved institutions.

240 x 170 mm, 256 Pages, Case Bound, Foiled Cover, Fold-Out Dialectogram Dust Jacket)

Limited edition of 650 copies – SOLD OUT