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“Pure celestial bliss can be found encapsulated within this twelve track release. While Zoe’s vocal may seem gentle her words are mighty, woven amongst instrumentation diverse yet never overbearing to form a collection so naively at ease it leaves you spellbound. Zoe’s debut album ‘Transience’ released now on Last Night From Glasgow.”

Scottish Alternative Music Awards

“Zoë Bestel’s album Transcience came out last month on Last Night From Glasgow, and it’s rarely been off the SWH! turntable since. It’s a collection of songs which are aching in their beauty and fragility, yet there is a core strength and assuredness which makes you feel, if just while the record plays, that everything really is for the best in this best of all possible worlds, despite evidence to the contrary.”

Scots Whay Hae!

“Transience is a beautifully assembled record which displays the immense songwriting talent of Bestel. Her songs are mesmerizing and make you want to wander deep into a forest and allow yourself to get lost for a few hours.”

LYD Magazine, Katharina Moos Bille

Meet Zoë

Ethereal vocals, poignant melodies and stirring lyrics describes award winning nu-folk singer/songwriter and musician, Zoë Bestel, hailed as one of the countries most exciting emerging talents. As well as numerous BBC radio performances, Zoë has played at leading festivals including Celtic Connections, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Stonehaven Folk Festival, Orkney Folk Festival, and headlined The Ukulele Festival of Scotland.

2018 brings the release of Zoë’s second album and fourth release, Transience. Recorded in Copenhagen, Denmark in the summer of 2017, and signed in the November by ethical Glasgow based label Last Night From Glasgow who brought her new work to vinyl.

Transience was released, to high acclaim, digitally, on CD and 180gm vinyl on Record Store Day 2018.

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Upcoming Gigs

Supporting Balter at Gatehouse of Fleet

Balter are a contemporary folk quartet who have emerged from the music scene in Newcastle. Leaning heavily towards their shared love of Scottish music, they combine traditional and original material with percussive step-dance to create a high energy, driven sound which complements and stretches their traditional influences. The interplay between two fiddles, mandolin and accordion generates a distinctive sound which explores new textures; gelled together with intricate arrangements. Taking to the stage with exuberance and an infectious live energy, Balter have been performing extensively around the North East of England and Scotland and have began to extend their audiences further afield.

‘Their innovative arrangements played with style and skill were a joy to hear. What a great band!’ – The Shee

Tickets £7/£5


Flying Moon Music & Arts Festival

Glasgow’s *newest* Music & Arts Festival

Our Idea… comes from wanting to give an alternative option to those folk who can’t afford larger festivals this coming summer. As well as in creating an event that focuses on showcasing the demand for more female-led acts.

With craft stalls from: Rebel Radical DIY /// Cymbal Things /// Lovesome Emporium /// Sky.Stay /// Vinyl Justice. Jewellery from recycled records. /// BASICBITCH Stitching /// and MORE TBA


*All ticket sales will return directly back to the artists involved, with no hidden cost to them or us! Because above all, we believe in good form.*

Please note that the Flying Duck does not have a lift and is therefore not wheelchair accessible unfortunately.

This event is a joint effort sponsored by Moonstruck On Clydeside, Flying Penguins & the Flying Duck.


CZECH Ukulele Festival

The 6th Czech Ukulele Festival will take place between Friday the 27th of July and Sunday the 29th of July 2018.

This year will be the first event of its kind in the world, the „Ladies´ Edition“ will showcase mainly female performers and we are expecting great things.
The first day of the festival will be our traditional ukulele day trip, this year we go by train to the magnificent medieval town of Kutná Hora where we will play alongside the amazing cathedral of Saint Barbara. Expect the usual fireworks and summer fun at this wonderful location.
Saturday and Sunday will be in the Village of Únětice on the outskirts of Prague, where we will present a full two day program of workshops and concerts, many of the workshop are held in different parts of the village while the main event is in the brewery located in the centre of the village.

This year the program will include children from the local school, a women´s group from the village, and acrobatic ukulele duo, the Mersey Belles, Ukulele Troublemakers, Les Poupées Gonflées, the fantastic Bad Mouse Orchestra, Elke & the Cool Girls, newcomer Zoë Bestel, Nellie McKay, the outstanding Tricity Vogue, Gerald Ross and being topped by the return of the much loved Honoka & Azita from Hawaii.


KUKULELE Ukulele Festival

Welcome to Karkkila – The Ukulele Capital of Finland!

Karkkila’s international ukulele festival KUKULELE 2018 will be held for the fourth time from Friday to Saturday, 3-4 August 2018. A warm-hearted festive spirit awaits city-dwellers, summer vacationers, ukulele players, enthusiasts and music lovers from across the country.

The festival brings together nearly a hundred performers to Karkkila the day: top ukulele artists and enthusiasts from Finland and abroad. Come and participate in the happy event.
Bring your music-loving friends along and grab an ukulele!


“Pure artistry”

Alan Morrison, The Herald


Nathan Connolly, Snow Patrol

“Audiences are fast catching up with the fact that, in Bestel’s hands, the ukulele shrugs off its stereotypical comedy baggage and becomes the instrument of choice for one of Scotland’s most fascinating young singer-songwriters.”

The National