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June 2022

Tea and a Tune with Kenneth MacFarlane

June 14 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This Tuesday we have a solo whistle performance from the brilliant Kenneth MacFarlane. A recent graduate of the RCS’s Traditional Music degree, Kenneth Macfarlane has been playing since 6 years old. Having performed at festivals across Europe and for royalty at Buckingham Palace, 17 years on, he looks to find his own musical voice - having learned from players such as Willie McCallum, Finlay MacDonald & Ross Ainslie, while also drawing influence from genres like Jazz and Hip Hop to…

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Tasseomancy: Spoken Word X

June 15 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A fun evening for creatives to come together and share poetry, short stories and comedic writing in a relaxed setting. Be sure to tell your pals and familiars, get snug by the candles and pick your pots  If you would like to read, please get in touch with our wonderful Tasseomancer in residence, Angus Bhattacharya on 07584220692 or at angus.bh@hotmail.co.uk. Didn't get a spot? No stress. We open the mic to the floor at the end, so there is plenty…

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Gypsy Jazz Tea Party Jam with Romacaleo

June 16 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Get ready for musical gymnasts Romacaleo to transport you from your seats to the Jazz clubs of 30s Europe, Scottish ceilidhs past and present, bopping barmitzvas and wild jigs under firelit summer nights! So grab your tea pots and dancing shoes for a beautiful Klezmer swing storm of reels and rhythm. 7pm start Suggested £5 donation, all proceeds go to the artists

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Chai Fridays: Bedouin Sage

June 17 @ 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

This Chai Fri we are indulging in the well-travelled splendour that is Bedouin sage with 10% off every pot, a day of Middle Eastern and North African music, and a live performance from the fantastic Adnan Shamdin. Live performance from 4pm Suggested £5 donation, all proceeds go the artist

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Ando Glaso Trio

June 22 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

From Slovakia and the Czech Republic, the Ando Glaso Trio are back to bring you Gypsy tunes at a break neck, high energy pace! ANDO GLASO (AG) was established informally in 2016 to encourage greater understanding and participation in the cultural heritage of the Roma people in Scotland aiming at stimulating and advancing community cohesion that is built on respect for celebrating diverse cultural identities. The organisation was initiated by a dedicated group of volunteers who shared the passion and…

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Marianne McGregor Trio

June 23 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

We are over the moon to have back the vocal powerhouse that is Marianne McGregor, accompanied by Sam Parkinson on guitar and Josie Girgis on the saxophone. Warning your tea might go cold as you lose yourself to chill Jazz standards, smooth notes and beautiful original compositions. - Suggested £5 donation, all proceeds go to the artists

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Chai Friday: African Goddess

June 24 @ 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

We pay tribute at the opulent altar of delicious infusion that is Rooibos Kalahari, honey and lemon with a gorgeous kalimba performance by Ariane Mamon and 10% off every pot of African Goddess. Performance from 4pm Suggested £5 donation, all proceeds go to the artist

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Zlom Vas!

June 24 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tchaiovna will host a first of it’s kind theatre event, giving a trial-run to an evening of monologues and solo-acts, in our intimate cosy venue! We offer an open and safe environment for anyone to give voice to monologues, be it from films, theatre, literature, or works of your own! One performer at a time, max 7min – we encourage anyone who has a desire to perform, to contact us by email at alex.asikainen@gmail.com and sign up beforehand. Just feel…

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Tea and a Tune with Neil Sutcliffe

June 28 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

We are proud to welcome Neil Sutcliffe and his Bugari Prime piano accordion to the tea house! Sutcliffe is a Scottish musician originally from Stirling, now based in Glasgow. His principal instrument is the accordion, on which he plays a variety of styles. In 2021 he completed his BMus Honours at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he studied classical accordion with Djordje Gajic. Neil also regularly performs as a traditional musician, both as a soloist and in various groups.…

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Blues, Folk and Beyond with Michael Simons

June 29 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

An intimate musical evening featuring the guitaristry of Michael Simons, the best kept secret from Glasgow's Southside who pre-covid probably held the record for the longest weekly residency at Tchai-Ovna of over 15 years ! Michael will be performing an eclectic mix of songs and instrumentals that have influenced him over the last 55 years of acoustic finger style guitar playing. Michael has 3 albums of original guitar instrumentals available to hear on Spotify, Amazon Prime and Apple Music. Definitely…

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Bado Reti Group

June 30 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

We welcome Bado Reti and co for an evening of relaxing compositions to accompany a hot brew. Bringing together musicians from different backgrounds both musically and culturally, the group's original sound and contemporary variations on a diverse range of genre sources possess a hypnotic and timeless quality. Certainly the night time cupper of choice for lovers of acoustic! 7pm start Suggested £5 donation, all proceeds go to the artists  

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