GLASGOW West End venues will host free music events as part of a worldwide festival this month.

To mark this year’s “Make Music Day” on June 21, thousands of performances have been organised up and down the country.

As part of the celebrations, Visit West End have worked with some of the city’s favourite West End venues to put on some free events throughout the day.

Glasgow Times:

Make Music Day is the UK’s largest single-day music festival, encouraging musicians, producers, promoters, and music lovers to collaborate and organise performances in and for their communities.

Since beginning as Fête de la Musique in France in 1982, it has grown into a global phenomenon that takes place annually in 125 countries.

Solo performers, groups and music creators of all types are invited to take part, regardless of age, ability, or musical genre.

Glasgow Times:

The festival will kick off at Embargo on Byres Road where their talented member of staff, Niamh Bloomer will be playing her harp between 2-3.30pm.

Meanwhile, Tesco Express on Byres Road will be hosting a ceilidh band which includes a member of their team.

Music will also be popping up at the Ubiquitous Chip on Ashton Lane. Weather permitting, they will be hosting fiddlers on the roof on their rooftop terrace in the evening.

But if the Scottish weather takes a turn for the worst, you can enjoy the string trio inside the iconic venue.

Entertainment will continue in the evening at Tennents Bar at Byres Road with familiar faces from the Glasgow busking scene. Daniel Ladds will perform from 7pm and Johnny Boyd from 9pm.

Embargo will then be hosting a set from guitarist and singer Angus Riley from 8.30-10pm.

Glasgow Times:

More events are still to be announced, including an exciting set at The Alchemy Experiment, also on Byres Road.

John Turner, Chair of Byres Road and the Lanes Business Improvement District the organisation behind Visit West End, said: "We are very excited at being able to join in the celebrations for Make Music Day this year, and it is even more exciting to discover our own home-grown hidden musical talents in Byres Road and the Lanes.

“Sadly, my own trumpet-playing days are long over, otherwise I would be sorely tempted to join in myself.

“After all the doom and gloom of recent months we could all do with the joyful boost that the festival will bring.”