Angie McMahon

Tue Aug 27 2024

7:00 PM

Oran Mor

Byres Rd Glasgow G12 8QX

Ages 14+

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Angie McMahon – Light, Dark, Light Again 

When nothing was going right, Angie McMahon started staring at the sky. Every day, she would drag her mattress into her front yard, put a cold washer on her face and lay there looking up; not moving, just observing. Lately she had been feeling that her life had fallen apart, that her body was shutting down, that she had to relinquish the illusion she had any real control over anything. 

But above her, murmurations of birds would gather every afternoon, changing form – one moment a fish, the next a wave. Forced by a bout of illness to slow down and tune in, McMahon would watch the birds every day, noticing the cycles of nature that she hadn’t stopped to see before. As they morphed and swelled, left and returned, the birds began to reflect the things she’d been learning about life – that everything can and will change, and the only constant is reinvention, rebirth, reconfiguration.  

“It was a zoom out,” McMahon says. “My life just felt like it was really throwing me and going very badly. But the sky and the water, they were still very constant, and very balancing. I found so much solace in that.”  

That truth and the other quiet revelations Angie McMahon had about life, herself and the universe over a tough but transformative few years have been poured into her new album, Light, Dark, Light Again. It is a record about going to the darkest places inside yourself, facing the fear and finding it can be a portal to something bigger and better. Light, Dark, Light Again examines McMahon’s relationship with self and the journey to becoming okay with whoever she is and whatever the future holds. It captures coming undone then healing slowly and strangely; the roots that grow around fractures and failures, creating new foundations and letting the light in. 

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Angie McMahon

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DF Concerts presents

Angie McMahon

Tue Aug 27 2024 7:00 PM

Oran Mor Glasgow
Angie McMahon
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Ages 14+

14+ (under 16s with an adult)

Angie McMahon – Light, Dark, Light Again 

When nothing was going right, Angie McMahon started staring at the sky. Every day, she would drag her mattress into her front yard, put a cold washer on her face and lay there looking up; not moving, just observing. Lately she had been feeling that her life had fallen apart, that her body was shutting down, that she had to relinquish the illusion she had any real control over anything. 

But above her, murmurations of birds would gather every afternoon, changing form – one moment a fish, the next a wave. Forced by a bout of illness to slow down and tune in, McMahon would watch the birds every day, noticing the cycles of nature that she hadn’t stopped to see before. As they morphed and swelled, left and returned, the birds began to reflect the things she’d been learning about life – that everything can and will change, and the only constant is reinvention, rebirth, reconfiguration.  

“It was a zoom out,” McMahon says. “My life just felt like it was really throwing me and going very badly. But the sky and the water, they were still very constant, and very balancing. I found so much solace in that.”  

That truth and the other quiet revelations Angie McMahon had about life, herself and the universe over a tough but transformative few years have been poured into her new album, Light, Dark, Light Again. It is a record about going to the darkest places inside yourself, facing the fear and finding it can be a portal to something bigger and better. Light, Dark, Light Again examines McMahon’s relationship with self and the journey to becoming okay with whoever she is and whatever the future holds. It captures coming undone then healing slowly and strangely; the roots that grow around fractures and failures, creating new foundations and letting the light in. 

Angie McMahon

Angie McMahon

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