Barrowland Ballads


Through photography, text and graphic art, the award winning artists of Recollective (Alison Irvine, Chris Leslie, Mitch Miller) will engage with the untold stories of the Barrowland Ballroom. They will do so in close collaboration with the venue, the east end community that surrounds it, and a much wider community of gig-goers, dancers and musicians whose life stories are woven into the building.


OUTPUTS – Limited edition book / Website / Events and Tours / Multimedia Film

Project supported by Creative Scotland, Festival 2018 and Glasgow City Heritage Trust. Book and logo designed by Graphical House.


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


Featuring stories, photographs and graphic art from the 2 year-long project of the Barrowland Ballroom and includes a fold-out Dialectogram.


It is a limited edition publication of only 500 copies. Published by Graphical House and sold out within 6 months.


Website of stories, photography, book excerpts and more


Alison reads from the book at the sold out launch night of the book at the Barrowland Ballroom in August 2019


Recollective -as guests of honour (and judges for the fancy dress party) at the Barrowlands Staff Christmas Party in Jan 2019