- Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham – A nice traditional start
- Eddie Reader – performing a Rabbie Burns poem
- Paulo Nutini – taking on Dougie Maclean’s classic ‘Caledonia’
- Fairground Attraction -
Perfect - cause the Commonwealth Games will be perfectly organised ;-)
- Lulu – Shout – raised in the East End of Glasgow, this would be quite fitting and really get things going
- Bluebells – Young At Heart - cause we are all so young at heart
- Calvin Harris – Some rousing electronic pop courtesy of the boy from Dumfries
- Primal Scream – Movin’ On Up - not sure if the punk in Bobby G would be up for this, but worth an ask.
- The Proclaimers – 500 Miles - has to be included
- Red Hot Chilli Pipers – An epic rendition of ‘Flower of Scotland’ accompanied by a film featuring people of all ages singing from all around the country in stunning scenery
- Runrig – Closing the ceremony with a rousing Loch Lomond
Aztec Camera – Roddy Frame with the triumphant ‘Somewhere In My Heart’…’love will see you through’
Franz Ferdinand - 'Take Me Out' - an indie anthem
Belle and Sebastian - 'The Boy with the Arab Strap'
Teenage Fanclub - 'Ain't That Enough'
Never mind an opening ceremony, lets get a festival of the best of Scottish music on the go!
In short, Glasgow (and indeed Scotland) will not be short of options when it comes to music in 2014 and we should make the most of the opportunity to highlight some of the fantastic artists that the city and country has produced.