First Merchant City Festival tour rocked

Miracle Strip played Mono to end our first Merchant City Festival tour.

Miracle Strip played Mono to end our first Merchant City Festival tour.

We got a great turn out for our first Merchant City Festival tour on Sunday.

It was a pretty varied group in terms of musical interests but with content ranging from music hall acts to Glasgow’s post-punk scene via the classical conductor with the world’s longest name, we had stories for everyone.

UK’s oldest music hall

It was good to give people a look around the Fruitmarket and, as ever, our visit to the Britannia Panopticon, Britain’s oldest surviving music hall seemed to enchant everyone.

Britannia Panopticon takes people back to music hall's murky origins.

Britannia Panopticon takes people back to music hall’s murky origins.

Our tour ended at Mono with a great set from Miracle Strip and a raffle in aid of Nordoff-Robbins.

Our next Merchant City Festival tour is on Thursday. We’ll be setting off from the City Halls Box Office at Candleriggs at 2pm.

Tickets are £5 from here.

Spinning Coin

As on Sunday, we’ll be rounding off the tour with a gig at Mono, probably starting at around 4.30pm.

Thursday’s up and coming band are Spinning Coin and we’ve got a blog from them lined up for tomorrow.

Come along for the tour, come along for the band at Mono. Hope to see you Thursday.

We had a spin around the Old Fruitmarket.

We had a spin around the Old Fruitmarket.

Raffle winners were chuffed.

Raffle winners were chuffed.