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Archive: Mon Jan 2018

The Grit Orchestra: Bothy Culture and Beyond

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We often say on our music tours that Celtic Connections is as much about the connections part of its name as it is about Celtic music, and there can be no better example of this than the Grit Orchestra, a 75-piece beast of a group comprising musicians from Scotland’s classical, jazz and folk fraternities….

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Scottish Album of the Year: Longlist 2017

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On Wednesday 24 May, The 2017 SAY Award Longlist will be revealed in front of a live audience at Glasgow’s O2 ABC Glasgow. With exclusive live performances from SAY Award alumni Admiral Fallow, Steve Mason (acoustic) and Mungo’s Hi Fi with YT. Boasting a lucrative £20,000 prize for the winner and nine runner up prizes…

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Our first Merchant City Festival gig is MIRACLE STRIP

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Only a few days to go until our Merchant City Festival tours begin, and we are very excited. Starting off at the Old Fruitmarket, the four tours are a two-hour swing through the musical past and present of the Merchant City and East End. From the dung-flinging audiences of the Panopticon to the More »

Guest blog: Hendrix demolishes Green’s Playhouse, by Stewart Cruickshank

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A very warm welcome to our guest blogger this week: the legendary Mr. Stewart Cruickshank, with memories of one of the gigs that led him into a life in music – seeing Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd (and more!) in Glasgow’s Green’s Playhouse in 1967.   For those who might not recognise his name, Stewart…

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Glasgow: what an excellent place this is – John Peel

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