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Making Tapes for David: The Pearlfishers and Duglas T Stewart’s mixtapes

When one of our great tunesmiths, Davie Scott of The Pearlfishers, got in touch with an idea for a blog we jumped at the chance. The result is this splendid feature about mixtapes. Before we hand over to Davie just a reminder that The Pearlfishers play the brilliant new album Making Tapes For Girls in…

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May 31, 2024

Glasgow Jazz Festival 2024

Glasgow Jazz Festival has unveiled its programme for 2024, with performances from some of the biggest names in jazz set to be hosted in the city next month. From Wednesday 19th – Sunday 23rd June 2024, over 20 events are confirmed across Glasgow and tix are available here Celebrating 20 years of programming the Glasgow…

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May 27, 2024

Roots Rock Rebels–When Punk Met Reggae 1975-1982 Guest Blog by Mike O’Connor

We’re really chuffed to feature this guest blog from Mike O’Connor aka Scottish Post-Punk. Ahead of the release in July of Roots Rock Rebels – When Punk Met Reggae 1975-1982  (we’ve got our pre-order in) Mike tells us how this long-planned compilation came about…over to Mike. Mike O’Connor & Gary Crowley I blame Gary Crowley……

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May 9, 2024

Six Albums That Helped Us Make Dreamers On The Run: Guest Blog by Duglas T Stewart

BMX Bandits release their 12th studio album Dreamers On The Run on April 26th, their most ambitious musically so far. Chief Bandit Duglas T Stewart guides us through some of the records that inspired their latest offering. Dreamers On The Run is an album I had been thinking about making for a long time. In…

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April 25, 2024

Alison Eales: Four for a Boy

In February 2021 the supremely talented Alison Eales blogged for us about the process of recording her debut album Mox Nox during lockdown, and last year it was released to rave reviews. Alison has been busy and is back with her new four-track EP Four for a Boy  due for release on March 8th from…

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February 27, 2024

Merchant City Trad Trail Tour at Celtic Connections 2024

In between raiding the mince pies and making inroads on the whisky, Glasgow Music City Tours spent much of the festive period polishing our stories for our Merchant City Trad Trail Walking Tour for Celtic Connections 2024. The tours are selling out quickly so if you’d like to get your hands on tickets before they…

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December 4, 2023

Incoming Events For January: Glasgow Music City Tours events

Shipyard Bards, Tall Tales and Dinner: 5 evening events in January & February in conjunction with Mharsanta Restaurant & Bar Looking for a memorable Christmas gift? Since our 2023 season of scheduled Saturday tours ended we’ve been busy with plans for our upcoming events in January. Due to popular demand we’re re-running our…

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November 13, 2023

Guest blog: Mox Nox by Alison Eales

In February 2021, our former guide, supremely talented Alison Eales, blogged for us about the process of recording her debut album during lockdown. Just over 2 years later the utterly gorgeous Mox Nox will be released on Friday 24th March. We invited Alison back to update us on what’ll be happening around the album release…

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March 19, 2023

Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: A handy wee stocking filler!

‘A celebration of the city and its enduring love affair with music and musicians, venues and shops, one which will spark the remembrance of unique, high-octane experiences for all of us’ – Ian Rankin ‘A fascinating and witty look at Edinburgh’s Music History’ – Bruce Findlay ‘A briliant snapshot of rock and pop in Edinburgh’…

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December 1, 2022

Scottish Alternative Music Awards 2022: Nominations

The Nominees for the 13th annual Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMA) have been revealed:  the winners will be announced at a ceremony at Glasgow’s Saint Luke’s on Thursday 8th December 2022. The list of nominees highlights an incredible range of exceptional talent across diverse categories. Buy tix for the ceremony and live showcase here

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November 18, 2022

Whisky & Witches: The Dark Side of Whisky-a chilling night of whisky, music & folklore performed by Christine Kammerer

We’ve got shivers down our spines at the prospect of this intriguing event happening on Friday 4th: Whisky & Witches is a chilling night of whisky, music and folklore hosted by The Mother Superior on Leith Walk, Edinburgh from 7.30pm. The music will be a combination of Scottish and Nordic folk music and we’re delighted…

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October 31, 2022

Hungry Beat: White Riot Tour Edinburgh ’77

Thanks to Douglas MacIntyre, co-author of the illuminating new book Hungry Beat for sharing an extract for our blog. Read on… Hungry Beat cover photo – Davy Henderson/Fire Engines (photo credit Harry Papadopoulos) Hungry Beat is a definitive oral history of two maverick Scottish independent record labels, Fast Product and Postcard, and the Scottish post-punk…

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October 20, 2022