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Damien Love Guest Blog: Monstrous Devices – An Imaginary Soundtrack

Published today by OneWorld Publications, Glasgow-based writer Damien Love’s MONSTROUS DEVICES is a wild, weird and spookily magical children’s adventure (featuring killer robots) highly recommended for readers aged 9–99! Don’t just take our word for it – ask The Times, who gave the book a rave review this week. Damien has written a lot about music,…

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Glasgow Walking Tours Blog: Stories from the Ballroom: Dancing Fools by Alison Irvine

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Ahead of the forthcoming event, Stuart Cosgrove with Recollective, Barrowland Ballads  at Glasgow’s Aye Write Book Festival we’re rerunning the brilliant blog by the author, Alison Irvine, about the book  Barrowland Ballads. Alison’s blog is accompanied by photographs by Chris Leslie and drawings by Mitch Miller, together they are the award-winning artists Recollective. We have…

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Glasgow Walking Tours Blog: Here comes Girl Pool!

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Scottish Women Inventing Music Presents GIRL POOL We’re really excited about GIRL POOL a new initiative and club led by charity Scottish Women Inventing Music (SWIM). On 22 February the inaugural GIRL POOL will take place at Glasgow’s Glad Café. a close up of a sign

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Glasgow Walking Tours Blog: Anais Mitchell at Celtic Connections

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At the age of 38, Anais Mitchell is something of a Celtic Connections veteran, having performed her Child Ballads album at the 2013 festival with fellow singer/guitarist Jefferson Hamer and an early concert version of her folk opera Hadestown at the Old Fruitmarket in 2011. Nine years later, Hadestown is a multiple Tony Award-winning toast-of-Broadway…

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Glasgow Walking Tours Blog: Return to Y’Hup Tribute to Ivor Cutler at Celtic Connections

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There is nobody quite – or even remotely – like Ivor Cutler, the great Glaswegian sage, storyteller and songwriter who starred as lugubrious bus conductor Buster Bloodvessel in The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour movie, recorded more John Peel sessions than any other act (apart from The Fall) and could often be seen on late night…

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Glasgow Walking Tours Blog: Peggy Seeger at Celtic Connections

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Here at Glasgow Music City Tours, we love our legends – be that the tall tales we tell on our tours or the legendary performers who have visited our city over the years. As we prepare to launch our latest round of Celtic Connections tours, we look forward to this year’s sterling festival programme and,…

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Third Eyes and Natural Highs: Francis McKee Guest Blog Part Two

In 1974 the Scottish writer and playwright, Tom McGrath, founded The Third Eye Centre in Glasgow. Described by the Guardian as ‘a shrine to the avant garde’, the centre hosted visiting artists and performers such as Allen Ginsberg, Whoopi Goldberg, John Byrne, Edwin Morgan and Kathy Acker, as well as quickly becoming the focus for…

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Gerry Love: Part Three

In the final part of our exclusive chat with Gerry Love, the ex-Teenage Fanclub singer/bassist talks about his next steps, having a free rein to write what he wants, and putting off getting a proper job. Specifically, he speaks about reviving his Lightships project and band for his first live show since leaving the Fanclub,…

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Gerry Love: Part Two

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In part two of our exclusive interview with former Teenage Fannie Gerry Love, the mild-mannered bassist talks about his final shows with the band he had been part of for almost thirty years. With accidentally fortuitous timing, Gerry bowed out on a 2018 UK tour celebrating the legacy of the band’s years on Creation Records…

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Gerry Love: Part One

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We know from our tours how deeply Teenage Fanclub are loved. Like many Glasgow bands, they are not ones to blow their own trumpet or make a fuss so when founder member, bassist, singer and ace songwriter Gerry Love departed the group at the end of 2018 after almost thirty years as a Fannie, he…

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