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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

Hanging Around with Simple Minds: Fabulous photobooks documenting the band’s early days

On Saturday October 15th, White Hot Day, the Simple Minds Fan Convention is happening at the Classic Grand in Glasgow, check out our previous blogs for more info (see links below). Graeme Thomson, author of Themes for Great Cities: A New History of Simple Minds, has written one of our favourite books this year, so…

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October 9, 2022

Bruce Findlay & Graeme Thomson on White Hot Day: Simple Minds Fan Convention

Ahead of WHITE HOT DAY the Simple Minds Fan Convention, on October 15th at the Classic Grand in Glasgow, we spoke to guest speakers, Bruce Findlay and Graeme Thomson who will be In Conversation at the event. Bruce managed the band from 1978 to 1990 and Graeme is the author of the brilliant Themes for…

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September 12, 2022

White Hot Day—Simple Minds Fan Convention 15th October 2022: Guest Blog by Gordon Machray and George Porter

White Hot Day, the brilliant Simple Minds Fan Convention takes place at the Classic Grand in Glasgow on Saturday 15th October and features special guests plus a charity auction. Ahead of the big day we chatted to the organisers Gordon Machray and George Porter… Gordon and George met properly for the first time…

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September 6, 2022

Rose by Lorna Martin: Touring Autumn 2022

Last year we hosted a guest blog from singer-songwriter, Lynnie Carson, about her brilliant song, ‘She Rose’, celebrating Rose Reilly the inspirational Scottish footballer who was selected to play for the Italian women’s national team. The play, Rose—Shunned in Scotland Signed by Italy, written  by Lorna Martin is touring this autumn, catch it while you…

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August 29, 2022