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Glasgow Americana Festival 2021: Glasgow Music Walking Tours blog

We’re delighted to see the Glasgow Americana festival return from the 29th September- 3rd October 2021. Festival director Kevin Morris said: “I am so proud of this line-up, which was put together at short notice, and glad to be given the opportunity for the 15th Glasgow Americana festival to actually happen. The fact that a…

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September 22, 2021

A song for Rose Reilly by Lynnie Carson: Singer-songwriter Lynnie Carson on her song about the Scottish footballing legend, the subject of a new play

We were delighted when our pal, singer-songwriter Lynnie Carson, got in touch to tell us about writing a song for a new play, Rose about the Scottish footballing legend Rose Reilly. Rose written by Lorna Martin, directed by Maureen Carr, with Christina Strachan as Rose opens at Oran Mor in Glasgow on Monday September 13th…

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September 8, 2021

Son House at Leith Town Hall 1970, by David Beckett: Glasgow Music Walking Tours Guest Blog

We’ve been enjoying the return to live music in Glasgow and Edinburgh recently and wanted to share a blog from friend of the music tours, David Beckett, about the time the legendary Son House played Leith Town Hall. Over to David… I was barely into a year of what turned out to be a fifty…

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August 27, 2021

Nadine Shah: Glasgow Music Walking Tours Guest Blog

Like the majority of her peers, Geordie indie diva Nadine Shah has keenly felt the lack of touring activity through the national lockdowns. But while she hasn’t been doing the job she was born for, she has experienced some key life events on the pandemic rollercoaster – not least leaving London, moving back home to…

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August 10, 2021

Kathryn Joseph: Glasgow Music Walking Tours Guest Blog

Nominations for the 2021 Scottish Album of the Year Award are well underway at a time when it has never been more crucial to celebrate our musicians. The award can certainly be life-changing – just ask 2015 SAY winner Kathryn Joseph who built on her win to become one of Scotland’s most acclaimed artists. She’s…

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August 2, 2021

SAY IT LOUD Don Letts -There and Black Again: Glasgow Music Walking Tours blog

This coming Saturday, Jul 31st, the fabulous Don Letts is in conversation with our co-founder and lead guide, Fiona Shepherd, at Broadcast in Glasgow. To celebrate we have not one, but two copies of his autobiography There and Black Again to give away over on our FB page. Don Letts – filmmaker, musician, DJ, broadcaster,…

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July 28, 2021

Help Musicians Scotland Free Online Event: Guest Blog Glasgow Music Walking Tours

Thanks to Étáin Sweeney from Help Musicians Scotland for getting touch to let us know about a free online event for anyone working in the music industry on Wednesday 28th July, 1.15pm.  It’s not unusual to feel anxious at the thought of returning to ‘normality’ and the session explores how to face the unique challenges…

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July 23, 2021

Happy 7th Birthday Barrowland Park Glasgow Music Walking Tours Guest Blog

Our tour guests love Barrowland Park and to celebrate the Park’s 7th birthday we’ve got a great blog from our good friends Fans of Barrowland Park   — and they’ve even managed to pull off a brilliant intro from none other than Bobby Gillespie!  To mark the occasion we’re gifting a copy of Utopian Ashes, the…

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July 19, 2021

Great restaurants for our Merchant City Music tour

Much as we all like those listicles which spell out ‘The Best Restaurants in Glasgow’ or ‘The Best Bars in Glasgow Ever’, we all know that one man’s best is another’s bleurgh. So we decided to come up with something more useful and do a blog detailing some of the many great restaurants that are…

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July 9, 2021

Hi! Sharleen Spiteri: Glasgow Music Walking Tours Guest Blog

If you’re looking for a blithe summer soundtrack to accompany the gradual easing of Covid restrictions, allow us to suggest Hi, the new album by Texas. These Scotpop stalwarts formed in Glasgow 35 years ago but there’s nothing creaky about their intuitive blend of disco, soul and pop influences.   Anyone who has seen Texas…

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June 23, 2021

Barras 100: Glasgow Music Walking Tours Blog

We love sharing our memories of Barrowland and Barrowland Park on our Merchant City Past and Present tour and we’re really looking forward to the second part of Barras100 exhibition this weekend. A programme of events marks the 100th anniversary of the Barras Market with exhibitions and opportunities to share Barras stories. A photography exhibition…

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June 17, 2021

Help Musicians Scotland by Étáin Sweeney Guest blog for Glasgow Music Walking Tours

Whether you’re a musician or a music lover (maybe you’re a little bit of both), you’re probably here because you appreciate the incredible impact that musicians have on each of our lives through their creativity. My name is Étáin and I am the Fundraising and Volunteer Officer in the Scottish office of Help Musicians, 100-year-old…

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May 14, 2021

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