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New season tours 2019

Our Saturday tours start again this Saturday, April 20th. We’re looking forward to our new season and catching up with pals from our brilliant working partners at the Britannia Panopticon, the world’s oldest surviving music hall,  King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut ,the CCA and Nice N’ Sleazy. On Saturday mornings at 11am, walking the oldest…

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The Stewart Cruickshank Bursary: Guest blog by Richard Bull

Stewart Cruickshank was a great friend to Glasgow Music City Tours, and his knowledge and generosity of spirit were invaluable when we were starting out. We treasure the memory of Stewart out on our dry-run tour pipping us to the post with stories at every stop before we told them. We’re really pleased to be…

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Kim Edgar: Guest Blog

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We’re big fans of singer-songwriter Kim Edgar over at Glasgow and Edinburgh music tours and to mark the launch of the new single from CARA, we’re delighted she found the time to pen a guest blog for us, over to Kim! Mòran Taing: charity single release for Cancer Research UK, available here.

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Edinburgh Tradfest launches full programme for 2019

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Now in its 7th year, Tradfest, held at various locations across the city, mixes the very best in traditional music, world cinema celebrating folk culture, and storytelling. This year’s music programme kicks off on 26 April at the Queen’s Hall with anarchic Irish folk band Lankum…

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Pathfinders: Celebrating the women on the Barrowland Park Album Pathway

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Anyone who has taken our Merchant City Music Past and Present tour will already know how much we love Jim Lambie’s Album Pathway in Barrowland Park, which records the artists who have graced the Barrowland stage since its conversion to beloved gig venue in 1983. For…

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Not Your Grandfather’s Scotland!

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We were delighted to be invited to show our American friend Wade Holland around our fave musical landmarks in Glasgow, including The Barrowland Ballroom , Barrowland Park and King Tut’s all looking mighty fine on film – check it out below!

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SWIM: Scottish Women Inventing Music Guest blog

We’re very proud to support new organisation, SWIM: Scottish Women Inventing Music, and are excited about its official launch on March 8th, International Women’s Day. Board member, Laura Leslie of SWIM tells us more about the organisation and what to expect at the launch. Please chip in what you can for the launch fundraiser and…

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Sonic Bothy: Guest blog

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Ahead of the launch of their debut album Fields on February 28th we’re delighted to bring you a guest blog written by members of the Sonic Bothy Ensemble. Keep a lookout for our competition to win a copy soon… Sonic Bothy is an inclusive new music ensemble, based in Glasgow, that explores, composes and performs…

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Port Sulphur –Valentino’s on February 14th

It’s been a busy start to the year for the Creeping Bent Organisation with a flurry of activity to celebrate its 25th birthday. We invited head honcho, Douglas MacIntyre to pen a guest blog about the forthcoming ‘companion’ album Valentino’s from Port Sulphur which will be released on Feb 14th. Circa 1981… hanging around in…

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Everything Flows and Celtic Connections present 25 Years of Creeping Bent: Things Are Tough, We Can Still Picnic

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THE CREEPING BENT ORGANISATION launched 25 years ago with a maximedia show (A Leap Into The Void) at Glasgow’s Tramway. Everything Flows and Celtic Connections present ‘Things Are Tough, We Can Still Picnic’ at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) on Friday 1st Feb. The show will be unique on many levels, and will feature…

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