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Justin Currie on Del Amitri’s return to Edinburgh Castle

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Del Amitri are back in action next month with three Scottish gigs. They play Edinburgh Castle on the 21st of July and then two nights at the Barrowlands in Glasgow on the 28th and 29th of July. In this interview, Justin Currie explains what they have been up to. Del Amitri went on hiatus for thirteen…

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The Bevvy Sisters: This Moment album launch & concert

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Ahead of the launch party and concert for their new album This Moment,  we’re delighted to welcome our favourites, The Bevvy Sisters..over to you, Sisters… We’re more than excited to announce our BIG news: our third album, This Moment, will be released on Thursday 28th June and we are having a big party at the…

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Musical Tribalism – A Moral Lesson: Guest blog by Stuart Cosgrove

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One of the great strengths and nagging weaknesses of my life as a music writer has been a rigid tribalism. When I first fell in love with soul music as a teenager in Perth, it was the beginning of a lifetime love-affair that has never waned. Soul music is my abiding passion and the sound…

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The night Green Day played the Wee Red Bar

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Green Day’s poster for their Wee Red Bar gig. As Edinburgh Music Tours gear up for launch on Saturday 16th June, we look back at one of Edinburgh’s more unlikely gigs: Green Day at the Wee Red Bar. These days, the American punk band have sold some 85 million records; been…

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Hilary Brooks: Guest blog

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The new buzzword in music conservatoires is ‘portfolio’. I thought that was something tucked under the arm of an art student in bygone times. However now, it is regularly linked with ‘career’. I guess that’s what I’ve had since leaving said conservatoire decades ago, back when it was still the RSAMD. Hi everyone, my name…

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The Stranglers gig that got punk ‘banned’ from Glasgow

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Stage invasion at Stranglers gig in Glasgow City Halls, June 1977. One of the great things about doing our music tours is hearing our guests’ gig stories. The tours are packed with anecdotes about famous gigs but it’s always good to hear the different stories from people who were actually at…

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Traceyanne Campbell: Guest blog

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Hi, I’m Tracyanne (Camera Obscura) and I want to tell you that I have a new record coming out. Myself and Danny Coughlin from Crybaby have become Tracyanne & Danny. After hearing a rumour we were all Indie purists up here in Glasgow, Danny from Bristol sent me a handwritten letter along with…

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Young Fathers on Leith, cabin fever and Hidden Door festival

Young Fathers play Hidden Doors in Leith. We have a Hidden Doors comp and a quick interview with Young Fathers about working in Leith. The stars have aligned… We’re not ones to play favourites but it has been a joy to watch the rise and rise of the brilliant Edinburgh trio Young Fathers. To…

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Glasgow Jazz Festival 2018: Competition

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We’re very excited about the 32nd Glasgow Jazz Festival,  the longest-running music event in the city. To celebrate its return we have a competition on our Facebook page to win a pair of tickets to see the fabulous Orchestre Poly-Rythmo at the Old Fruitmarket on Friday 22nd June.   From Wednesday…

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Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival announces programme

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The Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Taking place from Friday 13th to Sunday 22nd July, the programme features a panoply of promising newcomers; music legends who have marked the Festival’s history as well as a host of famous names making their Edinburgh debut. Among the many highlights are…

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