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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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Trad Trail at Celtic Connections 2020

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Our Trad Trail tours return for Celtic Connections in 2020. From Friday 17th January, our two hour, folk-themed walking tours will run every weekend of the festival. They are one of our most successful tours and tickets tend to sell out. If you want to make sure you can come on tour on a date…

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Guest Blog from Francis McKee of the CCA on the former Maryland Club

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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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Brian Hogg on Cosmopolitan Scum!: Edinburgh the Arts and the Counterculture

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We’re really looking forward to getting our hands on the new book by Brian Hogg and we’ll have a copy for you to win soon in a competition: keep your eyes on our twitter feed next week. In the meantime we asked Brian about how the book came about… Thanks Brian!

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Bill Blackstock of Queen Margaret Union’s Farewell Guest Blog

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On 20th September l finish up as General Manager at the Queen Margaret Union after almost 6 years, making way for a new team to take things forward. It will also be my last (28th) Freshers’ Week and I’m very excited to have a band I think are destined for great things, The Ninth Wave,…

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Milton Music Festival 2019

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There’s great things happening at this year’s  Milton Music Festival . Huge thanks to the team behind the scenes for taking time out to tell us more about the festival and the project.

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16 Years: Gigs in Scotland 1974-1990 Guest blog

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A new crowdfunding project, 16 Years: Gigs in Scotland 1974-1990, is right up our street, we love the sound of it and would love to see it in print. We invited Chris, the man behind the project to tell us more…

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Something Big: Burt Bacharach is Coming to Town by Duglas T Stewart

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We’d like to thank Duglas T Stewart for stepping in to write his fascinating personal take on Burt Bacharach, who plays the Kelvingrove Bandstand this Friday. Photograph by Chloe Philip There has never…

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