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Harlem 69: Stuart Cosgrove Guest Blog

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Ahead of the launch for Stuart Cosgrove’s Harlem 69, the final part of his epic soul trilogy at The Admiral Bar this Saturday (20th October), Stuart writes about Curtis Ousley, aka King Curtis, one of the most prodigious musicians in America, at the height of his considerable powers in 1969. More »

From The Port To The Bridge: a retrospective exhibition of Thomas Leer & Robert Rental

A retrospective exhibition of the work of Port Glasgow-born electronic musicians Thomas Leer (Thomas Wishart) and the late Robert Rental (Robert Donnachie) two of Scotland’s finest, but less well known, musicians has opened in Greenock. From The Port To The Bridge is showing at the Beacon Arts Centre until the 29th October (free entry),…

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Guest blog: Martha L Healy – Keep The Flame Alight

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Ahead of her sold out album launch at the Glad Cafe for the Glasgow Americana Festival this week, we’re delighted that the brilliant singer-songwriter, Martha L. Healy, found the time to pen a guest blog for us and has given us a copy of  Keep The Flame Alight for a competition (see our More »

On A Mission with Edinburgh Music Lovers

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New boutique promoter, Edinburgh Music Lovers, launches in partnership with mental health charity SAMH announcing two exclusive gigs for Edinburgh.

A new boutique promoter, Edinburgh Music Lovers (EML) has launched, its mission to help make the capital a thriving music city – and to support mental health.

Formed…

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Guest Informant Tommy Reckless on 40 Odd Years Of The Fall

We’ve given our guest informant, Tommy Reckless, free range to tell you about the current crowdfunder for his book 40 Odd Years of the Fall, which comes to an end next week. We’d really like to help him get ahead, read on to find out how you can too… More »

Happy Birthday and Farewell, Song, By Toad

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Here at Edinburgh Music Tours, we like to big up the city’s grassroots music movers and shakers and one of the scene’s most passionate advocates is Matthew Young of Song, By Toad Records. This small but mighty independent label has charted and championed some of the best sounds to emerge from Edinburgh and beyond over…

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Happy Birthday Barrowland Park: Guest blog by Fans of Barrowland Park

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Thanks Glasgow Music City Tours for inviting us to write this blog. We’re Fans of Barrowland Park, a community group campaigning to save the park.

If you haven’t been yet (and if not what have you been doing with your time..?), Barrowland Park sits a few hundred metres along from the Barrowland…

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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…

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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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