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Lockdown Laydown by Alison Eales: Glasgow Music Walking Tour Guest Blog

 While we can’t walk’n’roll just yet, we are looking forward to welcoming guests on our music tours as soon as we get the green light. In the meantime, we are excited to present this blog from one of our guides, the supremely talented Alison Eales. In addition to her work as a tour guide for…

Cerys Matthews: Glasgow Music Walking Tour Blog

We are big fans of Cerys Matthews’ show on BBC 6 Music, not just for the eclectic music she plays but also for the enthusiasm the former Catatonia frontwoman brings to her broadcasts. As well as supplying absorbing music and chat, she is an ardent advocate of poetry, and has channelled that passion into a…

Nova, winner of the 2020 Scottish Album of the Year Award: Glasgow Walking Tour Blog

Leith-based musician Shaheeda Sinckler is the creative force behind an unholy trinity of incarnations – she operates seamlessly as Nova the rapper, DJ Scotia and producer Nova Scotia the Truth. Like many outside of the Scottish hip-hop scene, we at Glasgow Music City Tours were unfamiliar with Sinckler’s music before she was nominated for –…

Cat Step Sounds by Alison Irvine: Glasgow Walking Tours Guest blog

Our first guest blog of 2021 is from the writer, Alison Irvine. Alison wrote her brilliant new novel Cat Step at the same time as she was writing about the Barrowland Ballroom for the beautiful Barrowland Ballads book, which we previously covered on our blog: https://glasgowmusiccitytours.com/blog/category/barrowland-ballads/ a person posing for the camera

Amy Macdonald —The Human Demands: Glasgow Music Walking Tour Blog

This time last year, Amy Macdonald was preparing to record her fifth album, The Human Demands, probably fairly secure in the knowledge that she would have another hit on her hands, such is her avid fanbase. Recording commenced at the start of 2020, then a certain pesky virus reared its head and Macdonald found herself…

Looking forward to 2021 for our Glasgow walking tours

Well, that was a strange year for our tours. And everything else in the world. Because of you-know-what, our season didn’t start until August this year and, to be honest, we didn’t know if anybody would want…

Bye-Bye 2020 Season: Glasgow Walking Tour Blog

As our final Saturday walks of 2020 approaches we’ve been reflecting on what a strange year it’s been for our tours. And everything else in the world. Because of you-know-what, our season didn’t start until August this year and, to be honest, we didn’t know if anybody would want to come out on our walking…

Martha Healy: Glasgow Walking Tour Guest Blog

Like many festivals in this strangest of years, the wonderful Glasgow Americana Festival is taking the live music online with an excellent line-up of country songwriting talent from home and away, including the luminous Laura Cantrell, hometown heroine Jill Jackson, the fertile transatlantic partnership of Boo Hewerdine and Darden Smith, Robert Vincent – the Scouse…

K T Tunstall Part 2 – Glasgow Walking Tour Blog

In part two of our interview with top pop auteur KT Tunstall, she talks about completing her trilogy of albums inspired by the themes of mind, body and soul, and of the sensorineural sudden hearing loss she suffered in 2018 – as well as living through a pandemic in Trump’s America. Being in America is…

KT Tunstall — Glasgow Walking Tour Blog

Here at Glasgow Music City Tours, we have been known to share with our guests the tale of KT Tunstall’s big break on Later with Jools Holland (there is a Glasgow connection) in late 2005. Fifteen years on, she remains one of Scotland’s most respected, engaging and resourceful musicians, who always has an interesting, eloquent…