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Dean Owens: The Magic of Celtic Connections

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In anticipation of his Celtic Connections gig, we’re delighted to have a guest blog from Dean Owens, one of Scotland’s finest singer songwriters. His fans include Irvine Welsh who called Dean “Scotland’s most engaging and haunting singer songwriter”. Legendary BBC broadcaster “Whispering” Bob Harris reckons that Dean is “Scotland’s best troubadour”. Read More »

Trad Trail Tour for Celtic Connections 2019

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In between raiding the mince pies and making inroads on the whisky, Glasgow Music City Tours will spend much of the festive period polishing our stories for our Trad Trail Walking Tour for Celtic Connections 2019. The tours have sold out for the past 3 years so if you’d like to get your hands on…

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Celebrating 50 years of live music at the Queen Margaret Union

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To celebrate 50 years of live music, the QMU are keen to hear from anyone who attended a gig as a fan or as a musician to help establish an online repository of memorabilia that can be enjoyed by everyone. Ticket stubs, pictures from gigs and memories of seeing any of the amazing artists hosted…

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Damien Love Guest Blog: Monstrous Devices – An Imaginary Soundtrack

Glasgow-based writer Damien Love has just published his first novel in the USA: the wild, weird, robotastic and spookily magical children’s adventure MONSTROUS DEVICES –  highly recommended for readers aged 9–99! Damien has written about music for years, and so, to mark the book’s release, we asked if he’d like to put us together an…

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Celtic Connection’s Lesley Shaw: Guest blog Pt 2

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Here’s Part 2 of our Guest Blog by Lesley Shaw, Producer at Celtic Connections, one of the busiest women in the business, it’s a great read. Thanks Lesley, we don’t know how you found the time!

Lesley after a couple of drams and a hoolie

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Celtic Connection’s Lesley Shaw: Guest blog

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We’re hugely grateful to Lesley Shaw, Producer at Celtic Connections, one of the busiest women in the business, for writing a guest blog for us. Here’s Part 1 — it’s a great read. Thanks Lesley, we don’t know how you found the time! Lesley…

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Stories from the Ballroom: Dancing Fools by Alison Irvine

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Ahead of the publication of the limited edition book Barrowland Ballads in March 2019, we have a wonderful guest blog from Alison Irvine accompanied by photographs by Chris Leslie and drawings by Mitch Miller, together they are the award-winning artists Recollective. Photograph by Chris…

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Carla J Easton: Guest Blog

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Carla J Easton, frontwoman of Glasgow band Teen Canteen, has been turning heads in recent weeks with her second solo album, Impossible Stuff, a joyful, melodic Caledonian take on the girl group tradition.

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As part of this year’s Edinburgh International Festival,…

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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. Read 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), the…

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