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Small Hours:The Long Night of John Martyn by Graeme Thomson — Glasgow Walking Tours Blog

Graeme Thomson’s excellent new book, Small Hours: The Long Night Of John Martyn, was published earlier this month and has been praised by the Observer, Irish Times, Independent, the Herald, Uncut and MOJO.  Omnibus Press have very kindly given us two copies to give away, check our FB page for details on how to win…

Wide Days 2020: Online from 22-25 July

Like any other festival and event scheduled over the last few months, the ace Wide Days music convention – which has taken place every year in Edinburgh since 2010 – is going online this week, having succeeded in preserving most of its panel, speaker and showcase content. a close up of a logo

Glad to be back and Good to Go

a close up of a logo Testing, testing… anyone out there? We are delighted to report that our tours will be up and running from Saturday 1st August. Obviously, the last few months have been very strange…

Metaphrog’s John Chalmers on falling for The Fall

In partnership with artist Sandra Marrs, writer John Chalmers is one half of Glasgow-based graphic novelists Metaphrog. a close up of a personThe Franco-Scottish duo have been creating comics and books since 1996 to international acclaim, winning The Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards 2016 Best Visual Artist…

Lynnie Carson: Everything in Between

We’ve been lucky enough to hear the new album Everything In Between from the brilliant singer/ songwriter Lynnie Carson…and it’s gorgeous. It’s Lynnie’s first album since Eyes Kissed With Goodbyes in 2012. Since then she has been awarded the Danny Kyle Open Stage award at Celtic Connections, released 2 singles and written a World Cup…

Damien Love Guest Blog: Monstrous Devices – An Imaginary Soundtrack

Published today by OneWorld Publications, Glasgow-based writer Damien Love’s MONSTROUS DEVICES is a wild, weird and spookily magical children’s adventure (featuring killer robots) highly recommended for readers aged 9–99! Don’t just take our word for it – ask The Times, who gave the book a rave review this week. Damien has written a lot about music,…

Glasgow Walking Tours Blog: Stories from the Ballroom: Dancing Fools by Alison Irvine

Ahead of the forthcoming event, Stuart Cosgrove with Recollective, Barrowland Ballads  at Glasgow’s Aye Write Book Festival we’re rerunning the brilliant blog by the author, Alison Irvine, about the book  Barrowland Ballads. Alison’s blog is accompanied by photographs by Chris Leslie and drawings by Mitch Miller, together they are the award-winning artists Recollective. We have…

Glasgow Walking Tours Blog: Here comes Girl Pool!

Scottish Women Inventing Music Presents GIRL POOL We’re really excited about GIRL POOL a new initiative and club led by charity Scottish Women Inventing Music (SWIM). On 22 February the inaugural GIRL POOL will take place at Glasgow’s Glad Café. a close up of a sign GIRL…

Glasgow Walking Tours Blog: Anais Mitchell at Celtic Connections

At the age of 38, Anais Mitchell is something of a Celtic Connections veteran, having performed her Child Ballads album at the 2013 festival with fellow singer/guitarist Jefferson Hamer and an early concert version of her folk opera Hadestown at the Old Fruitmarket in 2011. Nine years later, Hadestown is a multiple Tony Award-winning toast-of-Broadway…

Glasgow Walking Tours Blog: Return to Y’Hup Tribute to Ivor Cutler at Celtic Connections

There is nobody quite – or even remotely – like Ivor Cutler, the great Glaswegian sage, storyteller and songwriter who starred as lugubrious bus conductor Buster Bloodvessel in The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour movie, recorded more John Peel sessions than any other act (apart from The Fall) and could often be seen on late night…