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Trevor Horn Reimagines the Eighties

Here at Glasgow Music City Tours, we are not ashamed to admit that The Buggles’ smash hit Video Killed the Radio Star- the first video ever shown on MTV – is our go-to karaoke song. So we are more than a little excited that Buggles frontman and all-round production ace Trevor Horn is playing in…

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July 22, 2019

Flying Moon Music and Arts Festival: Nicole Stapinski Guest blog

The small and mighty Flying Moon Music and Arts Festival returns in June for its second year. We invited its founder, Nicole Stapinski, to tell us how it came about. Thanks Nicole! HOW I LEFT HOME, GOT SCARED, AND ACCIDENTALLY STARTED A MUSIC FESTIVAL Six years ago I almost gave up, packed up, and went…

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May 6, 2019

Guest Blog: Songs in the South

“Songs in The South” is an evening of Americana music from both sides of the Atlantic in the south-side of Glasgow. The event, which takes place at The Glad Café on Thursday 16th May for the second year running, will feature performances by singer-songwriters, David Starr (Arkansas via Colorado), Martha L. Healy (Glasgow) and Al…

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April 29, 2019

Pathfinders: Celebrating the women on the Barrowland Park Album Pathway

Anyone who has taken our Merchant City Music Past and Present tour will already know how much we love Jim Lambie’s Album Pathway in Barrowland Park, which records the artists who have graced the Barrowland stage since its conversion to beloved gig venue in 1983. For International Women’s Day,  on Friday March 8th we want…

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March 7, 2019

Sonic Bothy: Guest blog

Ahead of the launch of their debut album Fields on February 28th we’re delighted to bring you a guest blog written by members of the Sonic Bothy Ensemble. Keep a lookout for our competition to win a copy soon… Sonic Bothy is an inclusive new music ensemble, based in Glasgow, that explores, composes and performs…

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February 16, 2019

Karine Polwart’s love affair with Scottish pop

We are huge fans of the award-winning singer Karine Polwart here at Glasgow Music City Tours and still go a bit fluttery at the memory of her Celtic Connections concert where she, her brother Steven and writer James Robertson performed a tribute to Joni Mitchell’s Hejira album. This year she joins Kris Drever and the…

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January 22, 2019

Everything Flows in association with Celtic Connections

EVERYTHING FLOWS is a new cultural events organisation, and to highlight their inauguration they are producing two shows for Celtic Connections. Esteemed independent labels Marina Records and The Creeping Bent Organisation celebrate being operational for 25 years, therefore it seems prescient for both labels to have shows as part of Celtic Connections. The first show…

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January 10, 2019

Dean Owens: The Magic of Celtic Connections

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”. Photo by Neilson Hubbard In 2017…

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December 3, 2018

Celtic Connection’s Lesley Shaw: Guest blog Pt 2

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 When or how did you get into folk/trad music? Many…

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October 29, 2018

Stories from the Ballroom: Dancing Fools by Alison Irvine

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 Leslie Dancing Fools by Alison Irvine On my first visit to…

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October 22, 2018