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Francis Macdonald: Hamilton Mausoleum Suite

We invited Francis Macdonald to tell us a little bit about the making of his gorgeous album Hamilton Mausoleum Suite. Francis has kindly given us a signed copy of the vinyl and the CD, which we’re giving away in a competition on our Facebook page. Over to Francis… The slow-germinating seeds of inspiration for my latest album were sown…

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February 26, 2018

Cover Stories: Event & panel discussion

Glasgow Music City Tours is pleased to present Cover Stories, an illustrated discussion on the art of the record sleeve, as part of Merchant City Festival 2016. Our guest panel of writers, artists and musicians will be discussing the art of the  record sleeve. We would like to extend huge thanks to; Manda RinNiall SmillieNicola Meighan and Francis…

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July 6, 2016

Glasgow Music City…the Movie!

Glasgow is a great place for music. But don’t take our word for it – listen to what some of the city’s musicians have to say on the subject. We’re pleased to introduce the first in a series of (very) short films we’ve put together, in which Glasgow musicians talk about making music and going to gigs in town. First up is Mr Francis Macdonald – composer, label impresario behind Shoeshine Records, and drummer with popular beat combo Teenage Fanclub. For more on Francis, check out his website. Huge thanks to the legend that is Scott Paterson, director, interviewer and general man behind the camera for all of these films. We’ll be putting up another little video soon…watch this space! (Meanwhile, you can check out our other clips here.)

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May 25, 2016

Guest Blogger Francis Macdonald: Part Two

Today we’re delighted to bring you Part Two of our guest blog from the multi-talented FRANCIS MACDONALD – Scottish BAFTA nominated composer and songwriter, record label manager, and general music gentleman around town, who’s worked with everyone from Alex Chilton, Edwyn Collins, Belle & Sebastian and The Pastels to Kevin Ayers, Kate Rusby, Max Richter…

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June 3, 2015

Guest Blogger: Francis Macdonald

We’re delighted to welcome the first of our guest bloggers: the multi-talented FRANCIS MACDONALD – Scottish BAFTA nominated composer and songwriter, record label manager, and general music gentleman around town, who’s worked with everyone from Alex Chilton, Edwyn Collins, Belle & Sebastian and The Pastels to Kevin Ayers, Kate Rusby, Max Richter and the Cairn String Quartet….

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May 31, 2015

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