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Barbara Dickson: Time Is Going Faster – Glasgow Music Walking Tours Guest Blog

We are big fans and admirers of Barbara Dickson here at Glasgow Music City Tours and reckon she is one of Scotland’s greatest but also most underappreciated singers, who is equally at home with the folk ballads she grew up on, the melodic pop hits for which she is best known and the storytelling of…

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March 14, 2022

Guest Blog: Graeme Thomson on Themes For Great Cities, A New History of Simple Minds

To celebrate the forthcoming publication of Themes For Great Cities: A New History of Simple Minds by Graeme Thomson  (published by Constable on 27 January) we’re delighted that the author has penned a brilliant guest blog for us. We also have a one copy for one lucky winner in a giveaway, lookout for details coming…

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January 17, 2022

Music Declares Emergency: No Music on a Dead Planet Glasgow Music Walking Tours Blog

As the city gears up for COP26, we, along with many of our colleagues, have signed Music Declares Emergency. Over the next couple of weeks our blog will highlight some of the events taking place around Glasgow to keep minds focused on the climate emergency. Lynnie Carson Singer/ songwriter Lynnie Carson has penned a song…

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October 25, 2021

SAMA- Scottish Alternative Music Awards Sat 27th November: Glasgow Music Walking Tours Blog

Our co-founder and lead guide, Fiona Shepherd is one of the award nominators for this year’s Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMA). Their 12th annual awards ceremony will be taking place at Glasgow’s Saint Lukes on Sat 27th November 2021 — after last year’s virtual awards ceremony, SAMA’s return to a bricks-and-mortar venue feels like a…

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October 18, 2021

Soft Cell Q&A: Glasgow Music Walking Tours Blog

Synth pop pioneers Soft Cell will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of  Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret with a series of UK live shows starting 10th November at Glasgow AcademySoft Cell will perform the classic album in full for the first time at the shows, as well as debuting material from their first new album in…

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October 5, 2021

Glasgow Americana Festival 2021: Glasgow Music Walking Tours blog

We’re delighted to see the Glasgow Americana festival return from the 29th September- 3rd October 2021. Festival director Kevin Morris said: “I am so proud of this line-up, which was put together at short notice, and glad to be given the opportunity for the 15th Glasgow Americana festival to actually happen. The fact that a…

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September 22, 2021

SAY IT LOUD Don Letts -There and Black Again: Glasgow Music Walking Tours blog

This coming Saturday, Jul 31st, the fabulous Don Letts is in conversation with our co-founder and lead guide, Fiona Shepherd, at Broadcast in Glasgow. To celebrate we have not one, but two copies of his autobiography There and Black Again to give away over on our FB page. Don Letts – filmmaker, musician, DJ, broadcaster,…

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July 28, 2021

Hi! Sharleen Spiteri: Glasgow Music Walking Tours Guest Blog

If you’re looking for a blithe summer soundtrack to accompany the gradual easing of Covid restrictions, allow us to suggest Hi, the new album by Texas. These Scotpop stalwarts formed in Glasgow 35 years ago but there’s nothing creaky about their intuitive blend of disco, soul and pop influences.   Anyone who has seen Texas…

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June 23, 2021

When Muddy Waters played the Maryland by David Beckett: Glasgow Music Walking Tour Guest Blog

On our Music Mile Tour we tell our guests about the former Maryland club, which was located in what was once a private villa and is now within the CCA in Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street. Our guest blog is by friend of the tours, David Beckett, who worked at the Maryland. David remembers when blues legend,…

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March 8, 2021

The Maryland Club Part 2: Playlist by David Beckett

On our Music Mile Tour we tell our guests about the former Maryland club, which was located in what was once a private villa and is now within the CCA in Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street. We’re delighted to be able to share our guest blog on the club by friend of the tours, David Beckett. David contacted us after reading our previous blog on the club by Francis McKee, Director of the CCA, and naturally we jumped at the chance to find out more. We’d like to thank David for taking the time to get in touch and share his experience of the fabled venue. Following on from David’s  blog he’s put together a related playlist with commentary (below) for us, which you can listen to here: The Maryland Spotify Playlist https://spoti.fi/31eHICd Jimmy James and the Vagabonds: Amen Although Jimmy…

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August 19, 2020