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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…

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: 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…

Glasgow Walking Tours Blog: Peggy Seeger at Celtic Connections

Here at Glasgow Music City Tours, we love our legends – be that the tall tales we tell on our tours or the legendary performers who have visited our city over the years. As we prepare to launch our latest round of Celtic Connections tours, we look forward to this year’s sterling festival programme and,…

Gerry Love: Part Two

In part two of our exclusive interview with former Teenage Fannie Gerry Love, the mild-mannered bassist talks about his final shows with the band he had been part of for almost thirty years. With accidentally fortuitous timing, Gerry bowed out on a 2018 UK tour celebrating the legacy of the band’s years on Creation Records…

Gerry Love: Part One

We know from our tours how deeply Teenage Fanclub are loved. Like many Glasgow bands, they are not ones to blow their own trumpet or make a fuss so when founder member, bassist, singer and ace songwriter Gerry Love departed the group at the end of 2018 after almost thirty years as a Fannie, he…

Guest Blog from Francis McKee of the CCA on the former Maryland Club

In 1974 the Scottish writer and playwright, Tom McGrath, founded The Third Eye Centre in Glasgow. Described by the Guardian as ‘a shrine to the avant garde’, the centre hosted visiting artists and performers such as Allen Ginsberg, Whoopi Goldberg, John Byrne, Edwin Morgan and Kathy Acker, as well as quickly becoming the focus for…

Bill Blackstock of Queen Margaret Union’s Farewell Guest Blog

On 20th September l finish up as General Manager at the Queen Margaret Union after almost 6 years, making way for a new team to take things forward. It will also be my last (28th) Freshers’ Week and I’m very excited to have a band I think are destined for great things, The Ninth Wave,…

Milton Music Festival 2019

There’s great things happening at this year’s  Milton Music Festival . Huge thanks to the team behind the scenes for taking time out to tell us more about the festival and the project.