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New Season 2021 Update: Glasgow Music Walking Tours Blog

 Now that spring has sprung and Covid restrictions are easing, we are delighted to announce the re-opening of our tours on Saturday 1stMay. We cannot wait to share the music stories of Glasgow with our customers once again. Photo by Jannica Honey Our tour guide, Phil  It’s been a year like no other and we…

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April 16, 2021

Not Your Grandfather’s Scotland!

We were delighted to be invited to show our American friend Wade Holland around our fave musical landmarks in Glasgow, including The Barrowland Ballroom , Barrowland Park and King Tut’s all looking mighty fine on film – check it out below!

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March 5, 2019

Happy Birthday Barrowland Park: Guest blog by Fans of Barrowland Park

Thanks Glasgow Music City Tours for inviting us to write this blog. We’re Fans of Barrowland Park, a community group campaigning to save the park. If you haven’t been yet (and if not what have you been doing with your time..?), Barrowland Park sits a few hundred metres along from the Barrowland Ballroom, in the…

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August 2, 2018

Barrowland Park Spring Clean 2018

We’d like to thank the Fans of Barrowland Park who gave the park a spring clean last weekend. With the help of a dedicated band of volunteers and the great team from Glasgow City Council, they sowed wild flowers, dug over the tree pits, topping with them up with mulch, and edged the grass borders….

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April 28, 2018

Barrowland Park Spring Clean 2017

Our friends, Fans of Barrowland Park, conducted a much-needed Clean Up at Glasgow’s Album Pathway on Saturday. The volunteers spent the morning brushing away layers of dirt from the coloured album ‘spines’ that make up the artwork. Thanks to their TLC, it quickly became easier to identify the named Barrowland performers on the 103-metre long display. Turner prize…

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April 10, 2017

Save Barrowland Park 2017

The Album Pathway, created by Glasgow artist Jim Lambie, pays homage to the iconic Barrowland Ballroom and its role in Glasgow’s musical history. Arranged like the spines of records on a shelf, the Pathway lists the names and dates of bands who played Barrowland from 1983 until the Pathway was installed for the Commonwealth Games…

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March 27, 2017

Aye Write! Presents Peter Hook

On Thursday 6 October Peter Hook, one of the founding members of Joy Division and New Order, talks about his new book Substance: Inside New Order, as part of the continuing Aye Write! Presents season.  To mark the event, we are running a fab competition. We have a pair of tickets for the talk, a copy of the book…

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September 19, 2016

We’re 1!

It’s a year since we embarked on our first walking tours, and we’d like to thank everyone who has helped make them possible including; The Britannia PanopticonCCAThe Clutha & Victoria BarGlasgow Royal Concert HallKing Tut’sMonoNice’N’SleazyThe Scotia Bar and The Scottish Music Centre. Thanks to everyone who has guest-blogged for us, the musicians who agreed to be filmed for…

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August 10, 2016

GMCT’s guide Fiona features in #ScotSpirit

Glasgow Music City Tours founder and guide Fiona Shepherd is the subject of one of the twelve beautifully-shot, documentary-style online films which capture the spirit of Scotland through the eyes of those who live and work here. Images of Glasgow will be beamed worldwide as part of the new VisitScotland cinematic TV advert set to be shown…

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February 24, 2016

Thanks, Celtic Connections!

Glasgow Music City Tours had a terrific first Celtic Connections. We’d like to thank everyone who signed up for our tours, we hope you enjoyed them as much as we did…you just can’t beat a Jeely Piece singalong… People were incredibly generous in sharing their personal stories about Celtic Connections, and some even brought related memorabilia to show us, which we will feature in our next blog. In the meantime we’d like to thank everyone who worked with us and made our first Celtic Connections tours such a success. Donald and Lesley Shaw were extremely generous with their time, coping all the while with crazy schedules, and Colin Hynd shared some great stories with us. Thanks too to our guest bloggers for making the time. The tours wouldn’t have been possible if we hadn’t had such enthusiastic support from our working partners;…

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February 1, 2016

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