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Bruce Findlay & Graeme Thomson on White Hot Day: Simple Minds Fan Convention

Ahead of WHITE HOT DAY the Simple Minds Fan Convention, on October 15th at the Classic Grand in Glasgow, we spoke to guest speakers, Bruce Findlay and Graeme Thomson who will be In Conversation at the event. Bruce managed the band from 1978 to 1990 and Graeme is the author of the brilliant Themes for…

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September 12, 2022

White Hot Day—Simple Minds Fan Convention 15th October 2022: Guest Blog by Gordon Machray and George Porter

White Hot Day, the brilliant Simple Minds Fan Convention takes place at the Classic Grand in Glasgow on Saturday 15th October and features special guests plus a charity auction. Ahead of the big day we chatted to the organisers Gordon Machray and George Porter… Gordon and George met properly for the first time…

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September 6, 2022

Hey America! By Stuart Cosgrove: Admiral Bar Glasgow Event September 10th

On September 10th at The Admiral Bar in Glasgow, Stuart Cosgrove will be in conversation with our lead guide and co-founder, Fiona Shepherd. They’ll be chatting about Stuart’s brilliant new book, Hey America! followed by a Q&A and signing session. To round off  the evening there’s a soul club disco courtesy of Divine! and Stuart…

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August 23, 2022

Walk To Help Musicians: Glasgow Music Walking Tour Guest Blog

There’s nothing we enjoy more than a good walk, especially around Glasgow’s music venues, past and present. Our friends over at Help Musicians Scotland are taking part in an inventive fund raising initiative this summer, and we’re contributing some gift vouchers for one of our tours as a prize. Thanks to Help Musician’s Fundraising &…

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July 4, 2022

You Had A Kind Face:Butcher Boy Blog and Competition – Glasgow Music Walking Tours Blog

I’ve probably seen Butcher Boy more times than any other band in the past two decades. They have been and remain a splendid band – tuneful, poetic and defiantly out-of-date.” Stuart Murdoch, Belle & SebastianPebbledash poetry and timeless tunes to warm the windblown soul.” Ian Rankin “I am happy beyond words that this record exists”…

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April 15, 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

Happy 7th Birthday Barrowland Park Glasgow Music Walking Tours Guest Blog

Our tour guests love Barrowland Park and to celebrate the Park’s 7th birthday we’ve got a great blog from our good friends Fans of Barrowland Park   — and they’ve even managed to pull off a brilliant intro from none other than Bobby Gillespie!  To mark the occasion we’re gifting a copy of Utopian Ashes, the…

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July 19, 2021

Barras 100: Glasgow Music Walking Tours Blog

We love sharing our memories of Barrowland and Barrowland Park on our Merchant City Past and Present tour and we’re really looking forward to the second part of Barras100 exhibition this weekend. A programme of events marks the 100th anniversary of the Barras Market with exhibitions and opportunities to share Barras stories. A photography exhibition…

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June 17, 2021

Song Seeds – Growing Music by Rosie Bans, Glasgow Walking Tour Blog

We’d like to thank our guest blogger, musician, songwriter and producer, Rosie Bans, for taking the time to write about Song Seeds, the songwriting retreat she set up with Becci Wallace and which now runs online, the next one is from 21st-24th September. Read on to find out more about this brilliant project. Creatives working…

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September 3, 2020