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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 They have been and remain a splendid band – tuneful, poetic and defiantly out-of-date.”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

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…

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November 18, 2019

The Travel Guys Check Out Glasgow’s Music Scene

We were delighted to show visitors from Canada, Jim Gordon and Darren Parkman aka The Travel Guys, around some of Glasgow’s best-loved music venues and landmarks on their recent visit to the city (we’re featured around 16 mins in) and they seemed to have a great time.  For more episodes outside Canada check out more about The Travel Guys on www.travelguystv.com

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July 22, 2019

Flying Moon Music and Arts Festival: Nicole Stapinski Guest blog

The small and mighty Flying Moon Music and Arts Festival returns in June for its second year. We invited its founder, Nicole Stapinski, to tell us how it came about. Thanks Nicole! HOW I LEFT HOME, GOT SCARED, AND ACCIDENTALLY STARTED A MUSIC FESTIVAL Six years ago I almost gave up, packed up, and went…

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May 6, 2019

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