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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.

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…

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…

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 back home to New Jersey. I’d come to Glasgow to study a masters degree in History of Art, stupidly stayed, and almost landed myself into some serious debt in the process. A kind relative was prepared to pay for my entire plane journey home because I couldn’t even afford that.

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!

Frederick Douglass’s Celtic Connections: Guest blog by Alasdair Pettinger

On our Trad Trail Tour for Celtic Connections we mention Frederick Douglass, a fugitive from American slavery who became a leader of the abolitionist movement, and the time he spent in Glasgow. We’re delighted that Alasdair Pettinger, Information Manager at the Scottish Music Centre has written about Frederick Douglass’s Celtic Connections for us. Alasdair’s new…

Celtic Connection’s Lesley Shaw: Guest blog

We’re hugely grateful to Lesley Shaw, Producer at Celtic Connections, one of the busiest women in the business, for writing a guest blog for us. Here’s Part 1 — it’s a great read. Thanks Lesley, we don’t know how you found the time!

Findlay Napier: Glasgow

We love Findlay Napier writing about Glasgow, the city he now calls home and title of his new album. Findlay kindly agreed to share it with us — thank you Findlay. Glasgow is released on October 13 and you can pre-order it here

Lloyd Cole & Justin Currie talk Glasgow bands & bandstands

This Wednesday 10th August*, Lloyd Cole and Justin Currie, two titans of Glasgow pop return to their west end stomping ground to co-headline at Kelvingrove Bandstand. Although in Currie’s case, he never went away. Cole, on the other hand, has lived in the US since 1990. Their respective bands, Lloyd Cole & the Commotions and…

Glasgow Music City…The Movie! Episode II

Glasgow is a great place for music. But don’t take our word for it – listen to what some of the city’s musicians have to say on the subject… Today we’re releasing the second in a series of (very) short films we’ve put together, featuring Glasgow musicians talking about making music and going to gigs…