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16 Years: Gigs in Scotland 1974-1990 Guest blog

A new crowdfunding project, 16 Years: Gigs in Scotland 1974-1990, is right up our street, we love the sound of it and would love to see it in print. We invited Chris, the man behind the project to tell us more… 16 YEARS is a comprehensive photobook I’m currently Crowdfunding, showcasing 2,000 rare live gig…

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July 26, 2019

Trevor Horn Reimagines the Eighties

Here at Glasgow Music City Tours, we are not ashamed to admit that The Buggles’ smash hit Video Killed the Radio Star- the first video ever shown on MTV – is our go-to karaoke song. So we are more than a little excited that Buggles frontman and all-round production ace Trevor Horn is playing in…

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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

Sonic Bothy: Guest blog

Ahead of the launch of their debut album Fields on February 28th we’re delighted to bring you a guest blog written by members of the Sonic Bothy Ensemble. Keep a lookout for our competition to win a copy soon… Sonic Bothy is an inclusive new music ensemble, based in Glasgow, that explores, composes and performs…

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February 16, 2019

Karine Polwart’s love affair with Scottish pop

We are huge fans of the award-winning singer Karine Polwart here at Glasgow Music City Tours and still go a bit fluttery at the memory of her Celtic Connections concert where she, her brother Steven and writer James Robertson performed a tribute to Joni Mitchell’s Hejira album. This year she joins Kris Drever and the…

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January 22, 2019

Trad Trail Tours 2019: Scotia Folk Club Newsletters 1970s

In anticipation of our forthcoming Trad Trail Tours for Celtic Connections, we wanted to share an extract from one of our favourite blogs from our very first year. We couldn’t help but notice that a guest on our tour, Joan Brown, really knew her stuff, and in a cosy nook in the Scotia Bar she produced…

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December 16, 2018

Dean Owens: The Magic of Celtic Connections

In anticipation of his Celtic Connections gig, we’re delighted to have a guest blog from Dean Owens, one of Scotland’s finest singer songwriters. His fans include Irvine Welsh who called Dean “Scotland’s most engaging and haunting singer songwriter”. Legendary BBC broadcaster “Whispering” Bob Harris reckons that Dean is “Scotland’s best troubadour”. Photo by Neilson Hubbard In 2017…

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December 3, 2018

Celebrating 50 years of live music at the Queen Margaret Union

To celebrate 50 years of live music, the QMU are keen to hear from anyone who attended a gig as a fan or as a musician to help establish an online repository of memorabilia that can be enjoyed by everyone. Ticket stubs, pictures from gigs and memories of seeing any of the amazing artists hosted…

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November 11, 2018

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! Lesley Shaw having a right good time! Could you describe what…

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October 26, 2018

Stories from the Ballroom: Dancing Fools by Alison Irvine

Ahead of the publication of the limited edition book Barrowland Ballads in March 2019, we have a wonderful guest blog from Alison Irvine accompanied by photographs by Chris Leslie and drawings by Mitch Miller, together they are the award-winning artists Recollective. Photograph by Chris Leslie Dancing Fools by Alison Irvine On my first visit to…

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October 22, 2018

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