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Help Musicians Scotland Free Online Event: Guest Blog Glasgow Music Walking Tours

Thanks to Étáin Sweeney from Help Musicians Scotland for getting touch to let us know about a free online event for anyone working in the music industry on Wednesday 28th July, 1.15pm.  It’s not unusual to feel anxious at the thought of returning to ‘normality’ and the session explores how to face the unique challenges…

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July 23, 2021

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

Hilary Brooks: Guest blog

The new buzzword in music conservatoires is ‘portfolio’. I thought that was something tucked under the arm of an art student in bygone times. However now, it is regularly linked with ‘career’. I guess that’s what I’ve had since leaving said conservatoire decades ago, back when it was still the RSAMD. Hi everyone, my name…

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May 28, 2018

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

Live music on our Jazz tours: Fergus McCreadie, Declan Forde & Alan Benzie

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Glasgow Jazz Festival we’re running jazz tours (24, 25, 26 June) and we’ll be kicking off at 2pm with some live music and a refreshment at the brilliant Scottish Music Centre. Guests will have the opportunity to peruse some archive jazz material and listen to a short set by one of the musicians featured in 30 under 30 before we set off on a jaunt around Merchant City. We have lovely Oaked Highland Gin courtesy of Strathearn for inside and ponchos should they be required outside! On Friday 24 one of Scotland’s most exciting young artists, Fergus McCreadie will perform before we head out for a gentle stroll and some great stories. On Saturday 25 it’s the prodigiously talented Declan Forde. On Sunday 26 playing for us is the gifted, award-winning Alan Benzie. We’re excited and honoured to announce that Alan Benzie will be…

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June 20, 2016

Live music on our Jazz Tours: Declan Forde

We’re very excited and honoured to announce that Declan Forde will perform on Saturday 25th. Declan Forde was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1992. In 2014, after completing his Bachelor studies at Leeds College of Music, he relocated to Berlin and has since established himself as one of the most in demand pianists on the…

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June 16, 2016

30 under 30: Rachel Lightbody

Rachel Lightbody is a young vocalist based in Glasgow. Growing up in Chicago she was immersed in  American song — from Billie Holiday to James Taylor, the family home was always filled with music which sparked her early interest in performance. Rachel studied Applied Music at Strathclyde University  and graduated with first class honours, focusing on…

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June 14, 2016

30 under 30: Brodie Jarvie

Brodie studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on Tommy Smith’s Scottish Jazz degree under the tutelage of Mario Caribe, Julian Arguelles and Tommy Smith. In a collaboration between the Edinburgh and Oslo Jazz Festivals in 2012, Brodie was one of  three young Scottish musicians who were invited to Oslo to play with three young Norwegian musicians….

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June 12, 2016

Jazz Walking Tours: 24th-26th June

Join us as we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Glasgow Jazz Festival on our Jazz Walking Tours. Launched in 1987, the Festival is the city’s longest-running annual music event and we are proud to be part of it. The Festival is a showcase for the best international and home-grown talent and we hope that our tours…

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June 7, 2016

Jazz Festival Walking Tours announced

We are very excited to announce a new series of walking tours in partnership with Glasgow Jazz Festival. Launched in 1987, the Festival is the city’s longest-running annual music event and we are proud to be part of it. The Festival is a showcase for the best international and home-grown talent. We hope that our tours…

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May 16, 2016

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