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Kim Edgar: Guest Blog

We’re big fans of singer-songwriter Kim Edgar over at Glasgow and Edinburgh music tours and to mark the launch of the new single from CARA, we’re delighted she found the time to pen a guest blog for us, over to Kim! Mòran Taing: charity single release for Cancer Research UK, available here. Songs and…

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March 27, 2019

Edinburgh Tradfest launches full programme for 2019

Now in its 7th year, Tradfest, held at various locations across the city, mixes the very best in traditional music, world cinema celebrating folk culture, and storytelling. This year’s music programme kicks off on 26 April at the Queen’s Hall with anarchic Irish folk band Lankum and continues for the next 11 days with –…

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March 15, 2019

On A Mission with Edinburgh Music Lovers

New boutique promoter, Edinburgh Music Lovers, launches in partnership with mental health charity SAMH announcing two exclusive gigs for Edinburgh. A new boutique promoter, Edinburgh Music Lovers (EML) has launched, its mission to help make the capital a thriving music city – and to support mental health. Formed by former music journalist and marketing specialist…

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September 28, 2018

Happy Birthday and Farewell, Song, By Toad

Here at Edinburgh Music Tours, we like to big up the city’s grassroots music movers and shakers and one of the scene’s most passionate advocates is Matthew Young of Song, By Toad Records. This small but mighty independent label has charted and championed some of the best sounds to emerge from Edinburgh and beyond over…

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September 25, 2018

Justin Currie on Del Amitri’s return to Edinburgh Castle

Del Amitri are back in action next month with three Scottish gigs. They play Edinburgh Castle on the 21st of July and then two nights at the Barrowlands in Glasgow on the 28th and 29th of July. In this interview, Justin Currie explains what they have been up to. Del Amitri went on hiatus for thirteen…

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June 18, 2018

The Bevvy Sisters: This Moment album launch & concert

Ahead of the launch party and concert for their new album This Moment,  we’re delighted to welcome our favourites, The Bevvy Sisters..over to you, Sisters… We’re more than excited to announce our BIG news: our third album, This Moment, will be released on Thursday 28th June and we are having a big party at the Queen’s…

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June 14, 2018

Tim Burgess

This weekend, Madchester veterans The Charlatans return to Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party to headline the Waverley Stage. Earlier in the day, their frontman Tim Burgess appears in conversation with DJ Vic Galloway to discuss his two – count ’em – books to date. His memoir Telling Stories was published in 2012 and earlier this year he followed up with the puntastic Tim…

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December 28, 2016

The Sound Of Young Scotland on film

This year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival is awash with primo rock documentaries. Amy purports to get beyond the public profile and under the skin of the late Amy Winehouse, while former KLF man and all-round cultural mischief-maker Bill Drummond asks us to Imagine Waking Up Tomorrow and All Music Has Disappeared (must we, Bill? must we?). But the one…

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June 17, 2015