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Hey America! By Stuart Cosgrove: Admiral Bar Glasgow Event September 10th

On September 10th at The Admiral Bar in Glasgow, Stuart Cosgrove will be in conversation with our lead guide and co-founder, Fiona Shepherd. They’ll be chatting about Stuart’s brilliant new book, Hey America! followed by a Q&A and signing session. To round off  the evening there’s a soul club disco courtesy of Divine! and Stuart…

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August 23, 2022

Barrowland Park at 8 Years Old-Guest Blog by Fans of Barrowland Park: Glasgow Music Walking Tours Blog

Our tour guests love our stop on Barrowland Park where, prompted by the names on Jim Lambie’s Album Pathway, they share stories of the gigs they’ve seen: it’s great storytelling. Last week, Barrowland Park celebrated its 8th birthday, having officially opened on 19 July 2014. Fans of Barrowland Park is a campaign group who promote…

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July 28, 2022

Walk To Help Musicians: Glasgow Music Walking Tour Guest Blog

There’s nothing we enjoy more than a good walk, especially around Glasgow’s music venues, past and present. Our friends over at Help Musicians Scotland are taking part in an inventive fund raising initiative this summer, and we’re contributing some gift vouchers for one of our tours as a prize. Thanks to Help Musician’s Fundraising &…

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July 4, 2022

Alastair McKay – Alternatives To Valium: How Punk Rock Saved A Shy Boy’s Life: Glasgow Music Walking Tours Guest Blog

We’d like to thank Alastair McKay for his brilliant guest blog and playlist for his forthcoming book  Alternatives To Valium: How Punk Rock Saved A Shy Boy’s Life   published by Birlinn on April 7th. Over on our Facebook page we have 2 copies up for grabs and we can highly recommend it, it’s a hugely…

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March 30, 2022

Barbara Dickson: Time Is Going Faster – Glasgow Music Walking Tours Guest Blog

We are big fans and admirers of Barbara Dickson here at Glasgow Music City Tours and reckon she is one of Scotland’s greatest but also most underappreciated singers, who is equally at home with the folk ballads she grew up on, the melodic pop hits for which she is best known and the storytelling of…

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March 14, 2022

Kirsty Matheson’s Talk & Exhibition for Celtic Connections: Glasgow Music Walking Tours Guest Blog

We can’t wait to get along to Kirsty Matheson’s new exhibition currently running at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as part of Celtic Connections 2022. We’re delighted to highlight Kirsty’s fascinating work, don’t miss her talking about it on January 30th, details below… ‘I want you to see what I hear’ Kirsty Matheson will be…

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January 24, 2022

Cù Bòcan – experimental Highland Single Malt

Once again we are delighted to be able to offer our Celtic Connections Trad Trail guests a complimentary dram of whisky at the start of our tours. For the last few years, Tomatin have generously provided bottles of their Legacy single malt which we have enjoyed sharing with our guests. This year, in addition to…

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November 29, 2021

Shipyard Bards, Tall Tales, Whisky and Dinner

The Stobcross Crane and OVO Hydro arena: Clydeside’s past and present . We have teamed up with Mharsanta Scottish restaurant to run Shipyard Bards, Tall Tales, Whisky and Dinner, a musical celebration of Glasgow’s shipbuilding heritage taking place in January 2022. For more than a century, the Clyde’s shipbuilding industry was not just a byword…

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November 9, 2021

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

SAMA- Scottish Alternative Music Awards Sat 27th November: Glasgow Music Walking Tours Blog

Our co-founder and lead guide, Fiona Shepherd is one of the award nominators for this year’s Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMA). Their 12th annual awards ceremony will be taking place at Glasgow’s Saint Lukes on Sat 27th November 2021 — after last year’s virtual awards ceremony, SAMA’s return to a bricks-and-mortar venue feels like a…

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October 18, 2021