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Glasgow Walking Tours Blog: Here comes Girl Pool!

Scottish Women Inventing Music Presents GIRL POOL

We’re really excited about GIRL POOL a new initiative and club led by charity Scottish Women Inventing Music (SWIM). On 22 February the inaugural GIRL POOL will take place at Glasgow’s Glad Café.

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GIRL POOL will help nurture, educate and mentor 12-17 year old girls in music and its industries. There will be a series of workshops, a Q&A and a live showcase taking place. It will look at all aspects of the industry including performance, promotion, production, composition etc. It will also cover different styles including indie, rock, metal, jazz, folk, classical, electronica, hip-hop and more. The aim is to not only develop girls in music but to also show the different opportunities and careers that are available.

The first ever GIRL POOL will run as follows:

12pm – 5.30pm Workshops

Promoting your music workshop with Megan McQueen
Live Sound workshop with Carla Feuerstein
Songwriting workshop with Linzi Clark
Electronic music/production workshop with Nightwave

Workshops will each last for approximately 90 minutes.

6pm – 7pm Q&A

A live discussions and Q&A with Stina Tweeddale (Honeyblood/Iceblink Luck) and Beth Black (10AM/Bad Gals Singing Club).
Stina and Beth will discuss their journeys in music, how they developed as musicians, advice they would give to aspiring musicians, obstacles and more.

7pm – 9pm Showcase

The day will end with a live showcase with three live performances from our pool of girls! Those wishing to attend the performance can make a suggested donation on the door.

For those looking to take part in GIRL POOL or looking for more information, please email

Please note that the Glad Café is an accessible space.

About SWIM (Scottish Women Inventing Music):
Founded by Hilary Brooks in 2017, charity Scottish Women Inventing Music (SWIM) is a collection of music creators and industry professionals who identify as female. Membership is comprised of women working in all areas and genres of music, who are committed to achieving a level playing field for women, pushing for gender equality across the music industry.