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Something Big: Burt Bacharach is Coming to Town by Duglas T Stewart

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We’d like to thank Duglas T Stewart for stepping in to write his fascinating personal take on Burt Bacharach, who plays the Kelvingrove Bandstand this Friday. Photograph by Chloe Philip There has never…

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The Travel Guys Check Out Glasgow’s Music Scene

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We were delighted to show visitors from Canada, Jim Gordon and Darren Parkman aka The Travel Guys, around some of Glasgow’s best-loved music venues and landmarks on their recent visit to the city (we’re featured around 16 mins in) and they seemed to have a great time.  For more episodes outside Canada check out more…

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Trevor Horn Reimagines the Eighties

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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 Glasgow this weekend.

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Love Glasgow Hate Racism Gig: Glasgow St. Pauli Guest Blog

Love Glasgow Hate Racism is happening once again, this time on the 10th August, with this year’s event already shaping up to be bigger than last year’s. We invited Gary from Glasgow St. Pauli to tell us more.

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Help Musicians Scotland Panel at the Glasgow Jazz Festival

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The official charity partner of this year’s Glasgow Jazz Festival, Help Musicians Scotland presents a free panel discussing how to build resilience surrounding your music career – putting your health and welfare before the needs of the industry and how time out for you doesn’t mean time out for your career.

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We Have Your Back: Lynnie Carson on the Scottish Women’s World Cup Anthem

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Ahead of the Scotland Women’s National Football Team’s match against England this Sunday we invited singer-songwriter Lynnie Carson to tell us how her song We Have Your Back  in support of the squad came about and where you can get hold of it.

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Stewart Cruickshank Bursary Winner by Richard Bull

We previously wrote here about the Stewart Cruickshank Bursary so on the day that the winner is announced, we thought we’d provide an update.

If you recall, we set up a bursary in honour of our friend and mentor Stewart Cruickshank, to recognise songwriting in Scotland. Budding songwriters were invited to submit a song and a statement.

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Flying Moon Music and Arts Festival: Nicole Stapinski Guest blog

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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 back home to New Jersey. I’d come to Glasgow to study a masters degree in History of Art, stupidly stayed, and almost landed myself into some serious debt in the process. A kind relative was prepared to pay for my entire plane journey home because I couldn’t even afford that.

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Guest Blog: Songs in the South

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“Songs in The South” is an evening of Americana music from both sides of the Atlantic in the south-side of Glasgow. The event, which takes place at The Glad Café on Thursday 16th May for the second year running, will feature performances by singer-songwriters, David Starr (Arkansas via Colorado), Martha L. Healy (Glasgow) and Al…

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New season tours 2019

Our Saturday tours start again this Saturday, April 20th. We’re looking forward to our new season and catching up with pals from our brilliant working partners at the Britannia Panopticon, the world’s oldest surviving music hall,  King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut ,the CCA and Nice N’ Sleazy. On Saturday mornings at 11am, walking the oldest…

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