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Rory Sullivan-Burke on John McGeogh: The Light Pours Out Of Me – Glasgow Music Walking Tour Blog

We’re very chuffed that Rory Sullivan-Burke has penned a heartfelt guest blog for us ahead of the publication of his authorised biography of John McGeoch, The Light Pours Out Of Me    published by Omnibus Press on April 28th. John McGeoch was the unsung hero of the post-punk era. Blazing a trail with some of Britain’s…

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April 26, 2022

You Had A Kind Face:Butcher Boy Blog and Competition – Glasgow Music Walking Tours Blog

I’ve probably seen Butcher Boy more times than any other band in the past two decades. They have been and remain a splendid band – tuneful, poetic and defiantly out-of-date.” Stuart Murdoch, Belle & SebastianPebbledash poetry and timeless tunes to warm the windblown soul.” Ian Rankin “I am happy beyond words that this record exists”…

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April 15, 2022

Reekie Blinders: Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits Blog

” A fascinating and witty look at Edinburgh’s music history. An excellent read” – Bruce Findlay Our sister organisation Edinburgh Music Tours in partnership with Edinburgh Music Lovers is celebrating the publication of  Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits  an eye-opening guide to the city’s musical milestones, famous gigs, infamous incidents and colourful characters. With a foreword from…

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April 6, 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

On the Up with Hen Hoose: Glasgow Music Walking Tours Guest Blog

The pandemic has been a game-changer for many musicians, in both negative and positive ways. While the loss of gig income was devastating, it has been inspiring to witness artists finding new ways of connecting and directing their talents. Glasgow-based musician Tamara Schlesinger, former frontwoman of 6 Day Riot who now records as MALKA, responded…

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March 7, 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

Guest Blog: Graeme Thomson on Themes For Great Cities, A New History of Simple Minds

To celebrate the forthcoming publication of Themes For Great Cities: A New History of Simple Minds by Graeme Thomson  (published by Constable on 27 January) we’re delighted that the author has penned a brilliant guest blog for us. We also have a one copy for one lucky winner in a giveaway, lookout for details coming…

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January 17, 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

COP26 Stephen McRobbie of The Pastels on Barrowland Park: Glasgow Music Walking Tours Blog

As you can’t have failed to notice, Glasgow is hosting COP26. This got us thinking about the role music can play in promoting sustainability, and about how music links in with environmental and wellbeing themes. A good local example of this is one of our favourite stops on the tour, Barrowland Park, currently designated a…

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October 27, 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