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Damien Love Guest Blog: Monstrous Devices – An Imaginary Soundtrack

Glasgow-based writer Damien Love has just published his first novel in the USA: the wild, weird, robotastic and spookily magical children’s adventure MONSTROUS DEVICES –  highly recommended for readers aged 9–99! Damien has written about music for years, and so, to mark the book’s release, we asked if he’d like to put us together an…

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Celtic Connection’s Lesley Shaw: Guest blog Pt 2

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Here’s Part 2 of our Guest Blog by Lesley Shaw, Producer at Celtic Connections, one of the busiest women in the business, it’s a great read. Thanks Lesley, we don’t know how you found the time!

Lesley after a couple of drams and a hoolie

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Celtic Connection’s Lesley Shaw: Guest blog

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We’re hugely grateful to Lesley Shaw, Producer at Celtic Connections, one of the busiest women in the business, for writing a guest blog for us. Here’s Part 1 — it’s a great read. Thanks Lesley, we don’t know how you found the time! Lesley…

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Stories from the Ballroom: Dancing Fools by Alison Irvine

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Ahead of the publication of the limited edition book Barrowland Ballads in March 2019, we have a wonderful guest blog from Alison Irvine accompanied by photographs by Chris Leslie and drawings by Mitch Miller, together they are the award-winning artists Recollective. Photograph by Chris…

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Carla J Easton: Guest Blog

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Carla J Easton, frontwoman of Glasgow band Teen Canteen, has been turning heads in recent weeks with her second solo album, Impossible Stuff, a joyful, melodic Caledonian take on the girl group tradition.

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As part of this year’s Edinburgh International Festival,…

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Harlem 69: Stuart Cosgrove Guest Blog

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Ahead of the launch for Stuart Cosgrove’s Harlem 69, the final part of his epic soul trilogy at The Admiral Bar this Saturday (20th October), Stuart writes about Curtis Ousley, aka King Curtis, one of the most prodigious musicians in America, at the height of his considerable powers in 1969. Read More »

From The Port To The Bridge: a retrospective exhibition of Thomas Leer & Robert Rental

A retrospective exhibition of the work of Port Glasgow-born electronic musicians Thomas Leer (Thomas Wishart) and the late Robert Rental (Robert Donnachie) two of Scotland’s finest, but less well known, musicians has opened in Greenock. From The Port To The Bridge is showing at the Beacon Arts Centre until the 29th October (free entry), the…

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Guest blog: Martha L Healy – Keep The Flame Alight

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Ahead of her sold out album launch at the Glad Cafe for the Glasgow Americana Festival this week, we’re delighted that the brilliant singer-songwriter, Martha L. Healy, found the time to pen a guest blog for us and has given us a copy of  Keep The Flame Alight for a competition (see our Facebook page…

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On A Mission with Edinburgh Music Lovers

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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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Guest Informant Tommy Reckless on 40 Odd Years Of The Fall

We’ve given our guest informant, Tommy Reckless, free range to tell you about the current crowdfunder for his book 40 Odd Years of the Fall, which comes to an end next week. We’d really like to help him get ahead, read on to find out how you can too… Read More »