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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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The Stewart Cruickshank Bursary: Guest blog by Richard Bull

Stewart Cruickshank was a great friend to Glasgow Music City Tours, and his knowledge and generosity of spirit were invaluable when we were starting out. We treasure the memory of Stewart out on our dry-run tour pipping us to the post with stories at every stop before we told them. We’re really pleased to be…

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Kim Edgar: Guest Blog

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We’re big fans of singer-songwriter Kim Edgar over at Glasgow and Edinburgh music tours and to mark the launch of the new single from CARA, we’re delighted she found the time to pen a guest blog for us, over to Kim! Mòran Taing: charity single release for Cancer Research UK, available here.

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Edinburgh Tradfest launches full programme for 2019

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Now in its 7th year, Tradfest, held at various locations across the city, mixes the very best in traditional music, world cinema celebrating folk culture, and storytelling. This year’s music programme kicks off on 26 April…

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Pathfinders: Celebrating the women on the Barrowland Park Album Pathway

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Anyone who has taken our Merchant City Music Past and Present tour will already know how much we love Jim Lambie’s Album Pathway in Barrowland Park, which records the artists who have graced the Barrowland stage since its conversion to beloved gig venue in 1983.

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Not Your Grandfather’s Scotland!

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We were delighted to be invited to show our American friend Wade Holland around our fave musical landmarks in Glasgow, including The Barrowland Ballroom , Barrowland Park and King Tut’s all looking mighty fine on film – check it out below!

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SWIM: Scottish Women Inventing Music Guest blog

We’re very proud to support new organisation, SWIM: Scottish Women Inventing Music, and are excited about its official launch on March 8th, International Women’s Day. Board member, Laura Leslie of SWIM tells us more about the organisation and what to expect at the launch. Please chip in what you can for the launch fundraiser and…

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