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Port Sulphur –Valentino’s on February 14th

It’s been a busy start to the year for the Creeping Bent Organisation with a flurry of activity to celebrate its 25th birthday. We invited head honcho, Douglas MacIntyre to pen a guest blog about the forthcoming ‘companion’ album Valentino’s from Port Sulphur which will be released on Feb 14th. Circa 1981… hanging around in…

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Everything Flows and Celtic Connections present 25 Years of Creeping Bent: Things Are Tough, We Can Still Picnic

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THE CREEPING BENT ORGANISATION launched 25 years ago with a maximedia show (A Leap Into The Void) at Glasgow’s Tramway. Everything Flows and Celtic Connections present ‘Things Are Tough, We Can Still Picnic’ at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) on Friday 1st Feb. The show will be unique on many levels, and will feature…

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Karine Polwart’s love affair with Scottish pop

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We are huge fans of the award-winning singer Karine Polwart here at Glasgow Music City Tours and still go a bit fluttery at the memory of her Celtic Connections concert where she, her brother Steven and writer James Robertson performed a tribute to Joni Mitchell’s Hejira album. This year she joins Kris Drever and the…

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Frederick Douglass’s Celtic Connections: Guest blog by Alasdair Pettinger

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On our Trad Trail Tour for Celtic Connections we mention Frederick Douglass, a fugitive from American slavery who became a leader of the abolitionist movement, and the time he spent in Glasgow. We’re delighted that Alasdair Pettinger, Information Manager at the Scottish Music Centre has written about Frederick Douglass’s Celtic Connections for us. Alasdair’s new…

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Everything Flows in association with Celtic Connections

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EVERYTHING FLOWS is a new cultural events organisation, and to highlight their inauguration they are producing two shows for Celtic Connections. Esteemed independent labels Marina Records and The Creeping Bent Organisation celebrate being operational for 25 years, therefore it seems prescient for both labels to have shows as part of Celtic Connections. The first show…

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Trad Trail Tours 2019: Scotia Folk Club Newsletters 1970s

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In anticipation of our forthcoming Trad Trail Tours for Celtic Connections, we wanted to share an extract from one of our favourite blogs from our very first year. We couldn’t help but notice that a guest on our tour, Joan Brown, really knew her stuff, and in a cosy nook in the Scotia Bar she produced…

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Dean Owens: The Magic of Celtic Connections

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In anticipation of his Celtic Connections gig, we’re delighted to have a guest blog from Dean Owens, one of Scotland’s finest singer songwriters. His fans include Irvine Welsh who called Dean “Scotland’s most engaging and haunting singer songwriter”. Legendary BBC broadcaster “Whispering” Bob Harris reckons that Dean is “Scotland’s best troubadour”. Read More »

Trad Trail Tour for Celtic Connections 2019

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In between raiding the mince pies and making inroads on the whisky, Glasgow Music City Tours will spend much of the festive period polishing our stories for our Trad Trail Walking Tour for Celtic Connections 2019. The tours have sold out for the past 3 years so if you’d like to get your hands on…

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Celebrating 50 years of live music at the Queen Margaret Union

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To celebrate 50 years of live music, the QMU are keen to hear from anyone who attended a gig as a fan or as a musician to help establish an online repository of memorabilia that can be enjoyed by everyone. Ticket stubs, pictures from gigs and memories of seeing any of the amazing artists hosted…

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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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