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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

SAMA- Scottish Alternative Music Awards Sat 27th November: Glasgow Music Walking Tours Blog

Our co-founder and lead guide, Fiona Shepherd is one of the award nominators for this year’s Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMA). Their 12th annual awards ceremony will be taking place at Glasgow’s Saint Lukes on Sat 27th November 2021 — after last year’s virtual awards ceremony, SAMA’s return to a bricks-and-mortar venue feels like a…

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October 18, 2021

Soft Cell Q&A: Glasgow Music Walking Tours Blog

Synth pop pioneers Soft Cell will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of  Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret with a series of UK live shows starting 10th November at Glasgow AcademySoft Cell will perform the classic album in full for the first time at the shows, as well as debuting material from their first new album in…

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October 5, 2021

Glasgow Americana Festival 2021: Glasgow Music Walking Tours blog

We’re delighted to see the Glasgow Americana festival return from the 29th September- 3rd October 2021. Festival director Kevin Morris said: “I am so proud of this line-up, which was put together at short notice, and glad to be given the opportunity for the 15th Glasgow Americana festival to actually happen. The fact that a…

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September 22, 2021

A song for Rose Reilly by Lynnie Carson: Singer-songwriter Lynnie Carson on her song about the Scottish footballing legend, the subject of a new play

We were delighted when our pal, singer-songwriter Lynnie Carson, got in touch to tell us about writing a song for a new play, Rose about the Scottish footballing legend Rose Reilly. Rose written by Lorna Martin, directed by Maureen Carr, with Christina Strachan as Rose opens at Oran Mor in Glasgow on Monday September 13th…

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September 8, 2021