Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer


Cerys Matthews: Glasgow Music Walking Tour Blog

We are big fans of Cerys Matthews’ show on BBC 6 Music, not just for the eclectic music she plays but also for the enthusiasm the former Catatonia frontwoman brings to her broadcasts. As well as supplying absorbing music and chat, she is an ardent advocate of poetry, and has channelled that passion into a…

Read More »

January 18, 2021

Nova, winner of the 2020 Scottish Album of the Year Award: Glasgow Walking Tour Blog

Leith-based musician Shaheeda Sinckler is the creative force behind an unholy trinity of incarnations – she operates seamlessly as Nova the rapper, DJ Scotia and producer Nova Scotia the Truth. Like many outside of the Scottish hip-hop scene, we at Glasgow Music City Tours were unfamiliar with Sinckler’s music before she was nominated for –…

Read More »

January 12, 2021

Cat Step Sounds by Alison Irvine: Glasgow Walking Tours Guest blog

Our first guest blog of 2021 is from the writer, Alison Irvine. Alison wrote her brilliant new novel Cat Step at the same time as she was writing about the Barrowland Ballroom for the beautiful Barrowland Ballads book, which we previously covered on our blog: photograph by Chris Leslie We know Alison loves her…

Read More »

January 5, 2021

Amy Macdonald —The Human Demands: Glasgow Music Walking Tour Blog

This time last year, Amy Macdonald was preparing to record her fifth album, The Human Demands, probably fairly secure in the knowledge that she would have another hit on her hands, such is her avid fanbase. Recording commenced at the start of 2020, then a certain pesky virus reared its head and Macdonald found herself…

Read More »

December 7, 2020

Looking forward to 2021 for our Glasgow walking tours

Well, that was a strange year for our tours. And everything else in the world. Because of you-know-what, our season didn’t start until August this year and, to be honest, we didn’t know if anybody would want to come out on our walking tours. We had capped numbers, done risk assessments and satisfied the government’s…

Read More »

October 31, 2020

Bye-Bye 2020 Season: Glasgow Walking Tour Blog

As our final Saturday walks of 2020 approaches we’ve been reflecting on what a strange year it’s been for our tours. And everything else in the world. Because of you-know-what, our season didn’t start until August this year and, to be honest, we didn’t know if anybody would want to come out on our walking…

Read More »

October 29, 2020

Martha Healy: Glasgow Walking Tour Guest Blog

Like many festivals in this strangest of years, the wonderful Glasgow Americana Festival is taking the live music online with an excellent line-up of country songwriting talent from home and away, including the luminous Laura Cantrell, hometown heroine Jill Jackson, the fertile transatlantic partnership of Boo Hewerdine and Darden Smith, Robert Vincent – the Scouse…

Read More »

September 28, 2020

K T Tunstall Part 2 – Glasgow Walking Tour Blog

In part two of our interview with top pop auteur KT Tunstall, she talks about completing her trilogy of albums inspired by the themes of mind, body and soul, and of the sensorineural sudden hearing loss she suffered in 2018 – as well as living through a pandemic in Trump’s America. Being in America is…

Read More »

September 24, 2020

KT Tunstall — Glasgow Walking Tour Blog

Here at Glasgow Music City Tours, we have been known to share with our guests the tale of KT Tunstall’s big break on Later with Jools Holland (there is a Glasgow connection) in late 2005. Fifteen years on, she remains one of Scotland’s most respected, engaging and resourceful musicians, who always has an interesting, eloquent…

Read More »

September 22, 2020

Shout! for new music venue in Edinburgh, Walking Tour blog

Regular live music is planned for Shout! Inspired by the Rip It Up exhibition which took place at the National Museum of Scotland in 2018, Shout! The Scottish Music Experience is a newly launched exhibition, bar and performance space in Edinburgh’s Waverly Mall. At the heart of Shout! is an exhibition comprising memorabilia, listening posts…

Read More »

September 7, 2020

Song Seeds – Growing Music by Rosie Bans, Glasgow Walking Tour Blog

We’d like to thank our guest blogger, musician, songwriter and producer, Rosie Bans, for taking the time to write about Song Seeds, the songwriting retreat she set up with Becci Wallace and which now runs online, the next one is from 21st-24th September. Read on to find out more about this brilliant project. Creatives working…

Read More »

September 3, 2020

Cassius X by Stuart Cosgrove – Glasgow Walking Tours blog

On September 3rd, Stuart Cosgrove’s brilliant new book, Cassius X is published and it’s already garnered rave reviews. We’re running an excerpt here and over on our FB page there’s a competition to win a copy: thanks to Alison Rae at Polygon and to Stuart for this. Miami, 1963. A young boy from Louisville, Kentucky,…

Read More »

August 31, 2020