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Nadine Shah: Glasgow Music Walking Tours Guest Blog

Like the majority of her peers, Geordie indie diva Nadine Shah has keenly felt the lack of touring activity through the national lockdowns. But while she hasn’t been doing the job she was born for, she has experienced some key life events on the pandemic rollercoaster – not least leaving London, moving back home to…

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August 10, 2021

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…

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September 7, 2020

Brian Hogg on Cosmopolitan Scum!: Edinburgh the Arts and the Counterculture

We’re really looking forward to getting our hands on the new book by Brian Hogg and we’ll have a copy for you to win soon in a competition: keep your eyes on our twitter feed next week. In the meantime we asked Brian about how the book came about… Thanks Brian! If I could be…

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October 2, 2019

Edinburgh Tradfest launches full programme for 2019

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 at the Queen’s Hall with anarchic Irish folk band Lankum and continues for the next 11 days with –…

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March 15, 2019

Carla J Easton: Guest Blog

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. Photographer: Brian Sweeney As part of this year’s Edinburgh International Festival, Easton curated a show, Since Yesterday, celebrating the unsung all-girl bands…

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October 18, 2018

On A Mission with Edinburgh Music Lovers

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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September 28, 2018

Happy Birthday and Farewell, Song, By Toad

Here at Edinburgh Music Tours, we like to big up the city’s grassroots music movers and shakers and one of the scene’s most passionate advocates is Matthew Young of Song, By Toad Records. This small but mighty independent label has charted and championed some of the best sounds to emerge from Edinburgh and beyond over…

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September 25, 2018

Justin Currie on Del Amitri’s return to Edinburgh Castle

Del Amitri are back in action next month with three Scottish gigs. They play Edinburgh Castle on the 21st of July and then two nights at the Barrowlands in Glasgow on the 28th and 29th of July. In this interview, Justin Currie explains what they have been up to. Del Amitri went on hiatus for thirteen…

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June 18, 2018

The Bevvy Sisters: This Moment album launch & concert

Ahead of the launch party and concert for their new album This Moment,  we’re delighted to welcome our favourites, The Bevvy Sisters..over to you, Sisters… We’re more than excited to announce our BIG news: our third album, This Moment, will be released on Thursday 28th June and we are having a big party at the Queen’s…

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June 14, 2018

The night Green Day played the Wee Red Bar

Green Day’s poster for their Wee Red Bar gig. As Edinburgh Music Tours gear up for launch on Saturday 16th June, we look back at one of Edinburgh’s more unlikely gigs: Green Day at the Wee Red Bar. These days, the American punk band have sold some 85 million records; been awarded five Grammys and…

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June 5, 2018

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