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

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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!

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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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On A Mission with Edinburgh Music Lovers

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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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Happy Birthday and Farewell, Song, By Toad

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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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Justin Currie on Del Amitri’s return to Edinburgh Castle

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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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The Bevvy Sisters: This Moment album launch & concert

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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…

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Musical Tribalism – A Moral Lesson: Guest blog by Stuart Cosgrove

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One of the great strengths and nagging weaknesses of my life as a music writer has been a rigid tribalism. When I first fell in love with soul music as a teenager in Perth, it was the beginning of a lifetime love-affair that has never waned. Soul music is my abiding passion and the sound…

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The night Green Day played the Wee Red Bar

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Edinburgh Music ToursGreen 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…

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The Stranglers gig that got punk ‘banned’ from Glasgow

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Edinburgh Music ToursStage invasion at Stranglers gig in Glasgow City Halls, June 1977. One of the great things about doing our music tours is hearing our guests’ gig stories. The tours are packed with anecdotes about famous…

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