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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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Pathfinders: Celebrating the women on the Barrowland Park Album Pathway

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Anyone who has taken our Merchant City Music Past and Present tour will already know how much we love Jim Lambie’s Album Pathway in Barrowland Park, which records the artists who have graced the Barrowland stage since its conversion to beloved gig venue in 1983. For…

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Not Your Grandfather’s Scotland!

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We were delighted to be invited to show our American friend Wade Holland around our fave musical landmarks in Glasgow, including The Barrowland Ballroom , Barrowland Park and King Tut’s all looking mighty fine on film – check it out below!

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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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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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Celtic Connection’s Lesley Shaw: Guest blog Pt 2

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Here’s Part 2 of our Guest Blog by Lesley Shaw, Producer at Celtic Connections, one of the busiest women in the business, it’s a great read. Thanks Lesley, we don’t know how you found the time!

Lesley after a couple of drams and a hoolie

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Celtic Connection’s Lesley Shaw: Guest blog

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We’re hugely grateful to Lesley Shaw, Producer at Celtic Connections, one of the busiest women in the business, for writing a guest blog for us. Here’s Part 1 — it’s a great read. Thanks Lesley, we don’t know how you found the time! Lesley…

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Happy Birthday Barrowland Park: Guest blog by Fans of Barrowland Park

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Thanks Glasgow Music City Tours for inviting us to write this blog. We’re Fans of Barrowland Park, a community group campaigning to save the park. If you haven’t been yet (and if not what have you been doing with your time..?), Barrowland Park sits a few hundred metres along from the Barrowland Ballroom, in the…

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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 Stranglers gig that got punk ‘banned’ from Glasgow

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Stage 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 gigs but it’s always good to hear…

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