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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…

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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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Glasgow Jazz Festival 2018: Competition

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We’re very excited about the 32nd Glasgow Jazz Festival,  the longest-running music event in the city. To celebrate its return we have a competition on our Facebook page to win a pair of tickets to see the fabulous Orchestre Poly-Rythmo at the Old Fruitmarket on Friday 22nd June.   From Wednesday…

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Franz Ferdinand: Always Ascending

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It may have come to your attention that the mighty Franz Ferdinand are poised to return with a new line-up. The band’s latest configuration features Julian Corrie, aka synth pop maestro Miaoux Miaoux, on keyboards and vocals and Dino Bardot, once of glam indie pop trio 1990s, on guitar. They also have a…

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Celtic Connections: Trad Trail Tours

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It’s our third year at Celtic Connections, and we’re very proud to run our Merchant City Trad Trail tours again. The tours have sold out for the last two years and we’re expecting to do so again in 2018. Places on the tours are limited, but there are still some tickets available  More »

Glasgow Americana Festival 4-8th October

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We’re really looking forward to Glasgow Americana this year which boasts an impeccable line-up playing venues across the city. Check the full gig listings here The opening night celebrates the work of one of the most revered Texan singer/songwriters, Townes Van Zandt. The Late Great Townes Van Zandt Tribute features artists including; Rachel…

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The Sikh Pipe Band by Peter Ross

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To celebrate the launch of his new book The Passion of Harry Bingo and our Piping Live tours, Peter Ross and his publisher Sandstone Press have graciously allowed us to use this wonderful piece by Peter on The Sikh Pipe Band’s appearance at Piping Live in 2015. Thanks also to Michael…

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At the Apollo: A Postcard From Roddy Frame

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Guests on our Music Mile tour love hearing and sharing stories about the late, great Glasgow Apollo, and we’re re-running Roddy Frame’s guest blog on the fabled venue in case you missed it first time around. Although he decamped many years ago, Frame will always be linked to the town: partly, because he gave…

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The Barrowland Ballroom by Peter Ross. Photographs by Anne Ward

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We’re really looking forward to The Passion of Harry Bingo, the new book from award-winning writer, Peter Ross, due in August. In the meantime to keep you going we’re re-running the popular photo essay by Peter and photographer Anne Ward on the legendary Barrowland Ballroom.   For more of Anne’s writing and photographs check…

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Glasgow Jazz Festival 2017: The Bevvy Sisters

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The audience know they’ve seen something special * * * * * BROADWAY BABY Energetic yet measured. Skillful and exuberant* * * * THE SCOTSMAN Mixing equal measures of sweetness and sass, grit and glamour, heartbreak and hilarity – cut with a dash of potent Scottish spirit – Since 2006 The Bevvy Sisters have…

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