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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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Kelvingrove Summer Nights: Neil Hannon

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The 2017 summer season of concerts at Kelvingrove Bandstand is almost upon us. Glasgow’s beautiful, bijou outdoor arena will host the likes of Brian Wilson, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Kool & the Gang, Sir Tom Jones, Texas, Pixies, Hipsway and Arab Strap over the next couple of months, but opening proceedings…

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BMX Bandits Forever and Ever by Duglas Stewart

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We’d like to say a huge thank you to Duglas for taking the time out to write another guest blog for us. In this piece, Duglas takes us in detail through some of the key tracks and influences on the long-awaited new BMX Bandits album, BMX Bandits Forever And Ever, and also casts some…

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Big Country 35 at Celtic Connections

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Big Country were one of the biggest Scottish noises of the 1980s, renowned for their anthemic singles and the distinctive twin guitar attack of the late Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson, which seemed to echo the skirl of the bagpipes. The current incarnation of the band, including Watson and his son Jamie, original…

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