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Bill Blackstock of Queen Margaret Union’s Farewell Guest Blog

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On 20th September l finish up as General Manager at the Queen Margaret Union after almost 6 years, making way for a new team to take things forward. It will also be my last (28th) Freshers’ Week and I’m very excited to have a band I think are destined for great things, The Ninth Wave,…

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Something Big: Burt Bacharach is Coming to Town by Duglas T Stewart

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We’d like to thank Duglas T Stewart for stepping in to write his fascinating personal take on Burt Bacharach, who plays the Kelvingrove Bandstand this Friday. Photograph by Chloe Philip There has never…

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The Travel Guys Check Out Glasgow’s Music Scene

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We were delighted to show visitors from Canada, Jim Gordon and Darren Parkman aka The Travel Guys, around some of Glasgow’s best-loved music venues and landmarks on their recent visit to the city (we’re featured around 16 mins in) and they seemed to have a great time.  For more episodes outside Canada check out more…

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Flying Moon Music and Arts Festival: Nicole Stapinski Guest blog

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The small and mighty Flying Moon Music and Arts Festival returns in June for its second year. We invited its founder, Nicole Stapinski, to tell us how it came about. Thanks Nicole!

HOW I LEFT HOME, GOT SCARED, AND ACCIDENTALLY STARTED A MUSIC FESTIVAL

Six years ago I almost gave up, packed up, and went back home to New Jersey. I’d come to Glasgow to study a masters degree in History of Art, stupidly stayed, and almost landed myself into some serious debt in the process. A kind relative was prepared to pay for my entire plane journey home because I couldn’t even afford that.

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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.

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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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Everything Flows and Celtic Connections present 25 Years of Creeping Bent: Things Are Tough, We Can Still Picnic

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THE CREEPING BENT ORGANISATION launched 25 years ago with a maximedia show (A Leap Into The Void) at Glasgow’s Tramway. Everything Flows and Celtic Connections present ‘Things Are Tough, We Can Still Picnic’ at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) on Friday 1st Feb. The show will be unique on many levels, and will feature…

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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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Celebrating 50 years of live music at the Queen Margaret Union

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To celebrate 50 years of live music, the QMU are keen to hear from anyone who attended a gig as a fan or as a musician to help establish an online repository of memorabilia that can be enjoyed by everyone. Ticket stubs, pictures from gigs and memories of seeing any of the amazing artists hosted…

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Guest blog: Martha L Healy – Keep The Flame Alight

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Ahead of her sold out album launch at the Glad Cafe for the Glasgow Americana Festival this week, we’re delighted that the brilliant singer-songwriter, Martha L. Healy, found the time to pen a guest blog for us and has given us a copy of  Keep The Flame Alight for a competition (see our Facebook page…

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