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Frederick Douglass’s Celtic Connections: Guest blog by Alasdair Pettinger

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On our Trad Trail Tour for Celtic Connections we mention Frederick Douglass, a fugitive from American slavery who became a leader of the abolitionist movement, and the time he spent in Glasgow. We’re delighted that Alasdair Pettinger, Information Manager at the Scottish Music Centre has written about Frederick Douglass’s Celtic Connections for us. Alasdair’s new…

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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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Findlay Napier: Glasgow

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We love Findlay Napier writing about Glasgow, the city he now calls home and title of his new album. Findlay kindly agreed to share it with us — thank you Findlay. Glasgow is released on October 13 and you can pre-order it here Photo by Raymond Depardon, Magnum Photography…

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Lloyd Cole & Justin Currie talk Glasgow bands & bandstands

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This Wednesday 10th August*, Lloyd Cole and Justin Currie, two titans of Glasgow pop return to their west end stomping ground to co-headline at Kelvingrove Bandstand. Although in Currie’s case, he never went away. Cole, on the other hand, has lived in the US since 1990. Their respective bands, Lloyd Cole & the Commotions and…

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Glasgow Music City…The Movie! Episode II

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Glasgow is a great place for music. But don’t take our word for it – listen to what some of the city’s musicians have to say on the subject… Today we’re releasing the second in a series of (very) short films we’ve put together, featuring Glasgow musicians talking about making music and going to gigs…

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Glasgow Music City…the Movie!

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Glasgow is a great place for music. But don’t take our word for it – listen to what some of the city’s musicians have to say on the subject. We’re pleased to introduce the first in a series of (very) short films we’ve put together, in which Glasgow musicians talk about making music and going…

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Remember Mary Barbour: Fundraising concert

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Mary Barbour: The Clutha Mural A gala concert organised by the Remember Mary Barbour Association to raise funds to create a memorial to one of Glasgow’s greatest heroes takes place this Sunday at the Old Fruitmarket. Five sculptors were shortlisted to create a statue of her to be placed in her community of Govan. Mary…

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Frank Turner on his Glasgow gig memories

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Folk punk troubadour Frank Turner plays Barrowland with his trusty band The Sleeping Souls next week, so we took the opportunity to ask the hardest working man in rockendom about his Glasgow gigging memories. When it comes to serious touring, Frank Turner has written the book. Literally. The Road Beneath My Feet, published earlier this year, is more gigography…

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Glasgow’s Britannia Panopticon: the world’s oldest surviving music hall.

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Tucked away in a nondescript lane off Argyle Street in Glasgow is the entrance to the world’s oldest surviving music hall, the Britannia Panopticon. It’s one of our favourite stops on our Merchant City Music Past and Present tour, and it never fails to astonish our guests —including Glaswegians. Our guide Fiona onstage at The Panopticon with guests…

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The Pastels curate A Weekend Abroad: Saturday October 24

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SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER THE PASTELS WITH BIRDIE, SPINNING COIN, NORMAL LOVE, PAUL KELLY FILMS ‘We always wanted to make music sound like it was being played for the first time, like it was new to us.  We never over-practiced or anything, we just were.’ Two years on from their late period Slow Summits triumph, The…

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