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Guest blog: Welcome to Michael Rooney of The Primevals

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As far as Glasgow Music City Tours is concerned, The Primevals are right up there in the pantheon of all-time great Glasgow bands. We still remember the frisson of first seeing them in the mid-1980s at this recording of the brilliant Scottish music show, FSD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPXY6oF_PCs Singer Michael Rooney exuded that potent combination of mean attitude and…

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A message from Ivor Cutler

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We had such a great response to the writer and journalist Damien Love’s blog about his unexpected correspondence with Ivor Cutler that we’re re-running it for those of you who might have missed it. Damien unearthed a previously unpublished interview he conducted with the great man, along with another couple of very special Ivor artifacts….

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A warm welcome to Jill Rodger of the Glasgow Jazz Festival

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The 2015 Glasgow Jazz Festival ended on a high note with a 20% increase on ticket sales. Far from resting on their weary laurels, planning has already begun for 2016 when the festival celebrates its 30th edition. We grabbed a quick natter with the festival’s indefatigable director, Jill Rodger, about how she came to be…

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Sound of Yell on Sunday

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To end our third walking tour for the Merchant City Festival, Breakfast Muff play a free set in Mono today at around 4.30pm. You can read more about them here. On Sunday we’re delighted that the rather wonderful Sound of Yell will be performing. Piloted by Stevie Jones, Sound of Yell are based in Glasgow and can number as many…

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Our second Merchant City Festival gig is SPINNING COIN

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Our second Merchant City Festival tour is on Thursday 30th July at 2pm. Starting off at the Old Fruitmarket, we take a walk through the musical past and present of the Merchant City and East End. From the dung-flinging audiences of the Panopticon to the Barrowland’s more romantic stories, the tours bring some of Glasgow’s most famous venues to…

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Rock’n’Roll Summer School for Girls Glasgow

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Next week from the 13th -17th July, Girls Rock Glasgow holds its brilliant Rock’n’Roll Summer School for Girls; a week long music programme aimed at girls aged 8 to 16. You can donate to the summer school here.  Alisa Wylie, who writes the music blog Ambivalent Peaks, is volunteering at GRG and we asked her to share her reasons for…

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Guest blog: Hendrix demolishes Green’s Playhouse, by Stewart Cruickshank

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A very warm welcome to our guest blogger this week: the legendary Mr. Stewart Cruickshank, with memories of one of the gigs that led him into a life in music – seeing Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd (and more!) in Glasgow’s Green’s Playhouse in 1967.  

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A Message From You, Ivor

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Poet, teacher, storyteller, harmonium master, John Peel favourite, inspiration to Franz Ferdinand and bus conductor for The Beatles, Ivor Cutler (1923 – 2006) is a Glasgow legend worth celebrating. Coming up this Sunday, The Glad Community Choir will be doing just that on the southside of the town, performing Cutler’s songs across two performances (a matinee and…

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Guest Blogger: Francis Macdonald

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We’re delighted to welcome the first of our guest bloggers: the multi-talented FRANCIS MACDONALD – Scottish BAFTA nominated composer and songwriter, record label manager, and general music gentleman around town, who’s worked with everyone from Alex Chilton, Edwyn Collins, Belle & Sebastian and The Pastels to Kevin Ayers, Kate Rusby, Max Richter and the Cairn String Quartet….

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