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Trad Trail Tours 2019: Scotia Folk Club Newsletters 1970s

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In anticipation of our forthcoming Trad Trail Tours for Celtic Connections, we wanted to share an extract from one of our favourite blogs from our very first year. We couldn’t help but notice that a guest on our tour, Joan Brown, really knew her stuff, and in a cosy nook in the Scotia Bar she produced…

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Dean Owens: The Magic of Celtic Connections

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In anticipation of his Celtic Connections gig, we’re delighted to have a guest blog from Dean Owens, one of Scotland’s finest singer songwriters. His fans include Irvine Welsh who called Dean “Scotland’s most engaging and haunting singer songwriter”. Legendary BBC broadcaster “Whispering” Bob Harris reckons that Dean is “Scotland’s best troubadour”. Read More »

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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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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Stories from the Ballroom: Dancing Fools by Alison Irvine

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Ahead of the publication of the limited edition book Barrowland Ballads in March 2019, we have a wonderful guest blog from Alison Irvine accompanied by photographs by Chris Leslie and drawings by Mitch Miller, together they are the award-winning artists Recollective. Photograph by Chris…

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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.   Read More »

Concert for Stewart: Guest blog by Rab Noakes

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On Friday November 24th Saint Luke’s will host a celebration of the legendary radio producer Stewart Cruickshank, who lived for music and for people. His work from Beat Patrol to the Iain Anderson show gave a start to countless musicians and enriched the lives of all music lovers in Scotland. He made things happen, brought people together,…

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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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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 McGurk for allowing us to use his photograph. Keep…

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Belle and Sebastian’s Chris & Sarah chat about TRNSMT

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With T In The Park taking a well-earned rest this year, the festival focus shifts to Glasgow this weekend when the inaugural TRNSMT festival takes over Glasgow Green from Friday to Sunday. Kasabian top the bill on Saturday and Biffy Clyro bring proceedings to a rocking close on Sunday but it’s the Friday line-up we’ve got our…

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