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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…

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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

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In 1997…

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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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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…

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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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Glasgow Jazz Festival: Jazz Tour featuring guest musician Joe Williamson

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We have a real treat in store for you!  The guitarist Joe Williamson —”Outstanding musicianship and breathtaking improvisation” Tommy Smith — will perform a short set at the beginning of our jazz tour on Saturday 24th June commencing the Scottish Music Centre at 2pm. Join us for a refreshment and some great music…

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Glasgow Jazz Festival 2017: Steve White In Conversation

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Calling all drummers!  For over 30 years Steve White has drummed with some of the world’s greatest artists including The Style Council, Paul Weller, The Who and Oasis. As part of a series of In Conversation events, Steve will talk about his experience, those great songs, the music industry and how it has changed….

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Glasgow Jazz Festival 2017: Ken Mathieson’s Classic Jazz Orchestra

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Over the next couple of weeks we’re featuring some of the artists who will be performing at the Glasgow Jazz Festival 2017, starting with Ken Mathieson’s superb Classic Jazz Orchestra

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Having caught them a number of times, we can highly recommend the Classic Jazz Orchestra . CJO’s mission…

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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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