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Glad to be back and Good to Go

a close up of a logo Testing, testing… anyone out there? We are delighted to report that our tours will be up and running from Saturday 1st August. Obviously, the last few months have been very strange but we are really looking forward to sharing stories with…

Glasgow Walking Tours Blog: Stories from the Ballroom: Dancing Fools by Alison Irvine

Ahead of the forthcoming event, Stuart Cosgrove with Recollective, Barrowland Ballads  at Glasgow’s Aye Write Book Festival we’re rerunning the brilliant blog by the author, Alison Irvine, about the book  Barrowland Ballads. Alison’s blog is accompanied by photographs by Chris Leslie and drawings by Mitch Miller, together they are the award-winning artists Recollective. We have…

Trevor Horn Reimagines the Eighties

Here at Glasgow Music City Tours, we are not ashamed to admit that The Buggles’ smash hit Video Killed the Radio Star- the first video ever shown on MTV – is our go-to karaoke song. So we are more than a little excited that Buggles frontman and all-round production ace Trevor Horn is playing in Glasgow this weekend.

Help Musicians Scotland Panel at the Glasgow Jazz Festival

The official charity partner of this year’s Glasgow Jazz Festival, Help Musicians Scotland presents a free panel discussing how to build resilience surrounding your music career – putting your health and welfare before the needs of the industry and how time out for you doesn’t mean time out for your career.

Flying Moon Music and Arts Festival: Nicole Stapinski Guest blog

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.

Kim Edgar: Guest Blog

We’re big fans of singer-songwriter Kim Edgar over at Glasgow and Edinburgh music tours and to mark the launch of the new single from CARA, we’re delighted she found the time to pen a guest blog for us, over to Kim! Mòran Taing: charity single release for Cancer Research UK, available here.

Sonic Bothy: Guest blog

Ahead of the launch of their debut album Fields on February 28th we’re delighted to bring you a guest blog written by members of the Sonic Bothy Ensemble. Keep a lookout for our competition to win a copy soon… Sonic Bothy is an inclusive new music ensemble, based in Glasgow, that explores, composes and performs…

Dean Owens: The Magic of Celtic Connections

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”.

Trad Trail Tour for Celtic Connections 2019

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…

Harlem 69: Stuart Cosgrove Guest Blog

Ahead of the launch for Stuart Cosgrove’s Harlem 69, the final part of his epic soul trilogy at The Admiral Bar this Saturday (20th October), Stuart writes about Curtis Ousley, aka King Curtis, one of the most prodigious musicians in America, at the height of his considerable powers in 1969.