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Trad Trail Tour for Celtic Connections 2019

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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…

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Shirley Collins at Celtic Connections

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This weekend, folk legend Shirley Collins will make her Celtic Connections debut. A lot of people are very excited about welcoming this esteemed singer to the festival for her first Scottish show in decades. Emerging from the British folk boom of the 1950s and 60s, Shirley has released some of the most influential albums in…

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Rab Noakes 70/50 in 2017

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The redoubtable Rab Noakes, our favourite stylish veteran troubadour from the Kingdom of Fife, has already kindly blogged for us about his early gig-going experiences in Glasgow, and his stories were so good that we incorporated them in our Glasgow’s Music Mile tour (paying full credit to Rab, naturally). But as he prepares to celebrate his 70th birthday and fifty years…

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Scotia Bar in the 70s

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On our recent Celtic Connections tours, we really enjoyed chatting to our guests after the tours. Lars from Norway sang to us, John told us about his job —counting Capercaillies in the Cairngorms —and there was even an unexpected family reunion. Most memorable though were the treasures that our guest Joan Brown brought along to share with…

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Bent Meltdown at Celtic Connections

BENT MELTDOWN (Redux) is nostalgia for an age yet to come. Distant echoes. The event is in association with Celtic Connections, following on from the Creeping Bent organised Pop Group / Sexual Objects performance for Celtic Connections in Jan 2014. The Bent Meltdown takes place at Oran Mor, Glasgow, on Thursday 28th January. Come early, doors are…

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Emma Pollock: In Search of the 13th Note

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One of our favourite Glasgow singers, Emma Pollock, is poised to release her latest solo album, In Search Of Harperfield, on Chemikal Underground Records, the fine, fine indie label which she set up with her bandmates in The Delgados way back in 1995 and which paved the way for so many other DIY labels and projects in…

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Trad Trails for Celtic Connections

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The Clutha mural: showing Glasgow’s music heritage. In between raiding the mince pies and making inroads on the whisky, Glasgow Music City Tours spent much of the festive period polishing our stories for our Trad Trail walking tours, which we are running as part of Celtic Connections in 2016. Our first tour is today, and our initial scheduled tours…

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Trad Trail with Celtic Connections

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We’re super chuffed to tell you that Glasgow Music City Tours are running a series of brand new Trad Trail walking tours as part of Celtic Connections in 2016. Focusing on Glasgow’s trad, roots and folk scene, the two hour tours share tales of the songwriters and storytellers who have shaped the city’s vibrant folk culture. Expect Humblebums, bikers and…

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