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Carla J Easton: Guest Blog

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Carla J Easton, frontwoman of Glasgow band Teen Canteen, has been turning heads in recent weeks with her second solo album, Impossible Stuff, a joyful, melodic Caledonian take on the girl group tradition.

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As part of this year’s Edinburgh International Festival,…

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On A Mission with Edinburgh Music Lovers

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New boutique promoter, Edinburgh Music Lovers, launches in partnership with mental health charity SAMH announcing two exclusive gigs for Edinburgh. A new boutique promoter, Edinburgh Music Lovers (EML) has launched, its mission to help make the capital a thriving music city – and to support mental health. Formed by former music journalist and marketing specialist…

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Happy Birthday and Farewell, Song, By Toad

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Here at Edinburgh Music Tours, we like to big up the city’s grassroots music movers and shakers and one of the scene’s most passionate advocates is Matthew Young of Song, By Toad Records. This small but mighty independent label has charted and championed some of the best sounds to emerge from Edinburgh and beyond over…

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Justin Currie on Del Amitri’s return to Edinburgh Castle

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Del Amitri are back in action next month with three Scottish gigs. They play Edinburgh Castle on the 21st of July and then two nights at the Barrowlands in Glasgow on the 28th and 29th of July. In this interview, Justin Currie explains what they have been up to. Del Amitri went on hiatus for thirteen…

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The Bevvy Sisters: This Moment album launch & concert

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Ahead of the launch party and concert for their new album This Moment,  we’re delighted to welcome our favourites, The Bevvy Sisters..over to you, Sisters… We’re more than excited to announce our BIG news: our third album, This Moment, will be released on Thursday 28th June and…

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The night Green Day played the Wee Red Bar

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Green Day’s poster for their Wee Red Bar gig.

As Edinburgh Music Tours gear up for launch on Saturday 16th June, we look back at one of Edinburgh’s more unlikely gigs: Green Day at the Wee Red Bar. These days, the American…

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Young Fathers on Leith, cabin fever and Hidden Door festival

Edinburgh Music Tours Young Fathers play Hidden Doors in Leith. We have a Hidden Doors comp and a quick interview with Young Fathers about working in Leith. The stars have aligned… We’re not ones to play favourites but it has been a joy to watch the rise…

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Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival announces programme

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The Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Taking place from Friday 13th to Sunday 22nd July, the programme features a panoply of promising newcomers; music legends who have marked the Festival’s history as well as a host of famous names making their Edinburgh debut. Among the many highlights are Kurt…

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