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Our regular Music Mile tour has great stories about the very early days of Belle and Sebastian but more and more people have been getting in touch asking if we could do bespoke tours focused on the band. After scratching our heads for a bit, we came up with a flexible tour which takes in all…

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Tigermilk Owners’ Club: members wanted

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As we mentioned a few weeks back, we’ve had the bright idea of launching the Tigermilk Owners’ Club. We’re doing this to mark the 20th anniversary of Belle and Sebastian releasing their debut album. Inspired by the fabled Blue Monday Owners’ Club, we want owners of the original Tigermilk vinyl album to send us pics of…

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GMCT’s guide Fiona features in #ScotSpirit

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Glasgow Music City Tours founder and guide Fiona Shepherd is the subject of one of the twelve beautifully-shot, documentary-style online films which capture the spirit of Scotland through the eyes of those who live and work here. Images of Glasgow will be beamed worldwide as part of the new VisitScotland cinematic TV advert set…

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Our guide talks Glasgow’s music scene

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VisitScotland have just launched their new Spirit of Scotland campaign and our guide Fiona plays a starring role in the campaign’s video about Glasgow’s music scene. From the Barrowlands to Franz Ferdinand, Fiona talks about the venues and bands which have shaped the sound of the city. Experience it for yourself by booking on…

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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…

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The strange tale of Scarlett Johansson’s Bum

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One of the real pleasures of doing Glasgow Music City Tours is the experiences that our guests bring to the tours. We have had people who remember going to the dancing at Barrowlands and guests who have performed on the band stand at Kelvingrove. Some have met their life partners in the venues we visit and…

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What links Dr Who and Glasgow’s music scene?

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We recently took the blogger Rob Lloyd out on a Glasgow music city tour. Rob writes the mighty fine Stop Having a Boring Life blog which documents his travel adventures all over the globe. We took him all over the Merchant City and East End of Glasgow. Barrowland Pathway At Jim Lambie’s Album Pathway…

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Straight Outta Westwood (In A Green Jacket): Roddy Frame’s East Kilbride

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As a follow-up to Tuesday’s blog, in which Roddy Frame shared memories of his formative gig-going at Glasgow’s lamented Apollo in the late-1970s, we called on our pal Anne Ward, who has kindly agreed to share some of her photographs of the town that was helping to form Frame in the same period. Ladies…

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Here we go… scheduled tours launch this weekend

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It has been a beezer week for Glasgow Music City Tours. Yesterday, we finished our last of four special tours for Merchant City Festival. We had lots of guests come out on tour with us and our TripAdvisor reviews are all glowing with good comments. We finished each tour with a concert from…

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Great gigs at our Merchant City Festival tours

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Less than a week to go until our Merchant City Festival tours begin and we are very excited. Starting off at the Old Fruitmarket, the four tours are a two hour swing through the musical past and present of the Merchant City and East End. From the dung-flinging audiences of the Panopticon to…

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