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16 Years: Gigs in Scotland 1974-1990 Guest blog

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A new crowdfunding project, 16 Years: Gigs in Scotland 1974-1990, is right up our street, we love the sound of it and would love to see it in print. We invited Chris, the man behind the project to tell us more…

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Something Big: Burt Bacharach is Coming to Town by Duglas T Stewart

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We’d like to thank Duglas T Stewart for stepping in to write his fascinating personal take on Burt Bacharach, who plays the Kelvingrove Bandstand this Friday. Photograph by Chloe Philip There has never…

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The Travel Guys Check Out Glasgow’s Music Scene

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We were delighted to show visitors from Canada, Jim Gordon and Darren Parkman aka The Travel Guys, around some of Glasgow’s best-loved music venues and landmarks on their recent visit to the city (we’re featured around 16 mins in) and they seemed to have a great time.  For more episodes outside Canada check out more…

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Trevor Horn Reimagines the Eighties

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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.

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Guest Blog: Songs in the South

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“Songs in The South” is an evening of Americana music from both sides of the Atlantic in the south-side of Glasgow. The event, which takes place at The Glad Café on Thursday 16th May for the second year running, will feature performances by singer-songwriters, David Starr (Arkansas via Colorado), Martha L. Healy (Glasgow) and Al…

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Sonic Bothy: Guest blog

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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…

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Dean Owens: The Magic of Celtic Connections

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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”. Read More »

Stories from the Ballroom: Dancing Fools by Alison Irvine

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Ahead of the publication of the limited edition book Barrowland Ballads in March 2019, we have a wonderful guest blog from Alison Irvine accompanied by photographs by Chris Leslie and drawings by Mitch Miller, together they are the award-winning artists Recollective.

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Guest blog: Martha L Healy – Keep The Flame Alight

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Ahead of her sold out album launch at the Glad Cafe for the Glasgow Americana Festival this week, we’re delighted that the brilliant singer-songwriter, Martha L. Healy, found the time to pen a guest blog for us and has given us a copy of  Keep The Flame Alight for a competition (see our Facebook page…

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Hilary Brooks: Guest blog

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The new buzzword in music conservatoires is ‘portfolio’. I thought that was something tucked under the arm of an art student in bygone times. However now, it is regularly linked with ‘career’. I guess that’s what I’ve had since leaving said conservatoire decades ago, back when it was still the RSAMD. Hi everyone, my name…

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