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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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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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Trad Trail Tours 2019: Scotia Folk Club Newsletters 1970s

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In anticipation of our forthcoming Trad Trail Tours for Celtic Connections, we wanted to share an extract from one of our favourite blogs from our very first year. We couldn’t help but notice that a guest on our tour, Joan Brown, really knew her stuff, and in a cosy nook in the Scotia Bar she produced…

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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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Happy Birthday Barrowland Park: Guest blog by Fans of Barrowland Park

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Thanks Glasgow Music City Tours for inviting us to write this blog. We’re Fans of Barrowland Park, a community group campaigning to save the park. If you haven’t been yet (and if not what have you been doing with your time..?), Barrowland Park sits a few hundred metres along from the Barrowland Ballroom, in the…

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The Stranglers gig that got punk ‘banned’ from Glasgow

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Edinburgh Music ToursStage invasion at Stranglers gig in Glasgow City Halls, June 1977. One of the great things about doing our music tours is hearing our guests’ gig stories. The tours are packed with anecdotes about famous…

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Traceyanne Campbell: Guest blog

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Hi, I’m Tracyanne (Camera Obscura) and I want to tell you that I have a new record coming out. Myself and Danny Coughlin from Crybaby have become Tracyanne & Danny. After hearing a rumour we were all Indie purists up here in Glasgow, Danny from Bristol sent me a handwritten letter along with a C90…

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The Barrowland Ballroom by Peter Ross. Photographs by Anne Ward

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We’re really looking forward to The Passion of Harry Bingo, the new book from award-winning writer, Peter Ross, due in August. In the meantime to keep you going we’re re-running the popular photo essay by Peter and photographer Anne Ward on the legendary Barrowland Ballroom.   For more of Anne’s writing and photographs check out her fabulous…

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Glasgow Music City…The Movie! Episode II

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Glasgow is a great place for music. But don’t take our word for it – listen to what some of the city’s musicians have to say on the subject… Today we’re releasing the second in a series of (very) short films we’ve put together, featuring Glasgow musicians talking about making music and going to gigs…

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Belle and Sebastian tours

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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 of…

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