Glasgow Music City Tours Glasgow

Music City Tours explore the city’s most notable venues, and brings alive the stories of the legendary performers who have stayed, played and made music in the UK’s first UNESCO City of Music. We are delighted to offer a new class in collaboration with Glasgow Music City Tours.

It will be delivered by their lead guides, enthusiastic music fans and writers who are immersed in Glasgow’s cultural life.

Find out more about Glasgow Music City Tours.

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Popular Entertainment & Music in Glasgow - Music Hall to Modern Day

Fiona Shepherd MA, Alison Stroak MA, Jonathan Trew MA

From the music halls of the 1850s to the clubs, concert halls and basement bars of today, popular music has often played a large part in a Glasgow night out.

This two-hour talk, followed by a two-hour walking tour of the Merchant City, will look at the changing face of popular entertainment in Glasgow over the last century and a half.

Designed to be informal and informative, this class will examine how our tastes have evolved and look at the forces which have prompted the changes.

Glasgow was the UK’s first UNESCO City of Music which suggests that our entertainment scene is special and unique. If so, why?

D444 Wednesday, The Scottish Music Centre City Hall, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ

12 April 2017 10.30-16.00, 1 week 1.5 hour break for lunch (own arrangements).

Walking tour will commence at 13.30 from City Halls, fee £28