Glasgow Music Celebrated

Length : 127 Minutes


When the pandemic finally ends and the city opens up again, we will have to explore and discover a changed landscape.  But memories of how things were provide an essential foundation for building anew one of the world’s greatest music cities.

Tune in here and you will be walking to a soundtrack of locally inspired music. Your virtual guide is Scottish new music guru and radio presenter, Jim Gellatly. Along the way he interviews bands like Mogwai and chats with other DJ’s like BBC’s Vic Galloway about historic gigs, haunts and hangouts. Find Franz Ferdinand‘s Chateau, see sites of raves and after parties and discover why Glasgow is loved by bands the world over.

Together you will go to world famous places like the Barrowland Ballroom, King Tut’s, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy, head off the main drag to Stereo and Mono, dive into Sub Club, Arches and the underground club scene and, oh, so many more places to eat, drink, and discover new and old music of all kinds. Now with new traditional music destinations, visit The National Piping Centre, Ben Nevis and much more, exploring all sides of the rich music scene and history the city has to offer.

It’s a musical marathon. The whole tour covers more than five miles so we’ve split it into four routes each lasting a little over an hour. Download Glasgow Music Tour, the definitive history of the city’s live music scene and the many venues where the magic happens.

If you have an iPhone or Android device download the tour through the Guidigo app (available in the App Store and Google Play). Download the Guidigo app for free, register an account, search for Glasgow or Walking Heads and install the four parts of Glasgow Music Tour .

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Tour Details

39 stops
82 MB
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Tour Stops:


George Square

Through 100 years of music to the Barrowland, exploring old legends and new haunts.


City Halls

From Charles Dickens to Billy Connolly, a rich history with musical variations...


Old Fruitmarket

Cobbled ground, vaulted roof, old market hall – and music, music, music.



The Kinks, Bowie, Oasis, U2, Simple Minds, Mogwai: who hasn’t played the Barrowland?



Cafe, record store, laid-back new music hangout for DJs, bands and local regulars.


Scotia Bar

(Maybe) Glasgow’s oldest bar offers a heady brew of alcohol, music and politics.