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Music in Glasgow

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  • CoMA Glasgow: Contemporary Music for All - Our vision is for contemporary music to be open to everyone, celebrating participation in new music-making as a meaningful and essential part of our lives
  • Electric Cafe Glasgow - Music Blog. Local Heat
  • Glasgow Piano City - We are a small organisation with a common aim: to reduce social isolation & increase opportunities for people to connect by embedding greater permission to play into the fabric of the city by redistributing piano donations back into the community and facilitating a new appreciation of acoustic pianos in Glasgow & beyond
  • The Academy of Music & Sound: Glasgow - Our students are at the heart of the Academy of Music and Sound, supported by our team of dedicated tutors. We offer specialist music performance and production education, preparing you for a career in the modern music industry with recognised music qualifications.
  • New Hellfire Club - Not for profit organisation that helps bands, solo musicians, artists and crafts people self fund, promote, and live within a fairer local music and arts scene.
  • Sofar Sounds (Facebook, Twitter) - Intimate Gigs in Glasgow
  • Pollok House Arts Society - Experience classical music in the intimate surroundings of 18th century Pollok House
  • The National Piping Centre - Incorporating the College of Piping
  • Music Broth - Music Broth is a new and exciting project to support the Glasgow Music Community by providing access to a wide variety of music instruments and equipment.
  • Glasgow Music Festival - Glasgow Music Festival is an annual festival of music, speech, drama and dance first held in 1911. Each year around 7,000 performers take part in the festival which takes place in March. The next Festival will run from 14 March until 21 March 2020.
  • East Glasgow Music School - We run on Saturday mornings during term time and offer music lessons for children in the East End of Glasgow, helping build self-esteem and confidence in their abilities.
  • Joann Gilmartin - The Glasgow Girl - Glasgow Girl Enterprises is a unique company specializing in the production, recording and performing of Celtic music, Scottish culture and history and personally guided vacation packages to Scotland.
  • Mango Music - Music Lessons & Workshops in Glasgow
  • The National Piping Centre - We serve as a national and international centre of excellence for the instrument and its music. We offer world class bagpipe education, the finest Scottish food and beautiful bedrooms, as well as a large event space ideal for weddings and our Museum of Piping which features treasures of the piping world.
  • Glasgow R&B Society - The home of Rhythm & Blues, Rock n' Roll, Blues & Soul In Glasgow, Scotland
  • Limelight Music - Limelight Music is the only Scottish Music Organisation funded directly by The Scottish Government Equalities Department and is the largest employer of musicians with impairments in Scotland.
  • Riverside Music College - Our HND framework prepares you for a career across many modern disciplines with the opportunity to specialise in a particular area of interest, enabling you to obtain a focused and relevant set of skills befitting of an industry professional.
  • Psykick Dancehall Recordings (Facebook) - Psykick Dancehall is a collaboration between Hannah Ellul and Ben Knight exploring sound and aural experience across media, often in collaboration with different artists along the way. Initially based around a label and events it has subsequently expanded to incorporate other activities, including events, publishing, exhibitions and residencies.




  • Podcart - Podcart is a Glasgow-based music blog and podcast. We showcase music we love not only from Scotland, but around the world.
  • Nicola Meighan - I’m a freelance music journalist and broadcaster based in Scotland.
  • Everything Flows - Named after the debut single by Teenage Fanclub. This blog is all about being a music lover in Glasgow; gig/record reviews, ramblings, the odd interview, new bands, fave bands, discoveries, rediscoveries and musings. Hopefully this blog captures some of the Glasgow Music Scene as well as my taste in music. I have a couple of regular features - my Never Ending Mixtape/Spotify playlists and Cover Version of the Month.
  • Glasgow's Music World - I'm going to aim to find as many music events around Glasgow that are FREE for all the students reading (as I know how depressing it is to be living on an overdraft and eating nothing but pasta and cheese for dinner every night) and for anyone else that wants to experience Glasgow’s diverse music culture but not spend any money.



  • College of Piping - Bagpipes
  • Glasgow Folk Music Workshop - Accordion, Banjo - Tenor, Banjo - 5 String, Bodhran, Ceilidh Band, Cello, Fiddle, Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Mixed Instrument, Ukulele, Whistle
  • The Glasgow School of Guitar - We specialise in group guitar lessons in the west end and south side of Glasgow. Classes are available in a variety of styles, including rock, acoustic and classical. We run classes for all ages. Adults, teenagers and youngsters (from 7 years of age).
  • The Glad Foundation - The Glad Foundation is a charity based in Shawlands, in the southside of Glasgow. We provide a wide range of free and affordable music workshops for people of all ages and abilities.
  • Glasgow Music Studios - Whether you're a complete beginner looking to learn a musical instrument, or an advanced player wanting some advice/guidance, our team of expert tutors can help you.
  • Sarah Wagner Violin Teacher - As a teacher, Sarah has a range of experience working with students of all ages in solo, chamber, and orchestral settings. She utilizes a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to music education by combining technical pedagogy with a diverse repertoire of classical, pops, and traditional music. Sarah’s teaching expertise is informed by both academic work and practical experience.
  • Riverside Music College: Vocals - Whether you are a complete beginner or looking for advanced lessons, our vocal tutors provide expertise in a relaxed environment. Our one to one lessons are designed to focus on learning at your own pace, and our tutors teach a variety of styles such as pop, contemporary, and classical, as well as developing vocal training.


  • Tsuchigumo Daiko - Tsuchigumo Daiko is a Japanese style drumming group dedicated to studying, teaching, and performing the art of Taiko Drumming.
  • Scottish Academy of Asian Arts - Tabla drums, classic vocal
  • BGM Rhythms Ltd - Drum Lessons - Drum tuition is available from Glasgow Music Studios right round the corner from the 13th Note in Merchant City.
  • Drum Lessons Glasgow - Learn how to play drums with Michael McFadyen: BA(hons) Degree in Performance Arts graduate & 10+ years of drumming and live performance experience.




  • Last Night From Glasgow - We are a patron-funded not-for-profit record label, founded on the principle of putting artists and their music first. We are managed by volunteers, who will neither draw a salary, nor take a share of the profits.





  • 432 Presents - Musicians, music obsessives and mavericks make up the team at 432 Presents - a concert promotions company empowered by its independence, and dedicated to bringing cutting-edge live music events to Scotland (and beyond).
  • PM Music - Promoting a wide range of musical styles and artists in various venues in Glasgow
  • No Half Measures - No Half Measures works with a diverse range of artists and operates in huge variety of areas. These include artist management; intellectual property and rights management; music composition and publishing.



  • St Mungo Music - Liturgical Music in The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Glasgow


  • Monorail Music - Monorail Music opened in December 2002 after a sometimes epic three year long journey in search of a location and a way to make it all work. Glasgow then was a vibrant music city with something important missing, a great record shop, which we optimistically felt that we could provide.
  • The Bagpipe Shop - We have a fantastic range of bagpipes, reeds, music, highland wear, accessories, gifts and all sorts of other bagpipe related products. The National Piping Centre is the national centre of excellence for bagpipers, and as such top class help is at hand when making purchases.
  • Band Supplies Glasgow - Band Supplies is one of the leading Brass & Woodwind Suppliers in the UK. We have a vast stock of instruments and accessories from all the major manufacturers including Yamaha, Besson, Elkhart, Yanagisawa, Pearl, Azumi, Jupiter, Selmer, Trevor James, Conn-Selmer, Mauriat and many more ranging from inexpensive student instruments to the high end models.
  • Biggars Music - Established in 1867, Biggars Music has always been about providing great value and excellent service. Now in our 151st year, we are Glasgow’s favourite and longest established piano, musical instrument and sheet music store.
  • CC Music - Musical Instrument Sales, Guitar Repair Workshop and Musical Equipment Service Centre all located at 33 Otago Street, Glasgow, G12 8JJ in the heart of the westend for nearly 40 years owned by Steve Caban.
  • Claffey Guitars - Ricky Claffey builds custom guitars and ukuleles in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • The Drum Shop Glasgow - The Drum Shop Glasgow, Scotland’s original drum store, was established in 1970. Since 1970 the Drum Shop has a huge collection of percussion instruments which it hires to all of Scotland’s performing groups, amateur ensembles, schools, and other individuals.
  • Drummers Only - We’re one of the leading drum retailers in the UK. This hasn’t happened overnight. We have been selling drums now for more than a decade (previously as Rhythm Base) and have constantly expanded – both in-store and online and we have now opened a second store in Leeds.
  • ESP Music Rentals - ESP Music Rentals has been supplying backline to customers in Scotland and further afield since 1994. We are open seven days a week and offer an extensive range of backline, musical instruments & DJ equipment, covering a variety of major brands, for all types of events including music festivals, concerts, video shoots, in-stores, radio and TV performances.
  • Fopp, Union Street - 19 Union Street, Glasgow, G1 3RB - the best music, films & books at low prices
  • Fopp, Byres Road - 358 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8AP - the best music, films & books at low prices
  • Merchant City Music - is the online store for Merchant City Music, one of the best independent Glasgow guitar shops. We pride ourselves on having a huge stock of high quality guitars and amplifiers from some of the most famous brands in the world.
  • Guitar Guitar Glasgow - With over 1500 guitars in stock from custom boutique brands to affordable beginner's instruments, as well as a plethora of backline, hundreds of FX pedals and boards, folk instruments and much more, we have everything you could ever possibly need to create any sound you could imagine.
  • Guitar Workshop Glasgow - The Guitar Workshop is owned and run by Scottish luthier Ian Dickinson. Established in 2015 the founding principle is that it will be an open, high street workshop, which is not only be visible but would encourage customers and guitar enthusiasts to see and experience instruments being made and repaired by hand.
  • Haydock Music - Haydock Music is a specialist music store in Milngavie, Glasgow, run by musicians for musicians. We’ve been established since 2002 and we’re passionate about music and musical instruments, offering expert advice before you buy, a personal and knowledgeable service and a huge range of new and second hand instruments and accessories at competitive prices.
  • Just Music Brass Band - With currently over 39,000 titles of Brass Band music to browse and buy, Just Music are the UK’s largest independent stockist of Brass Band Music.
  • LoveMusic - Independent record shop in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Find us next to Queen Street Railway Station & Buchanan Galleries.
  • McLaren's Pianos - McLaren’s is Glasgow’s piano superstore offering the best selection of new & used upright and grand pianos and piano accessories in Scotland to suit all tastes and pockets.
  • Missing Records - We are an independent record shop, established 1984 in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Mixed Up Records - Independent Record Shop in the West End of Glasgow - Home to some of the world's finest records at affordable prices.
  • Rubadub Music & Technology - Rubadub is an independent retailer with 27 years in the business, owned and operated by musicians, producers and DJs. Our bricks & mortar shop is located on Howard Street in Glasgow’s city centre, where you will find a varied, but carefully selected range of records, specialist music technology, DJ gear and studio equipment.
  • Strung Out Guitars - Scotland's Best Wee Guitar Shop Since 2003 - We love to buy, sell and repair vintage and second hand guitars, amps, effects and other related items
  • Wind Band Music - With currently over 17,000 titles of Wind Band music to browse and buy, Wind Band Music are the UK’s largest independent stockist of Wind Band Music.



  • The Academy of Music & Sound: Glasgow - Our students are at the heart of the Academy of Music and Sound, supported by our team of dedicated tutors. We offer specialist music performance and production education, preparing you for a career in the modern music industry with recognised music qualifications.
  • subSine Academy of Electronic Music - Scotland’s leading music production school. We have Soma Skool courses in conjunction with the legendary Soma Records; Pro Sessions with industry professionals; and an incredible community throughout Scotland and the world.



  • Ooft - OOFT! has been doing the business for years now with his rock solid original productions and numerous edits. Releasing on the now infamous Instruments of Rapture, Delusions of Grandeur and Wolf Music amongst many other labels, he now focuses his own output on Foto Recordings.
    As a DJ he is heading into his 5th year as resident at his beloved Berkeley Suite in Glasgow, having held previous residencies at top clubs like The Sub Club as well as touring around Europe & beyond, and is known for dropping just about anything in his sets from slow mo tackle to disco sounds to classic house music.


  • Walking Heads - Walking Heads takes you to exciting places and guides you off the beaten track. We bring hidden and overlooked places and people to life through interactive audio tours made and presented by people who love to explore and know the inside stories of cities and streets. We research, create and produce our own and bespoke commissioned guided walking tours.


Defunct blogs/sites

  • Ooft - This is the OOFT! Music blog. Join us in a digital crate-digging odyssey where a wealth of favourite tracks / edits and general meanderings for you to get your ears and eyes into will be posted up.
  • diskant - diskant is an independent music community based in Glasgow
  • The Rain Fell Down - This was a combined blog and radio show about POP! music. I started the blog when I moved to Glasgow and it ran during my stay there. We broadcast weekly from Glasgow University's The shows are catalogued as SPLASHes, and you can still listen to all of them.
  • Grant's Glasgow Music Blog (last updated 2012)
  • Vasil Ivanov's Glasgow Music Scene (last updated April 2013)
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