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Tune in to Edinburgh’s past and present music scenes with these guided walks from Edinburgh Music Tours.
Whether you are a hardcore gig-goer or simply keen to hear some great stories about the many amazing musicians who have played here, Edinburgh Music Tours will strike a chord with young and old.
They are also ideal if you have guests staying and want to show them an alternative side to the city.
What is the story?
Led by journalists and musicians, the tours tell all the tall tales from the People’s Festival Ceilidh to Rollermania and beyond.
Covering folk to funk, pop to punk and past to present, these walks trace the people, venues and gigs that made Edinburgh’s music.
What links The Beatles and Edinburgh?
How can The Proclaimers’ song I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) save your life?
Who left their false teeth in Sandy Bell’s bar?
All these burning questions plus many more are answered on these guided tours.
If licensing laws allow – and they usually do – each tour will finish in one of the capital’s best-loved folk bars.
Valid for Saturday tours from 1st June until 28th September 2019, option one of this Big Deal is for two people to take a scheduled tour with Edinburgh Music Tours.
These 90 minute tours run on Saturdays at 11am.
Option two is for up to four people to enjoy a 90 minute, private tour with Edinburgh Music Tours.
Your tour will be exclusive to your party and available seven days a week from the 18th March until the end of November 2019. Excludes 10.30am to 2pm on Saturdays from June to September.
Dates and times to be arranged on booking.
Extra guests can be added at an additional £14 per head.
Due to licensing restrictions, the Edinburgh tour is open to over 18s only.
Five stars on TripAdvisor
Edinburgh Music Tours attract five star reviews on TripAdvisor from happy guests:
‘Great to discover Edinburgh after living here for 35 years. It was fun to take a trip down memory lane and remember all the haunts of my student days. Lots of fun stories and jokes too:)’ Rating 5/5
‘Great musical anecdotes. Guide knows his stuff and tells his musical tales with enthusiasm supported by knowledge and research. Enjoyed the company of the other music fan tourists and shared memories of people, venues and gigs from the 60s to the present. Folk, beat-groups, punk and post-punk all received a mention and this included local bands, not just the big stars. Highly recommended for locals and visitors.’ Rating 5/5
‘Excellent, informative and entertaining. Having previously lived in Edinburgh many years ago and gone to gigs here all my life I thought I knew it pretty well. But the Edinburgh City Music Tour was packed with so much new information and fabulous stories I’d never heard before, it was well worth doing. It’s delivered by knowledgeable and entertaining guides and a perfect way to experience a familiar city and see it in a totally new light (and from literally new angles!).’ Rating 5/5
These walking tours of Edinburgh’s music scene make amazing Christmas gifts.
And, if you really want to spoil the music lover in your life, the private walks are a great way to enjoy an exclusive tour at a time and on a date that suits you.