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Wednesday 3rd July 2019
La Scala | Eden Court | 2:15pm - 3:30pm

The Story Behind the Music

What does it mean to write about music? Two leading authors and broadcasters lead a lively discussion on turning their passion into important works that contextualise how the music influences, and is influenced by, the broader social, cultural, and political environments of the time and the communities that create and consumes it.


    Vic Galloway
    Journalist, Author, Broadcaster

    Vic Galloway is a broadcaster, journalist, musician and author based in Scotland. With 19 years of experience he has presented weekly music programmes for the BBC including over 11 years broadcasting for Radio 1. He continues to broadcast and champion new music on BBC Radio Scotland every week and regularly on BBC 6Music.

    Stuart Cosgrove
    Musician, Journalist, award winning author, broadcaster, former head of Nations and Regions at Channel 4

    Stuart Cosgrove is from Perth, Scotland and is a writer and broadcaster. He is widely respected as the UK’s most influential writer on the history of soul music. Stuart is a respected television executive mostly with the UK broadcaster Channel 4.

    John Robb
    Author, Journalist, Broadcaster

    John Robb is a leading music journalist and a bestselling pop cultural writer. He is the editor of the essential UK music website Louder Than War and monthly music magazine Louder Than Words. Robb is also the singer with cult bands Goldblade and The Membranes, a TV and radio pundit, and a music academic.


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