What’s on ACSOM’s Stereo? Hightown Pirates’ new LP ‘All of the Above’

“If you’re going to arrive un-fashionably late, at least arrive with a good story.” Hightown Pirates have announced the release of their latest LP All of the Above, which was released on 1 May 2020 via Port Royal Records. Links to all formats can be found on

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Just Can’t Get Enough, Chelsea Dagger & Fiesta – Are goal celebrations niche or cliché?

One of my first memories of football always goes back to the music that accompanies the game, whether that be the fan chants, or the theme music used by the broadcasters for big tournaments. France 1998 is really one of my first football memories: Scotland’s last appearance

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What’s on ACSOM’s Stereo? Badly Drawn Boy’s new LP ‘Banana Skin Shoes’

Badly Drawn Boy, aka Damon Gough, is set to make his eagerly awaited return with the release of a new album through AWAL on the 22nd of May 2020. Banana Skin Shoes features fourteen brand new tracks including the political pop of current single Is This A

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Declan McConville with A Celtic State of Mind – Exclusive Willie Wallace Q&A

It was an absolute honour and pleasure to catch up with Lisbon Lion, Willie Wallace. During his time at the club, Willie scored a fantastic 135 goals in 234 appearances at Celtic and won 5 League Championships, 3 Scottish Cups, 2 League Cups and the European Cup.

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Martin Donaldson with A Celtic State of Mind – My first gig at the Barras: Oasis 1994

On 7 December 1994, I made my first visit to the famous Glasgow Barrowlands. Having grown up with older siblings who had shared stories of U2, Simple Minds and The Pogues at the famous venue, I was finally getting the chance to savour the experience for myself.

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Kevin McCluskie – Top-flight Hungarian football to resume by the end of this month

Hungarian Football: Coronavirus Update While the debate rages on in Scotland and elsewhere over the continuation, end, or voiding of the current football season, the MLSZ (Hungarian Football Federation) has announced plans to resume top-flight football by the end of this month. Following a previous Government announcement,

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The ACSOM Video Club – Exclusive Andy Payton Q&A

Tim Burgess’ Twitter Listening Parties have been one of the most creative concepts since lockdown robbed us of live entertainment or even small gatherings with friends. The parties are a simple enough idea, but they have been so well received that Twitter have even produced their own

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Tom Campbell with A Celtic State of Mind – Those legends I have met: Jimmy Quinn, Willie Fernie, Bobby Evans, Billy McNeill…

RAINCOATS, JACKETS, SHIRT-SLEEVES AND NUDITY I have written several books about Celtic, and I always opted to have the illustrations in them show Celtic men in action (and wearing the hoops, of course). In my opinion, I rarely think of our heroes in street clothes, no matter

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Tom Campbell with A Celtic State of Mind – A life punctuated by Celtic

PUNCTUATION In a conversation some years ago with David Potter I suggested that the pair of us had probably ‘punctuated our lives with Celtic games’. What I meant was that we both could remember important dates in our lives and remember how Celtic got on that day;

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ACSOM Reviews: One from the archive – Mull Historical Society at Celtic Connections

Who? Mull Historical Society When? Thursday 24th January 2019 Where? Celtic Connections Now in its 25th year, Celtic Connections has been warming up the opening weeks of January with its wide-ranging events and shows throughout Glasgow. From traditional folk and ceilidh nights to music acts from around

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