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Manchester Music Tours

28 Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JN, England
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Bit disorganised but great tour x

Smiths Tour As a huge fan, I finally went on the smiths/morrissey tour on 14/04/18. Must admit... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
MightyMacc
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Superb Oasis tour

Took the tour today, in typical Manchester weather. Bus tour was run by Rose Gill, and had John... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2017
Graham S
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Music themed guided tours around Manchester that include walking, driving, scheduled, private bespoke, bus tours, general and band/genre specific tours, such as; The Smiths/Morrissey, Joy Division, The Hollies, Oasis, Factory Records, Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses, tours led by Inspiral Carpets drummer and Manchester Music veteran Craig Gill.
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28 Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JN, England
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Smiths Tour As a huge fan, I finally went on the smiths/morrissey tour on 14/04/18. Must admit I finally got round to this after years of hoping (and dropping hints to the mrs ;)- who isn’t a smiths fan) that this was an opportunity too...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

Took the tour today, in typical Manchester weather. Bus tour was run by Rose Gill, and had John Robb as our guide. Was on an old Routemaster type bus and visited music store, various Oasis related houses and the amazing Sifters record store. Very good...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2016

So sad to see Craig passed. He was much too young, and he played a valuable role for those of us making our pilgrimage to Manchester. My thoughts go out to his family.

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Reviewed 1 December 2016

There are so many ways that the passing of this tour's founder/operator, Craig Gill, will be missed. First, he was the drummer for the Inspiral Carpets, a well know Manchester band that started in the early 90's (or earlier?). Second, he was a father and...More

1  Thank Donna S
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Oasis tour- Highly recomended Great tour around Manchester, the bus is cool, Craig Gill inspiral carpets drummer has all the knowledge and lots of stories to tell. Wish we'd got more stories about the Inspiral Carpets now :) Met at the dry bar and dropped...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed The Smiths tour with the highlight being going inside the Salfords Lads club and talking to the volunteers there.

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Really interesting tour in a mini bus and stops at various places. Good value I thought too! Want to do the Joy Division one now.

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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Girlfriend (who is not a fan of The Smiths) booked this for my 21st and we both had a brilliant time. Craig Gill was a very enjoyable and knowledgeable host, and the places visited were fantastic, particularly the guided tour of Salford Lads Club. Well...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We came all the way from Canada for the Morrissey show on August 20th and made a point of booking a spot on the extra Smiths/Moz tour that had been added for the following day. So glad we did! To be able to see the...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

I am a big music fan and I came to "The North" from Ireland just to go to Liverpool and Manchester to follow in the footsteps of my heroes (The Beatles and The Smiths). We couldn't make it on Saturday, so we arranged a private...More

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Response from Camila P | Reviewed this property |
I'm so sorry, but Craig passed away on Nov. 20. I can see on their Facebook page that his former partner is planning on resuming the tours in the near future, but until then I recommend you buy his book (available on... More
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Response from Sue C | Reviewed this property |
I'm so sorry, but Craig passed away on Nov. 20. I hope for your sake that someone picks up the role Craig took on.
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