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Manchester Music Tours

Address: 28 Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JN, England
Phone Number: +44 7958 246917
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Ranked #6 of 116 Activities in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Music themed guided tours around Manchester that include walking, driving, scheduled, private...
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Owner description: 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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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

What a great tour. Craig is Inspiral Carpets drummer and Noel Gallagher used to be his drum technician before joining brother Liams band, so Craig is much more than a tour guide, he is a musician who is part of the the Manchester music scene and who has in-depth personal knowledge . He is also a very friendly and likable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Absolutely brilliant, Craig was a star. Very knowledgeable but down to earth and approachable. Tour was a Christmas present and my wife is a bigger Smiths fan than I am, I'm more of an armchair fan but thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. As with most people the Salford Lads Club was the highlight. Such an iconic building but such lovely... More 

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Oldham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is a must for all Smiths fans and people who just love Manchester. Craig has a great way of sharing his knowledge of The Smiths and all things Manchester and certainly captivated and maintained the interest of all who were on the trip today. I could list numerous highlights but why spoil it for you all- just book the... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Booked on the Manchester tour for a specific date and we were unable to make it. Craig, very kindly, let us move the date which we were very grateful for. On the day of the tour Craig was on time. Introductions over we set off. 3 hours went by in a flash. Craig was really friendly and knowledgeable about Manchester... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Craig is a great guide with a whole lot of knowledge of the whole seen as he was actually part of The Inspiral Carpets. Would go to any of his tours for sure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Craig, Many thanks for an informative, inspiring and thoroughly enjoyable afternoon spent touring Oasis haunts with yourself. Your friendly, down-to- earth manner combined with great anecdotes made a day to remember. I would certainly recommend 100% to others and may well visit again. Cheers. Brian

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My husband and I were in Manchester to attend a wedding. Because we're big Smiths fans, I had a book called "Morrissey's Manchester" and we initially planned to visit the places on our own. However, the book mentioned Manchester Music Tours so we decided to take a tour instead of trying to figure everything out ourselves. The group tour only... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

4 of us came from the US to Manchester to see Peter Hook play and wanted to tap in to the Manchester music history while in town. we booked a private Joy Division tour. we had been dreaming of seeing the historical musical sights of Manchester and macclesfield and this tour delivers. each stop is mind blowing and the historical... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Craig rules, plain and simple! He did a private tour for 4 of us from the States and had our minds blown by it all. Not just seeing the sights and hearing stories and details from Craig, but also his personal connection to it all was equally as cool. He showed up as scheduled in the yellow van and away... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Trip taken for a friends birthday; had a really good time, thoroughly enjoyed it, especially Salford Lads Club! Can't wait to do the rest of the tours that are available and I would recommend to anyone who wants to delve a bit deeper into Manchester musical history

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