Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The links between Scotland and Ireland stretch back to time immemorial, but while many cultural links in many spheres have been formalised, those whose passion lies in the literary world may sometimes have felt that the interactions between the...
By Paddy Callaghan AIRDRIE fiddler Benedict Morris was crowned BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year following a dazzling performance in the final of the competition which has become the jewel in the crown of Glasgow’s Celtic Connections...
BOOLAVOGUE became the latest band in Scotland’s Irish music scene to add to that rich musical output as they launched their new album, Fanfare for the Green, this month at Malones Irish Bar in Glasgow. The event, held in the...
LIZ Clark, much-loved presenter of Celtic Music Radio, has been selected for induction Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame for 2017. The traditional music aficionado is being inducted into the Services to Community section, which focusses on individuals that work...
GLASGOW City Council has unveiled plans for a memorial to Scottish and Irish victims of the 19th century potato blight. The crop failure led to a huge wave of migration to the city, along with other parts of Scotland, as...
THE Grange Club in Edinburgh will play host to a special celebration of Irishness next month, with the Irish community in Scotland set to descend on the Stockbridge venue for an Irish Culture and Heritage Day. Led by the Irish...
THIS August, Easter Road will entertain fans and critics alike, however, this year it won’t just be the Hibs team wowing the crowds. An exciting new play telling the story of how Hibernian FC (1) was formed by Edinburgh’s...
THE Coiste Cuimhneachaín An Gorta Mór (Great Hunger Memorial Committee) has announced the final location for its proposed Great Hunger memorial, with the grounds of St Mary’s Church in the Calton being selected as the site on which it...
CELTIC Connections announced their line-up for their 25th annual festival, with a particular Irish flavour in the 2018 edition with Ireland also having been unveiled as the nation chosen as Showcase Partners by organisers. The usual ambitious and wide-reaching selection...
Paddy Callaghan                  THIS year’s All-Ireland Fleadh in Drogheda broke all records as the rain held back to let Irish culture shine on the east coast of Ireland. For the fleadh-goers from across the...
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