Saturday, February 27, 2021
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...
THE life and work of Brother Walfrid is something which many—particularly with the Irish community—would confidently claim that they know something about. The most commonly known facts are well established. Brother Walfrid —or Andrew Kerins—found his way to Glasgow...
A GROUP to support Irish musicians' wellbeing during and after the Covid-19 pandemic has been set up. St Cecilia Musicians Support Group, named after the patron saint of music, has been established by Scots-born psychotherapist and musician, Peter Devers (above)....
Tony O'Neill IT WOULD have been easy to cancel or postpone this year’s Celtic Connections given the current climate, so many other events have fallen by the wayside already, but Donald Shaw and his committee decided to proceed with Glasgow’s...
IRISH communities across Scotland celebrated St Patrick's Day in typically vibrant fashion, with scores of events taking place across the country as Ireland's patron saint was remembered. From official events hosted by the Irish Consulate in Edinburgh to locally...
Paddy Callaghan THE All-Britain Fleadh—essentially the British Championships for Irish culture —took place recently in the picturesque market town of Kirkby Lonsdale. The Fleadh always attracts a large audience from across Britain and Ireland, but is usually confined to a school...
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...
PLAYWRIGHT Gerry Cunningham is looking forward to unveiling his story of the love affair at the heart of the Easter Rising to a Glasgow audience this Easter Monday—and his play Blood Upon the Rose is already looking at being...
IRISH dancers from Scotland will be among those heading to Greensboro, North Carolina to take on the best dancers in the world for the Irish Dancing World Championships. Many of those flying the flag for Irish dancers here will be...
Murray Leith and Jo Lang You’re an Irishman currently living and playing in Chicago, how would you describe the differences with the Irish music scene? I would say there are far more similarities than differences. In Chicago there’s a vibrant Irish...
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