Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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...
BY SIOBHANN DUNN Glasgow is hosting the Irish Dancing World Championships for the fifth time. The 48th ‘Worlds’ will commence this month at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall and will welcome over 5000 dancers for what An Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha chairman,...
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...
ONE of the biggest events in the Irish music calendar in Scotland takes place again this weekend with the 20th Jimmy McHugh Memorial Concert. The eagerly anticipated event will take place in Woodside Halls, Glenfarg Street on Saturday January 12...
THE committee behind the community-backed memorial to those who died and were displaced by the Great Hunger are continuing their hard work to make the proposed memorial a reality, despite encountering several barriers to concluding the design process and...
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 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...
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...
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...
BY SIOBHANN DUNN From River Dance shows to live parades and Randox Gala dances the fifty-first Mary from Dungloe was one not to be sniffed at, and with two Glasgow representatives this year the Scottish visitors were out in force...
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