Monday, June 1, 2020
THE renowned St Francis Pipe Band celebrated their 90th anniversary Mass at Blessed John Duns Scotus Church, Gorbals, just before Christmas. Fr Edmund Highton was the principal celebrant at the special mass, alongside Fr Anthony who has been involved with...
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...
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...
“Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.” Osho IT’S NO surprise that the grandson of a man who watched the Easter Rising leaders lead the Irish Volunteers and Irish Citizen Army from Liberty Hall to the GPO in Dublin in 1916,...
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...
Paddy Callaghan ONE of the leading figures in Glasgow’s thriving Irish traditional music community was recently honoured as a Community Champion for his dedication to teaching the tradition in the city. Frank McArdle (above) beat off stiff competition via a public...
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...
THIS year was a particularly successful year for Scotland at the All-Ireland Fleadh in Ennis and it was especially poignant that the Irish Minstrels branch of CCÉ equalled their highest medal tally on their 60th anniversary year. Over 450,000 people...
IRISH dancers from Scotland came back from the most prestigious competitive event in the dancing calendar feeling on top of the world. This year’s World Irish Dancing Championships—now in their 47th year—were held in the Citywest Hotel in Dublin over...
Mary McGinty AS ELDER statesmen go, John Cairney (above) is in a class of his own. A singular talent, prolific in all his chosen fields, he is a leading figure of the cultural landscape of Scotland. With his 90th birthday...
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