Sunday, June 16, 2019
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...
THE oldest and largest branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in Britain showed why they are a jewel in the crown of the Irish community in Scotland with a series of show-stopping performances to mark the diamond jubilee of their...
The Irish community was celebrating as people power won the day and the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 was consigned to history. The act had been described as ‘the worst piece of legislation in the...
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...
GLASGOW’s premiere folk and rollers, The Wakes (above), recently celebrated their tenth anniversary with gigs in Glasgow, Dublin and Hamburg. The group, founded in 2007, played to a sold-out crowd at Glasgow’s St Luke’s venue to mark the occasion, before...
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,...
Tánaiste Simon Coveney has paid tribute to the British Secretary of Northern Ireland after he resigned from the government. The shock move was announced as James Brokenshire - who assumed the role in July 2016 - revealed that he was...
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...
Campaign group Fans Against Criminalisation have called for the Irish community to join the final battle to repeal the 'illiberal and counterproductive' Offensive Behaviour at Football act. With the summary of evidence from the Justice Committee currently being gathered into...
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...
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