Thursday, July 19, 2018
The 2014 Scottish independence referendum was a landmark for a number of reasons, but for our community it confirmed a major change. In the preceding decades, it was easy for the Irish community to dismiss the notion of voting...
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...
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...
This year’s Scottish Fleadh was a huge success as hundreds of musicians descended on Woodfarm High School for the annual Scottish Championships in traditional Irish music, song, dance and storytelling. Held on April 29, the Fleadh ran on a strict...
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...
THE dedicated campaigning by members of the Irish diaspora across the world—including several groups in Britain—for the right for Irish citizens abroad to vote in Irish elections has been given a boost with the announcement that a referendum on...
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,...
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...
A vote will take place in the Scottish Parliament this Thursday which could bring the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act one step closer to finally being repealed. The Irish community has played its part in the campaign to remove the...
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...
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