Monday, November 12, 2018
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...
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...
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...
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...
THERE was golden jubilee joy for this year’s Glasgow Mary, Alisha Medford, as she was crowned the 50th Mary From Dungloe. The Mary From Dungloe International Festival has been welcoming visitors from all over the world since its inception in...
THE campaign to scrap the hugely unpopular Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act looks set to be entering its final stages following the decision of opposition parties to unite behind a motion calling for its repeal. Now the...
SCOTTISH MP Martin Doherty-Hughes has thrown his weight behind calls for clarity following hundreds of thousands of pounds of donations to the Brexit campaign being made through the DUP. The scandal came to light following an advert in the Metro...
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...
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...
CONCERNS have been raised over the fashion in which the British Government’s ‘Prevent’ strategy—for tackling terrorism—is being used in Scotland, with allegations that elements of the Irish community in Scotland are being targeted. A leaked e-mail published by The Ferret—Scotland’s...
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