Friday, July 23, 2021
THE easing of restrictions has been welcomed throughout the diaspora in Scotland, but none more so than those within the Irish dancing community, who have recently been taking part in competitions once again. The...
Mickey Mullan AS THE summer kicks in, I love to sit and enjoy a drink in the sun. Like everything about me I’m a walking stereotype, I drink Guinness and listen to Irish music.There...
Murray Leith & Jo Laing SEAN Magee (above) has graced us all lockdown with his high-octane gigs featuring everything from Irish music to country to reggae to rock and even rap is there nothing...
Paddy Callaghan COMHALTAS in Britain have announced an exciting partnership with Coventry—UK City of Culture for 2021—but don’t worry, you will be able to catch it all from the comfort of your own home!
Mickey Mullan WELCOME to summer! It might not feel like it, but in my head, I am sitting in the garden, the barbecue is on, and I’m listening to The Undertones’ Here comes the summer. In reality, this year, it’s...
ANOTHER feather was added to the cap of Scotland’s Irish diaspora recently as Lyn Crumlish won a prestigious writing award for her short story Grieve.  Lyn was one of five writers awarded first prize in the competition, held in conjunction...
Murray Leith & Jo Laing THIS month, we speak to the Dooley Brothers Band, who started playing music in 2015 in a little village nestled at the bottom of the Slieve Bloom mountains called Borris-in-Ossory, County Laois, in the heart...
Paddy Callaghan FOR a number of years, the percentage of the population in Scotland which held an Irish passport was fairly modest—driven by generations of Irish emigration to Scotland—but the numbers of passport holders has risen dramatically in relation to...
Mickey Mullan AS I SAT down to type out this month’s column, there was a palpable sense of excitement, because I knew that by the time it is published, the pubs will be open again—maybe only outdoors but, it’s...
Murray Leith & Jo Laing THIS month we interview a regular on our page, the mighty Ross Donegan (above), better known to audiences as Ross D. Ross is a talented musician from Kildare who started doing livestreams a year ago....
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