Friday, January 22, 2021
Murray Leith & Jo Laing AS WE leave a disastrous year behind for everyone involved in the music industry, we would like to take the time at Glasgow Irish Bands & Gigs and also American Irish Bands & Gigs to...
Paddy Callaghan MANY industries and sectors have been absolutely decimated as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and, in general, many consider the arts to be one sector that has suffered more than most. For the professional arts industry this...
Murray Leith and Jo Lang You’re an Irishman currently living and playing in Chicago, how would you describe the differences with the Irish music scene? I would say there are far more similarities than differences. In Chicago there’s a vibrant Irish...
Murray Leith and Jo Laing THIS month we speak to Elle Marie O'Dwyer (above), a fantastic traditional ballad singer from Cork, about her influences, inspiration and musical career to date. How would you describe the music that you typically perform and...
WHILE the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a lockdown and a plethora of restrictions, at the same time many within the Irish community have conversely unlocked their creativity and showcased a host of new talents. One of the most recent...
A SECOND generation Irishman with relatives in Glasgow and Aberdeen is aiming to bring Irish legends to life via a new children’s book entitled Lardoolin: A Magical Irish Fairy Tale about a Boy and his Dog. The story is set...
Murray Leith and Jo Laing LEGENDARY musician and songwriter Phil Coulter is celebrating 55 years in the music industry this year, so Glasgow Irish Bands and Gigs caught up with him to find out what his proudest moments are, and...
Johnny Foley ALRIGHT, so I do have to brag a little bit here. I was one of those people you heard about back in 2018 who cheekily subscribed to YouTube Premium on a free-trial just to be able to binge...
Michael Brady "WHERE were you when Kennedy was shot? Where were you when the Berlin Wall came down? Where were you... when Roy Keane was sent home from the World Cup?" Big questions all around, but regarding the latter of those...
Murray Leith and Jo Laing GLASGOW Irish Bands and Gigs has played its part in keeping spirits high during lockdown by releasing a new CD featuring artists from all over the world. The 17-track CD—entitled Lockdown Sessions 2020 (above)—is comprised of...
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