Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Mickey MullanI THINK one of the most meaningful sayings I’ve come across since moving to Scotland is the ‘ties that bind us,’ It’s so true, we have a common Gaelic language, music, sports, food and drink. We...
Peter DiamondCELTIC Connections is poised for its 30th anniversary after it unveiled the line-up for the Glasgow event.The folk festival will welcome from acts across the world including countless acts from across the Irish Sea.Last month, organisers...
Paddy CallaghanTRADITIONAL Irish culture is in very strong health in Scotland and many people are showing a keen interest in traditional Irish music, both from either a direct Irish background perspective or even from those where the...
Mickey MullanI THINK we have been very lucky with autumn so far. The sun has made plenty of appearances, but the nights are fair drawing in. I do enjoy the change in weather, with colder nights, especially...
Murray Leith and Jo LaingTHIS month, Glasgow Irish Bands and Gigs shares the second part of a lengthy interview with the legendary Derek Warfield, formerly of The Wolfe Tones and now performing with his band, Derek Warfield...
THERE were a number of successes to report for Scotland’s Irish dancing schools at this year’s British National Championships, held in the Whites Hotel and Conference Centre in Bolton.Leading the way for Sharon Taylor Academy were Declan...
Murray Leith and Jo LaingTHIS month Glasgow Irish Bands and Gigs catches up with the Legendary Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones. Ireland has a very old heritage and tradition of the bards and Derek Warfield...
Peter DiamondONE of Ireland’s best loved comedians is returning to Scotland in November after a highly successful month long stint at the Edinburgh Fringe last month.Unblocked, the name given to the new tour from Jason Byrne, has...
Mickey MullanTHE summer is almost over and given that I’m known to be a walking cliche I feel like breaking into the Bagatelle song Boston Rose, as the tourists have all gone and the children are all...
Paddy CallaghanTHIS years’ All-Ireland Fleadh was a tremendous celebration of culture with an incredible 10 days of music, song and dance with entertainment seen on virtually every doorstep.With three years passing since the last Fleadh taking place...
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