Monday, September 20, 2021
Paddy Callaghan SCOTTISH-based musicians and singers rose above the competition to represent the country at FleadhFest in Sligo, bringing home a haul of medals and trophies in the process. August is...
BOOLAVOGUE became the latest band in Scotland’s Irish music scene to add to that rich musical output as they launched their new album, Fanfare for the Green, this month at Malones Irish Bar in Glasgow. The event, held in the...
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...
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...
Paddy Callaghan THE current Covid-19 travel restrictions in Ireland are causing uncertainty for hundreds who are watching closely to the next steps as the ‘opening up’ of Ireland has stalled in recent weeks.
Tony O'Neill IT WOULD have been easy to cancel or postpone this year’s Celtic Connections given the current climate, so many other events have fallen by the wayside already, but Donald Shaw and his committee decided to proceed with Glasgow’s...
Mickey Mullan FOR years the Irish and alcohol have gone hand in hand. Not only were we famous for producing fine drinks, but our history is littered with songs, stories and poetry about the water of life. From Whiskey in...
Paddy Callaghan IN RECENT times, the ‘new normal’ for cultural activities has been either a complete cancellation of events, some form of collaborative virtual video, where the syncing isn’t quite right, or somewhere in between both. Covid-19 has spelled disaster for...
CELTIC Connections announced their line-up for their 25th annual festival, with a particular Irish flavour in the 2018 edition with Ireland also having been unveiled as the nation chosen as Showcase Partners by organisers. The usual ambitious and wide-reaching selection...
Paddy Callaghan ON THE last weekend in June, all musical eyes were on Coventry for the Féile 2021 event produced by Comhaltas in Britain in partnership with Coventry UK City of Culture trust.
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