Sunday, February 5, 2023
Mickey MullanTHE sun is out—well it was for about three days anyway—taps are aff and summer is in full swing, it’s great to be back. Some of you might be enjoying the sun, some are like me...
A BRAND new Irish Dance Feis took place recently at the Doubletree by Hilton Strathclyde in Bellshill.The Feis—entitled the Strathclyde Championships—was the brainchild of the Sharon Taylor Academy and featured dancers from Scotland, England, Ireland and even...
Murray Leith and Jo LaingGLASGOW Irish Bands and Gigs this month takes a trip over to Dublin to catch up with the talented Kevin O’Driscoll. Kev (above) burst onto the livestream scene at the beginning of lockdown...
Paddy CallaghanHUNDREDS of thousands of music lovers are set to descend on the modest town of Mullingar in County Westmeath this month for the biggest celebration of Irish culture in the world. Amongst them will be hundreds...
AS THE Irish Voice was going to press, Edinburgh-based award-winning Siamsoir Irish dancers were preparing to return to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with their fifth original show—an Irish dance play entitled Decision.The play centres on two very...
AFTER a gap of three years, the World Irish Dancing Championships made a triumphant return in Belfast, and it featured a number of outstanding successes for dancers from Scottish schools.The competition—organised by An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha...
Paddy CallaghanFLEADH season is here, as young musicians, singers and dancers take their first steps towards competing in fleadhanna in more than two and a half years.In traditional music, one of the best ways of improving the...
Mickey MullanAPRIL is the month of showers, fools and chocolate. So, we finished March basking in sunshine, a lovely respite before we endure those April showers. You might not look forward to the rain, but to me,...
Murray Leith and Jo LaingGLASGOW Irish Bands and Gigs are heading back to Ireland this month to catch up with Bobby’s Folk from Gilford. Bobby (above) has been a regular on the livestreams during lockdown and is...
FAMILY, friendship and community—the hallmarks of the Malones brand—are at the heart of a recently launched whiskey. At an evening of whiskey-tasting and entertainment in Malones in Edinburgh, Malones Triple Cask Whiskey was released to an appreciative...
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