Sunday, February 5, 2023
L J SextonIN THIS, the 55th year of the Mary From Dungloe International Arts Festival, the Glasgow Mary From Dungloe selection committee were delighted to introduce this year’s Mary, who proudly stands tall—all 5ft 11ins of her—in...
AS LIFE begins to return to something approaching normal after the Covid-19 pandemic, Irish dancing schools throughout Scotland have been working hard and taking part in various competitions to prepare their dancers for the upcoming World Irish Dance...
Paddy CallaghanTRADITIONAL music and song is well and truly back with a bang after a fantastic weekend at this year’s Feis Ghlaschú at the end of February. The Feis (Fesh) is one of the oldest established Irish...
Mickey MullanIT'S THE most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas, it’s March! It’s the beginning of spring and most importantly St Patrick’s Day. However, St Patrick’s Day isn’t the only thing we have to celebrate...
Murray Leith and Jo LaingGLASGOW Irish Bands and gigs are staying closer to home this month. We caught up with the talented musician Liam McGrandles, a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Denny in Stirlingshire. With almost 20...
THE family behind Malones Irish bars are bringing their Irish culture to Scotland, one dram at a time. Their latest venture? Malones Triple Cask Irish Whiskey. Watch out Scotch, there’s a new Irish whiskey in town.The release...
Michael BradyTHE curtain came down on Celtic Connections (above) for another year after almost three weeks of world-classconcerts, exhibitions and screenings.The 29th edition of the UK’s premiere celebration of roots music pivoted to a hybrid approach in light...
Murray Leith and Jo LaingThis month, Glasgow Irish Bands and Gigs catches up with Damien Quinn, a folk singer from Newry in County Down (above)—who has supported the likes of The Dubliners and The Wolfe Tones—about his...
Mickey MullanJANUARY is over, thank the Lord and we are well into the shortest month of the year. Congratulations to all those who took part in dry January. It’s not for me but, good for you. Well...
Paddy CallaghanASHLING Murphy’s untimely passing has once again brought into focus violence against women and that is certainly a positive outcome from the tragic events last month in Tullamore. But for all the focus, attention should also...
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