Crossways -Irish/Scottish Cultural and Literary Festival Glasgow

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7 – 11 May, 2019

The particular aim of the second annual Crossways is to foster and expand the rather weak literary links between Ireland and Scotland across the North Channel. It brings together notable Irish writers, musicians, and cultural figures – from both North and South – together with their Scottish peers, in a well-planned and well-balanced Festival focussing on the longstanding contribution of Irish people, history, language, culture and writing to both Glasgow and the Scottish nation. The overall balance is about one-third Irish, one-third Diaspora Irish-Scottish, and one-third Scottish.

See the full programme (PDF)

Some Highlights

Opening Concert: 5.30 p.m. Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Joy Dunlop, Frances Morton & Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde

Recital Room, City Halls, 87-101 Albion St, Glasgow G1 1NQ

A Reading & Conversation: Tuesday 7 May, 2019 7.30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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Novelist Paul McVeigh, author of The Good Son, in conversation with Chris Agee

Joy Dunlop, Frances Morton & Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde

Recital Room, City Halls, 87-101 Albion St, Glasgow G1 1NQ

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Chris Agee

A Reading & Gaelic Music Wednesday 8 May, 2019 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Louis de Paor and Marcas Mac an Tuairneir With Gaelic songs by Alasdair Mac ‘Ille Bhàin

Gaelic Books Council, Mansfield Street Glasgow G11 5QP

A Literary Lunchtime:  Thursday 9 May, 2019 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Henry Bell and Gráinne Tobin

BAaD, 54 Calton Entry, Glasgow G40 2SB

Louise Welsh Courtesy of Steve Lindridge

Louise Welsh

Keynote Address: Novelist Louise Welsh, Thursday 9 May, 2019 5.30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

“It Wis Us: Artists, Activists, Independent Historians, & the Exposure of Scotland’s Slavery Past” By novelist Louise Welsh

BAAD Main Space, Calton Entry, Glasgow G40 2SB

“Donegal Night”  Thursday 9 May, 2019 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Colette Ní Ghallchóir, Cathal Ó Searcaigh & Deborah Moffatt With music by Frances Morton, Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde, & Joy Dunlop

The Bungo, Nithsdale Road, Glasgow G41 2AL

“The Cambria” Thursday 9th May, 2019 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

An outstanding dramatic performance about Frederick Douglass, by Donal O’Kelly and Sorcha Fox

BAAD Main Stage, Calton Entry, Glasgow G40 2SB

A Literary Lunchtime Friday 10th May, 2019 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Rachel Plummer and Natasha Cuddington

BAAD Backyard, Calton Entry, Glasgow G40 2SB

Late Festival Party & Open Mic Friday 10 May, 2019 9.30 p.m. until late

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With Calum Rodger

Saint Luke’s,17 Bain St, Glasgow G40 2JZ

A Literary Lunchtime Saturday 11th May, 2019 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Christie Williamson and Philip Cummings

BAAD Backyard, Calton Entry, Glasgow G40 2SB

Concert: Saturday 11 May, 2019 5.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.

Brian Ó hEadhra and Fiona MacKenzie

Recital Room, City Halls, 87-101 Albion St, Glasgow G1 1NQ

Tickets

The three City Halls events at 19.30 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday are ticketed. You can pay at the door (on a first come, first served basis), or book online for a guaranteed seat at: www.glasgowconcerthalls.com

The celebrated play, “The Cambria,” at 20.00 at Barras Art and Design (BAAD), is also ticketed. You can pay at the door (on a first come, first served basis), or book online for a guaranteed seat at: www.baadglasgow.com

All other events during the Festival are free. Admission for free events will be on a first come, first served basis. Early arrival is therefore advised.

 

 

 

 

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