Fionnuala Boyle, blogging about culture, arts and other stuff.

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Fionnuala is an English Literature and Spanish graduate, now studying MLitt Digital Journalism at University of Strathclyde. She has a passion for culture and the arts, music, politics and poetry. One of her poems ‘Peach Blossom’ was published by Speculative Books, an Independent Publishers based in Glasgow. She is also Editor-in-Chief of newly launched online student publication, The Glasgow Gallus.

Fionnuala is about to take up a full time position as a trainee reporter at the Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald. ‘Really happy!’ (January, 2020)

She is always planning her next trip away and loves travelling and exploring new places.

‘I hope you like my reviews/features/opinion-y pieces!’

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Celtic Connections 2020: Lucy Rose review Fionnuala Boyle

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Celtic Connections continued with Lucy Rose at the Royal Concert Hall on 19th January, 2020 with support from Rory Butler and Chartreuse. The New Auditorium played home to a relaxed Sunday night crowd and three acts who gave them equally captivating performances. Chartreuse were first to break the crowd in with robust vocals from front […]

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Wrest and Maz O’Connor, Celtic Connections review Fionnuala Boyle

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Day two of Celtic Connections 2020 came to a close on Friday 17 January in The Blue Arrow which provided the perfect atmosphere for a night of musical talent. With the low lighting, hanging lampshades and cosy seating areas bringing definite jazz club vibes, a hubbub of laughter and conversation filled the room as Edinburgh […]

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Celtic Connections 2020 – Fionnuala Boyle

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Celtic Connections 2020 kicks off on 16th January and runs until 2nd February, 2020, bringing with it some of the best new and established Celtic talent from around the world. Taking place in venues across the city such as Drygate Brewery and Old Fruitmarket, the festival will play host to an eclectic mix of Celtic […]

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Fionnuala Boyle – Glove Makes the World Go Round

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In his New Year message, the Archbishop of Canterbury urged Britons to “start healing some of the divisions that we’ve seen over recent years” by reaching out to people in their lives who they are estranged from or may disagree with on the issues of the day. “Pick one person. Pick up the phone. Send them […]

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The Pure Amazing Wiz of Oz review by Fionnuala Boyle

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Like many children, when I was growing up, it wasn’t quite Christmas time without a trip to the panto. A uniquely Glaswegian experience, some might say, considering the UK-wide success of The Krankies in the 70s and 80s turning Glasgow into something of a panto hotspot when the holiday season rolled around. My experience of […]

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Alternative Pantos in Glasgow 2019

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Panto season is now upon us. I know what you’re going to say – oh no it isn’t. And to that I say – oh aye, it is! With Christmas just a month away, venues across Glasgow are putting on a great selection of pantomimes to get Glaswegians in the festive mood. Like me, when […]

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Mirtha – Havana Glasgow Film Festival review by Fionnuala Boyle

From 13th to 16th November, 2019, the Havana Film Festival returned to Glasgow for the fifth year running with the theme ‘film can change the world’. The festival featured a special guest appearance from Cuban actress and director, Mirtha Ibarra. Mirtha discussed her self-titled documentary, Mirtha, which details her life and the life of her […]

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