Dec 27 2015

SCOTLAND AND THE EASTER RISING

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Celtic Connections Event

Friday, January 15th, 17.00

City of Music Studio, Royal Concert Hall

 

for tickets go to:- 

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Scotland and the Easter Rising, edited by Kirsty Lusk and Willy Maley brings together writers, journalists and academics to reflect on the part played by Scotland in 1916 and its legacies.

The Easter Rising is a defining moment in Irish history, laying the foundations of the nation. But 1916 also matters for Scotland, for the Irish in Scotland, and for Irish-Scottish relations. Edinburgh-born James Connolly was one of the leaders of the Rising, and a signatory to the Proclamation of the Irish Republic on Easter Monday, 24 April 1916.

Join the editors for this event, chaired by distinguished historian Owen Dudley Edwards and learn more about the Celtic Connections of 1916.

In association with Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival.

 

SCOTLAND AND THE EASTER RISING

Edited by Kirsty Lusk and Willy Maley

CONTENTS

Acknowledgements

Introduction

KIRSTY LUSK AND WILLY MALEY

To Shake the Union: The 1916 Rising, Scotland and the World Today

ALLAN ARMSTRONG

The shirt that was on Connolly: Sorley MacLean and the Easter Rising

RICHARD BARLOW

Connolly and Independence

IAN BELL

A Terrible Beauty

ALAN BISSETT

Who Fears to Speak?

JOSEPH M. BRADLEY

‘They will never understand why I am here’: The Irony of Connolly’s Scottish Connections

RAY BURNETT

Anti-imperialist Insurrection

STUART CHRISTIE

Commemorating Connolly in 1986

HELEN CLARK

The Behans: Rebels of a Century

MARIA-DANIELLA DICK

After Easter

DES DILLON

Margaret Skinnider and Me

PETER GEOGHEGAN

A Beautiful Thing Wronged

PEARSE HUTCHINSON

Home Rule, Sinn Fein and the Irish Republican Movement in Greenock

SHAUN KAVANAGH

Homecoming

BILLY KAY

James Connolly’s Stations

PHIL KELLY AND AARON KELLY

A Slant on Connolly and the Scotch Ideas

JAMES KELMAN

Short Skirts, Strong Boots and a Revolver: Scotland and the Women of 1916

KIRSTY LUSK

‘Mad, Motiveless and Meaningless’? The Dundee Irish and the Easter Rising

RICHARD B. MCCREADY

Irish Kin under Scottish Skin

KEVIN MCKENNA

‘Pure James Connolly’: From Cowgate to Clydeside

WILLY MALEY

MacLean in the Museum: James Connolly and ‘Àrd-Mhusaeum na h-Èireann’

NIALL O’GALLAGHER

‘Scotland is my home, but Ireland my country’: The Border-Crossing Women of 1916

ALISON O’MALLEY-YOUNGER

To Rise for a Life Worth Having

ALAN RIACH

‘Let the People Sing’: Rebel Songs, the Rising, and Remembrance

KEVIN ROONEY

Before the Rising: Home Rule and the Celtic Revival

MICHAEL SHAW

‘Hibernian’s most famous supporter’

IRVINE WELSH

Afterword

OWEN DUDLEY EDWARDS

 

Published by Luath Press Ltd, price £12.99

 

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