Search Results for 'Walter Scott'

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Rossini opera @ The Eye

ROSSINI’S OPERA, La Donna Del Lago, will be broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, to The Eye Cinema, Wellpark, this Saturday at 5pm.

‘The people are mightier than a lord’

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Week III

Dick Gaughan - Essential Songs Playlist

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A FIERCELY proud Scot, an unapologetic “unreconstructed Socialist”, a leading contemporary folk singer-songwriter, and according to Dirty Linen magazine, “Scotland's head and conscience” - this is Dick Gaughan.

Frightened Rabbit - Strange Brew bound

SELKIRK, IN the eastern Scottish lowlands is a place with rich associations to Scottish history and culture. William Wallace, Sir Walter Scott, and James Hogg, all having connections to the town.

Through the glass darkly

She was a vivacious, witty young woman, intelligent, interested in everything, passionate about her country, and determined to make her own way in a man’s world. He was an elderly, brilliant, and very eccentric scientist. Yet these two became friends, and she has left us a vivid and very funny account of their late-blooming friendship.

Opera live at The Eye

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THE OPERA Lucia Di Lammermoor will be broadcast live from the Metropolitan Theatre in New York directly to the Eye Cinema this Saturday.

The ghost of Sir Walter Scott at Hallowe’en

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During the first three decades of the 19th century the parish priest of Blarney (north of Cork city) was the affable Fr Mat Horgan. He was the epitome of the traditional scholar-priest. He was a poet and antiquarian, a supporter of Cork university, an advocate for social reform, his hero was Daniel O’Connell, and he spoke Latin and Irish effortlessly. He lived at Ballygibbon (later named Waterloo after a bridge was built there in the month of the famous battle), and built a model of an ancient Round Tower, which can still be seen from the old Limerick to Cork road. But Fr Mat’s great gift was his love and generosity for bringing people of all classes together for dinners, parties and celebrations in a huge barn adjoining his home.

 

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