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Virtual Crossways

Virtual Crossways

Virtual Crossways 2021 followed on from the Crossways Festivals of 2018 and 2019, which were staged in Glasgow and which featured writers and performers in Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Scots and English. The particular aim of Crossways is to foster and expand literary links across the North Channel. In 2021, it brought together Irish writers from across the island of Ireland, together with their Scottish peers, underscoring the longstanding contribution of Irish people, history, language, culture and writing to both Glasgow and the Scottish nation. Virtual Crossways 2021 was sponsored and organised by Irish Pages/Duillí Éireann. It received financial support from the Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Programme, Foras na Gaeilge, Colmcille, and Bòrd na Gàidhlig. For more, visit

Alan Titley & David Kinloch

Virtual Crossways

Alan Titley and David Kinloch both give powerful readings, from socially-engaged issues to painting.

Biddy Jenkinson & Maoilis Caimbeul

Virtual Crossways

Biddy Jenkinson’s reading shows her at her best, and Maoilios Campbell makes bold juxtapositions between the nostalgic, the scientific and the faithful.

Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh & Catrìona Lexy Chaimbeul

Virtual Crossways

Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh considers the impact of motherhood, and Catrìona Lexy Campbell reads from Samhraidhean Dìomhair' (Secret Summers) and Cluicheadairean (Players).

Nuala Ní Dhomnaill & Aongus Dubh MacNeacail

Virtual Crossways

Nuala Ní Dhómhnaill takes us on a whistle-stop tour of her poetic career, and Aonghas Dubh MacNeacail's poetry reflects on the Skye of his childhood and a life in the arts.

Jessica Traynor & Andrew O’Hagan

Virtual Crossways

Jessica Traynor moves seamlessly through a series of poems registering both the local and global, and Andrew O’Hagan gives a dramatic reading full of Glaswegian humour.

Peter Sirr & Robert Alan Jamieson

Virtual Crossways

Peter Sirr’s reading offers rare and multifarious insights, and Robert Alan Jamieson reads from his latest book, Plague Clothes.

Paula Meehan & Kathleen Jamie

Virtual Crossways

Paula Meehan explores the poetic life, and Kathleen Jamie gives us a selection of poems full of optimism and hope.

Aifric Mac Aodha & Eòghan Stiùbhart

Virtual Crossways

Aifric Mac Aodha celebrates romantic love, and we hear sonorous poetry from Eòghan Stiùbhart.

Chris Agee & Kapka Kassabova

Virtual Crossways

Chris Agee reads from his fourth collection, Blue Sandbar Moon, and Kapka Kassabova reads the final chapter of her most recent non-fiction book, To the Lake.

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