The particular aim of 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, ﬁlmmakers 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.
Aonghas Pádraig Caimbeul (Angus Peter Campbell) and Simon Ceaití Ní Bheildiúin present an Irish and Scottish Gaelic reading at the Babbity Bowster.
Admission is free, no ticket required as the festival is available to drop in all day. Event capacity is 120 maximum for each event taking place. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.
Early arrival is advised, as the evening events may be oversubscribed.
The full programme for the Crossways Festival is available here