Jim & Pat’s Glasgow West End Chat
Chris Forbes, star of BBC’s Scot Squad and one of Scotlands most in demand comedians chats with Jim

Chris Forbes, star of BBC’s Scot Squad and one of Scotlands most in demand comedians chats with Jim

July 2, 2019

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Cha - Episode 73

In this episode, I was delighted to have a chat with multiple award winner Chris Forbes, star of BBC's Scot Squad and one of Scotland's most in-demand comedians. Chris’s other TV credits include Jonathan Creek and Mountain Goats on BBC One and Only An Excuse on BBC Scotland. And many more.

Chris chats about his unusual route to becoming a comedian; how his talent for basketball became his ticket to the big time. Keep listening for the full story.

Links

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

Pat Chats to David Robertson, Director of Four Acres Charitable Trust.

Pat Chats to David Robertson, Director of Four Acres Charitable Trust.

June 22, 2019

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 72

Pat Byrne Chats to David Robertson, Director of Four Acres Charitable Trust.

The Four Acres Charitable Trust was set up to acquire, restore and convert historic buildings so they could be used for cultural activities and artistic pursuits. Both preserving the buildings and creating employment opportunities.

The trust owns both the Cottiers Theatre and Websters Theatre's in the West End.

Pat has been a long time supporter and promoter of both projects - so she was delighted when David agree to come on to the podcast for a chat.

Links:

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

Music by Jim Byrne

 

Hypnotherapist Marie Blackie Ferguson chats to Pat about the power of the mind.

Hypnotherapist Marie Blackie Ferguson chats to Pat about the power of the mind.

May 16, 2019

Westender, Maree Blackie Ferguson, is an exuberant and inspirational hypnotherapist.

Marie’s latest therapy involves the installation of a virtual gastric balloon. And the news is that Pat was guinea pig for this new therapy. We hear all about it - and much more -  in this fascinating episode.

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 71

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Pat's Glasgow West End Chat

Stephen Bull - musician, songwriter and producer chats to Jim

Stephen Bull - musician, songwriter and producer chats to Jim

April 23, 2019

In this episode I chat the musician and songwriter Stephen Bull about his life as a musician and about his lastest project called Nebular Tuesday. Nebular Tuesday combines literature and music to tell a mysterious story set on a remote Scottish Island.

Stephen tells a fascinating tale of the up and downs of being a professional musician in an ever changing music business. A genuine talent with a story to tell. 

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 70

Links

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

Music by Jim Byrne

Emily Cutts Chair of the Children’s Wood (a project in Glasgow’s West End) chats to Pat about her book ‘The Dear Wild Space: green spaces, community and campaigning’

Emily Cutts Chair of the Children’s Wood (a project in Glasgow’s West End) chats to Pat about her book ‘The Dear Wild Space: green spaces, community and campaigning’

March 29, 2019

Emily Cutts Chair and founder of the Children’s Wood (a project in Glasgow’s West End) chats to Pat about her book ‘The Dear Wild Space: green spaces, community and campaigning’.

Emily is an enthusiastic advocate of the importance of wild spaces and outdoor play for children. She has just released a book entitled ‘The Dear Wild Space: green spaces, community and campaigning’ which she will be talking about at Aye Write. Satureday 31 March, 2019 in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 69

Links

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

Music by Jim Byrne

Film director Niall McCann and musician Adrian Crowley talk to Pat about the film The Science of Ghosts

Film director Niall McCann and musician Adrian Crowley talk to Pat about the film The Science of Ghosts

March 12, 2019

Film director Niall McCann and musician Adrian Crowley talk to Pat about the film The Science of Ghosts

The Science of Ghosts was one of the standout films at Glasgow Film Festival 2019. Directed by Niall McCann, the film focuses on the life of the musician Adrian Crowley, Pat caught up with the two Irishmen at Citizen M, Glasgow.

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 68

Links

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

Karl Geary chats to Pat Byrne. Karl is an Irish born actor and writer, now living in Glasgow after having spent many years in New York.

Karl Geary chats to Pat Byrne. Karl is an Irish born actor and writer, now living in Glasgow after having spent many years in New York.

February 28, 2019

Karl Geary is an Irish born actor and writer, now living in Glasgow after having spent many years in New York.

His debut novel Montpelier Parade was selected as a Book of the Year in the Irish Times and The Times and SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2017

It was described by The Guardian as ‘an auspicious debut’.

Karl is also an accomplished actor and director. His acting roles include Sex and the City, Hysteria – The Def Leppard Story, and Hamlet (2000). And notably he appeared in Madonna's Sex book.

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 67

Links

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

Music by Jim Byrne

Terry Neason, singer songwriter, actor, stage performer and business coach chats to Pat

Terry Neason, singer songwriter, actor, stage performer and business coach chats to Pat

February 14, 2019

Terry Neason, singer songwriter, actor, stage performer and business coach chats to Pat

A real treat for you this week. Pat took a trip to the Kings Theatre to chat with the singer songwriter, actor, stage performer and business coach Terry Neason.

Terry is a born entertainer; she chats about her role in The Glasgow Girls (currently playing in Dublin) and her work with the groundbreaking 7.84 and Wildcat Theatre Companies.

We hear about Terry's philosophical approach to life and about all the laughs and heartaches she's had along the way.

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 66

links

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

Music by Jim Byrne

Denise Noone - freelance photographer Denise chats with Pat.

Denise Noone - freelance photographer Denise chats with Pat.

February 5, 2019

Freelance photographer Denise chats with Pat

Pat chats to freelance photographer Denise Noone. We first met Denise when we visited the amazing ‘Bathing Bells’ photography exhibition at Govanhill Baths late last year.

Denise explains the inspiration behind the exhibition and her approach, her education in Ireland, London and at Glasgow University. And tells Pat about working in Cafe Gandolfi - a job she loved.

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 65

Links

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

Music by Jim Byrne

 

Ruby McCann chats to Pat Byrne. Ruby is a Glasgow poet, writer, playwright, and creative writing tutor. She’s won numerous awards had her work featured in many publications.

Ruby McCann chats to Pat Byrne. Ruby is a Glasgow poet, writer, playwright, and creative writing tutor. She’s won numerous awards had her work featured in many publications.

January 30, 2019

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 64

Pat chats to Ruby McCann is a Glasgow poet, writer, playwright, and creative writing tutor. She’s won numerous awards had her work featured in many publications and is promoter and facilitator of numerous creative events.

You can tell that Pat loved chatting to Ruby - about all the projects she is involved in and numerous talented writers she has worked with.

I can safely say that when it comes to representing the best of Scotland's literature Ruby is the perfect ambassador.

Links

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

Music by Jim Byrne