Jim & Pat’s Glasgow West End Chat
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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Poet Magi Gibson chats to Pat: Magi Gibson is a poet, writer and creative writing tutor. Originally from Kilsyth, now living in Glasgow’s West End.

Poet Magi Gibson chats to Pat: Magi Gibson is a poet, writer and creative writing tutor. Originally from Kilsyth, now living in Glasgow’s West End.

January 17, 2019

Poet Magi Gibson chats to Pat. Magi Gibson is a poet, writer and creative writing tutor. Originally from Kilsyth, now living in Glasgow’s West End.

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 63

Magi has had so many accolades and accomplishments that it would be impossible for me to list even a small portion of them here. She was the first Makar of the City of Stirling (for 500 years) and has held three Scottish Arts Council Creative Writing Fellowships and one Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellowship with the University of Paisley.

Magi was Writer in Residence with the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow and Reader in Residence with Glasgow Women’s Library from 2012 - 2015.

Her work has won many prizes and is well loved by fellow writers and former students.

Magi's latest poetry collection, Washing Hugh MacDiarmid’s Socks is out now from Luath Press.

Links

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

Eileen Reid, writer with the Scottish Review.

Eileen Reid, writer with the Scottish Review.

December 27, 2018

Pat chats with Eileen Reid, writer with the Scottish Review. Eileen chats about her family, music, the Communist connection in Clydebank, her father Jimmy Reid and her friend Kenneth Roy who was the journalist and editor of the Scottish Review.

Pat and Eileen haven't seen each other for 40 years so they have a bit of catching up to do.

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 62

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Twitter: @glasgowswestend

Music by Jim Byrne