Listen to Sneak Preview! ‘We Are Building It’ by Boolavogue – Half-Time Tune Alert!

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AT half-time in this afternoon’s Premiership match against Aberdeen the brilliant new Boolavogue song
“We Are Building It” will receive it’s debut.

We Are Building It was written and recorded for the An Gorta Mor Glasgow campaign and as hopefully you will know by now, there will be a bucket collection before the game to help fund the Glasgow memorial to the Great Hunger.

Here is a sneak preview of Boolavogue’s new song, ‘We Are Building It’ which was written by Kevin Smith.

And you can catch Boolavogue either before or after the game as they are playing live in The Real McCoy – Pre-match: 1pm – 2.30pm and Post-match: 5pm – 6pm. The pub is on the corner of London Road/Springfield Road

And just to re-state, there will be a bucket collection at Celtic Park today before match against Aberdeen. The collection is being organised by Coiste Cuimhneachain An Gorta Mór (Great Hunger Memorial Committee) who aim to provide Glasgow with a fitting, and long overdue memorial to the victims of the Great Hunger.

Today gives the Celtic support our chance to help make this happen. The Memorial has been designed by John McCarron and is called the Tower of Silence. Here is an artist’s impression of what it will look like – a striking reminder of the suffering of the Irish people who fled hunger and desperation to make their new home in Glasgow. The Memorial will be located at  St Mary’s Church in the Calton.

“The bucket collection at Celtic Park is a great opportunity for us to raise funds as we enter the final phase of delivering a fitting memorial to the victims of the Great Hunger and the impact the Irish community has had on Glasgow,” the committee told The Irish Voice.

“With the final design – the Tower of Silence, by John McCarron – chosen for our site at St Mary’s Church in Abercromby Street we are delighted with the excitement which is building in the Irish community and with fundraising well underway we are already enjoying the support of the multi-generational Irish community in making our a plans a reality.

“Our volunteers will be stationed around Celtic Park before tomorrow’s match against Aberdeen and we are calling on all Celtic supporters travelling to the match to dig deep and help Coiste Cuimhneachain An Gorta Mór (Great Hunger Memorial Committee) meet our target for the construction of this striking memorial to acknowledge and remember our past.

“We Are Building It!”

So for everyone going to today’s sold-out game against Aberdeen – that means there will be around 58,000 Celtic supporters at Paradise, please put into the buckets what you can and let’s do our bit to get this wonderful memorial erected in memory of the victims of the Great Hunger and indeed many of our ancestors who made their way to Scotland to escape the suffering.


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