Posts Tagged Martin Donaldson

Martin Donaldson with A Celtic State of Mind – Another Champions League exit. Will we ever learn?

The dust has settled on another Champions League qualifying campaign. The annual inquest of our failure to qualify for the world’s premier club competition can be as easily predicted as a leaked team sheet from the Celtic Park dressing room. As with Cluj last season, big money

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Martin Donaldson with A Celtic State of Mind – 1985: The 100th Scottish Cup

In the days, weeks and months that have passed since the footballing world in Scotland was brought to an abrupt stop, broadcasters have had to rethink schedules and repackage old footage to satisfy the demand for a fix for hungry but patient football fans around the country.

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Martin Donaldson with A Celtic State of Mind – Celtic and Adidas: A match made in Paradise

For anyone who sat pressing F5 on their computer or pulled the screen down on their mobile device to refresh the page every couple of minutes on Friday morning, the wait was almost over. In scenes similar to Cup final tickets being released, Celtic fans across the

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What’s on ACSOM’s Stereo? The Rifles’ No Love Lost

As part of live music experiment with my brother back in 2007 I picked up a couple of tickets to see The Rifles at the Queen Margaret Union in Glasgow’s west end. At the time I hadn’t listened to their debut album; I had heard the single

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What’s on ACSOM’s Stereo – Rage Against The Machine

On the 3rd November 1992, Rage Against the Machine released their self-titled debut album. The 4-piece band from Los Angeles, led by vocalist Zack de la Rocha, unleashed a 10-track, 52-minute masterpiece of rap rock / funk metal. Zack along with the other “Guilty Parties” Brad Wilk,

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Martin Donaldson with Celtic’s 500 Club – Jimmy Johnstone: Greatest Ever Celt

In 2002, the title of Greatest Ever Celt was bestowed on one James Connelly Johnstone. It may have been over a quarter of a century since Jinky had last pulled on the famous hooped jersey in a competitive match for his beloved Celtic, however, the lasting legacy

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Martin Donaldson with A Celtic State of Mind – Christy Moore: A master performer at his very best

On a rainy Saturday night in Glasgow, I made my way through the streets of the east end towards the Barras. The streets that had welcomed 60,000 football fans only two hours earlier were now quiet with only the sound of a few passing cars and the

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Martin Donaldson recommends Mickey 9s for ACSOM’s Stereo

A number of years ago, my brother and I challenged each other to find a local gig every couple of months in Glasgow. An opportunity to pay less than a tenner for live music, nothing that was going to break the bank, but the chance to see

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Martin Donaldson with A Celtic State of Mind – My extra-innings affection for the Boston Red Sox

In the Autumn of 1986 I received a gift of two baseball caps from my cousin. One was for the New York Mets, the other was the Boston Red Sox. The two caps represented the teams appearing in the 1986 Fall Classic, the two best teams in

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Martin Donaldson with A Celtic State of Mind – How Grace became a symbol of remembrance to the uprising

This week commemorated the anniversary of the beautiful, but heart-breaking story of the wedding between Joseph Mary Plunkett and Grace Gifford. The events of the Easter Rising in 1916 thrust Irish independence and freedom from British hands back in to the world’s focus. Even with the great

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