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Episode 6

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 04 October 2009

To mark National Poetry Day there’s poems and verses on the theme of Heroes and Heroines.

  • A Kist o Wurds Series 21 Programme 6

    Charlie Gillen opens the Kist this week to find it full of poems and verses to mark National Poetry Day coming up on Thursday October 8th.

    This year’s theme is Heroes and Heroines, and along with Charlie are friends from the Ullans Speakers Association who have brought along some favourite Scots and Ulster Scots verses to share.

    You can contact the Ullans Speakers Association at:
    The Ullans Centre
    4-6 Victoria Street

    Tel: 028 2766 8897
    Email: ullans@live.co.uk

    Don't forget, you can contact the programme 'A Kist o Wurds' anytime with comments or suggestions. Just send an email to kist@bbc.co.uk.

  • Ullans Speakers Association, Ballymoney

    Ullans Speakers Association, Ballymoney

    From left to right:
    Charlie Reynolds
    Anne Morrison Smyth
    Gary Blair
    Victoria Murray
    Charlie Gillen

  • Poetry featured in the programme

    1. The Scutcher’s Tale by Charlie Gillen
    (Read by the author)

    2. The Speywife by Robert Louis Stevenson
    (Read by Anne Morrison Smyth)

    3. John Knox by William Souter
    (Read by Gary Blair)

    4. Will Ye No Come? by the Dungiven Poet, RJ McLean
    (Read by Charlie Reynolds)

    5. A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns
    (Read by Victoria Murray)

    6. Old King John by John O’ the North [Harry T Browne]
    (Read by Charlie Gillen)

    7. A Sez Tae Me Da by Marbeth Templeton
    (Read by Anne Morrison Smyth)

    8. Tam by Charlie Reynolds
    (Read by the author)

    9. The Fiddlin Man by Charlie Gillen
    (Read by the author)

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