A Kist O Wurds Series 21 Programme 7
Dr Frank Ferguson from the Institute of Ulster-Scots Studies discusses a forthcoming conference looking at the Ulster-Scots diaspora in North America and Canada.
A Kist meets “The Hounds of Ulster” - a group whose motto is “Music Unites” and who play their blend of Irish and Ulster-Scots music in venues all over Ireland.
Author and musician Willbert Garvin talks to Laura Spence about how Hans Sloane from Killyleagh was instrumental in the formation of the British Museum;
and presenter Anne Morrison Smyth meets storyteller Marbeth Templeton to chat about the importance of keeping the oral tradition alive.
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Dr Frank Ferguson
Dr Frank Ferguson of the Institute of Ulster-Scots Studies, Magee College
Sir Hans Sloane
The Hounds of Ulster
Photograph courtesy of Raymond Conway.
Storyteller Marbeth Templeton with Anne Morrison Smyth
BBC 'MY STORY' COMPETITION
Calling All Story Tellers!
Members of the public are invited to submit their true untold real life stories in 300 – 1500 words. Up to fifteen of the most compelling storytellers will get the chance to appear in a major TV series on BBC ONE in 2010 . There will also be the chance for five of the storytellers to have their book published which could see the story of their lives available to buy in shops alongside their favourite authors, after the programmes transmit.
The My Story website is packed full of videos and interactive tools to help people plan and structure their stories as well as tips on writing styles and skills.