Series 21 Programme 12
This week on Kist, Frank Ferguson of The Institute of Ulster-Scots Studies at Magee College and John Erskine, Librarian at Stranmillis College, Belfast, talk about the important relationship between Robert Burns and Ulster.
Then John Killen of the Linenhall Library discusses the extensive Burns collection of Andrew Gibson and its importance in the Ulster Scots literary world.
The Ulster-Scots Agency runs a programme which sends teachers to primary schools around Ulster so that the children can learn music and song relevant to Ulster-Scots culture. We sit in with the children of Culcrow Primary School near Ballymoney for a colourful Ulster-Scots lesson.
Staying with education, we’re off to Kells where Wilbert Garvin talks to Laura Spence about a radical educator of the 18th century, David Manson, whose forward thinking ideas made education “fun” for the first time.
Frank Ferguson with John Erskine
Writer and Lecturer, Dr Frank Ferguson of the Institute of Ulster-Scots Studies at Magee College talks to John Erskine, Acting Head of Library and Learning Resources at Stranmillis College Belfast and author of one of the chapters in the Robert Burns Anthology.
John Killen shows one of the Linenhall Library's collection of Burns books
The Belfast Edition of Burns
At Culcrow Primary School
From left to right:
Laura Spence with Wilbert Garvin