- A tribute to the late George Holmes MBE Duration: 05:25
- Bonnie Wood Green - for George Holmes MBE Duration: 05:26
- On the trail of John McFall in Armoy Duration: 03:30
- Scots-Irish Experience Heritage Event in Maine Duration: 05:09
- The Two Charlies on John McFall Duration: 03:27
- Visiting Aul Han's Grave Duration: 04:40
Series 23 Programme 5
Charlie Gillen and his guid freen Charlie Reynolds are in north Antrim on the trail of John McFall, the ‘Aul Han’, seeking out places linked to this Ulster-Scots writer whose Bushside Letters enlivened the pages of the Northern Constitution.
Alister McReynolds is back from America with more about the Scotch Irish in Maine, and there’s a tribute to the late George Holmes.
This programme was produced by Chris Spurr for Blackthorn Productions. If you have any comments, please email the production team at email@example.com or telephone 028 9033 8435.
On the Aul Han Trail....
Charlie Gillen and Charlie Reynolds in Armoy
John, Cynthia and Barry
From left to right:
John Mann of Maine Ulster-Scots
John Mann collecting historical data
For more about the Maine Scots-Irish Experience event - see the link above.
The Aul Han's Grave
The two Charlies discover John McFall's family grave.
The grave of John McFall, the Aul Han, is in Carncullagh Kirkyard, Dervock, County Antrim, IGR C982314
McFall Family Grave
Charlie Reynolds with The Bushside Letters
For more about the Bushside Letters, see the Ulster-Scots Agency link above.
The late George Holmes
The song 'Bonny Wood Green' by George Holmes is taken from 'That Highland Thing', a CD compiled by Cultures of Ulster in 2004.