- Elvis and his Scotch-Irish background Duration: 02:54
- The Scotch-Irish story captured in music Duration: 01:17
- John Marszalek on President Ulysses S. Grant Duration: 06:06
- President Ulysses S. Grant – the first modern president of America Duration: 02:46
- Nurse Louisa Pollock Duration: 06:37
- Chris Moser on Ulster-Scots music Duration: 02:15
Series 25 Episode 1
Alister McReynolds travels through the Southern States of America to meet with people who are passionate about their Ulster-Scots (or Scotch-Irish) ancestry.
He first talks to John Marszalek; a highly acclaimed historical writer in America, who discusses President Ulysses S. Grant – whose ancestors came from Northern Ireland.
Then Alister discusses his trip with Anne Morrison-Smyth, including his interview with Ulster-Scots enthusiast Chris Moser; a journalist and musician, who has researched the musical connections between the USA and Ulster.
Andy Mattison finds out about nurse Louisa Pollock from Hillsborough, who emigrated to Australia at the beginning of the 20th century, but came back to the UK to "do her bit" at the outbreak of WW1.
She became matron of the famous Queen Mary Hospital at Roehampton in England, which specialized in dealing with amputees. Andy speaks to her descendant, Florence Chambers from Dromore.
This programme was produced by Elizabeth Rice for Blackthorn Productions. If you have any comments, please email the production team at email@example.com or telephone 028 9033 8435.
Alister McReynolds and Anne Morrison-Smyth
The death mask of Ulysses S. Grant
Matron Louisa Pollock and nurses at Roehampton in 1914
Florence Chambers and Andy Mattison