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Episode 4

Duration:
27 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 16 September 2012

Liam Logan heads down to the Braidisland Gaithering in Ballycarry and meets the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra and Session Beat. Plus, he finds out about the drama 'Wae a Heart an a Half' in Kesh.

  • Series 30 Episode 4

    Liam Logan is at the twentieth annual Braidisland Gaithering in Ballycarry, as the east Antrim village celebrates four hundred years of Ulster-Scots history.

    Liam chats with some members of the world-renowned Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra; hears about Ballynure bard, James Campbell; meets an artist-blacksmith; has a crack with Willie Drennan; and lends a lug to the contemporary sound of Session Beat.

    Over in the west, weans in Kesh have been working hard on Wae a heart an a half, a play about local lads who left to fight in World War I. Liam meets some of the young actors, and hears about FUSE, Fermanagh Ulster-Scots Empowerment.

    This programme was produced by Chris Spurr for Blackthorn Productions. If you have any comments, please email the production team at kist@bbc.co.uk or telephone 028 9033 8435.

  • Highlights from the Braidisland Gaithering 2012

    Highlights from the Braidisland Gaithering 2012

    Clockwise from Top Left: Liam Logan with Matthew Warwick, Willie Drennan, Liam giving his talk in the old Presbyterian Church, and Liam with Rodney Brownlee of Session Beat.

  • The Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra performing at the Gathering

    The Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra performing at the Gathering

    Fore more information about the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra - see link at top of page.

  • Kathleen Terras, David Moore, Caitlin Knox and Ciaran McHugh of the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra

    Kathleen Terras, David Moore, Caitlin Knox and Ciaran McHugh of the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra

    For more information about the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra - see link at top of page.

  • Blacksmith Aaron Leach and his creations

    Blacksmith  Aaron Leach and his creations

    For more information about Blacksmith Aaron Leach - see link at top of page.

  • Making music at the Gathering

    Making music at the Gathering

  • Stephanie Kenny-Quinn and weans from 'Wae a Heart an a Half' in Kesh

    Stephanie Kenny-Quinn and weans from 'Wae a Heart an a Half' in Kesh

  • Liam Logan & Wendy Parkinson of FUSE

    Liam Logan & Wendy Parkinson of FUSE

    For more information about FUSE - Fermanagh Ulster-Scots Empowerment - see link at top of page.

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