Series 4 Programme 1
Conal talks to Scotsman, Andy Eagle about the evolution of his Scots language website - www.scots-online.org. Dr Billy Kelly, Director of Research at the Institute of Ulster-Scots Studies at Magee College, discusses their forthcoming symposium: ‘Tracing the Enlightenment: The Ulster-Scots in Ireland and America’.
There’s music from new Londonderry duo, ‘Hollow’; and from the Ulster-Scots Folk Orchestra who play ‘The Athol Highlanders’ - featuring John Trotter on accordion. They also play ‘Wee Maggie Picken’ from their latest CD.
Lord Laird of Artigarvan, the Chairman of the Board of Ulster-Scots talks about his recent appointment as Vice-Chairman of the All Party Committee for Minority Languages at Westminster. He also reports on his recent visit to the Southern United States on behalf of the Ulster-Scots Agency.
For Valentine’s Day, Conal tells a story about his neighbour, Robert-John and his notion to get married….
Wilson Logan from Larne is President of the Worldwide Federation of Burns’ Clubs this year. The Federation has 80,000 members and more than 300 clubs from 16 countries around the world. Conal Gillespie asks Wilson how he came to be President and what that entails - and we hear an extract from Tam O’Shanter.