Series 14 Programme 12
Charlie Gillen opens the programme with his new story about a country fair - ‘Look before ye leap’.
Next, Liam chats to Michael McCullough, Director of Corporate Services with the Ulster-Scots Agency. Michael has news of a new opportunity for the Ulster-Scots community to develop radio broadcast skills over the summer months in five locations: Newtownards, Rathfriland, Listullycurran, Ballycarry and Bready. The radio station will be called Fuse FM - an acronym for ‘For Ulster-Scots Enthusiasts’ and will be promoting Ulster-Scots culture, language, history and music.
Still at the Ulster-Scots Agency, Liam chats to Chief Executive, George Patton about a forthcoming event featuring David Healey who is going to assist with a football coaching programme in Newtownards. The event will also be an opportunity to promote Ulster-Scots music, dance and language and George outlines some of the planned activities. There’s a football related song from Adam McNaughton - ‘The Dooley Football Club’, written by James Curran in the 19th century.
Liam meets up with James Fenton to talk about Jim’s poem, ‘The Auld Woman’: and there’s music from the Ulster-Scots Experience with their version of ‘Number Nine’. The final item on this week’s programme is Wilbert Magill reading his poem ‘School and the Computer’.