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The Rhythm of the Weavers

Duration: 02:37

Scottish songstress and musician, Eddi Reader is as fascinated with the melodic rhythms of this century-old loom at the Irish Linen Museum in Lisburn as she is with the world and work of The Weaver Poets – Ulster’s own Bards who were linen workers and weavers by day and wrote poetry in their own local tongue by night.

Eddi meets weaving expert, Alison from the linen museum, and the two discuss the rhythmic sounds of the loom and how those sounds captivated and inspired The Weaver Poets in composing their meter and verse.

Available since: Tue 22 Jan 2013

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Eddi Reader's Rabbie Burns Trip

Eddi Reader goes in search of Ulster's weaver poets, inspired by a love for Robert Burns.

First broadcast: 25 Jan 2013

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