A Kist o Wurds

BBC Radio Ulster

A Kist o Wurds

A Kist o Wurds is an Ulster-Scots radio series with music, poetry, stories and history from round the country. Find out more - and meet the Kist presenters.

Liza Lowry's Retirement

Ulster-Scots Play

Liza Lowry's Retirement

A story by Archibald M’Ilroy, set in a Co.Antrim village in the mid 19th century. It has been adapted for radio by Elizabeth Hagan and produced by Laura Spence. The play is performed by David Kerr, Jackie Morrison, Edith Ramage, Liam McCullough and Brian Jamison.

A Wumman fur Oor Wullie

Ulster-Scots Play

A Wumman fur Oor Wullie

A humorous, short Ulster-Scots play, written by Jackie Morrison, all about Young Wullie’s attempts to find love through the Lonely Hearts column of the local newspaper.

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Ulster-Scots organisations, books, groups and artists, CDs and DVDs.

Loughries Ulster-Scots Historical Society

Loughries Ulster-Scots Historical Society

Loughries Historical Society is a local Ulster Scots Group formed back in September 2005, in Newtownards, Co Down. The aims and objectives of Loughries are quite simple: to promote...

Word of the Day

“houghel”

walk awkwardly, totter, stumble

Word of the Day: houghel

Library

Learn Ulster-Scots

If someone "gies tha dorr a blatter", do they:

  • a) knock loudly on a door?
  • b) mix up a pudding in a bowl?
  • c) give their daughter some food?

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Relevant programmes from across the BBC.

A Narrow Sea

Quilts

About the curator: Valerie Wilson

Valerie Wilson

Curator of Textiles

Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra, County Down

The collection of patchwork and quilted bedcovers at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra, represents over 200 years of a textile technique rooted firmly in the desire to provide functional, yet decorative textiles for domestic use.

The earliest quilt in the collection dates from 1790 and the most recent example from the early 1990s. A selection of quilts from across the nine counties of Ulster is exhibited on a daily basis in the open –air museum in the context in which they would have been made and used. These can be seen, in the exhibit buildings during any normal museum visit.

Patchwork and Quilting in Ulster

Quiltmaking in Co. Antrim and Down

Thanks to the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum for images, audio and articles supplied.