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.

Hidden History

Series 1 and 2 available online

Hidden History

Clips from both series of Hidden History are now available online, together with supplementary information. Dr Éamon Phoenix uncovers Ulster-Scots history as he travels round different parts of Ulster.

Find out more

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

The Grousebeaters

The Grousebeaters

The Grousebeaters are a traditional Ulster-Scots music group who play a range of Ulster-Scots and Scottish folk music. Based in Cairncastle, four miles north of Larne, the grou...

Word of the Day

“gree”

prize or reward / the highest honours

Word of the Day: gree

Library

Learn Ulster-Scots

If something happens "like a bleeze o whins" - does it take place:

  • a) quickly?
  • b) colourfully?
  • c) in the springtime?

What's on Radio/TV

Relevant programmes from across the BBC.

BBC Voices Project

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.