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Bab McKeen

BAB MCKEEN
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Audio: A reading from Bab M'Keen Tracey Gillen picks a favourite verse from Bab M’Keen to mark the spring season. Introduced by Charlie Gillen. (Broadcast: 4th April 2010)
Audio: Bab M'Keen: The Wit and Wisdom of an Ulster Scot Jack Adams talks about his book, “Bab McKeen – the Wit and Wisdom of an Ulster Scot” (broadcast 16th February 2003).
Audio: Charlie Gillen reads Bab M'Keen Charlie Gillen reads us Willies Mistak, a yarn by Bab MKeen which is all about a countryman who is so confused when he visits a grand shop in Ballymena that he almost falls foul of the law...
Article: Fairs that ir nae mair Ullans Speakers Association - Article 34 - September 2011 Written by Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Audio: Reading from Bab M'Keen Compilation Mark Thompson reads: ‘Bab M’Keen interviews General Ulysses S. Grant in Ballymena’ (Broadcast 6th September 2008).
Audio: Tracey Gillen reads Bab M'Keen Tracey Gillen reads some of Bab MKeens humourous work in the form of Nancy MKeens cookery lecture from the book Bab MKeen; the wit and wisdom of an Ulster-Scot put together...
Audio: Tracey Gillen reads Bab M'Keen Part 1 Tracey Gillen reads ‘A Letter from Portrush’, written by Bab M’Keen and published in the Ballymena Observer in 1866. Part 1 (Broadcast 28th June 2009).
Audio: Tracey Gillen reads Bab M'Keen Part 2 Tracey Gillen reads ‘A Letter from Portrush’, written by Bab M’Keen and published in the Ballymena Observer in 1866. Part 2 (Broadcast 5th July 2009).
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Books and Publications

BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS
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Audio: 'Green Galoot' by Jim Gardener Jim Gardener of Magheraban recites the rhyme of the Green Galoot by Alec McAllister about a man who overcomes his shyness with the hizzies, after joining the Young Farmers Club. (Broadcas...
Audio: 11th edition of the Ullans magazine Anne Smyth, Chair of the Ulster-Scots Language Society, gives us a flavour of the 11th edition of the Ullans magazine, including reading her composition about the 1859 revival. (Broadcast: Sun 10 Oct...
Audio: A new book from Professor Michael Montgomery Music from Dolly Parton leads to a discussion about Professor Michael Montgomery’s new book, ‘From Ulster to America: the Scotch-Irish Heritage of American English’.
Audio: A Word of Ulster Scots by Liam Logan - Part 2 Liam Logan talks about his new book A Word of Ulster Scots - which includes an introduction written by James Fenton, and a preface penned by Dr Ian Adamson. Liam talks about the literary inspira...
Audio: Alice in Wonderland translated into different languages Anne Morrison-Smyth reads a paragraph of Alice in Wonderland in Ulster-Scots, and Michael Everson reads the same paragraph in Appalachian English. The similarities between the Ulster-Scots language an...
Audio: Alice in Wonderland translated into Ulster-Scots Michael Everson is involved in translating Alice in Wonderland into Ulster-Scots. He talks to Anne Morrison-Smyth about his interest in the works of Lewis Carroll and his appreciation of the Uls...
Audio: Alister McReynolds' new book - Legacy Tracey Gillen introduces Alister McReynolds who talks about his new book, ‘Legacy – the Scots Irish in America’ (Broadcast 5th July 2009).
Audio: Animated DVD and Book about The Giant's Causeway We hear excerpts from The Giants Causeway Project featuring Benandonner, the Scottish giant and Finn MacCool, his Ulster rival. The project is an animated DVD and book by Whitehead-based children...
Audio: Black Mountain Review Issue No.10 of the Black Mountain Review magazine, contains an article on Ulster-Scots (edited by Stephen Hull) with pieces by people like James Fenton, Charlie Gillen, Anne Smyth, Gavin Falconer and...
Audio: Book launch - A Word of Ulster Scots At the book launch of A Word of Ulster Scots by Liam Logan, in the Ullans Centre in Ballymoney, we hear from Dr Ian Adamson who wrote the foreword for the book. Liam outlines some of the Ulster-...
Audio: Book launch - In Search of Buchanan At the launch of Irene Martins book, In Search of Buchanan in the City of Culture offices, we hear from Jacqui Reid of Monreagh, as well as from Irene Martin herself who describes how her aun...
Audio: Book Launch at QUB Liam Logan is at a book launch at Queens University, hosted by John Kirk of the School of English. The book, called Legislation, Literature and Sociolinguistics, contains the papers from the...
Article: Book Review by Gordon Lucy The Ulster-Scots & New England : Scotch-Irish foundations in the New World By Alister McReynolds
Audio: Dandelion by Pat M'Carty James Barron reads the poem ‘Dandelion’ by Pat M’Carty. (Broadcast: 22nd May 2011)
Audio: Doug Curran: 'The Men Frae Radio Ulster' Doug Curran of Wigtownshire reads ‘The Men Frae Radio Ulster’. Doug has contributed to an anthology of poetry in Scots, named ‘Chuckies fir the Cairn’ (Broadcast 7th February 2009).
Audio: Dr Carol McGuirk's new book: Poet Burns Dr Carol McGuirk tells Liam Logan about her forthcoming book, ‘Poet Burns’.
Audio: Dr Frank Ferguson discusses his Anthology Dr Frank Ferguson of the Institute of Ulster-Scots Studies, talks about the vast archive of Ulster-Scots writing that is found in local newspapers from the mid-nineteenth century (Broadcast 6th Septe...
Audio: Dr Frank Ferguson on the digitised John Hewitt collection A new website containing digitized versions of fourteen works from the John Hewitt collection was launched at the University of Ulster. Dr Frank Ferguson explains that half a dozen of these rare texts...
Audio: Dr Liam McIlvanney on Robert Burns Liam Logan chats to Dr Liam McIlvanney, a leading authority on Burns and Scottish poetry.
Audio: Elsa McAuley on her father William Millar Elsa McAuley talks about her father William Millar of Ballyeaston. - who was responsible for writing the poem Sweet Magheraban. We learn how William had a great interest in budgies and Elsa rea...
Audio: Happy 80th birthday to James Fenton Wilson Burgess, Dr Chris Robinson, Liam Logan, Anne Smyth and Dr Ian Adamson all share their appreciation of James Fentons Ulster-Scots literary works and wish him a happy 80th birthday. James ded...
Audio: Irish Folklore and Poetry Anne Morrison-Smyth talks to Hugh Carton about his book on Irish Folklore and Poetry - and recalls how her grandfather once saved Hugh’s life. (Broadcast 2nd October 2011)
Audio: James Barron on his mother Oonagh McClean James Barron talks about his mother Agnes Barron also known as writer Oonagh McClean, who is responsible for writing the poem Magheraban. James describes how she wrote for the Larne and Di...
Audio: James Fenton breathing life into the Ulster-Scots language James Fenton recites a poem dedicated to the Water Quail and Anne Smyth, Chair of the Ulster-Scots Language Society, talks about the concise nature of James research and poetry writing. Dr Chris R...
Audio: James Fenton on his book - On Slaimish Tracey Gillen introduces James Fenton who talks about the influences throughout his life for the poems in his new book On Slaimish and reads a selection from the book (Broadcast 28th June 2009)...
Audio: James Fenton reads from 'On Slaimish' James Fenton talks about the influences for the poems in his new book On Slaimish - and reads a selection including The Apple Tree. With presenter, Tracey Gillen (Broadcast 28th June 200...
Audio: James Fenton reads from his book 'On Slaimish' Tracey Gillen introduces James Fenton who reads from his new book ‘On Slaimish’ (Broadcast 28th June 2009).
Audio: John Clifford of Kilwaughter To mark the work of the late poet, playwright and actor, John Clifford of Kilwaughter (d.1983), Larne and District Folklore Society have published a collection of his poems in a wee booklet. Sam Cros...
Video: John Gray on the impact of Robert Burns In the Linenhall Library in Belfast, John Gray tells Liam Logan and James Fenton about the influence and literary impact of Robert Burns in both Scotland and Ireland.
Audio: John McKeagney on his inspiration for “In the Auld Ago” John McKeagney from Tempo in Fermanagh and his wife Theresa, talk about the inspiration for Johns book In the Auld Ago. He describes how he first started to draw at the age of 27 and tells us...
Audio: John McKeagney’s research of local stories John McKeagney from Tempo in Fermanagh and his wife Theresa, talk about how local people were able to provide historical stories of the area, which John captured in his book In the Auld Ago. Pl...
Audio: Launch of books by Dr Philip Robinson & James Fenton Were at the joint launch of the revised edition of Dr Philip Robinsons Grammar of Ulster-Scots and James Fentons The Hamely Tongue, now in its third edition - both books put out by the...
Video: Living Writers' series launched The Ulster-Scots Language Society has launched six books by modern Ulster-Scots writers.
Audio: Nat Edwards on the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum Kist has a preview of the new 21 million Robert Burns Birthplace Museum at Alloway, with director Nat Edwards. Nat shows off Burns writing desk and chair, and describes the different themes that...
Article: New book aboot tha Aul Han Ullans Speakers Association - Article 20 - July 2010
Audio: New book by 'The Aul Han' launched at Armoy Primary School 29th June 2010
Audio: New Book: Eagle's Wings Dr David Hume MBE talks about his new book ‘Eagle’s Wings’, which outlines the historical journey of the Ulster-Scots and Scotch-Irish. (Broadcast 9th October 2011)
Audio: New booklet: Weans' World Willie Drennan is at the launch of a new leaflet which has been produced by the Ulster-Scots Heritage Council - ‘Weans World’.
Audio: New Ulster-Scots books for Children Wilson Burgess hears from Michael McCullough of the Ulster-Scots Agency about a series of books for children with local stories translated into Ulster-Scots. Wilson reads from Samsons Titanic J...
Audio: North Antrim Connection publication Jim Millar Director of Language and Education for the Ulster-Scots Agency talks about the new publication and CD, called North Antrim Connection, which features poets Charlie Gillen, Cha...
Audio: Philip Robinson's new book - 'Oul Licht, New Licht' Tracey Gillen introduces Philip Robinson who has just launched A new book.
Audio: Poetry dedicated to Magheraban Glenda Gaston tells Wilson Burgess about how she came across two poems dedicated to Magherban. Her neighbour Jim Gardener, then recites the poems Magheraban by Oonagh McClean and Sweet Magher...
Audio: Publication of the Robert Gregg Volume A book featuring the work of Robert Gregg of Larne has been published by the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum. The book has been edited by Anne Smyth, Michael Montgomery and Philip Robinson and contain...
Audio: Readings from Archibald M'Ilroy's Auld Meetin' Hoose Green At an event in Ballyclare, Janette McKendry reads a selection from the writings of Archibald MIlroy and tells Wilson Burgess about her enjoyment of his work - plus her own writing. (Broadcast 23...
Video: Readings from Fiona McDonald and Willie Cromie Fiona McDonald and Willie Cromie address the audience at the ‘Living Writers’ series book launch, organised by The Ulster-Scots Language Society.
Audio: Reprint of Burns’ 1787 volume John Killen at the Linen Hall Library, talks about the publication of a limited Belfast edition of Robert Burns 1787 volume. Plus, Nelson McCausland MLA, talks about the importance of Burns work...
Audio: Reprint of The Auld Meetin Hoose Green At an event in Ballyclare, Derek Rowlinson of the Ulster-Scots Language Society talks about their recent reprinting of one of Archibald MIlroys best-loved books, The Auld Meetin-Hoose Green....
Audio: Scots prizewinners at Sangschaw 2010 At Sangschaw 2010, Rab Wilson introduces three of the prize-winners in an annual competition for writing in the Scots tongue - Stephen Pacitti, David C Purdie and Frances Robson. Frances shares her Sc...
Audio: Scottish planters to Donagheady Historian Dr William Roulston tells Helen Mark about some of the Scottish planter surnames that survive to this day in Donagheady. He describes the broad spectrum of Scottish society, from which the p...
Audio: Strategic importance of Dunnalong Historian Dr William Roulston tells Helen Mark about the 300 year history of his native townland - Donagheady in County Tyrone. They stand at the most northerly point of County Tyrone Dunnalong an...
Audio: Stuart McHardy: Tales of the Picts Scots author, folklorist, historian, storyteller and singer, Stuart McHardy, has published a new book called Tales of the Picts. Stuart tells Liam Logan more about who the Picts were - and abou...
Audio: The Blackbird's Nest To mark the 44th Belfast Festival at Queen’s, a collection of poetry by local poets with a QUB connection has been published.
Audio: The Blackbird's Nest: An Anthology We visit the Great Hall at Queen’s University for the launch of a new anthology of poetry, ‘The Blackbird’s Nest’.
Audio: The Drumsurn Bard Coleraine author, Victor McCurry, talks about his book on James Mullan, ‘The Drumsurn Bard’ (Broadcast 28th March 2004).
Audio: The Giant's Causeway Project We hear an excerpt from The Giants Causeway Project featuring Benandonner, the Scottish giant and Finn MacCool, his Ulster rival. The project is an animated DVD and book by Whitehead-based childre...
Audio: The Heaney Archive at Bellaghy Pat Brennan reveals the wealth of archive material on Seamus Heaney housed in the library at the Bawn (Broadcast 4th October 2008).
Audio: The Orange Order: A Tradition Betrayed A book has been published called ‘The Orange Order: a Tradition Betrayed’ by Reverend Brian Kennaway which contains some of his thoughts on Ulster-Scots culture.
Video: The paper of tha Boord o Ulster-Scots Editor Billy Kennedy discusses ‘The Ulster Scot’ – the paper of tha Boord o Ulster-Scots.
Audio: The Tale of Peter Kinnen A new translation into Scots of Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit from 1902, has been completed by translator, Lynn McGeachie of the Beatrix Potter Society. The book has all the traditional pictu...
Audio: Titanic Tartans - a book by Clifford Smyth Anne Morrison-Smyth introduces historian Clifford Smyth who reveals how the history of the kilt has absorbed him for many years. His book, Titanic Tartans, published in 2009, debunks the long-h...
Audio: Ulster and Scotland, 1600 to 2000 A new book ‘Ulster and Scotland, 1600 to 2000: history, language and identity’, discussed by its editors (Broadcast 4th July 2004).
Audio: Ulster-Scots Book Week in County Armagh The Ulster-Scots Agency has just held its first Book Week.
Audio: Ulster-Scots Events in east Donegal We visit Donegal at the launch of a new book of poetry by Sarah Leech.
Video: Ulster-Scots literature in the Linenhall Library In the Linenhall Library in Belfast, John Gray tells Liam Logan and James Fenton about the corpus of Ulster-Scots literature housed there.
Audio: Ulster-Scots: An Anthology - Book Launch Dr Frank Ferguson talks with Conal Gillespie about his book Ulster-Scots Writing: An Anthology which charts the history of Ulster-Scots writing from 17th Century and includes poetry, prose, dram...
Audio: Wilbert Garvin: 'Ulster Innovators of Renown' Liam Logan meets Wilbert Garvin in the Linenhall Library where he is launching his book, ‘Ulster Innovators of Renown’.
Audio: Wilbert Magill: Bloodties of Craigboy Liam Logan meets author, Wilbert Magill, to discuss his book Bloodties of Craigboy - a family saga going back through the centuries in a townland in the Ards peninsula. The book is full of yarn...
Audio: Willie Drennan's Wee Book Willie Drennan reads from his ‘Wee Book’ - about a mare called Meg and her owner, Andy Blair: and tells Liam Logan about what inspired him to undertake the project. (Broadcast 13 Feb 2005)
Audio: Wilson Logan: Antrim Rhymes Willie Drennan calls into Larne with Wilson Logan to hear all about his new CD of favourite Antrim rhymes. Wilson recites The Big Woman by Alec McAllister and The Pageant by Billy Ritchie...
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Hamely Tongue, The

HAMELY TONGUE, THE
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Audio: A Narrow Sea - Episode 59 The Hamely Tongue Written by Dr Jonathan Bardon
Audio: A poetic tribute to James Fenton and The Hamely Tongue To mark James Fenton’s 75th birthday, Philip Robinson has written a poem in tribute to James. (Broadcast: 31 May 2006)
Audio: Alec Acheson reads 'Dinis' by James Fenton Liam Logan is at the seaside in Bangor with Alec Acheson from Dunloy who reads ‘Dinis’ - one of his favourite poems by James Fenton. (Broadcast: 21 Apr 2007)
Audio: Caroline McAfee on James Fenton's The Hamely Tongue Caroline McAfee from Aberdeen, who edited the Concise Ulster Dictionary, discusses James Fentons book The Hamely Tongue which she describes as a model of scholarship carried out from the i...
Audio: Darren Gibson's Ulster-Scots blog Darren Gibson writes poetry in the hamely tongue. He tells Anne Morrison-Smyth about how he was inspired by the poetry of his Great Great Uncle Robert Brown to start up a blog collecting old sayings....
Audio: Dr John Kirk reviews The Hamely Tongue Its over ten years since James Fenton published his landmark book, The Hamely Tongue - and a third edition has now been published. Dr John Kirk of QUB reviews and endorses this north Antrim...
Video: Dr Linde Lunney on Ulster-Scots poetry Dr Linde Lunney talks to Liam Logan and James Fenton about the decrease in Ulster-Scots poetry in recent generations.
Audio: Five elements of the Ulster-Scots language James Fenton talks about the five elements that make up the Ulster-Scots language (broadcast 2nd February 2003).
Audio: Friends celebrate James Fenton's 75th Birthday To mark James Fenton’s 75th birthday, some friends talk about how they have been influenced and touched by his work. James reads his poem called ‘Rosie’. (Broadcast: 31 May 2006)
Article: Hame taak Ullans Speakers Association - Article 40 - March 2012 By Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Audio: Happy 80th birthday to James Fenton Wilson Burgess, Dr Chris Robinson, Liam Logan, Anne Smyth and Dr Ian Adamson all share their appreciation of James Fentons Ulster-Scots literary works and wish him a happy 80th birthday. James ded...
Audio: Heatherbleat James Fenton reads his poem ‘Heatherbleat’ (Broadcast 14th March 2004).
Audio: Jackie Morrison on the Appeal of James Fenton's The Hamely Tongue Jackie Morrison, Principal of Balnamore Primary School, discusses how James Fenton’s work appeals to both young and old. (Broadcast: 31 May 2006)
Video: James Fenton and ‘The Hamely Tongue’ In 1995 the first dictionary of north-Antrim Ulster-Scots was published - ‘The Hamely Tongue’.
Audio: James Fenton and Liam Logan discuss 'Pilgrim' Liam Logan reads James Fenton’s poem, ‘Pilgrim’ and James tells him what inspired the poem.
Audio: James Fenton breathing life into the Ulster-Scots language James Fenton recites a poem dedicated to the Water Quail and Anne Smyth, Chair of the Ulster-Scots Language Society, talks about the concise nature of James research and poetry writing. Dr Chris R...
Audio: James Fenton discusses his poetry James Fenton compares his poem ‘This and That’ to some of his other poems including ‘Pilgrim’ and ‘The Appletree’ - before reading the poem.
Video: James Fenton on Ulster-Scots Words and Cures James Fenton, author of the Ulster-Scots dictionary ‘The Hamely Tongue’ outlines a number of words to describe the face.
Audio: James Fenton on writing in Ulster-Scots James Fenton shares his techniques for writing poetry in Ulster-Scots with Liam Logan, including writing all of his poems out in long-hand - often very indecipherable to him or anyone else! (Broadcast...
Audio: James Fenton reads 'This and That' James Fenton reads his poem ‘This and That’ and discusses with Liam Logan how the poem reflects the changing times. (Broadcast: 2 Jun 2007)
Audio: James Fenton reads for National Poetry Day James Fenton talks about his reading for National Poetry Day in the Linenhall Library (Broadcast 12th October 2003).
Video: James Fenton revisits his childhood home James Fenton takes Liam Logan to his childhood home and recalls growing up surrounded by the hamely tongue.
Audio: James Fenton: 'Dailygan' To mark National Poetry Day, James Fenton discusses and reads ‘Dailygan’ from his collection, ‘Thonner an Thon’. (Broadcast: 1 Oct 2006)
Audio: James Fenton: 'Pilgrim' James Fenton reads his poem ‘Pilgrim’.
Video: James Fenton: 'Stanes’ James Fenton reads his poem ‘Stanes’ and tells Liam Logan about the cultural significance of the Dunloy monument.
Video: James Fenton: ‘Anither Wurl’ James Fenton reads his poem ‘Anither Wurl’ - based on some of his earliest memories of the home he was brought up in and the birth of his youngest brother.
Video: James Fenton: ‘Minin Bab’ James Fenton reads his poem ‘Minin Bab’ to pupils from Balnamore Primary and describes some of the words he uses in the poem.
Audio: James Fenton: Dailygan James Fenton reads and discusses his poem ‘Dailygan’ (Broadcast 6th June 2004).
Audio: James Fenton: On Slaimish James Fenton reads his poem ‘On Slaimish’. (Broadcast: 31 May 2006)
Audio: James Fenton: Shakespeare in Belnaloob James Fenton reads a piece he calls ‘Shakespeare in Belnaloob’, his Ulster-Scots version of a famous speech from ‘As You Like It’
Audio: James Fenton: The Auld Woman Liam Logan meets up with James Fenton to talk about James’s poem, ‘The Auld Woman’ before James reads it. (Broadcast: 16 Jun 2007)
Audio: James Fenton: The Flow James Fenton can write prose as well as poetry and he shares his memories of summers cutting peats at ‘The Flow’ from his book, ‘Thonner an Thon’. (Broadcast: 15 Sep 2007)
Audio: James Fenton: This and That James Fenton talks about his poem ‘This and That’.
Audio: James Fenton's contribution to Ulster-Scots Conal Gillespie talks about how James Fenton has helped to counter the homogenisation of the spoken English Language. Anne Smyth describes the link James has with the community, as well as with local...
Audio: James Fenton's work on the Hamely Tongue James Fenton tells Liam Logan about his youth and how he first started to value the Ulster-Scots language when he was at teacher training college in Belfast. He tells Liam about beginningto collect t...
Video: James Orr's poem 'Donegore Hill' Following a reading of ‘Donegore Hill’ by weaver poet, James Orr - James Fenton discusses how Orr inspired his own writing.
Audio: Launch of books by Dr Philip Robinson & James Fenton Were at the joint launch of the revised edition of Dr Philip Robinsons Grammar of Ulster-Scots and James Fentons The Hamely Tongue, now in its third edition - both books put out by the...
Video: Liam Logan and James Fenton visit Dunloy Liam Logan and James Fenton visit the heart of Antrim near Slemish before heading to Dunloy where both men were reared. James points out the surrounding townlands and the men discuss the Ulster-Scots...
Video: Living Writers' series launched The Ulster-Scots Language Society has launched six books by modern Ulster-Scots writers.
Video: On Slaimish with James Fenton James Fenton is on location at the foot of Slemish Mountain - the place which inspired his second collection of poetry.
Audio: Philip Robinson on James Fenton's The Hamely Tongue The Hamely Tongue first came out in 1995. Dr Philip Robinson recalls a time while he was working at Cultra, gathering material for the Concise Ulster Dictionary, and James Fenton arrived with his own...
Video: Philip Robinson on the Ulster-Scots Language Writer Philip Robinson meets Liam Logan and James Fenton in the Ards.
Audio: Poetry from James Barron James Barron reads his new rhyme - inspired by the draps o rain on his gate. (Broadcast 9th October 2011)
Audio: Praise for James Fenton's The Hamely Tongue To mark James Fentons 75th birthday, Dr Linde Lunney, Board member of the Ulster-Scots Agency, talks about the contribution James and The Hamely Tongue have made to the Ulster-Scots movement...
Video: Readings from Fiona McDonald and Willie Cromie Fiona McDonald and Willie Cromie address the audience at the ‘Living Writers’ series book launch, organised by The Ulster-Scots Language Society.
Video: Reverend John Nelson on weaver poet, James Orr James Fenton and Liam Logan visit Reverend John Nelson in Templecorran Graveyard, Ballycarry. Reverend Nelson tells them about James Orr, one of the Weaver Poets, who is buried there.
Video: Ross Wilson’s Alphabet Angel Liam Logan and James Fenton visit Ross Wilson’s Alphabet Angel sculpture in Bushmills.
Audio: Sam Cross on James Fenton's The Hamely Tongue Sam Cross of Larne Folklore Society recalls James Fenton coming to the group, more than thirty years ago, to give a talk on dialect. Sam was part of the group who helped James collect the material fo...
Article: Switherin agen Ullans Speakers Association - Article 22 - September 2010 Written by Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Audio: The Hamely Tongue James Fenton talks about his book The Hamely Tongue and other Ulster-Scots language issues (Broadcast 6th March 2002).
Audio: The Hamely Tongue: Edition 3 Its over ten years since James Fenton published his landmark book, The Hamely Tongue - and a third edition has now been published. We listen to a clip from the BBC programme Iver Hantin E...
Audio: The origins of Ulster-Scots words James Fenton discusses the origins of many of our Ulster-Scots words (broadcast 9th February 2003).
Audio: The Ulster-Scots Language Society Anne Smyth talks about the aims and objectives of the Ulster-Scots Language Society (broadcast 2nd February 2003).
Audio: Ulster-Scots Language Society: Tape-Recorded Survey Fiona McDonald, Secretary of the Ulster-Scots Language Society, brings Liam Logan up to date with news of the tape-recorded survey.
Audio: Ulster-Scots Words with Dervock children The children from William Pinkerton Memorial Primary School in Dervock have a look at some Ulster-Scots vocabulary with Gary Blair. (Broadcast 16th October 2011)
Audio: Ulster-Scots Words: Mooth Gary Blair gives us another Ulster-Scots word for the week - mooth. (Broadcast 2nd October 2011)
Audio: Ulster-Scots Words: Styachie Gary Blair introduces us to some Ulster-Scots language with his ‘Word of the Week’ - ‘styachie’. (Broadcast 18th September 2011)
Audio: Views of James Fenton's The Hamely Tongue To mark James Fenton’s 75th birthday, Charlie Gillen explains that James Fenton’s ‘The Hamely Tongue’ makes Ulster-Scots accessible to a wider audience.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - 'Coortin' - Raymond Clifford's story In the Agnew’s home at Kilwaughter, Raymond Clifford recites a poem about ‘Coortin’ and recalls his own experiences in a byre….
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Flax and Farming Vocabulary In the Agnew’s home at Kilwaughter, James Fenton discusses some Ulster-Scots words and sayings; and a group of friends discuss the vocabulary of farming and flax.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - James Fenton's words and sayings In the Agnew’s home at Kilwaughter, James Fenton discusses some Ulster-Scots words and sayings.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Kilwaughter: Getting Personal James Fenton, Liam Logan, Sammy & Jeannie Agnew, Sam Cross and Raymond Clifford discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary for these words: left-handed; rich; moody; insane; attractive; pregnant; drunk; havi...
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Kilwaughter: Inside and Outside James Fenton, Liam Logan, Sammy & Jeannie Agnew, Sam Cross and Raymond Clifford discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary for these words: to rain lightly; the main room in a house; running water smaller t...
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Kilwaughter: What do you call them? James Fenton, Liam Logan, Sammy & Jeannie Agnew, Sam Cross and Raymond Clifford discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary for these words: mother; baby; female partner; young person with cheap, trendy cloth...
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Kilwaughter: What to Wear James Fenton, Liam Logan, Sammy & Jeannie Agnew, Sam Cross and Raymond Clifford discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary for these words: child’s soft shoes worn for PE; trousers; clothes.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Kilwaughter: What you do James Fenton, Liam Logan, Sammy & Jeannie Agnew, Sam Cross and Raymond Clifford discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary for these words: throw; play truant; sleep; play; hit hard.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Meet the Kilwaughter Group In the Agnew’s home at Kilwaughter, Liam Logan, James Fenton, Sam Cross, Raymond Clifford, Jeannie and Sammy Agnew talk to Chris Spurr about the Ulster-Scots language in Kilwaughter and environs.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Parts of the Body James Fenton, Liam Logan, Sammy & Jeannie Agnew, Sam Cross and Raymond Clifford discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary for parts of the body including ailments.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Raymond Clifford's words and sayings In the Agnew’s home at Kilwaughter, Raymond Clifford talks about some Ulster-Scots words and sayings.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Vocabulary for birds, dogs and clocking hens James Fenton, Liam Logan, Sammy & Jeannie Agnew, Sam Cross and Raymond Clifford discuss Ulster-Scots vocabulary for dogs, birds names, clocking hens etc.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Vocabulary for the Weather / the Body James Fenton, Liam Logan, Sammy & Jeannie Agnew, Sam Cross and Raymond Clifford discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary for the weather and parts of the body.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Vocabulary of the field and farm James Fenton, Liam Logan, Sammy & Jeannie Agnew, Sam Cross and Raymond Clifford discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary for various farming practices including thrashing.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Vocabulary of the hearth and farm James Fenton, Liam Logan, Sammy & Jeannie Agnew, Sam Cross and Raymond Clifford discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary for various farming practices - and remember crickets on the hearth
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Language - Miscellany

LANGUAGE - MISCELLANY
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Audio: A load o’ grit by Tommy Tweed Tommy Tweed recites the funny poem ‘A load o’ grit’, about the problems caused by winter snow. (Broadcast: 10th July 2011)
Video: A look at Ulster-Scots Words - ‘One’ Part 5 in a series where Liam Logan and Gary Blair discuss some English and Ulster-Scots words that have shared and different meanings. In this clip, they think about the word one. (Broadcast: 2...
Video: A look at Ulster-Scots Words - ‘Rough’ Part 2 in a series where Liam Logan and Gary Blair discuss some English and Ulster-Scots words that have shared and different meanings. In this clip, they think about the word rough. (Broadcast...
Audio: A Narrow Sea - Episode 59 The Hamely Tongue Written by Dr Jonathan Bardon
Audio: A new play for schools: The Boat Factory Tracey Gillen drops by ‘The Boat Factory’, a new play for young yins, as it goes down the slipway at Cregagh Primary School.
Video: A recital of 'Mere than a twang' Lucy Mitchell recites ‘Mere than a twang’. (Broadcast: 19th Oct 2011)
Video: A recital of ‘Tha Proota Getherin’ Lucy Mitchell recites ‘Tha Proota Getherin’. (Broadcast: 28th Sep 2011)
Audio: A romantic reading by Wilson Logan With the ‘Valentine Saison’ in the air, Wilson Logan talks about the weird and wonderful feeling of being in love, taken from his CD ‘The Hiring Fair’ (Broadcast 14th February 2009).
Audio: A visit to Mounthill Fair Mounthill Fair is one of the oldest horse fairs in Ulster - and Liam Logan and James Fenton are in Kilwaughter in Sammy Agnews house, discussing the show before they head up to visit it for themsel...
Audio: A Wumman for Oor Wullie On a Friday night in March 2011, the Dunluce Centre in Bushmills hosted an event called ‘Gunogue’s Got Talent’ to raise funds for Dunseverick Parish Church.
Article: Aister Eggs - an yin twa three Ullans Speakers Association - Article 30 - May 2011 Written by Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Audio: Alister McReynolds: Reeds Valley Virginia Alister McReynolds reads his poem ‘Reeds Valley Virginia, The Fall of 1998’. (Broadcast 22nd November 2009)
Article: American freens and spellin tests Ullans Speakers Association - Article 17 - February 2010 By Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Audio: An Ulster-Scots singsong with Matthew Warwick As part of Belfast Book Festival, Matthew Warwick teaches the song Heid an shoothers, naps an taes to the weans in Shankill Library, and they all enjoy a good sing-song (Broadcast 21st March 200...
Audio: Animated DVD and Book about The Giant's Causeway We hear excerpts from The Giants Causeway Project featuring Benandonner, the Scottish giant and Finn MacCool, his Ulster rival. The project is an animated DVD and book by Whitehead-based children...
Article: Aprile Fools Dey an Ither Blethers Ullans Speakers Association - Article 29 - April 2011 By Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Article: Awa baak in Yisteryear Ullans Speakers Association - Article 49 – December 2012 By Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Audio: Charlie Gillen: The Mad Soo Part 1 Part 1 - Charlie Gillen reads a yarn - The Mad Soo or How Billy Brennan saved his bacon - and he appeals for any readers who know the original author of this story to contact the programme...
Audio: Charlie Gillen: The Mad Soo Part 2 Part 2 - Charlie Gillen reads a yarn - The Mad Soo or How Billy Brennan saved his bacon - and he appeals for any readers who know the original author of this story to contact the programme...
Article: Chrisamas frae awa baak Ullans Speakers Association - Article 25 - December 2010 By Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Article: Credit Crunch Ullans Speakers Association - Article 2 - November 2008
Video: Dalriada and the Ulster-Scots tongue Tom Paulin tells us about the ocean kingdom of Dalriada where the northern coast of Ireland and western coast of Scotland were united.
Audio: Darren Gibson on Ulster-Scots phrases Darren Gibson and Anne Morrison-Smyth discuss favourite Ulster-Scots phrases; and Darren talks about the importance of promoting Ulster-Scots to children. His son Sam recites the Selkirk Grace and Da...
Audio: Darren Gibson's Ulster-Scots blog Darren Gibson writes poetry in the hamely tongue. He tells Anne Morrison-Smyth about how he was inspired by the poetry of his Great Great Uncle Robert Brown to start up a blog collecting old sayings....
Audio: David C Purdie at Sangschaw 2010 Rab Wilson is at Sangschaw 2010,where David C Purdie reads his winning poem that commemorates the refurbishing of Robert Fergusons gravestone, at the annual competition for writing in the Scots ton...
Article: Dervock daes it in style Ullans Speakers Association - Article 32 - July 2011 By Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Article: Dinnae forget yer ain tongue Ullans Speakers Association - Article 16 - January 2010
Audio: Dissecting Ulster-Scots poetry Leon McAuley discusses the range of words used in an Ulster-Scots poem by Charlie Gillen called ‘Flights of Fancy’. (Broadcast: 12 Mar 2002)
Audio: Dr Frank Ferguson on the digitised John Hewitt collection A new website containing digitized versions of fourteen works from the John Hewitt collection was launched at the University of Ulster. Dr Frank Ferguson explains that half a dozen of these rare texts...
Video: Dr Ivan Herbison on his ancestor - the Bard of Dunclug In a Ballymena graveyard is a monument to the memory of weaver poet, David Herbison, also known as the ‘Bard of Dunclug’.
Audio: Dr Liam McIlvanney on Robert Burns Liam Logan chats to Dr Liam McIlvanney, a leading authority on Burns and Scottish poetry.
Video: Dr Linde Lunney on Ulster-Scots poetry Dr Linde Lunney talks to Liam Logan and James Fenton about the decrease in Ulster-Scots poetry in recent generations.
Article: Draft boords an wull socks Ullans Speakers Association - Article 46 – September 2012 By Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Audio: Drama Project at Cregagh Primary School Kist drops by ‘The Boat Factory’, a new play for young yins, as it goes down the slipway at Cregagh Primary School.
Article: Election advice Ullans Speakers Association - Article 19 - April 2010
Article: Erchie Nuhan, wha wur ye? Ullans Speakers Association - Article 28 - March 2011 Written by Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Article: Fairs that ir nae mair Ullans Speakers Association - Article 34 - September 2011 Written by Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Audio: Five elements of the Ulster-Scots language James Fenton talks about the five elements that make up the Ulster-Scots language (broadcast 2nd February 2003).
Audio: George Patton on the Ulster-Scots language Gerry Anderson speaks with George Patton, Chief Executive of the Ulster-Scots Agency, about the Ulster-Scots language. (Broadcast: 06/03/2004)
Article: Get scrievin Ullans Speakers Association - Article 4 - January 2009
Article: Haggin’ fir ir rizin’ tha Deil Ullans Speakers Association - Article 8 - May 2009
Article: Hame taak Ullans Speakers Association - Article 40 - March 2012 By Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Article: Hard tack come agen nae mair Ullans Speakers Association - Article 7 - April 2009
Article: Heather Jamie NOTE - If anyone has further information about this poem, please get in touch using the ‘Contact Us’ link on this site.
Article: Houl Yer Ain A poem by Charlie Gillen
Article: Ir ye for tha moss tha year? Ullans Speakers Association - Article 41 - April 2012 By Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Audio: Iris Hurst on local East Antrim poets In Ballyclare, Iris Hurst tells Wilson Burgess about her interest in Ulster-Scots poetry. She discusses local east Antrim poet, Sandy Robinson of Ballyalbanagh and recites the poem The Hedgehog...
Audio: Is Ulster-Scots a language? ‘This house believes that Ulster-Scots is a language’ – Londonderry debate (Broadcast 14th September 2003).
Audio: Jackie Morrison reads a poem by Moira O'Neill Jackie Morrison reads an extract from Moira O’Neill’s poem about a girl who’s having second thoughts about marrying a Rathlin man. (Broadcast: 26 Jul 2006)
Audio: Jackie Morrison visits Sam Wallace Jackie Morrison pays a visit to her friend Sam Wallace in his home which looks out towards Slemish and they talk about the skills required for good stone walling. Sam talks about his sheepdog. They a...
Audio: James Fenton breathing life into the Ulster-Scots language James Fenton recites a poem dedicated to the Water Quail and Anne Smyth, Chair of the Ulster-Scots Language Society, talks about the concise nature of James research and poetry writing. Dr Chris R...
Video: James Fenton: 'Stanes’ James Fenton reads his poem ‘Stanes’ and tells Liam Logan about the cultural significance of the Dunloy monument.
Audio: James Fenton: Shakespeare in Belnaloob James Fenton reads a piece he calls ‘Shakespeare in Belnaloob’, his Ulster-Scots version of a famous speech from ‘As You Like It’
Audio: James Fenton's contribution to Ulster-Scots Conal Gillespie talks about how James Fenton has helped to counter the homogenisation of the spoken English Language. Anne Smyth describes the link James has with the community, as well as with local...
Audio: James Orr's Donegore Hill An extract from James Orrs Donegore Hill read by Ivan Herbison. Helen Mark explains how this poem embodies much of the ethos and culture of the Ulster-Scots and details the poets involvem...
Audio: Jim Devenney on the Ulster-Scots language Jim Devenney of Tha Boord O Ulster-Scots talks about the Ulster-Scots language (broadcast 27th March 2002).
Article: Kredit Crunch, Burns an Roses Ullans Speakers Association - Article 5 - February 2009
Article: Krisamas is comin’ Ullans Speakers Association - Article 3 - December 2008 By Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Article: Krisamas time is draa’in near Ullans Speakers Association - Article 37 - December 2011 By Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Article: Learnin tae Play: A Rhyme by James Barron —ooOoo—
Article: Lest wae forget Ullans Speakers Association - Article 14 - November 2009
Video: Liam Logan and James Fenton visit Dunloy Liam Logan and James Fenton visit the heart of Antrim near Slemish before heading to Dunloy where both men were reared. James points out the surrounding townlands and the men discuss the Ulster-Scots...
Audio: Liam Logan meets Scots poet, Josie Neill In Dumfries, Ayrshire poet, Josie Neill chats to Liam Logan about how Robert Burns and the other Scots poets gave her confidence to write in the Scots tongue.
Audio: Liam Logan on the Beverley Hillbillies Liam talks about the impact of the TV series ‘The Beverley Hillbillies’. (Broadcast: 28 Jun 2006)
Audio: Liam Logan on the phrase 'Far Out' Liam Logan considers the phrase ‘Far out’ and tells an anecdote about the time he first heard this expression… (Broadcast: 19 Jun 2005)
Audio: Liam Logan on Ulster-Scots Numbers Liam Logan discourses on ‘numbers’ in Ulster-Scots including terms for ‘amounts’. (Broadcast: 10 Jul 2005)
Audio: Linguistic origins of Ulster-Scots Children John and Ann speak to historic linguistic expert Mr McIntyre about the origin of the Ulster-Scots language. (Broadcast: 12 Mar 2002)
Video: Living Writers' series launched The Ulster-Scots Language Society has launched six books by modern Ulster-Scots writers.
Audio: Liza Lowry's Retirement A radio dramatisation of a story written by Archibald M’Ilroy of Ballyclare. The story is set in a County Antrim village in the mid 19th century.
Audio: Matthew Warwick in Shankill Library As part of Belfast Book Festival, Matthew Warwick teaches the song Heid an shoothers, naps an taes to the children in Shankill Library, along with a few Ulster-Scots words (Broadcast 21st March...
Audio: Matthew Warwick reads 'The Eejits' Matthew Warwick reads The Eejits (a Scots translation of Roald Dahls book The Twits) and sings with the children in Shankill library as part of the Belfast Book Festival (Broadcast 21s...
Article: New book aboot tha Aul Han Ullans Speakers Association - Article 20 - July 2010
Audio: New website from Andy Eagle Scotsman, Andy Eagle who now lives in Germany, talks to Conal Gillespie about his website: its basically a grammar of Scots and a guide to pronunciation of different dialects - www.scots-online.or...
Article: Oul times an oul wyes Ullans Speakers Association - Article 43 – June 2012 By Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Article: Poem - 'Dandelion' by Pat M'Carty (a.k.a. John Stevenson) Ye’re no’ a beauty——— ‘deed ye’re not, But it’s an honest face ye’ve got, And so ye’ll hae a sang;
Video: Poetry and Ulster-Scots at Balnamore Pupils from Balnamore Primary School recite The Proota Gaitherin - and teacher Jackie Morrison tells Liam Logan and James Fenton about the positive impact of learning Ulster-Scots on the childre...
Audio: Poetry from James Barron James Barron reads his new rhyme - inspired by the draps o rain on his gate. (Broadcast 9th October 2011)
Article: Poppy Time Ullans Speakers Association - Article 24 - November 2010
Video: Prof John W Foster on humour in Ulster-Scots Professor John Wilson Foster reads some funny Ulster-Scots phrases to Tom Paulin, and talks about the human characterisations behind them.
Article: Rain on the Gate: A Poem by James Barron The draps that hang upon the gate Remind me o so much o late, An mak me think about the past, An how things never really last.
Article: Rantin awa Ullans Speakers Association - Article 13 - October 2009
Video: Readings from Fiona McDonald and Willie Cromie Fiona McDonald and Willie Cromie address the audience at the ‘Living Writers’ series book launch, organised by The Ulster-Scots Language Society.
Video: Reverend John Nelson on weaver poet, James Orr James Fenton and Liam Logan visit Reverend John Nelson in Templecorran Graveyard, Ballycarry. Reverend Nelson tells them about James Orr, one of the Weaver Poets, who is buried there.
Audio: Robert Dinsmoor – ‘Thanksgiving Day’ Ulster-Scot poet, Robert Dinsmoor – known as the ‘Rustic Bard’ – shared his thoughts on Thanksgiving in his poem ‘Thanksgiving Day’, read by Frank Ferguson. (Broadcast: Sun 21 Nov 2010)
Video: Ross Wilson’s Alphabet Angel Liam Logan and James Fenton visit Ross Wilson’s Alphabet Angel sculpture in Bushmills.
Video: Santer Series 1 - Charlie Gillen: Lang thin Wullie Charlie Gillen recites his humorous poem about long thin Willie and his wife wee Aggie. (Broadcast: Wed 3 Nov 2010)
Video: Scottish influence on Ulster words and pronunciations Professor John Braidwood discusses his research into Ulster-English and gives examples of different Scottish words and pronunciations used in Ulster.
Article: Simmertime blethers Ullans Speakers Association - Article 23 - October 2010
Audio: Standardisation of spelling and writing in Ulster-Scots Ian James Parsley talks about standardisation of spelling and writing in Ulster-Scots (broadcast 9th February 2003).
Audio: Sweet Magheraban – by William Millar Oh Magheraban, I love thee, Love thee more and more, Id rather wander by your hills Than by Glenarm shore, And if I had a fortune To the city Id bid adieu; Id make my home in Skerry Where I...
Article: Switherin agen Ullans Speakers Association - Article 22 - September 2010 Written by Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Article: Tellytales is a colourful and immersive mix of pop-up book, animation and magical stage play - showcasing myths and legends from around the world. Children are at the heart of each episode - telling the tales...
Video: Tellytales: Programme 01 - Jeck an tha Banestaak (Animation) An Ulster-Scots version of the popular tale about a boy, a beanstalk and a giant…
Article: Tellytales: Programme 01 - Jeck an tha Banestaak (Script) . PERFORMANCE NOTES
Video: Tellytales: Programme 02 - Tha Swurd in tha Stane (Animation) An Ulster-Scots version of the Welsh legend of Arthur, Merlin and a magical sword.
Article: Tellytales: Programme 02 - Tha Swurd in tha Stane (Script) PERFORMANCE NOTES
Video: Tellytales: Programme 03 - Tha Wheechin Princess (Animation) An Ulster-Scots version of the traditional Native American tale about a race.
Article: Tellytales: Programme 03 - Tha Wheechin Princess (Script) PERFORMANCE NOTES
Video: Tellytales: Programme 04 - Dauncin Rose (Animation) An Ulster-Scots version of the traditional Egyptian rags-to-riches tale.
Article: Tellytales: Programme 04 - Dauncin Rose (Script) PERFORMANCE NOTES
Video: Tellytales: Programme 05 - Tha Snek Chairmer (Animation) An Ulster-Scots version of a traditional Indian story about a snake-charmer’s adventures.
Article: Tellytales: Programme 05 - Tha Snek Chairmer (Script) PERFORMANCE NOTES
Video: Tellytales: Programme 06 - Tha Imperor an tha Nichtingell (Animation) An Ulster-Scots version of the tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a Chinese emperor.
Article: Tellytales: Programme 06 - Tha Imperor an Tha Nichtingell (Script) PERFORMANCE NOTES
Video: Tellytales: Programme 07 - Tha Broonies an tha Soutar (Animation) An Ulster-Scots version of the Grimm Brothers tale about a shoemaker and his wife.
Article: Tellytales: Programme 07 - Tha Broonies an Tha Soutar (Script) PERFORMANCE NOTES
Video: Tellytales: Programme 08 - Kïng Mydas (Animation) An Ulster-Scots version of the well-known Greek story of King Midas and his golden touch.
Article: Tellytales: Programme 08 - Kïng Mydas (Script) PERFORMANCE NOTES
Video: Tellytales: Programme 09 - Muri oan tha Mune (Animation) An Ulster-Scots version of an African tale from Kenya about Muri who visits the moon.
Article: Tellytales: Programme 09 - Muri oan tha Mune (Script) PERFORMANCE NOTES
Video: Tellytales: Programme 10 - Tha Glammerie Parritch Pat (Animation) An Ulster-Scots version of a Russian tale about Lilya and a special gift from a Squirrel Boy.
Article: Tellytales: Programme 10 - Tha Glammerie Parritch Pat (Script) PERFORMANCE NOTES
Video: Tellytales: Programme 11 - Tha Bunyip Wean (Animation) An Ulster-Scots version of a traditional Aboriginal tale from Australia about a baby bunyip.
Article: Tellytales: Programme 11 - Tha Bunyip Wean (Script) PERFORMANCE NOTES
Video: Tellytales: Programme 12 - Tha Goolden Dyuck (Animation) An Ulster-Scots version of a traditional story from Warsaw, Poland, about a poor shoemaker.
Article: Tellytales: Programme 12 - Tha Goolden Dyuck (Script) PERFORMANCE NOTES
Video: Tellytales: Programme 13 - Tha Palace o tha Cowans (Animation) An Ulster-Scots version of a tale from Scotland about a fisherman who catches a seal…
Article: Tellytales: Programme 13 - The Palace o tha Cowans (Script) PERFORMANCE NOTES
Video: Tellytales: Programme 14 - Tha Whuttler an tha Princess (Animation) An Ulster-Scots version of Princess Endah on the Island of Java who has to pick a husband.
Article: Tellytales: Programme 14 - Tha Whuttler an tha Prïncess (Script) PERFORMANCE NOTES
Video: Tellytales: Programme 15 - Tha Wunnerfu Fruit Tree (Animation) An Ulster-Scots version of a South American tale about a marvellous tree.
Article: Tellytales: Programme 15 - Tha Wunnèrfu Fruit Tree (Script) PERFORMANCE NOTES
Article: Tha price o leevin Ullans Speakers Association - Article 39 - February 2012 By Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Article: Tha thochts in mae heid Ullans Speakers Association - Article 15 - December 2009
Article: Tha wather an tha lake Ullans Speakers Association - Article 42 - May 2012 By Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Article: The Auld Airds Tramp Fierce blaws the bitter whustlin blast Roon Cloghys wreckfu bay, But A maun tramp the watthery road An beg my lanesome way. Och, grim auld Keep o Kirkistone, Ye ve stud there year...
Audio: The Birth of Jesus, St Luke Philip Robinson reads the story of the birth of Jesus taken from the Gospel of Luke (Broadcast 6th December 2008).
Article: The Cycle Master: A Poem by James Barron No. 7-5-0 – 25 – The reason that I’m still alive; A made the choice tae go for wee’r Less adrenaline and less fear.
Audio: The Heaney Archive at Bellaghy Pat Brennan reveals the wealth of archive material on Seamus Heaney housed in the library at the Bawn (Broadcast 4th October 2008).
Audio: The language survey with the Two Wills The Two Wills talk about their language survey and reminisce about potatoes (Broadcast 7th March 2004).
Audio: The origins of Ulster-Scots words James Fenton discusses the origins of many of our Ulster-Scots words (broadcast 9th February 2003).
Article: The Photo: A Poem by James Barron The man who stans wae spade in han hez hanaled it afore, An ither shafts an rines for tasks an toils that are no more; Hes at the pad between the floowers, kept tidy ower the year, His likeness dae...
Video: The Rhyming Weavers: Education, Culture & Politics Tom Paulin meets Dr Ivan Herbison who talks about how the Rhyming Weaver poets were aware that their Ulster-Scots dialect was under threat from the educational system.
Video: The Scottish Legacy in the Braid Valley In the Braid Valley, Alec Millar takes two heifers to Ballymena market and discusses his Scottish family roots. He describes the traditional Scottish surnames found in the area as well as the Scottis...
Audio: The Ulster-Scots language Ian and Archie from Ballymoney have a chat about the Ulster-Scots language (Broadcast 7th September 2003).
Audio: The Ulster-Scots Language Society Anne Smyth talks about the aims and objectives of the Ulster-Scots Language Society (broadcast 2nd February 2003).
Article: The War tae en a Wars Ullans Speakers Association - Article 10 - July 2009
Audio: The Way We Talk in Ulster Children John and Ann explore the language of the people in Ulster. They find out about old-fashioned words and phrases from Leon McAuley, who hails from the Glens of Antrim. Plus, they find out more...
Article: The Weaver's Triumph It was but yestreen I had oot my bit claith, man, Tuk it under my arm, doun tae Balford I went, Untae the Braid Square, tae wee cockit Rabs warehoose For a trifle o cash, man, it was my inte...
Article: There’s a gran time comin’ Ullans Speakers Association - Article 11 - August 2009
Audio: Thunner Plumps by James Barron James Barron shares some poetry inspired by the thundery wet weather he experienced in France. Presented by Wilson Burgess. (Broadcast: 19 Jun 2011)
Article: THUNNER PLUMPS or Il Pleut Plus: A Poem by James Barron A poem by James Barron Written on holiday in France
Article: Ullans, it’s the wye wae tauk Ullans Speakers Association - Article 1 - October 2008
Video: Ulster-Scots at the Ballyclare Horse Fair We’re at Ballyclare Horse Fair, a stronghold of Ulster-Scots language and custom.
Audio: Ulster-Scots classes in Ballyboley Philip Robinson outlines the Ulster-Scots classes taking place in the Ballyboley Centre, Carrowdore (Broadcast 7th March 2004).
Audio: Ulster-Scots Language Society Diane Hoy talks about the work of the Ulster-Scots Language Society (Broadcast 22nd February 2004).
Audio: Ulster-Scots Language Society - Schools Project Liam Logan chats to Chairman of the Ulster-Scots Language Society, Anne Smyth, about their activities and the Ulster-Scots Schools Project. (Broadcast: 11 Nov 2006)
Audio: Ulster-Scots Language Society Schools Competition Ulster-Scots Language Society Schools Competition – Winners Announced (Broadcast 7th September 2003).
Video: Ulster-Scots literature in the Linenhall Library In the Linenhall Library in Belfast, John Gray tells Liam Logan and James Fenton about the corpus of Ulster-Scots literature housed there.
Audio: Ulster-Scots spelling standards Scotsman Gavin Falconer talks about Ulster-Scots spelling standards and neologisms (broadcast 26th January 2003).
Audio: Ulster-Scots Words with Dervock children The children from William Pinkerton Memorial Primary School in Dervock have a look at some Ulster-Scots vocabulary with Gary Blair. (Broadcast 16th October 2011)
Audio: Ulster-Scots Words with Dervock Pupils Pupils at William Pinkerton Memorial Primary School in Dervock have a look at some Ulster-Scots vocabulary with Gary Blair. (Broadcast 30th October 2011)
Audio: Ulster-Scots Words: Mooth Gary Blair gives us another Ulster-Scots word for the week - mooth. (Broadcast 2nd October 2011)
Audio: Ulster-Scots Words: Styachie Gary Blair introduces us to some Ulster-Scots language with his ‘Word of the Week’ - ‘styachie’. (Broadcast 18th September 2011)
Article: Voat, voat til’ yer blue in tha face. Ullans Speakers Association - Article 9 - June 2009
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - 'New interest' in Ulster-Scots Sally Young, Mark Thompson, Will McAvoy and Willie Cromie tell Chris Spurr how they feel about the revival of interest in Ulster-Scots.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - 'The Future' Sally Young, Mark Thompson, Will McAvoy and Willie Cromie talk about what they think the future will bring for Ulster-Scots.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - 'The Language of the Land' Sally Young, Mark Thompson, Will McAvoy and Willie Cromie explain the earth nature of Ulster-Scots - a culture in which tea-drinking is important…
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - 'Thompson' and Ulster-Scots cures Sally Young, Mark Thompson, Will McAvoy and Willie Cromie talk about the surname ‘Thompson’; and discuss Ulster-Scots words for things to eat as well as poultices and cures.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Animal Names Sally Young, Mark Thompson, Will McAvoy and Willie Cromie talk about the phrase “as thrawn as a bag of whitricks” and discuss other animal names in Ulster-Scots.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Connection with other Languages Sally Young, Mark Thompson, Will McAvoy and Willie Cromie talk about the various languages that have influenced or are similar to Ulster-Scots.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - County Down Vocabulary Sally Young, Mark Thompson, Will McAvoy and Willie Cromie talk about words which are common in County Down - and there’s some humour and memories of working with horses.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Crack with four friends Sally Young, Mark Thompson, Will McAvoy and Willie Cromie talk about washing powder, tramps and other humorous items.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Figures of Speech and 'Fillums' Sally Young, Mark Thompson, Will McAvoy and Willie Cromie talk about various figures of speech in Ulster-Scots and pronunciation of certain words.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Getting Personal Sally Young, Mark Thompson, Will McAvoy and Willie Cromie discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary for these words: left-handed; rich; moody; insane; attractive; pregnant; drunk; having money; unattractive...
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Inside and Outside Sally Young, Mark Thompson, Will McAvoy and Willie Cromie discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary for these terms: to rain lightly; the main room in a house; running water smaller than a river; long, soft...
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Links with Galloway Sally Young, Mark Thompson, Will McAvoy and Willie Cromie talk about the proximity of the Ards Peninsula to Galloway. They also discuss surnmaes and pronunciations.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Meet the County Down Group In Sally and Samuel Youngs house at Tullykevin near Greyabbey, Chris Spurr hosts a Voices session focusing on Ulster-Scots. The participants are Sally Young, Mark Thompson, Will McAvoy and Willie C...
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Placenames, dullies and butterlumps Sally Young, Mark Thompson, Will McAvoy and Willie Cromie talk about the placenames of the Ards as well as local traditions and customs.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Protecting the Language Sally Young, Mark Thompson, Will McAvoy and Willie Cromie talk about the importance of protecting Ulster-Scots and teaching it in schools.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Schooldays Sally Young and Mark Thompson both attended Ballyeasborough Primary School and they talk about their experiences there.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Strength of Ulster-Scots in County Down Sally Young, Mark Thompson, Will McAvoy and Willie Cromie discuss the strength of Ulster-Scots in County Down, and facilitator Chris Spurr asks Will McAvoy where he learnt to speak Ulster-Scots.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Terminology of the Ards Sally Young, Mark Thompson, Will McAvoy and Willie Cromie talk about some of the vocabulary of the Ards peninsula, unearthed whilst undertaking a tape-recorded survey.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Ulster-Scots and Chaucer Sally Young talks about how being an Ulster-Scot helped her understand Chaucer; and Will McAvoy remembers growing up on Mid-Isle - an island in Strangford Lough.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Unusual phrases Sally Young, Mark Thompson, Will McAvoy and Willie Cromie talk about some unusual words such as ‘beasnin’ and ‘getting your head shired’.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - What do you call them? Sally Young, Mark Thompson, Will McAvoy and Willie Cromie discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary for these terms: mother; baby; female partner; young person with cheap, trendy clothes; toolkit; something...
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - What to Wear Sally Young, Mark Thompson, Will McAvoy and Willie Cromie discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary for these terms: child’s soft shoes worn for PE; trousers; clothes.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - What You Do Sally Young, Mark Thompson, Will McAvoy and Willie Cromie discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary for these words: throw; play truant; sleep; play; hit hard.
Article: Wat Wather an earlie Prootas Ullans Speakers Association - Article 44 - July 2012 By Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Article: Wat wather an oul wurds Ullans Speakers Association - Article 45 – August 2012 By Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Article: Weans, they ir tha future Ullans Speakers Association - Article 18 - March 2010
Audio: Wee Jamie Porter by Sandy Robinson In Ballyclare, Iris Hurst tells Wilson Burgess about her brother-in-law, James Hunter the poetic bus man - who was inspired by his daily bus route. Iris also recites some of Sandy Robinsons poe...
Article: Weer yer Poppy wae Pride Ullans Speakers Association - Article 48 – November 2012 By Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Article: Whaur ir ye frae an whaut dae they caa ye? Ullans Speakers Association - Article 6 - March 2009
Audio: Wilbert Magill: A Wedding Invitation Wilbert Magill of Carrowdore reads us his poem about a wedding invitation. (Broadcast: 22 Mar 2008)
Audio: Will McAvoy reads 'Lizzie' by Sadie Smith Will McAvoy recites ‘Lizzie’, a story written by Sadie Smith of Clough.
Video: Willie Drennan's Ulster-Scots words Willie Drennan takes an amusing look at some Ulster-Scots vocabulary.
Audio: Willie Laverty on the Hamely Tongue Rhymer, Willie Laverty from Ballymoney, shares his experience of speaking Ulster-Scots from a young age. (Broadcast: 3rd April 2011)
Audio: Willie Laverty’s memories of childhood Willie Laverty of Ballymoney reads some poetry about his childhood and the neighbourhood where he was reared. (Broadcast: Sun 12 Dec 2010)
Audio: Wilson Burgess: Yesterday's Man Wilson Burgess talks about the influence of Seamus Heaney on modern Ulster-Scots writers and reads his poem ‘Yesterday’s Man’ (Broadcast 4th October 2008).
Article: Wurds an wurds, oor ain wurds Ullans Speakers Association - Article 12 - September 2009
Article: Wurds frae Yisteryear Ullans Speakers Association - Article 47 – October 2012 By Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
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THE BIBLE
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Video: A Scots reading from St Luke's Gospel A reading in Scots from the Gospel of St Luke - Chapter 1 Verses 8-14.
Video: A Scots reading from St Matthew's Gospel A reading in Scots from the Gospel of St Matthew - Chapter 3 Verses 13-15.
Video: Dr Philip Robinson on Ulster-Scots / Ernie Scott reads the 23rd Psalm In the past, Ulster-Scots was denigrated to bad English. Dr Philip Robinson however describes the validity of Ulster-Scots as a historic literary tradition.
Audio: Mark Thompson's book collection At home in Ballyhalbert, Mark Thompson discusses his collection of books on Ulster-Scots (Broadcast 5th October 2003).
Audio: Philip Robinson's new book - 'Oul Licht, New Licht' Tracey Gillen introduces Philip Robinson who has just launched A new book.
Video: Scots translation of New Testament Tom Paulin talks about the translation of the New Testament into Scots.
Audio: The Birth of Jesus, St Luke Philip Robinson reads the story of the birth of Jesus taken from the Gospel of Luke (Broadcast 6th December 2008).
Audio: The Four Gospels in Braid Scots At home in Ballyhalbert, Mark Thompson reads from ‘The Four Gospels in Braid Scots’ (Broadcast 5th October 2003).
Audio: The Gospel of St Luke in Ulster-Scots Charlie Gillen introduces Elizabeth McLeister, Philip Saunders, May Kirkpatrick and Heather Saunders who are involved in a project to translate the Book of Luke into Ulster-Scots. We hear a reading of...
Video: The impact on Scots of the King James Bible To strengthen the Union of the Crowns, King James I commanded that Sunday services were to be conducted using the authorised translated English version of the Bible. At a church service in Girvan, Re...
Audio: Tom Fleming reads from St Luke’s Gospel The Scots Language Centre in Perth has put some of St Luke’s Gospel online: to mark Easter, we hear Tom Fleming reading the story of Jesus going into Jerusalem. (Broadcast: 7 Apr 2007)
Audio: Ulster-Scots Bible Translation Willie Cromie is in the home of Sally Young at Tullykevin near Greyabbey. Sally is involved in the Ulster-Scots bible translation project and she tells Willie about the groups work and reads him t...
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Weaver Poets

WEAVER POETS
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Audio: ‘A Common Thread’ exhibition A new exhibition called A Common Thread is being run in the Mid Antrim Museum, depicting the works of the Weaver Poets in stitch. Jane Caldwell shows Anne Morrison-Smyth the quilts on show and o...
Audio: A History Hike in Ballycarry David Hume is at the Braidisland Gaitherin in Ballycarry village and goes on a history hike around the village. He visits the James Orr monument and the grave of the first ever Presbyterian minister i...
Audio: A Narrow Sea - Episode 46 The Rhyming Weavers Written by Dr Jonathan Bardon
Video: A song from John Kennedy / Dr Philip Robinson discusses James Orr's poetry John Kennedy sings a traditional song.
Video: A Weaving Family Hand loom weaver John McAtasney shares how the weaving trade has been in his family for generations and talks about how working conditions have changed over time. (Broadcast: 10th Mar 1992)
Audio: Ailsa Educational Pack Jackie Morrison heads to Kells to meet the group ‘Ailsa’ who have put together an educational pack.
Video: Ailsa: ‘The Hawk and Weazle’ Ailsa perform their musical version of Samuel Thomson’s ‘The Hawk and Weazle’.
Audio: Ailsa's CD ‘Misty Burn' Part 1 Part 1 of interview with ‘Ailsa’ about their new CD ‘Misty Burn’ based on the works of old Irish poets (Broadcast 7th September 2003).
Audio: Ailsa's CD ‘Misty Burn' Part 2 Part 2 of interview with ‘Ailsa’ about their new CD ‘Misty Burn’ based on the works of old Irish poets (Broadcast 7th September 2003).
Audio: Alan Miller discusses poet, John McKinley Kist talks to Alan Miller about a lesser-known Ulster-Scots poet, John McKinley. (Broadcast 18th September 2011)
Audio: Bard of Dunclug & Bard of Moneyslane We go back in time, as David Herbison, better known as the Bard of Dunclug, tells us how he composes poems to the rhythm of his weaving loom. Plus, rhyming weaver poet Hugh Porter, the Bard of Moneysl...
Audio: Belinda Mehaffey on Sarah Leech At Ballylynan Church in Donegal, Belinda Mahaffey tells us about Sarah Leech, the local poetess. (Broadcast: 9 Jun 2007)
Audio: Book launch: Sarah Leech, Weaver Poetess We’re in Donegal at the launch of a new book of poetry by Sarah Leech.
Audio: Dr Carol Baraniuk on The Weaver Poets We hear an extract from James Orrs Donegore Hill. The poetry of James Orr is studied as part of a course at Queens University called Poets of Liberty, Love and Life. Course organiser, Dr...
Audio: Dr Frank Ferguson on the digitised John Hewitt collection A new website containing digitized versions of fourteen works from the John Hewitt collection was launched at the University of Ulster. Dr Frank Ferguson explains that half a dozen of these rare texts...
Audio: Dr Fred Freeman on Tannahill and Burns Liam Logan chats to Dr Fred Freeman who is in Carrickfergus, giving a talk at the ‘Together in Time’ Festival put on by the East Antrim Traditional Music School.
Video: Dr Ivan Herbison on his ancestor - the Bard of Dunclug In a Ballymena graveyard is a monument to the memory of weaver poet, David Herbison, also known as the ‘Bard of Dunclug’.
Video: Dr Linde Lunney on weaver poet, Samuel Thomson A reading of ‘The Bonnet’ by Samuel Thomson. Dr Linde Lunney describes the calibre of Thomson’s and James Orr’s work.
Video: Dr Philip Robinson on James Orr - the Weaver Poet Dr Philip Robinson and Tom Paulin discuss the writings of the rhyming weaver poet, James Orr.
Article: Fairs that ir nae mair Ullans Speakers Association - Article 34 - September 2011 Written by Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Audio: Fred Freeman's 'Robert Tannahill' Project Charlie Gillen reports that Dr Fred Freeman will soon be visiting the Linenhall Library to give an illustrated talk on Scottish poet and songwriter Robert Tannahill (1774-1810) a weaver from Paisley w...
Audio: Ivan Herbison on the Weaver Poets Dr Ivan Herbison has had a lifelong family interest in Ulster-Scots. He chats to Conal Gillespie about the weaver poets, the language and the literature, and the influence of Robert Burns on our loca...
Audio: Ivan Herbison: My Ain Native Toon Poetry and prose particular to Ulster can trace its roots in Scotland. Ivan Herbison reads from My Ain Native Toon by his forebear, David Herbison, one of Ulsters weaver poets. (Broadcast:...
Audio: James Orr - To The Potatoe A reading of ‘To The Potatoe’ by the weaver poet, James Orr (broadcast 20th March 2002).
Audio: James Orr of Ballycarry In Ballycarry, there are readings of James Orr’s ‘Donegore Hill’ - and we hear from David Hume as well as a very old inhabitant of Ballycarry; James Orr himself. (Broadcast: 17 Sep 2006)
Video: James Orr's poem 'Donegore Hill' Following a reading of ‘Donegore Hill’ by weaver poet, James Orr - James Fenton discusses how Orr inspired his own writing.
Audio: Leon McAuley meets the Bard of Dunclug David Herbison. The independent weaver talks about the changes in Ballymena, his use of words and his collection of three thousand books. (Broadcast: 8th Feb 2000)
Audio: Maurice Leyden and the Weaver Poets The work of the weaver poets is to the fore as part of the Belfast Open House Festival as Belfast singer and song-gatherer, Maurice Leyden, has put together a new show called ‘The Half Cut’.
Audio: Maurice Leyden: The Half-Cut The work of the weaver poets is to the fore as part of the Belfast Open House Festival as Belfast singer and song-gatherer, Maurice Leyden, has put together a new show called ‘The Half Cut’.
Audio: News from Ailsa Wilbert Garvin and Barbara Gray have been composing and arranging music for many years. Their group Ailsa has a distinctive sound and sets the words of the vernacular poets to fresh tunes. (Bro...
Audio: Republication of Hewitt's Rhyming Weavers The Blackstaff Press first published John Hewitts Rhyming Weavers and other Country Poets of Antrim and Down in 1974: now it has been reprinted. The new foreword for the re-published book wa...
Audio: Researching the life and work of Sarah Leech We hear from a poetess from 200 years ago - Sarah Leech, a weavers daughter from near Raphoe in Donegal, who was writing at the same time as Sir Walter Scott was publishing his Waverley novels. Sa...
Video: Reverend John Nelson on weaver poet, James Orr James Fenton and Liam Logan visit Reverend John Nelson in Templecorran Graveyard, Ballycarry. Reverend Nelson tells them about James Orr, one of the Weaver Poets, who is buried there.
Audio: Some children discover Ballycarry's History Led by David Hume, P7 Weans from Ballycarry Primary School discover the grave of James Orr and find out more about his life. Plus they learn about Ballycarrys oldest gravestone in Templecorran grav...
Article: Text of Robert Huddleston poem: Doddery Willowaim DODDERY WILLOWAIM
Video: The history of Donegore with Ernie Scott At St John’s Church in Donegore, Willie Drennan meets with Ernie Scott who is a local authority on the history of the area.
Audio: The new Monreagh Centre in Donegal Wilson Burgess is in East Donegal for the opening of a new Ulster-Scots Heritage Centre in Monreagh and he has a chat with Frank Carey about how each room in the Centre reflects different themes of th...
Video: The Rhyming Weavers: Education, Culture & Politics Tom Paulin meets Dr Ivan Herbison who talks about how the Rhyming Weaver poets were aware that their Ulster-Scots dialect was under threat from the educational system.
Video: The Weaver Question - by Thomas Given Gordon Fulton performs verses from ‘The Weaver Question’ by Thomas Given, with the sounds of the weaver’s loom in the background.
Audio: The Weaver Question by Thomas Given We hear a reading from ‘The Weaver Question’ written around 1900 by Thomas Given of Cullybackey. (Broadcast: 24 Sep 2006)
Video: To the Potatoe Gordon Fulton performs James Orr’s poem ‘To the Potatoe’.
Audio: To the Potatoe by Weaver Poet, James Orr An extract from a poem written by James Orr in the 19th century in honour of the potato (Broadcast 12th October 2003).
Audio: Tom Paulin on the Rhyming Weavers The Blackstaff Press first published John Hewitts Rhyming Weavers and other Country Poets of Antrim and Down in 1974: now it has been reprinted. One of the poems in the collection, James Cam...
Audio: Ulster-Scots Border Counties Gathering Liam Logan meets up with Diane Hoy of the Ulster-Scots Heritage Council to find out about a month-long event she has organised - the first ever Ulster-Scots Border Counties Gathering.
Audio: Ulster-Scots Events in east Donegal We visit Donegal at the launch of a new book of poetry by Sarah Leech.
Audio: Ulster-Scots Poetry Project In Lisburn Library, three members of the Ulster-Scots Poetry Project at the University of Ulster, Dr Frank Ferguson, Dr Carol Baraniuk and Dr Kathryn White, tell Kist how the project is developing, an...
Audio: Weaver Poet, James Orr Reverend Nelson talks about Ballycarry and the Weaver Poet, James Orr (broadcast 20th March 2002).
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WF Marshall

WF MARSHALL
Title Summary
Audio: A Bus Tour to celebrate WF Marshall Wilson Burgess takes a run to Sixmilecross, where the village is putting on a special weekend to commemorate WF Marshall, the bard of Tyrone.
Audio: A WF Marshall Event at Sixmilecross Wilson Burgess takes a run to Cooley Primary School at Sixmilecross, where the village is putting on a special weekend to commemorate WF Marshall, the bard of Tyrone.
Audio: Bertie Bryce reads WF Marshall Jackie Morrison describes the many accomplishments of 88 year-old performer and dancer Bertie Bryce from Inch Island.
Audio: Celebrating WF Marshall Wilson Burgess takes a run to Cooley Primary School at Sixmilecross, where the village is putting on a special weekend to commemorate WF Marshall, the bard of Tyrone.
Audio: David Knox reads WF Marshall David Knox from Aghadowey recites ‘Sarah Ann’ by WF Marshall. Presented by Wilson Burgess. (Broadcast: 12th April 2008)
Audio: De Ye Mind Marshall? Wilson Burgess takes a run to Sixmilecross, where the village is putting on a special weekend to commemorate W F Marshall, the bard of Tyrone.
Audio: Elizabeth McLeister reads WF Marshall Willie Drennan visits Elizabeth McLeister at her home in Cullybackey where she reads an extract from a poem by WF Marshall, ‘The Bard of Tyrone’. (Broadcast: 20 Feb 2005)
Audio: Ernie Scott reads WF Marshall Charlie Gillen introduces Ernie Scott who reads the poem ‘The Lad’ by WF Marshall (Broadcast 21st June 2009).
Audio: Samuel Eaton reads WF Marshall We’re at the Francis Makemie Summer School, put on by the East Donegal Ulster-Scots Association.
Video: Santer Series 1 - WF Marshall in Castlerock Wilson Burgess gives some history on Rev WF Marshall ‘The Bard of Tyrone’ in Castlerock, before reading extracts of ‘Me an Me Da’.
Audio: W.F. Marshall’s love of local dialects David Magee is a retired minister from Donegal, who trained in Magee College in Londonderry. David talks about the teaching practices of Dr W.F. Marshall and Marshalls love of local dialects.(Broad...
Audio: WF Marshall at Cooley Primary School Wilson Burgess takes a run to Cooley Primary School at Sixmilecross, where the village is putting on a special weekend to commemorate WF Marshall, the bard of Tyrone.
Audio: WF Marshall Remembered Wilson Burgess takes a run to Cooley Primary School at Sixmilecross, where the Tullyneill Dramatic Society act out Sarah Ann and Sammy Gibson recites Me an Me Da (Broadcast 17th May 20...
Audio: WF Marshall: The Bard of Tyrone Tracey Gillen has news of a festival in Sixmilecross to celebrate WF Marshall, the bard of Tyrone.
Audio: WF Marshall's Writing Wilson Burgess takes a run to Sixmilecross, where the village is putting on a special weekend to commemorate WF Marshall, the bard of Tyrone.
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WG Lyttle

WG LYTTLE
Title Summary
Audio: Robin's Readings - Episode 1 Part 1 - Paddy McQuillan's Christmas in Belfast Part 1 - This is the first in a series of humorous stories, first published by W.G. Lyttle in the 19th century. Robins Readings are written in authentic Ulster-Scots and reflect the rural customs...
Audio: Robin's Readings - Episode 1 Part 2 - Paddy McQuillan at the Masonic Lodge Part 2 - This is the first in a series of humorous stories, first published by W.G. Lyttle in the 19th century. Robins Readings are written in authentic Ulster-Scots and reflect the rural customs...
Audio: Robin's Readings - Episode 2 Part 1 - His Trip Tae Glesca - Paddy McQuillan on the Belfast Boat Part 1 - This story begins with Paddy McQuillan deciding, despite his mothers grave misgivings, to visit Glasgow. On board the ferry, he falls in with a Scotsman called Sauny - but doesnt enjoy...
Audio: Robin's Readings - Episode 2 Part 2 - His Trip Tae Glesca - Paddy McQuillan arrives in Glasgow Part 2 - Paddy McQuillan is in Glasgow with his new friend, Sauny who takes him in hand and promises to show him the sights of the city, starting with a Glasgow Eating House. (Broadcast 18th July...
Audio: Robin's Readings - Episode 2 Part 3 - His Trip Tae Glesca - Paddy McQuillan at Glasgow Post Office Paddy McQuillan is in Glasgow with his new friend, Sauny - but he has some trouble at the Post Office when he tries to collect a money order. (Broadcast 25th July 2010)
Audio: Robin's Readings - Episode 2 Part 4 - His Trip Tae Glesca - Paddy McQuillan buys a handkerchief Paddy McQuillan is in Glasgow with his new friend, Sauny. He goes shopping for a present for his mother - but winds up arrested for assault! (Broadcast 25th July 2010)
Audio: Robin's Readings - Episode 2 Part 5 - His Trip Tae Glesca - Paddy McQuillan appears in a Glasgow Court Paddy McQuillan is up in Court for assaulting a shop assistant. Will he manage to talk his way out of a custodial sentence? (Broadcast 25th July 2010)
Audio: Robin's Readings - Episode 2 Part 6 - His Trip Tae Glesca - Paddy McQuillan comes home again Paddy McQuillan returns from Glasgow and enjoys his chat with the ship’s captain - before finally getting home to his very relieved mother. (Broadcast 25th July 2010)
Audio: Robin's Readings - Episode 3 Part 1 - His Coortships - Paddy McQuillan reflects on love Paddy McQuillan reflects on love - but is horrified when his mother arranges for him to take tea with the formidable Miss Norris - in the hope of making a match for him. (Broadcast 1st August 2010)
Audio: Robin's Readings - Episode 3 Part 2 - His Coortships - Paddy McQuillan visits Miss Norris Paddy McQuillans mother sends him to take tea with the formidable Miss Norris in the hopes of making a match. However, Paddys manners dont quite come up to scratch (Broadcast 1st August...
Audio: Robin's Readings - Episode 3 Part 3 - His Coortships - Paddy McQuillan meets Maggie Patten At the meeting house, Paddy McQuillan spots Maggie Patten and is smitten. He walks her home and is invited in - but his hopes for a kiss go somewhat awry… (Broadcast 1st August 2010)
Audio: Robin's Readings - Episode 3 Part 4 - His Coortships - Paddy McQuillan gets engaged After getting rid of the competition in the form of Jack Slouthers, Paddy McQuillan is free to propose to Maggie Patten. Her reaction is more favourable than that of his mother, however! (Broadcat...
Audio: Robin's Readings - Episode 4 Part 1 - His Wedding - Paddy McQuillan's wedding plans In preparation for his forthcoming wedding, Paddy McQuillan sets off to Belfast to get the wedding licence. Then he and Maggie purchase a few essentials in the shops and marvel at the sights and soun...
Audio: Robin's Readings - Episode 4 Part 2 - His Wedding - Paddy McQuillan gets married Paddy McQuillan has some difficulty getting his wedding lessons from a Belfast clerk - but eventually its the big day and Ballycuddy celebrates alongside the happy couple. (Broadcast 8th August 20...
Audio: Robin's Readings - Episode 5 Part 1 - His Wee Paddy - Paddy McQuillan and the new arrival A new arrival means new worries for Paddy McQuillan - what with potential hazards round the house and constant crying throughout the night! However, plans for the babys christening soon give Paddy...
Audio: Robin's Readings - Episode 5 Part 2 - His Wee Paddy - The Christening of Wee Paddy McQuillan It’s time to christen Wee Paddy - and Paddy and Maggie McQuillan invite all their friends for a Ballycuddy party. (Broadcast 8th August 2010)
Audio: Robin's Readings - Episode 6 Part 1 - His Twins - The arrival of Paddy McQuillan's twins Robin Gordon is very amused to hear that his friends Paddy and Maggie McQuillan have just had twins! He calls round to visit them - and various other friends arrive meet the new-borns and congratulat...
Audio: Robin's Readings - Episode 7 Part 1 - His Tay Perty - Paddy McQuillan's Tea Party to celebrate his twins Robin Gordon and friends visit Paddy and Maggie McQuillan to congratulate them on their twins! They discuss the purchase of a double perambulator… (Broadcast 15th August 2010)
Audio: Robin's Readings - Episode 7 Part 2 - His Tay Perty - Plans for Paddy McQuillan's party Robin Gordon and Paddy McQuillan start making arrangements for a tea party to celebrate the arrival of Paddy’s twins.
Audio: Robin's Readings - Episode 7 Part 3 - His Tay Perty - A party in Paddy McQuillan's barn The party is in full swing to celebrate the arrival of Paddy and Maggie McQuillan’s twins. (Broadcast 15th August 2010)
Audio: Robin's Readings - Episode 7 Part 4 - His Tay Perty - The Christening of Paddy McQuillan's Twins It’s Paddy McQuillan’s Tay Perty and friends and family all gather round to help the McQuillan’s christen their new twins - Samuel and Jemima. (Broadcast 22nd August 2010)
Audio: Robin's Readings - Episode 7 Part 5 - His Tay Perty - A Pram for Paddy McQuillan's Twins At Paddy McQuillans Tay Perty, his friends and family all gather round to help the McQuillans christen their new twins - Samuel and Jemima and present the proud parents with a very special pram....
Audio: Robin's Readings - Episode 8 Part 1 - McQuillan Abroad - Paddy McQuillan decides to emigrate It’s a sad time in County Down for Paddy McQuillan and his family have been forced, by their rackrenting landlord, to sell up and emigrate to Canada. l. (Broadcast 22nd August 2010)
Audio: Robin's Readings - Episode 8 Part 2 - McQuillan Abroad - Farewell to Paddy McQuillan Final episode in Book 1 of Robin’s Readings.

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