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Audio: A Holy Fair in Mauchline Kist is at a ‘Holy Fair’ in Mauchline, put on as part of the ‘Burns an A’ That’ Festival in Ayrshire.
Audio: A Ploughing Match in Knockbridge We visit a ploughing match in Knockbridge where Liam Logan meets a lady plough-person, Susan from Ayrshire, who is taking part for the second year and she tells him about the difference in the ground...
Audio: Ardrossan Ulster-Scots in Cairncastle Helen Mark is in Cairncastle at the 9th annual Ulster-Scots Folk Festival, and chats with Chairman Gordon Allison and Secretary Billy Irvine of the Ardrossan Ulster-Scots Society. (Broadcast 6th Sep...
Audio: Ballydown children at Burns Memorial Garden Wilson Burgess is in Alloway with the P7 weans from Ballydown Primary and their teacher Mr Trevor Russell.
Audio: Ballydown children visit Robert Burns' birthplace Wilson Burgess is in Ayrshire with the P7 weans from Ballydown Primary and their teacher Mr Trevor Russell to visit some places linked to Robert Burns most famous poem, Tam O Shanter, as well...
Audio: Ballydown children visit the Brig o Doon The P7 weans from Ballydown Primary and their teacher Mr Trevor Russell visit some of the places linked to Robert Burns most famous poem, Tam O Shanter, including the Brig O Doon in Allowa...
Audio: Ballydown children visit the Old Kirk at Alloway Wilson Burgess is in Ayrshire with the P7 weans from Ballydown Primary and their teacher Mr Trevor Russell.
Audio: Ballydown Primary School P7s go to Ayrshire Wilson Burgess sails away to Ayrshire with the P7 weans from Ballydown Primary and their teacher Mr Trevor Russell.
Audio: Billy Kay - Scots: The Mither Tongue Scottish radio presenter and well known author, Billy Kay, talks to Liam Logan about a new edition of his book Scots: the Mither Tongue - and they discuss the lack of a language strategy i...
Audio: Burns an a' That in Ayrshire Kist is at a ‘Holy Fair’ in Mauchline, put on as part of the ‘Burns an A’ That’ Festival in Ayrshire - where Glasgow’s Screamin’ Preachers are in full voice.
Audio: Cairncastle and Ardrossan Bobby Acheson crosses ower the sheugh to Ayrshire, to a Burns Homecoming celebration organised by the Ardrossan Ulster-Scots Cultural and Heritage Group.
Audio: Cairncastle Festival Plans 2008 Charlie Gillen introduces Bobby Acheson who talks about an upcoming visit to Ardrossan, Scotland with The Grousebeaters, to promote the Cairncastle Ulster-Scots Folk Festival and the Braidisland Gathe...
Audio: Cairncastle plans to celebrate Burns' 250th Anniversary Bobby Acheson tells Conal Gillespie about the plans for Robert Burns 250th anniversary and about the band The Grousebeaters (Broadcast 11th October 2008).
Audio: Crack with the Grousebeaters in Scotland Bobby Acheson and friends from Cairncastle cross ower the sheugh to Ayrshire where the Grousebeaters have been invited to play at Dreghorn. Bobby has a chat with Jimmy McKeegan of the Grousebeaters ab...
Article: David Hume: Dalriada A poem by David Hume Translation by Rev. Roddy MacLeod
Audio: Donegal's links with Scotland Jim Devenney, Deputy Chair of the Ulster-Scots Agency, discusses the strong links between Donegal and Scotland, particularly in terms of seasonal migration for tattie-hoking. (Broadcast: 28 Oct 2006)...
Audio: Father of the Scottish Enlightenment Dr Patrick Griffin talks about Francis Hutchinson – ‘Father of the Scottish Enlightenment’ (Broadcast 7th March 2004).
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...
Video: From Broad Scots to English Robert MacNeil outlines the linguistic impact of James VI’s move from Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh to the English speaking south - when he became King James 1 of England.
Audio: Fun and events at the Broadisland Gathering 2006 Liam Logan is in Ballycarry, between Whitehead and Larne, home of Ireland’s first Presbyterian minister who came over from Scotland in 1613 - Reverend Edward Brice.
Audio: Itchy Coo - Part 1 Part 1 - Matthew Fitt talks about the work of Itchy Coo which publishes books in the Scots tongue (Broadcast 12th October 2003).
Audio: Itchy Coo - Part 2 Part 2 - Matthew Fitt talks about the work of Itchy Coo which publishes books in the Scots tongue (Broadcast 12th October 2003).
Audio: Jackie Morrison meets the Itchycoo Team In Edinburgh, The Scottish Storytelling Centre, under the title ‘Multilingualism in Education’, has organised an event to encourage the use of the Scots language in schools.
Audio: Janet Paisley: Bonnie Water Scots poet, Janet Paisley, introduces and reads her poem about a pair of Scottish heroes - Robert the Bruce and William Wallace. The poem is called ‘Bonnie Water’.
Audio: Jennifer Smith on Sociolinguistics Attending the 5th annual Language & Politics Symposium at Queen’s University was Jennifer Smith, a sociolinguist from York University, originally from north-east Scotland.
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.
Video: Legacy of the 1606 Settlement Flora Montgomery explores the Scottish linguistic and cultural legacy handed down over generations from the first Scottish settlers to Antrim and Down in 1606.
Audio: Liam Logan finds out about a 'Burns' project for schools Liam Logan is in the Marketplace Theatre in Armagh meeting children from here and from Ayrshire in Scotland.
Audio: Liam Logan meets Rab Wilson in Ayrshire Over in Ayrshire, at the “Burns an A’ That” Festival, Liam Logan heads to Poosie Nancy’s pub in Mauchline, to meet leading Scots poet, Rab Wilson.
Audio: Liam Logan meets Scots poet, Rab Wilson North of Dumfries, in the Royal Burgh of Sanquahar is the home of Rab Wilson, a fine Scots writer.
Audio: Links between Cairncastle and Ardrossan Bobby Acheson crosses ower the sheugh to Ayrshire, where the Grousebeaters have been invited to play at a Burns Homecoming celebration, organised by the Ardrossan Ulster-Scots Cultural and Heritage Gr...
Audio: Local and Scots children perform Burns in Armagh Liam Logan is at the Marketplace Theatre in Armagh meeting children from here and from Ayrshire in Scotland taking part in a project about Robert Burns.
Audio: Michael Marra: Dundee Songwriter Dundee songwriter and singer, Michael Marra, talks to Liam about his use of the Scots tongue in his writing, and how he draws inspiration from the work of Robert Burns. (Broadcast: 21 Jun 2006)
Audio: Multilingualism in Education - Conference In Edinburgh, The Scottish Storytelling Centre, under the title ‘Multilingualism in Education’, has organised an event to encourage the use of the Scots language in schools.
Audio: Nat Edwards on Burns’ use of Scots Nat Edwards, director of the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, describes the enduring nature of Burns use of Scots and shares the importance of showcasing the Scots language in the museum. Nat outlin...
Audio: North Sea Gas in Larne We hear from David Hume in the McNeill Theatre in Larne, where Scottish music group North Sea Gas are performing. Band members - Dave Gilfillan, Grant Simpson and Ronnie MacDonald, introduce the...
Audio: Pan-religion aspect of Ulster-Scots The Twa Wills talk about the pan-religion aspect of Ulster-Scots and their travels in Scotland (Broadcast 28th March 2004).
Audio: Part 1 - Scottish Parliamentary policy on the Scots language Part 1 - Rob Gibson MSP talks about Scottish Parliamentary policy on the Scots language (Broadcast 22nd February 2004).
Audio: Part 2 - Scottish Parliamentary policy on the Scots language Part 2 - Rob Gibson MSP talks about Scottish Parliamentary policy on the Scots language (Broadcast 22nd February 2004).
Audio: Poetry from Rab Wilson Ayrshire poet, Rab Wilson, attends the 6th annual Language & Politics Symposium at Queens University.
Audio: Rab Wilson at the QUB Symposium Liam Logan heads up to Queen’s University where he meets Ayrshire poet, Rab Wilson, who is attending the 6th annual Language & Politics Symposium.
Audio: Rab Wilson brings Scots to Mayo We visit an all Irish speaking primary school near Claremorris with Ayrshire poet, Rab Wilson who is bringing the Scots tongue to new listeners .
Audio: Rab Wilson translates Omar Khayyám There is a big interest nowadays in the Far East and things to do with Persia. One of the greatest Persian authors was Omar Khayyám who wrote the verses we call the Rubaiyat.
Audio: Rab Wilson visits County Mayo Jackie Morrison opens a special programme with Kist in the west of Ireland in County Mayo, spending the day with Ayrshire poet, Rab Wilson.
Audio: Rab Wilson: Accent of the Mind Over in Ayrshire, at the “Burns an A’ That” Festival, Liam Logan heads to Poosie Nancy’s pub in Mauchline, to meet leading Scots poet, Rab Wilson.
Audio: Rab Wilson: On a Famine Road, Co Mayo Ayrshire poet, Rab Wilson, recently visited County Mayo in Ireland. He reads a new poem, inspired by the trip: ‘On a Famine Road, County Mayo’. (Broadcast: 27 Oct 2007)
Audio: Rab Wilson: Raftery's Choice Ayrshire poet, Rab Wilson, recently visited County Mayo in Ireland. He reads a new poem, inspired by the trip: ‘Raftery’s Choice’. (Broadcast: 27 Oct 2007)
Audio: Rab Wilson: Somerfield Checkout Counter No.2 In Ayrshire, Rab Wilson has written a romantic poem called ‘Somerfield Checkout Counter No.2’. (Broadcast: 9 Feb 2008)
Audio: Rab Wilson: The Brounie of Blednoch Rab Wilson recites ‘The Brounie of Blednoch’, considered one of the finest Scots poems of William Nicholson, ‘The Bard of Galloway’.
Audio: Rab Wilson: To Tobacco Rab Wilson reads ‘To Tobacco’, a fine poem by William Nicholson, the Bard of Galloway, showing this ‘chauncy docken’ was thought dangerous to both health and purse even 150 years ago.
Audio: Rab Wilson's Radio Diary: County Mayo The Ayrshire poet, Rab Wilson is bringing the Scots tongue to new listeners in Mayo as part of the Kiltimagh In Sight of Raftery Festival and we listen in to his radio diary, as he does a...
Audio: Robert Millar on the Scots Language At the 6th annual Language & Politics Symposium in Queens University, looking at The Economy and the Tongue, Robert Millar from Aberdeen University, talks about Scots in Scotland. (Broadcast:...
Video: Santer Series 1 - Emily Smith – ‘The Silver Tassie’ Emily Smith discusses how the writings of Robert Burns have influenced her successful musical career and she performs ‘The Silver Tassie’. (Broadcast: Wed 24 Nov 2010)
Video: Santer Series 1 - Emily Smith sings ‘Gala Water’ Emily Smith performs ‘Gala Water’. (Broadcast: Wed 3 Nov 2010)
Video: Santer Series 1 - Galloway Whisky Distillery Raymond Armstrong from Banbridge tells Helen Mark what led him to take over Bladnoch whiskey distillery in Galloway. (Broadcast: Wed 8 Dec 2010)
Audio: Scots Language in Scottish Schools In Edinburgh, The Scottish Storytelling Centre, under the title ‘Multilingualism in Education’, have organised an event to encourage the use of the Scots language in schools.
Audio: Scots Language Resource Centre Liam Logan chats to Michael Hance, Director of the Scots Language Resource Centre in Perth. (Broadcast: 24 Sep 2006)
Audio: Scots poet Liz Niven chats to Liam Logan One of the finest poets writing in the Scots tongue is Liz Niven and, at home in Dumfries, she reads a poem called Efter ye cam back fae Malawi and talks to presenter, Liam about her use of Scot...
Audio: Scottish links with Cairncastle Billy Irvine and Tony Collins tell Conal Gillespie about how they have come over from Ardrossan and Dunoon in Scotland to promote the launch of the 8th Cairncastle Ulster-Scots folk festival DVD (Bro...
Audio: Smailholm Tower and the Border Reivers Dr Alixe Bovey goes to the very south of modern Scotland into the infamous borders and visits the fortified safe house of the Pringle family at Smailholm.
Audio: Storytelling in Edinburgh In Edinburgh, The Scottish Storytelling Centre, under the title ‘Multilingualism in Education’, has organised an event to encourage the use of the Scots language in schools.
Audio: Stuart McHardy: Tam and Will Part 1 Part 1 - For Halloween, we’ve a spooky tale from one of Edinburgh’s finest storytellers, Stuart McHardy about two weavers, Tam and Will. (Broadcast: 28 Oct 2006)
Video: Stuart McHardy: Tam and Will Part 2 Part 2 - For Halloween, we’ve a spooky tale from one of Edinburgh’s finest storytellers, Stuart McHardy about two weavers, Tam and Will. (Broadcast: 28 Oct 2006)
Video: The development of the Scots Language Robert MacNeil reveals how the Scottish tongue is one of the oldest in Britain. The development of Scots is explored along with the distinctive vocabulary of the Scottish lowlands.
Video: The impact of the settlers on the indigenous Irish Dr William Roulston, Professor Jane Ohlmeyer and Dr John McCavitt discuss the arrival in Ulster in the 1600s of prosperous Scottish and English settlers.
Audio: The Jolly Beggars in Poosie Nancy's In Ayrshire, we’re at Mauchline Masonic Hall with past Master, Andrew Stuart McFarland who tells Liam Logan about Burns’ association with the Lodges of Mauchline and Tarbolton.
Video: The News - in Scots In Glasgow, the News is read in English: however, this clip shows how it might sound in Scots…
Audio: The Scots language with Liz Niven Scottish poet, Liz Niven, talks about the Scots language and reads one of her poems (broadcast 9th February 2003).
Audio: The Scottish Saltire Society Michael Hans talks about the work of the Scottish Saltire Society (Broadcast 21st March 2004).
Audio: The song-writing talent of Robert Burns Dr Fred Freeman discusses the song-writing talent of Robert Burns (Broadcast 14th September 2003).
Video: The spread of Lowland Scots to Ireland We learn how the Lowland Scottish tongue spread to the North of Ireland through early 17th Century plantations. The achievements and experiences of the Scottish planters in Ireland are discussed.
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: Ulster-Scots Praise Service at Cairncastle Bobby Acheson chats to Tony Collins from Dunoon, Scotland, at the Ulster-Scots praise service at Cairncastle, and we hear about the ever-developing links between Cairncastle and Scotland (Broadcast 2...
Audio: William Roulston on the Plantation of Ulster With the help of historian William Roulston, Anne Morrison-Smyth finds out about the relics of the Scottish Plantation in the early 17th Century. (Broadcast 30th August 2009)
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AMERICA
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Article: FRANKLIN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA THEN AND NOW . . . Kindly contributed by Gordon Crooks Gordon can be contacted by email via - gordoncrooks@verizon.net
Video: A letter from America Re-enactment of an 18th Century Irish family receiving a letter from America; discussion about the high numbers of Ulster-Scots in America today; characteristics of the Scots-Irish in America. (Broadc...
Audio: A Narrow Sea - Episode 35 ‘Like a contagious distemper’ Written by Dr Jonathan Bardon
Audio: A Narrow Sea - Episode 36 ‘In America they may get good land’ Written by Dr Jonathan Bardon
Audio: A Narrow Sea - Episode 37 ‘A good wheen of ingens’ Written by Dr Jonathan Bardon
Audio: A Narrow Sea - Episode 38 ‘The pleasantness of this solitary wilderness’ Written by Dr Jonathan Bardon
Audio: A Narrow Sea - Episode 39 ‘An esteem for Liberty and a contempt for tyranny’ Written by Dr Jonathan Bardon
Audio: A Narrow Sea - Episode 40 ‘Our cause we leave to Heaven and our Rifles’ Written by Dr Jonathan Bardon
Audio: A Narrow Sea - Episode 41 ‘An Irish-Scotch Presbyterian Rebellion’ Written by Dr Jonathan Bardon
Audio: A Narrow Sea - Episode 42 ‘We seek for our Rights’ Written by Dr Jonathan Bardon
Audio: A Narrow Sea - Episode 48 ‘Mr O’Connell, look at Belfast and be a Repealer – if you can’ Written by Dr Jonathan Bardon
Audio: A Narrow Sea - Episode 51 Divided loyalties: the Scotch-Irish and the American Civil War Written by Dr Jonathan Bardon
Audio: A Narrow Sea - Episode 58 Bluegrass: ‘played from my heart to your heart’ Written by Dr Jonathan Bardon
Video: A visit to the Whitehouse Rene Martin and Woodrow Wilson visit the Whitehouse in Washington, and retrace the steps of their Presidential ancestors at the site of their inauguration, and Rene visits the memorial statue of Presi...
Audio: Alister McReynolds - The Fighting McCooks Wilson Burgess introduces Alister McReynolds who takes Kist over the Atlantic to America with the tale of the Fighting McCooks. (Broadcast 13th September 2009)
Audio: Alister McReynolds meets Prof Michael Montgomery Tracey Gillen introduces Alister McReynolds who meets a leading light of the Scotch Irish, Professor Michael Montgomery, in Georgia, USA (Broadcast 18th October 2009)
Audio: Alister McReynolds on Francis Hutchinson At the opening of a new Ulster-Scots Heritage Centre in Monreagh, Alister McReynolds talks to Wilson Burgess about Francis Hutchinson’s influence on Thomas Jefferson (Broadcast 14th June 2009).
Audio: Alister McReynolds on Scots-Irish in Maine Alister McReynolds is a Fellow of the Institute of Ulster-Scots Studies at Magee College. He tells us about the Ulster-Scots diaspora in Maine, USA - specifically a whole community in Brunswick. (Bro...
Audio: Alister McReynolds: Reeds Valley Virginia Alister McReynolds reads his poem ‘Reeds Valley Virginia, The Fall of 1998’. (Broadcast 22nd November 2009)
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).
Article: American Presidents of Ulster-Scots origin A look at American Presidents with Ulster-Scots ancestry of first and second generational links.
Video: Appalachian stories with Scots-Irish roots Many Appalachian stories have their roots in Scotland - and Ray Hicks tells the story of Jack and the Beanstalk
Audio: Ballycarry Ulster-American Bus Trip Kist is on the road with the Ballycarry Ulster-American bus trip exploring links between Ulster and America - guided by Dr David Hume. (Broadcast 18th September 2011)
Video: Birthplace of President James Buchanan Rene Martin is on a journey to discover the birth place of her ancestor - former American President, James Buchanan in Cove Gap, just outside Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. (Broadcast: 28 Feb 2011)
Article: Book Review by Gordon Lucy The Ulster-Scots & New England : Scotch-Irish foundations in the New World By Alister McReynolds
Video: Buchanan Clan Gathering Philip Berry describes how oral history has led his family to believe that they are related to former American President, James Buchanan; and Rene Martin organises a Buchanan clan gathering in Donegal...
Audio: Conference on The Ulster-Scots Diaspora Frank Ferguson from the Institute of Ulster-Scots Studies discusses a conference looking at the Ulster-Scots diaspora in North America and Canada, with presenter Anne Morrison-Smyth. (Broadcast 11th...
Audio: David Hume: Old Waxhaw David Hume pays a tribute to the Scots-Irish pioneers of America and revolutionaries of the Carolina Waxhaws in his poem ‘Old Waxhaw’. (Broadcast: 27th June 2010)
Audio: Famous Ulster-Scots: Horace Greeley Alister McReynolds takes a gleek at a Scots-Irishman Horace Greeley whose family were at the Siege of Derry.
Audio: Francis Crozier - Ulster-Scots Explorer Jackie Morrison tells us about Francis Crozier, an explorer from Banbridge, County Down, who died hunting for the North West Passage. We hear about his widow, Lady Franklin and a song written in hono...
Audio: Freedom's Frontier Jackie Morrison finds tales of Ulster-Scots emigration to America in a new play called ‘Freedom’s Frontier’ topping the bill at the Ards Lough Lively Festival.
Audio: Frontiers and Fringes Symposium, Georgia, USA Over five million Americans claim Scotch-Irish ancestry, and Alister McReynolds meets fellow historians Dr Joe Pellegrino and Dr Howard Keeley at the Frontiers and Fringes symposium in Savannah, Georg...
Audio: Georgia Highland Games - 'Out of Ireland' Show Alister McReynolds goes to Georgia for the Stone Mountain Highland Games and chats to journalist Patricia O’Reilly who produces the show ‘Out of Ireland’. (Broadcast 22nd November 2009)
Video: Graves of Presidential ancestors Rene Martin visits the Pennsylvania grave of her ancestor - James Buchanan who was the father of the American President Buchanan.
Audio: Great Ulster-Scots: Edmund McIlhenney Alister McReynolds takes a gleek at a Scotch-Irish businessman, Edmund McIlhenny who created something to spice up the coldest winter day, Tabasco Sauce. (Broadcast 6th December 2009)
Audio: Great Ulster-Scots: Ellen Glasgow Alister McReynolds takes us back across the Atlantic for a keek at Scotch Irish Pulitzer winner Ellen Glasgow. (Broadcast 8th November 2009)
Audio: Great Ulster-Scots: Kit Carson Alister McReynolds tells a story of the Scots-Irish across the Atlantic with the tale of Kit Carson, a legend of the American West. (Broadcast: 7th February 2010)
Video: James Buchanan House Rene Martin visits the home of her ancestor President James Buchanan and meets for the first time other living descendants of James Buchanan, including a distant cousin Thomasina Lane. (Broadcast:...
Audio: John Steinbeck's Ulster-Scots roots We find out how a Woody Guthrie song, ‘The Ballad of Tom Joad’ which tells the story of the film ‘The Grapes of Wrath’, has an Ulster-Scots link.
Audio: Kist meets Mark Twain in Ballycarry At the 2011 Broadisland Gathering, a world-famous writer with local links, born in Missouri in 1835, is back in town!
Video: Lasting Scots-Irish legacy in America Rene Martin and Woodrow Wilson visit the Whitehouse in Washington where both of their ancestors resided as President. Plus, the lasting Scots-Irish legacy in America is discussed. (Broadcast: 28 Feb 2...
Video: Migration to Ulster and America We learn of 17th Century migration from Scotland, England & Wales to Ulster - and Frank Carey describes how the religious persecution of Presbyterians and Roman Catholics by Queen Anne, led many to mi...
Audio: Mura Wilson on American Thanksgiving Conal Gillespie talks with Museum Interpreter, Mura Wilson at the Ulster American Folk Park, inside a typical Pennsylvanian farm house about how American Thanksgiving would have been celebrated by the...
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: On Eagle’s Wing’ in America Part 2 Part 2 - John Anderson discusses his musical and the planned premiere of ‘On Eagle’s Wing’ in America (Broadcast 5th October 2003).
Audio: Paddy Fitzgerald on Ulster Emigrants Conal Gillespie meets Paddy Fitzgerald from the Centre for Migration Studies, at the Ulster American Folk Park, who talks about the work they do there and the interesting emigrant letters they have in...
Audio: Poetry by Robert Dinsmoor Alister McReynolds talks with Dr Frank Ferguson about the discovery of a verse by the poet Robert Dinsmoor of Londonderry, New Hampshire entitled Thanksgiving Day. (Broadcast 22nd November 20...
Video: President James Buchanan’s role in American Civil War President James Buchanans failure in the American Civil War is described - and his descendant Rene Martin makes an emotional visit to the Presidents grave in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. (Broadcast:...
Video: Rene Martin’s link to a President Castlerock woman, Rene Martin talks about the family research she has carried out which links her with former American President, James Buchanan.
Video: Santer Series 1 - Mark Wilson in Charlotte, North Carolina Mark Wilson visits Charlotte in North Carolina, where a strong Scots-Irish legacy of Presbyterianism exists. Wayne Erbsen and John Millar describe the knock-on effect this had on bluegrass music and g...
Video: Santer Series 1 - Mark Wilson on the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road Mark Wilson travels the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road, along the route that many Scots-Irish used in the early 1700s. Stopping off in Winchester, the birthplace of Patsy Cline, he finds out about Samu...
Video: Santer Series 1 - Scots-Irish festival in Dandridge, Tennessee Mark Murray tells Mark Wilson about one of the biggest Scots-Irish festivals in Dandridge, Tennessee, that features Scots and Irish music and dancing.
Video: Santer Series 1 - The Hillbilly Gypsies - ‘Fire in the mountain’ Bluegrass band ‘The Hillbilly Gypsies’ perform the tune ‘Fire in the Mountain’. (Broadcast: Wed 17 Nov 2010)
Video: Santer Series 1 - The musical melting pot of 18th Century Virginia Mark Wilson heads to Staunton in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and tells us about the Ulster-Scots origin of Woodrow Wilson.
Video: Santer Series 1 - The origin of Country music in America Mark Wilson outlines the Scots-Irish roots of General Stonewall Jackson and visits the birthplace of country music – Bristol in America, where the first country album was made in 1927.
Video: Santer Series 1 - Ulster-Scottish Pipe Band in Philadelphia Drummer Mark Wilson finds out about the origin of the Ulster-Scottish Pipe Band in Philadelphia with Pipe Major David Hall. (Broadcast: Wed 3 Nov 2010)
Audio: Scots-Irish Experience Heritage Event in Maine Alister McReynolds pays a visit to a Scots-Irish Experience Heritage event held by the University of Southern Maine in America.
Audio: Scots-Irish Fiddling with Frank Ferrel Alister McReynolds talks to top New England fiddler, Frank Ferrel about the Scots-Irish influences on his music. (Broadcast: 27th June 2010)
Video: Scots-Irish migration to North America The Scots-Irish migration to the new frontier of North America and to Philadelphia is described by Robert MacNeil. In 1760 - according to Sir Benjamin Franklin - one third of Pennsylvania was estimate...
Audio: Stone Mountain Highland Games, Georgia Alister McReynolds goes to Georgia for the Stone Mountain Highland Games where a wheen o Ulster-Scots folk are ower the big sheugh for the celebrations - including Dr Ian Adamson. (Broadcast 22nd N...
Article: Strabane cottage of President Woodrow Wilson Randall Miller and Billy Kennedy talk about the strong political influence of the Scots-Irish on American politics.
Audio: The American Wake - Phyllis Jack Conal Gillespie travels to the Ulster American Folk Park near Omagh and chats with Museum Interpreter, Phyllis Jack, who shows him a typical Ulster country cottage that folk would have left to emigrat...
Video: The father of President James Buchanan Rene Martin tracks down the Buchanan family in Ramelton, County Donegal, and winds up at the cottage of the father of the American President, James Buchanan.
Video: The last home of President Woodrow Wilson Ulsterman Woodrow Wilson takes a tour around the last home of his ancestor, former President Woodrow Wilson in Washington - a man with a strong American identity.
Video: The O'Cahans of Roe Valley Castlerock woman, Rene Martin talks about her 11th Century ancestors - the O’Cahans, who used to reside at Roe Valley Country Park in Limavady.
Video: The Scots-Irish and Appalachia In Appalachia the Scots-Irish were well known as whiskey distillers. Willard Watson talks about his moonshine Mountain Lightning brew. Professor Cratis Williams describes some of the lasting S...
Video: The Scots-Irish and Country Music We hear about the movement of the Scots-Irish down from the Appalachian Mountains, into the Trans-Appalachian West. A large proportion of people in the Sun Belt use a Scots-Irish influenced dia...
Audio: The Scots-Irish in America Over five million Americans claim Scots-Irish ancestry, and Alister McReynolds meets Professor Richard MacMaster of the Scots-Irish Society to talk about how the Scots-Irish had a significant commitme...
Audio: The Scots-Irish poet, Robert Dinsmoor Alister McReynolds discusses Scots-Irish poet, Robert Dinsmoor, who wrote in Ulster-Scots despite living all his life three thousand miles away across the Atlantic.
Video: The Scots-Irish: fighters and storytellers Scots-Irishmen such as Davy Crockett became legendary Indian fighters and storytellers. We hear some Scotch-Irish proverbs and phrases and follow the southerly migration of the Scots-Irish from Philad...
Audio: The Ulster-Scots Society of America Alister McReynolds goes to Georgia for the Stone Mountain Highland Games and chats to Glenn Pratt, President of the Ulster-Scots Society of America, who talks about his grandfather of Ulster-Scots des...
Video: Tracing President Woodrow Wilson’s family Ulsterman Woodrow Wilson visits the Monreagh Ulster-Scots Heritage Centre in Donegal, to find out about his illustrious ancestor, American President Woodrow Wilson.
Video: Traditional speech in the Appalachians We learn about the traditional style of speech found in the Appalachian Mountains and we meet typical mountain people Ray and Rosie Hicks. Professor Cratis Williams also talks about the Scots-Irish l...
Audio: Ulster Emigration Dr Patrick FitzGerald from the Ulster American Folk Park talks about the emigrants of the 17th and 18th centuries; and genealogist Colin Brooks discusses Ulster-American emigration. (Broadcast: 5 May...
Audio: Ulster-Scots Diaspora Conference at Magee Alister McReynolds discusses Scots-Irish poetry from America with Daniel Tobin of Emerson College, Boston, during a conference at Magee College looking at the Ulster-Scots Diaspora in North America an...
Audio: Walter McFarlane on Emigration to America Conal Gillespie meets Walter McFarlane at the shipping booking office, in the Ulster American Folk Park, and talks about the problems caused by the strong accents some emigrants had and the tough cond...
Video: We're Fur Hame - American Independence Day re-enactment On 4th July at the Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh, there’s a re-enactment of American Independence Day. (Broadcast: Mon 17 Jan 2011)
Video: We're Fur Hame - Americans enjoy the Giant's Causeway A group of Americans of Ulster-Scots descent, visit the Giants Causeway. (Broadcast: Mon 24 Jan 2011)
Video: We're Fur Hame - Americans of Ulster-Scots descent arrive into NI Glenn Pratt and a group of fellow Americans, on the search for their Ulster-Scots roots, are greeted by Maynard Hanna of the Ulster-Scots Agency. They discuss the origins of their surnames and reveal...
Video: We're Fur Hame - Americans visit Ballycarry Community Centre In Ballycarry Community Centre, a group of Americans of Ulster-Scots descent are entertained by the locals and learn about the traditions. (Broadcast: Mon 17 Jan 2011)
Article: We're Fur Hame - Americans visit Ulster-Scots settlements A group of Americans on the search for their Ulster-Scots roots, visit Stormont and Ballycarry. David Hume outlines the history of Ballycarry and Rev Dr John Nelson shows them the site of the first Pr...
Video: We're Fur Hame - Bill Hayatt on his Ulster-Scots ancestry On a bus tour of Northern Ireland, we meet American Bill Hyatt, who is on a quest to find out about his Ulster-Scots ancestry and to learn about how his forebears lived. (Broadcast: Mon 17 Jan 2011)
Video: We're Fur Hame - Captain Alexander Chesney Americans of Ulster-Scots descent, enjoy traditional music and dancing. Plus, some historical re-enactors visit the Kilkeel grave of Ulsterman Alexander Chesney, who fought at the Battle of Kings M...
Video: We're Fur Hame - Discovering Ulster-Scots roots Tom Hall describes his surprise when he found out he had a great-grandmother from Northern Ireland and Glenn Pratt reveals how his interest in ancestry was sparked by his grandfather being stationed i...
Video: We're Fur Hame - Dr William Roulston helps to trace ancestors At the Ulster Historical Foundation in Belfast, Dr William Roulston helps a group of Americans trace their Ulster-Scots roots. Susan McAninch reveals why she wants to discover more about her ancestor...
Video: We're Fur Hame - Famous Ulster-Scots emigrants to America Americans of Ulster-Scots descent, visit Monreagh House and learn about the Ulster-Scots who made a contribution to American society, including Strabane man John Dunlap.
Video: We're Fur Hame - Glen Pratt retraces his grandfather’s footsteps Texan Glenn Pratt describes how his grandfather was stationed in Northern Ireland during WWII - and with his family, they identify the spot where their ancestor was photographed at the Giants Causeway...
Video: We're Fur Hame - Glenn Pratt at FUSE FM Texan Glenn Pratt visits Ulster-Scots radio station FUSE FM in Ballymoney and talks about his late grandfather’s use of the hamely tongue. (Broadcast: Mon 24 Jan 2011)
Video: We're Fur Hame - Glenn Pratt's tours to Ireland Glenn Pratt from Texas talks about the popularity of genealogy in America and describes his Ulster-Scots ancestry. He shares what inspired him to start organising tours and we watch as Americans take...
Video: We're Fur Hame - Living conditions of the landless poor in Ireland In a cottage at the Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh, Bill Hyatt learns about the living conditions of his Ulster-Scots ancestors. (Broadcast: Mon 17 Jan 2011)
Video: We're Fur Hame - Mike Dahl’s connection with Ireland Americans of Ulster-Scots descent take in the sights and sounds of Northern Ireland - and historical re-enactor Mike Dahl discusses his Irish connections. (Broadcast: Mon 31 Jan 2011)
Video: We're Fur Hame - Relatives at Lisbreen Half Quarter Susan Anderson and her cousin Pat, visit Lisbreen Half Quarter in Broughshane to meet the Wylie family, who are fellow descendants of the Paul family. (Broadcast: Mon 31 Jan 2011)
Video: We're Fur Hame - Searching the Public Records Office New Yorker Tom Hall and Minnesota woman Susan McAninch try to trace their ancestors, at the Public Records Office in Belfast. (Broadcast: Mon 24 Jan 2011)
Video: We're Fur Hame - Susan Anderson goes to PRONI Californian Susan Anderson searches the archive at the Public Records Office in Belfast, with her cousin Pat, to try to trace their Ulster-Scots relatives. (Broadcast: Mon 24 Jan 2011)
Video: We're Fur Hame - Susan McAninch & the River Bann Susan McAninch talks about the complexity of the political situation in Northern Ireland and about her family’s connection to the River Bann. (Broadcast: Mon 31 Jan 2011)
Video: We're Fur Hame - Susan McAninch’s personal quest Susan McAninch of Minnesota shares her quest to find out about her Ulster-Scots ancestors. (Broadcast: Mon 17 Jan 2011)
Video: We're Fur Hame - The origin of the tune ‘Londonderry Air’ Bill Hyatt shares the history of his relative, the blind fiddler Jimmy McCurry and his connection to The Londonderry Air - and visits Magilligan Point from where his ancestors originated. (Broad...
Video: We're Fur Hame - Tom Hall's ancestral graves Susan Anderson and her cousin Pat, visit Lisbreen Half Quarter in Broughshane to meet the Wylie family, who are fellow descendants of the Paul family. (Broadcast: Mon 31 Jan 2011)
Video: We're Fur Hame - Trail for Episode 1 - From Texas to Carrickfergus Glenn Pratt from the Texas panhandle feels at home in Carrickfergus, due to his Ulster Scots roots.
Video: We're Fur Hame - Trail for Episode 2 - Taking part in the 11th Night Texan Glen Pratt leads the ‘11th Night’ march in Kilkeel.
Video: We're Fur Hame - Trail for Episode 3 - Americans visit Belfast on the 12th July A group of Americans visit Belfast on the 12th July, in a journey to discover their Ulster-Scots roots.
Video: We're Fur Hame - Ulster American memorial in Larne American cousins of Ulster-Scots descent, Sue and Pat, visit the Ulster American memorial in Larne and Bill Hyatt reveals how he discovered relatives that he never knew he had. (Broadcast: Mon 31 Jan...
Video: We're Fur Hame - Ulster-Scots descendants explore Templecorran Graveyard American cousins Pat and Susan Anderson, talk about their quest to find out about their Ulster-Scots ancestors in Ballycarry. (Broadcast: Mon 17 Jan 2011)
Video: We're Fur Hame - Visiting the Andrew Jackson Cottage A group of Americans on the search for their Ulster-Scots roots, visit the Andrew Jackson Cottage in Carrickfergus.
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Border Counties

BORDER COUNTIES
Title Summary
Audio: 6th Annual Highland Games in Newtownstewart - Part 1 Kist visits the 6th Annual Highland Games in Newtownstewart and meet some of the people involved (Broadcast 20th June 2004).
Audio: 6th Annual Highland Games in Newtownstewart - Part 2 Kist visits the 6th Annual Highland Games in Newtownstewart and meet some of the people involved (Broadcast 20th June 2004).
Audio: A Visit to Burt Castle In County Donegal, Dr Éamon Phoenix and local historian, Conal Gillespie discuss the history of Burt Castle.
Audio: A visit to Clonleigh Graveyard, Donegal Helen Mark visits the old graveyard at Clonleigh outside Lifford in County Donegal before calling in with genealogist, Boyd Gray, who talks about tracing family roots with the emphasis on East Donegal...
Audio: A Visit to Newtowncunningham In County Donegal, Dr Éamon Phoenix and local historian, Conal Gillespie visit the Plantation town of Newtowncunningham and discuss its Scottish influences.
Audio: Agnes Burns Cottage Visitor Centre An introduction to the Agnes Burns Cottage Visitor Centre in Stephenstown, County Louth (Broadcast 21st March 2004).
Audio: Alister McReynolds on Francis Hutchinson At the opening of a new Ulster-Scots Heritage Centre in Monreagh, Alister McReynolds talks to Wilson Burgess about Francis Hutchinson’s influence on Thomas Jefferson (Broadcast 14th June 2009).
Audio: All Ireland Pipeband Championships in Letterkenny - Part 1 A visit to the annual All Ireland Pipeband Championships in Letterkenny Town Park, east Donegal (Broadcast 11th July 2004).
Audio: All Ireland Pipeband Championships in Letterkenny - Part 2 A visit to the annual All Ireland Pipeband Championships in Letterkenny Town Park, east Donegal (Broadcast 11th July 2004).
Audio: An Grianan In County Donegal, Dr Éamon Phoenix visits the ancient hillfort of An Grianan and discusses the history of the area with historian, Conal Gillespie.
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: Billy Hamilton: Cool, Real Cool Billy Hamilton of Newtowncunningham talks about the inspiration behind his poetry and reads ‘Cool, real cool’. (Broadcast: 12 May 2007)
Audio: Derek Rainey: Ulster-Scots Development Officer Derek Rainey talks about his job as Ulster-Scots Development Officer in the border counties (Broadcast 13th June 2004).
Audio: Donegal's links with Scotland Jim Devenney, Deputy Chair of the Ulster-Scots Agency, discusses the strong links between Donegal and Scotland, particularly in terms of seasonal migration for tattie-hoking. (Broadcast: 28 Oct 2006)...
Audio: Fort Dunree In County Donegal, Dr Éamon Phoenix visits Fort Dunree and discusses its significant military position on the north of the Inishowen Peninsula.
Audio: Genealogy in east Donegal Genealogist, Boyd Gray from Lifford in Donegal, talks to Helen Mark about tracing family roots with the emphasis on east Donegal Ulster-Scots.
Audio: Jacqui Reed on East Donegal's Ulster-Scots At a ceilidh in Newtowncunningham, Wilson Burgess chats to Jacqui Reed, a Board member of the Ulster-Scots Agency, about the significance of Ulster-Scots events in the area (Broadcast 7th March 2009)....
Audio: Jim Devenney on the Francis Makemie Summer School After 350 years, one of Ulster Presbyterianism’s leading lights gets his own summer school.
Audio: Launch of the Border Counties Gathering Diane Hoy, Development Officer for the Ulster-Scots Heritage Council, talks to Liam Logan about the work that’s gone into organising the events for the 2006 Border Counties Gathering.
Audio: Letterkenny then and now by Samuel Fletcher In County Donegal, Sam Fletcher recites his poem ‘Letterkenny then and now’. (Broadcast: 13 Mar 2011)
Audio: Liam Logan on an Ulster-Scots Bus Trip in Donegal On a bus tour put on by the East Donegal Ulster-Scots Association, as part of the Francis Makemie Summer School, we are at St Johnston, where Liam Logan chats to William Houston; Tommy Collins from Ki...
Audio: Liz Devenney on East Donegal's history Charlie Gillen introduces Liz Devenney who outlines the local area of Binnion Hill in East Donegal for us, from the landscape including Montgavlin Castle to the family names of the area including Pear...
Audio: Murders at Sharon Rectory In County Donegal, Dr Éamon Phoenix visits Sharon Rectory - scene of two murders around the time of the 1798 Uprising.
Audio: Music and crack in Newtowncunningham Wilson Burgess is at a ceilidh in Newtowncunningham, Donegal - where Chairman of the East Donegal Ulster-Scots Association, Stewart Buchanan, introduces music from banjo player, Sammy Lynch from Muff,...
Audio: New Centre Manager at Monreagh Wilson Burgess is at Monreagh Ulster-Scots Centre in east Donegal - where special events are being put on for Heritage Week.
Audio: New Heritage Centre in Monreagh Wilson Burgess talks with Eamon OCuiv, Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs at the opening of a new Ulster-Scots Heritage Centre in Monreagh, East Donegal (Broadcast 14th June 2009)....
Audio: News from the Moyne Highland Dancers At the opening night of the Border Counties Gathering, Samantha McIlhenney, one of the Moyne Highland Dancers, tells Liam Logan about the group’s activities. (Broadcast: 28 Oct 2006)
Audio: Official Opening of the Monreagh Centre Wilson Burgess is in East Donegal for the opening of a new Ulster-Scots Heritage Centre in Monreagh where Professor John Wilson outlines the schedule for the day (Broadcast 14th June 2009).
Audio: Opening Night of Border Counties Gathering Liam Logan attends the opening night of the Border Counties Gathering, organised by the Ulster-Scots Heritage Council.
Audio: Plantation of County Donegal In County Donegal, Dr Éamon Phoenix and local historian, Conal Gillespie discuss the 17th century Plantation of County Donegal.
Article: Rathmullan - Scene of the Flight of the Earls In County Donegal, Dr Éamon Phoenix and local historian, Conal Gillespie visit Rathmullan and discuss the Flight of the Earls.
Audio: Recording Ulster-Scots voices in east Donegal Jacqui Reed tells Wilson Burgess, about a recorded survey she is carrying out in east Donegal, for the Institute of Ulster-Scots Studies at Magee. Jacqui talks about her work recording people, such as...
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...
Audio: Rev. David Magee on language David Magee is a retired minister from Donegal, who speaks Ulster-Scots, English and Irish. He talks about his educational background, his love of the Gaelic language and how Ulster-Scots was spoken a...
Audio: Reverend Francis Makemie Wilson Burgess talks with Belinda Mahaffey at the opening of a new Ulster-Scots Heritage Centre in Monreagh. Belinda chats about Francis Makemie, the minister who left Donegal to found American Presb...
Audio: Robert Burns in east Donegal Jim Devenney from East Donegal Ulster-Scots groups talks about the significance of Burns in that county and mentions some forthcoming celebrations. (Broadcast: 26 Jan 2008)
Audio: Stewart Buchanan plays 'Flower of Scotland' ‘Flower of Scotland’ is played on accordion by Stewart Buchanan, Chairman of the East Donegal Ulster-Scots Association, at a ceilidh in Newtowncunningham, Donegal (Broadcast 7th March 2009).
Audio: Stumpie's Brae read by Gary Blair Gary Blair narrates the spine-chilling legend of ‘Stumpie’s Brae’ written by Cecil Frances Alexander (Broadcast 25th October 2008).
Audio: The Ballyhill event The history of the traditional border picnics and a look at the Ballyhill event (Broadcast 13th June 2004).
Audio: The Battle of Glenmacquin On a bus tour put on by the East Donegal Ulster-Scots Association, as part of the Francis Makemie Summer School, Liam Logan meets up with Belinda Mehaffey, author, librarian and member of Donegal Hist...
Audio: The Battle of Glenmacquin In County Donegal, Dr Éamon Phoenix and local historian, Ivan Knox visit the site of the 17th century Battle of Glenmacquin.
Audio: The Border Minority Group The Border Minority Group encourages Protestant communities in Cavan, Monaghan and Leitrim (Broadcast 13th June 2004).
Video: The father of President James Buchanan Rene Martin tracks down the Buchanan family in Ramelton, County Donegal, and winds up at the cottage of the father of the American President, James Buchanan.
Audio: The history of Ulster-Scots Stewart Buchanan from East Donegal gives his opinions on the history of Ulster-Scots (Broadcast 22nd February 2004).
Audio: The Life of Reverend James Porter Helen Mark is in Donegal with local historian, Belinda Mehaffey who tells the extraordinary story of the Reverend James Porter who lived outside Lifford. They discuss how Porter campaigned for tenants...
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...
Audio: The Origins of Amazing Grace In County Donegal, Dr Éamon Phoenix tells the story of how one of Christendom’s most enduring hymns came to be written.
Audio: The Stewarts of Manorcunningham: Part 2 Helen Mark is in Donegal at the ruins of the old Stewart castle at Ballylawn, near Manorcunningham. Local historian and farmer, Billy McKinley tells her about the 1665 hearth taxes - and a fascinating...
Audio: The Stewarts of Raphoe In County Donegal, Dr Éamon Phoenix and local historian, Ivan Knox visit Raphoe and discuss the impact of Scots settlers in the area.
Audio: The Story of Stranorlar by Samuel Fletcher Samuel Fletcher from Glenmaquin in County Donegal, talks about his committees aim to promote the Ulster-Scots language. Samuel reads his historical poem The Story of Stranorlar, written about...
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 identity in east Donegal At the Francis Makemie summer school in East Donegal, we consider the role of Ulster-Scots in building peace: Charlie MacAdam of the Border Minority Group shares his own experiences of this - and Jim...
Audio: Ulster-Scots in the Border Counties Liam Logan is at the opening night of the Border Counties Gathering, organised by the Ulster-Scots Heritage Council where Mark Thompson, Chairman of the Agency, tells him that all nine counties of Uls...
Audio: Ulster-Scots Language in Donegal At Monreagh Ulster-Scots Centre in east Donegal, Jim Devenny has a visitor from Galway who is interested in the Ulster-Scots language as spoken in Donegal in her childhood.
Audio: Visiting the Bishop’s Palace in Raphoe Wilson Burgess is in Raphoe in east Donegal with historian and re-enactor Charlie Gallagher. They visit the site of Bishops Palace or The Castle as it is locally known and Charlie tells of it...
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: St Johnston - Donegal identity The identity the people of Donegal align themselves with, is discussed in St Johnston, with facilitator Deirdre Donnelly.
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: St Johnston - Donegal identity The language surrounding partners and courtship is discussed in St Johnston, with facilitator Deirdre Donnelly. Plus, some unusual makeshift swimming trunks are remembered……
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: St Johnston - Impact of migration on accents and language usage Kathleen Rodgers discusses the impact of migration on accents and language usage, with the rest of the group in St Johnston, with facilitator Deirdre Donnelly.
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: St Johnston - Influences on accents in Donegal In St Johnston, Kathleen Rodgers and John McGlinchey talk about the different origins and influences of their accents, and discuss the differences in opinion that exist on whether Ulster-Scots is a la...
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: St Johnston - Language around sport The language surrounding sport is explored in St Johnston, with facilitator Deirdre Donnelly.
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: St Johnston - Language differences within Donegal Winnie McCracken talks about the culture shock she experienced after moving to Raphoe from Inishowen, including the language. The anti-landlord message behind McCrackens poem is also discusse...
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: St Johnston - Language of the field Differences between the language spoken in the field and the polite language used in the company of women, as well as in the classroom are discussed in St Johnston, with facilitator Deirdre Donnelly.
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: St Johnston - Members of the family In St Johnston the different names used for members of the family are shared, as well how double cousins were once commonplace. The changing relationships with grandparents and extended family is also...
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: St Johnston - Old rural language How the old rural language has faded away is discussed in St Johnston, with facilitator Deirdre Donnelly.
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: St Johnston - Recital about a Scutcher’s Son In St Johnston, Frank McCarron recites a poem about a scutcher’s son – rich in local vocabulary - with facilitator Deirdre Donnelly.
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: St Johnston - Rooms in the house In St Johnston the different names of rooms in the house are shared and we find out what an outshot bed is. Plus, the annual potato gathering that used to take place is recalled, with facilitato...
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: St Johnston - Rural language associated with farming Rural language associated with farming, the land, poultry, horses and cattle is discussed in St Johnston, with facilitator Deirdre Donnelly.
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: St Johnston - Similarities between Irish and Scottish Gaelic The mix of words used in St Johnston that originate from both the Irish and the planter people, as well as from the West of Donegal is discussed in St Johnston. Moreover, the similarities between Iris...
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: St Johnston - St Johnston’s role in the 1610 plantation of Donegal We find out how St Johnston was central to the plantation of Donegal in 1610 and how it is steeped in Ulster-Scots history and culture. The widespread usage of Plantation English and of Scottish...
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: St Johnston - Typical character of a Scutcher In St Johnston, Frank McCarrons previous recital of a poem about a Scutchers son leads the group to discuss the typical character of a Scutcher, as well of the arduous nature of their job an...
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: St Johnston - Ulster-Scots words in St Johnston In St Johnston, Mary McCrossan talks about the different influences on her accent and discusses the different Ulster-Scots words used in her area including the word weetchil, with facilitato...
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: St Johnston - Words for Inebriation In St Johnston, words associated with getting drunk are discussed, as well as the domestic recycle of flour sacks in the home - with facilitator Deirdre Donnelly.
Video: We're Fur Hame - Americans tour Ulster-Scots sites Americans of Ulster-Scots descent visit the Mourne Mountains, Hannas Close in Kilkeel and An Grainan fort in Donegal - and are also entertained by a combination of Scottish and Irish dancing. (Broa...
Video: We're Fur Hame - Famous Ulster-Scots emigrants to America Americans of Ulster-Scots descent, visit Monreagh House and learn about the Ulster-Scots who made a contribution to American society, including Strabane man John Dunlap.
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County Antrim

COUNTY ANTRIM
Title Summary
Audio: 'Heather Jamie' by Wilson Burgess Wilson Burgess reads ‘Heather Jamie’, a well-crafted rhyme about a lonely scrubber-man - which includes Antrim place-names and Ulster-Scots words. (Broadcast: 24 April 2011)
Audio: 'Red Hugh' - an ancient Lambeg Drum An antique Lambeg drum named Red Hugh has been lovingly restored by Trevor Young of Randalstown, and reporter Eunan McConville finds out more about its cross-community appeal. (Broadcast: 16th M...
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: 10th Cairncastle Ulster-Scots Folk Festival in Cairncastle In east Antrim, Cairncastle is getting set for its tenth Ulster-Scots Folk Festival and Bobby Acheson gives us a lowdown on the itinerary planned for the five day event. (Broadcast: 11th July 2010)
Audio: 19th Broadisland Gathering, 2011 Wilson Burgess is in east Antrim for the 19th Broadisland Gathering, a major Ulster-Scots event held every September in Ballycarry.
Audio: A Bus Tour at the 9th Cairncastle Festival Charlie Gillen is on a bus tour as part of the 9th annual Cairncastle Ulster-Scots Folk Festival (Broadcast 6th September 2009)
Audio: A Christmas Recital by the Children of Balnamore Jackie Morrison introduces the P6 and P7 class from Balnamore Primary School who recite the ‘Night Before Christmas’ (Broadcast 6th December 2008).
Article: A Guid New Year tae yin an aa Ullans Speakers Association - Article 26 - January 2011
Article: A Hidden Mass Rock at Colin Glen In South Belfast, Dr Éamon Phoenix and Dr Des O’Reilly uncover a hidden mass rock and tell the story of Belle Steele.
Audio: A memorable trip to Rathlin Sound Jackie Morrison shares the story of one scary crossing she had to Rathlin Island in a speed boat in thick fog, when she had been working as a teacher on the island (Broadcast 30th August 2008).
Article: A New Yeir Ullans Speakers Association - Article 38 - January 2012 By Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Audio: A tribute to Chris Spurr Jackie visits the West lighthouse and reads out a special poem dedicated to Chris Spurr (Broadcast 30th August 2008).
Audio: A Valentine's Kailye in Bendooragh Anne Morrison-Smyth hosts a Valentines kailye at her home in Ballymoney. Charlie Reynolds shares his earliest memories of being in love; and Tommy Tweed recalls a romantic episode in 1968. (Broadc...
Audio: A Visit to Mary Morrison at Lisnagunogue Liam Logan and James Fenton are visiting Mary Morrison at her home in Lisnagunogue, north Antrim. Mary originally comes from Carrickarede and is a native Ulster-Scots speaker. She talks about the man...
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.
Audio: Adrian Morrow on Christmas at Glenarm (2008) Jackie Morrison visits Glenarm Castle and chats with Adrian Morrow to find out about the Christmas celebrations that are happening there (Broadcast 6th December 2008).
Audio: Ailsa Educational Pack Jackie Morrison heads to Kells to meet the group ‘Ailsa’ who have put together an educational pack.
Article: Aister Eggs - an yin twa three Ullans Speakers Association - Article 30 - May 2011 Written by Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
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: Alan Wright discusses Robert Burns In Ballymoney’s Ullans Centre, Alan Wright tells Charlie Gillen why he holds Robert Burns in such high esteem and reads a Burns poem about ‘Willie’s Wife’. (Broadcast: 24th January 2010)
Audio: Alan Wright on the Ullans Speakers' Association Charlie The Poocher Reynolds attends a meeting of the Ballymoney Ullans Speakers Association to find out more about their work. Chairman, Alan Wright, keeps the meeting in order and tells Charli...
Audio: Alan Wright plans to celebrate Burns 250th anniversary Charlie Gillen talks to Alan Wright, Secretary of Kingdom of Dalriada Ulster-Scots Society, about the group’s plans for celebrating Robert Burns 250th Anniversary.
Audio: Alec and Bernie at the Lammas Fair Conal Gillespie is in Ballycastle for the Lammas Fair. He chats to Pipe Major, Steve Moore who is bringing a bit of colour and music to the streets. Conal gives a commentary on the Fair and yarns wi...
Article: American freens and spellin tests Ullans Speakers Association - Article 17 - February 2010 By Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Audio: An introduction to Robert the Bruce Mark Thompson, Chairman of the Ulster-Scots Agency, joins Liam Logan in the studio on the 700th anniversary of Robert the Bruce’s visit to Ireland.
Audio: An Ulster-Scots Performance at Balnamore Primary School Liam Logan is at Balnamore Primary School where the children, under the guidance of their principal, Jackie Morrison, are putting on an Ulster-Scots performance including a rendition of Jim Fentons...
Video: Anne Morrison-Smyth at the South Antrim Fishing Festival Anne Morrison-Smyth and a young friend, Adam from the Glynn, near Larne, learn about angling at the first South Antrim Fishing Festival. At Tildarg Fishery, they meet fisherman Nigel and cast a few li...
Article: Aprile Fools Dey an Ither Blethers Ullans Speakers Association - Article 29 - April 2011 By Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Audio: Archaeology at Dunluce Castle A fascinating Ulster-Scots settlement has recently been uncovered by archaeologists working at Dunluce Castle on the north Antrim coast.
Audio: Archibald M'Ilroy remembered in Ballyclare At an event in Ballyclare, Etta Mann explains the importance of the blue plaque unveiled to Archibald M’Ilroy in the town. (Broadcast 23rd October 2011)
Audio: Ardrossan Ulster-Scots in Cairncastle Helen Mark is in Cairncastle at the 9th annual Ulster-Scots Folk Festival, and chats with Chairman Gordon Allison and Secretary Billy Irvine of the Ardrossan Ulster-Scots Society. (Broadcast 6th Sep...
Video: Armoy Round Tower Outside the village of Armoy, Willie Drennan meets with historian Alister McReynolds at the Church of Ireland, built on the site of an ancient round tower.
Audio: Ballycarry Braidislan’ Getherin 2003 Dr John Nelson and Dr David Hume introduce the Ballycarry Braidislan’ Getherin’ (Broadcast 14th September 2003).
Audio: Ballycarry: an Ulster-Scots heartland Conal Gillespie describes how Ballycarry came to be part of the heartland of the Ulster-Scots (Broadcast 13th September 2008).
Audio: Ballyclare May Fair Archie Reid and Ernie Scott chat about the Ballyclare May Fair (Broadcast 30th May 2004).
Audio: Ballymoney Ullans Speakers Association Kist drops by the Ullans Speakers Group in Ballymoney, where Charlie Reynolds hears from Alan Wright who talks about the importance of preserving the old sayings (Broadcast 26th April 2009).
Audio: Bargaining: the farmer and hired hand We hear how not all hired hands went with the farmer that chose them and Mrs Emerson from the Glens of Antrim tells one such story.
Video: BBC Ulster-Scots website launch in Donaghadee & Ballymoney Libraries Highlights from the BBC Ulster-Scots website launches in Donaghadee Library and Ballymoney Library, with speakers Dr Kathryn White and Dr Frank Ferguson of the University of Ulster, showcasing the dig...
Video: Belfast Charitable Society Michael Baguely describes how in December 1774 the Belfast Charitable Society issued rewards to people who brought beggars to the new poor house at Clifton House. (Broadcast: 10th Mar 1992)
Article: Bellymoney daes Burns proud Ullans Speakers Association - Article 27 - February 2011
Audio: Bertie Faulkner at a Ploughing Match Charlie Gillen pops by the annual horse ploughing match near Ballycastle and chats with competitor Bertie Faulkner. (Broadcast: 4th April 2010)
Audio: Billy Teare at the 9th Cairncastle Festival Charlie Gillen chats with storyteller Billy Teare at the 9th annual Ulster-Scots Folk Festival in Cairncastle. (Broadcast 6th September 2009)
Audio: Blue plaque unveiled in Ballyclare Wilson Burgess attends the unveiling of a blue plaque to Ulster-Scots writer, Archibald MIlroy, in his birth town of Ballyclare. Ronnie Hassard of Ballymena Academy addresses the crowd before tell...
Audio: Bluegrass Night at Cairncastle 2011 Anne Morrison-Smyth is in Cairncastle for the annual Ulster-Scots Folk Festival.
Audio: Bobby Acheson at the 9th Cairncastle Festival Charlie Gillen is in Cairncastle at the 9th annual Ulster-Scots Folk Festival. He talks to Chairman Bobby Acheson about the different events held throughout the 3 day festival. (Broadcast 6th Septem...
Audio: Bobby Acheson on the 2009 Cairncastle Festival Tracey Gillen introduces Bobby Acheson, who has news of the Ulster-Scots festival in Cairncastle in July 2009 (Broadcast 5th July 2009).
Audio: Brief history of Dunmurry Village In South Belfast, Dr Éamon Phoenix and Dr Des O’Reilly visit Dunmurry village and discuss its textile history.
Audio: Buick Memorial Primary School Ulster-Scots education resources are piloted in Buick Memorial Primary School, Cullybackey (Broadcast 12th October 2003).
Audio: Bushmills marks Robert the Bruce In Bushmills, Charlie Gillen is at a festival marking the arrival of Robert the Bruce on Rathlin Island 700 years ago.
Audio: Cairncastle and Ardrossan Bobby Acheson crosses ower the sheugh to Ayrshire, to a Burns Homecoming celebration organised by the Ardrossan Ulster-Scots Cultural and Heritage Group.
Audio: Cairncastle DVD - Hame and Awa Harry Cook talks to Conal Gillespie about producing the DVD for Cairncastle Ulster-Scots Folk Festival (Broadcast 11th October 2008).
Audio: Cairncastle Festival Plans 2008 Charlie Gillen introduces Bobby Acheson who talks about an upcoming visit to Ardrossan, Scotland with The Grousebeaters, to promote the Cairncastle Ulster-Scots Folk Festival and the Braidisland Gathe...
Audio: Cairncastle plans to celebrate Burns' 250th Anniversary Bobby Acheson tells Conal Gillespie about the plans for Robert Burns 250th anniversary and about the band The Grousebeaters (Broadcast 11th October 2008).
Audio: Characters at the Hiring Fairs In Tyrone, we hear how the ballad singers and tramps successfully made money at the Hiring Fairs, and learn about the tactics used by the trick-of-the-loop man.
Article: Charlie Gillen - tha bard o North Entrim Ullans Speakers Association - Article 33 - August 2011 By Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Video: Charlie Gillen and the Antrim Panther Charlie Gillen reads his poem about the Antrim Panther, inspired by sightings of a mysterious black cat in the area…
Audio: Charlie Gillen and Will McAvoy on Ulster-Scots Words Charlie Gillen yarns with Will McAvoy about the different Ulster-Scots words used in Counties Antrim and Down, and about the direct Scotch origin of some words used in Ballywalter like vennel....
Audio: Charlie Gillen at the 9th Cairncastle Festival Charlie Gillen does a turn on the stage at the 9th annual Ulster-Scots Folk Festival in Cairncastle. (Broadcast 6th September 2009)
Audio: Charlie Gillen chats to Tommy Johnston Charlie Gillen talks to Tommy Johnston of Dervock, who recalls starting as an accountant, after the mills closed in his area (Broadcast 14th March 2009).
Audio: Charlie Gillen drops in on FUSE F.M. Charlie Gillen drops by Ballymoney where a local radio station is broadcasting in the town on 106.2 FM. Charlie chats to some of the DJs at FUSE FM including Mervyn McIntyre; Barry Thompson; Anne Mor...
Audio: Charlie Gillen marks Robert the Bruce in Bushmills Charlie Gillen has a yarn with some of the people in the various tents at a festival in Bushmills marking the arrival of Robert the Bruce on Rathlin Island 700 years ago.
Audio: Charlie Gillen meets Gary Blair Charlie Gillen has a chat with Gary Blair of the Ulster-Scots Agency about the events happening as part of Ulster-Scots library week in Ballymoney (Broadcast 31st May 2009).
Audio: Charlie Gillen meets the Grousebeaters Charlie Gillen is in Ballygally for the launch of a CD and DVD by the Grousebeaters. He chats to Cecil Knox and Jimmy McKeegan, who reveal their favourite tracks and perform Rathlin Island with...
Audio: Charlie Reynolds chats to John Murray in Ballymoney Kist drops by the Ullans Speakers Group in Ballymoney, where Charlie Reynolds hears from John Murray who talks about his school days and the perception of Ullans then (Broadcast 26th April 2009).
Audio: Charlie Reynolds reads 'The Auld Folk' Charlie Gillen introduces his friend, Charlie Reynolds who reads his poem ‘The Auld Folk’ at a soiree in Ballymoney Social Centre. (Broadcast: 16 Dec 2006)
Audio: Charlie Reynolds: Doon the Rodden Charlie Gillen travels around his own part of north Antrim with Charlie Reynolds, Willie Cromie and Will McAvoy. They see a man footing peats in the distance and they talk about Charlie Reynolds r...
Audio: Charlie Reynolds: Up the Rodden Charlie Gillen introduces Charlie Reynolds who reads his poem ‘Up the Rodden’ at a soiree in Ballymoney Social Centre. (Broadcast: 3 Feb 2007)
Video: Chichester's Belfast The prosperity of the countryside due to the Ulster linen trade had a knock-on effect on small towns, such as Moneymore. Jonathan Bardon describes Belfast as a booming place of business, controlled a...
Audio: Chichester's Carrickfergus In County Antrim, Dr Eamon Phoenix and Doreen Corcoran MBE talk about Carrickfergus under Sir Arthur Chichester.
Audio: Child labour at the Hiring Fairs In the Glens of Antrim, Jack McBride tells us that some people hired out their children to the neighbouring farmer - while the neighbouring farmer hired out their children to them.
Audio: Childhood memories of Hallowe’en Jane Murray, Alan Wade and Frank McLernon share their childhood memories of Hallowe’en, with Anne Morrison-Smyth. (Broadcast: Sun 31 Oct 2010)
Audio: Children's Poetry at Bushmills Liam Logan takes a run to Bushmills for the unveiling of a sculpture by the internationally renowned artist, Ross Wilson.
Article: Chrisamas frae awa baak Ullans Speakers Association - Article 25 - December 2010 By Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Audio: Christmas Carols from the children of Balnamore Jackie Morrison introduces P6 and P7 class from Balnamore Primary School who sing ‘Awa in a Hyeshed’ (Broadcast 6th December 2008).
Audio: Close links between Ulster and Scotland In County Antrim, Dr Eamon Phoenix and historian Felix McKillop discuss the proximity of Scotland and Ulster and their historic links.
Audio: Connections: Cairncastle and Ayrshire The Cairncastle Ulster-Scots are in Ayrshire. We hear from members of the group and some of their Scottish friends about the close connections between Cairncastle and Ayrshire. (Broadcast: 7th March...
Audio: Country business at the Hiring Fair The business of the countryside took place at the Fairs, such as at Roughford village in County Antrim described by Mr Ilroy; and G.B. Newe talks about one of the more notable and oldest Fairs of the...
Audio: Crack at a Ballymoney Kailye Anne Morrison-Smyth hosts a Valentines kailye at her home in Ballymoney. Mervyn Forsythe shares a rhyme and the friends recall romance in slaps and sheds! Jane and John Murray recall the early da...
Audio: Crack at a Primary School in Cullybackey Willie Drennan opens the Kist at Buick Memorial Primary School in Cullybackey where we listen in as the P5, P6 and P7 classes sing My Aunt Jane and Willie chats to the children about the Ulster-...
Video: Crack in Ballyclare with three good friends Ernie Scott and his friends Jack McKinney and Tom Andrew are in Monty’s Bar in Ballyclare enjoying some crack about the exact meaning of ‘clabber’.
Audio: Crack in Ballyknock with four Ulster-Scots friends Liam Logan and James Fenton are in Ballyknock near Loughguile, catching up with Eamon McGarry and Eddie McFadden and discussing the dreadful winter weather. (Broadcast: 9 Dec 2006)
Audio: Crack with Charlie Gillen and Will McAvoy Charlie Gillen welcomes Will McAvoy to north Antrim from his home in the Ards and they have a good yarn about old country sports like shooting on the water and long netting. (Broadcast: 29 Sep 2007)
Audio: Crack with Charlie Gillen in Cairncastle Kist re-visits the Cairncastle Festival in July 2009 for some humour from Charlie Gillen. (Broadcast 18th October 2009)
Video: Crack with the Cairncastle Ulster-Scots Jean Kane recites the humorous poem, ‘The wife my brother got’ to an appreciative audience in Cairncastle Orange Hall.
Audio: Crack with Twa Charlies and Twa Wills Charlie Gillen travels around his own part of north Antrim with Charlie Reynolds, Willie Cromie and Will McAvoy.
Article: Credit Crunch Ullans Speakers Association - Article 2 - November 2008
Audio: Crimes and Hangings at Drumbeg In South Belfast, Dr Éamon Phoenix and Dr Eileen Wilson discuss crimes relating to the linen industry and hangings at the Drum Bridge, Drumbeg.
Audio: David Hume on Ballycarry architecture Alister McReynolds and Dr David Hume look at the distinctive Californian bungalows in Ballycarry, built by William Caldwell in 1909 - and theres a song called The Mutton Burn Stream written b...
Article: David Hume: Dalriada A poem by David Hume Translation by Rev. Roddy MacLeod
Article: David Hume: Tha Aul Hoose Wa’ January 9th, 2004 A Poem by David Hume
Audio: David Hume: The Kirk tae Ballycarry David Hume introduces and reads his poem ‘The Kirk tae Ballycarry’. Presented by Charlie Gillen. (Broadcast: 4th April 2010)
Article: David Hume: The Magheramorne Covenanter A poem by David Hume
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: Dr David Hume at the Broadisland Gathering 2008 Dr David Hume, director of the Broadisland Gathering talks about the reason why the event was started up in 1993 with Conal Gillespie (Broadcast 13th September 2008).
Audio: Drumbeg Parish Church In South Belfast, Dr Éamon Phoenix outlines the history of St Patrick’s Church of Ireland, Drumbeg.
Audio: Dunmurry Motte In South Belfast, Dr Éamon Phoenix and Dr Des O’Reilly visit the old motte at Dunmurry.
Article: Earlie simmers an the enn o tha wurl Ullans Speakers Association - Article 31 - June 2011 By Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Audio: Eddie McFadden on Sheepdog Trialling Liam Logan is in north Antrim to chat with Eddie McFadden of Loughguile, hard at work with his sheepdog, Jess.
Audio: Edible treats at the Hiring Fair Mrs Emerson remembers the hard nuts, yellow man and bulls eyes for sale at the Hiring Fair stalls as well as the courting couples.
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
Audio: Ernie Scott at Ballyclare May Fair Charlie Gillen introduces Ernie Scott at the May Fair in Ballyclare. Ernie outlines the history of the event and we hear some tin whistle music from Elaine Allen (Broadcast 31st May 2009).
Audio: Ernie Scott at the Broadisland Gathering 2009 David Hume is in Ballycarry village on Braidisland Gaitherin Day and chats with Ernie Scott about the final parade. (Broadcast 27th September 2009)
Article: Fairs that ir nae mair Ullans Speakers Association - Article 34 - September 2011 Written by Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Audio: Farming memories with Twa Charlies and Twa Wills Charlie Gillen travels around his own part of north Antrim with Charlie Reynolds, Willie Cromie and Will McAvoy.
Audio: Farming Vocabulary Liam Logan and James Fenton are in Dervock, chatting to Charlie Gillen about farming and how it has changed over the years. They discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary associated with farming methods -...
Audio: Four friends kailye at Ballyknock Liam Logan and James Fenton kailye with Eddie McFadden and Eamon McGarry in Ballyknock, near Loughguile. They yarn about farming, potatoes and animal husbandry!
Audio: Friends remember childhood holidays Kist is at a kailye in Anne Morrison-Smyth’s house where Jane Murray recalls the Lammas Fair and Gary Blair talks about how his family was reunited during the holidays.
Audio: Fun and events at the Broadisland Gathering 2006 Liam Logan is in Ballycarry, between Whitehead and Larne, home of Ireland’s first Presbyterian minister who came over from Scotland in 1613 - Reverend Edward Brice.
Audio: FUSE FM - an update from Anne Morrison-Smyth Kist drops by the Ullans Speakers Group in Ballymoney, where Charlie Reynolds hears from Anne Smyth about the Groups plans for a new office in the town, how Ullans is spoken in the area, and about...
Audio: FUSE FM at the Broadisland Gathering 2008 Jimmy Mac talks to Conal Gillespie about having fun with the Ulster-Scots language on local radio station FUSE FM (Broadcast 13th September 2008).
Audio: FUSE FM on air in Ballymoney In Ballymoney, FUSE FM has just gone on air in the town.
Video: Galgorm Estate Willie Drennan visits Galgorm Estate and meets owner, Christopher Brooke who tells Willie about the history of the residence, how he has managed to modernise the estate, and his future plans for the p...
Audio: Gallows Green, Carrickfergus In County Antrim, Dr Eamon Phoenix and Doreen Corcoran MBE discuss the 1798 Rebellion and the hanging of William Orr at Gallows Green.
Audio: Gary Blair appointed to Ulster-Scots Agency Charlie Gillen chats to his friend, Gary Blair who has taken up the post of North-East Development Officer for the Ulster-Scots Agency. (Broadcast: 16 Feb 2008)
Audio: Gary Blair at the Ballymoney Ullans Centre At the opening of the new Ullans Centre in Ballymoney, Gary Blair from the Ulster-Scots Agency talks about the importance of the place. (Broadcast 30th August 2009)
Audio: Gary Blair of the Ulster-Scots Agency Helen Mark talks to Gary Blair of the Ullans Speakers Association about his involvement in a youth education scheme to teach primary school children Ulster-Scots songs, as well as music and dance less...
Audio: Gary Blair reads 'John Knox' by W Souter To mark National Poetry Day, the theme is Heroes and Heroines and Gary Blair reads us the poem ‘John Knox’ by William Souter. With presenter Charlie Gillen. (Broadcast 4th October 2009)
Article: Get scrievin Ullans Speakers Association - Article 4 - January 2009
Audio: Ghostly goings-on at Ballygally Castle Kist has a Halloween flavour this week as Anne Morrison-Smyth takes a tour of Ballygally Castle, the 5th most haunted building on the island of Ireland, in search of the ghostly Isabella! (Broadcast...
Audio: Glenarm and the MacNeills In County Antrim, Dr Eamon Phoenix and historian Felix McKillop visit Glenarm and the former home of the MacNeills.
Audio: Glenarm Castle Mincepies Jackie Morrison chats with Steve McLaughlin who is baking some mince pies for the Glenarm Estate for the Christmas season, and who tries to use local produce whenever he can (Broadcast 6th December 20...
Audio: Great Linen Houses of Drumbeg In South Belfast, Dr Éamon Phoenix and Dr Eileen Wilson discuss some of the large houses built by linen magnates in the Drumbeg area.
Audio: Great Uister-Scots: David Manson Were off to Kells where Wilbert Garvin talks to Laura Spence about a radical educator of the 18th century, David Manson, whose forward thinking ideas made education fun for the first time, Ma...
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
Video: Hamilton and Montgomery in Ulster Michael Baguley describes how a private enterprise plantation was instigated in County Down and County Antrim by speculators Hamilton and Montgomery. (Broadcast: 21/01/1992)
Article: Hard tack come agen nae mair Ullans Speakers Association - Article 7 - April 2009
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Audio: Helen Mark at the 9th Cairncastle Festival Helen Mark is in Cairncastle at the 9th annual Ulster-Scots Folk Festival, chatting to bus tour narrator Frazer Agnew and his family. (Broadcast 6th September 2009)
Audio: Hester King at the Broadisland Gathering 2009 David Hume is in Ballycarry village on Braidisland Gaitherin Day. At the Presbyterian Church historical exhibition, he chats with Hester King, at the Ulster-Scots poetry display stand, who has create...
Audio: Highland Dancing at Cairncastle Helen Mark is in Cairncastle at the 9th annual Ulster-Scots Folk Festival. She chats to parent Rachel Mills and dancers Ellie, Gillian, Jodie and Katie who are all involved with Highland dancing. (...
Audio: Historical Exhibition at the Broadisland Gathering 2009 David Hume is in Ballycarry village on Braidisland Gaitherin Day and chats with Valerie Beattie of the Gaitherin Committee, about the historical exhibition put on at the old Presbyterian church. (Bro...
Audio: Historical Walking Tour of Ballycarry, 2011 At the 2011 Broadisland Gathering, we listen in on a historical walking tour of Ballycarry: and Wilson Burgess catches up with Willie Cromie, Will McAvoy and Roy Reid from County Down. (Broadcast 2...
Audio: Holiday memories at a Bendooragh Kailye At a kailye in Bendooragh, some friends recall holidays from their childhoods.
Article: Ir ye for tha moss tha year? Ullans Speakers Association - Article 41 - April 2012 By Charlie ‘Tha Poocher’ Reynolds
Audio: Jackie Morrison chats to David Hannaway David Hannaway talks about the reasons why he chooses to live on this peaceful island and about the changes that have happened on the island in the past ten years (Broadcast 30th August 2008).
Audio: Jackie Morrison chats to Douglas Cecil Douglas Cecil tells Jackie about diving near ship wrecks off Rathlin Island’s coast - and the legend of a Spanish treasure (Broadcast 30th August 2008).
Audio: Jackie Morrison chats to Liam McFaul Liam McFaul talks about the large number of Guillemots, Razorbills, and Puffins birds that congregate on Rathlin Island (Broadcast 30th August 2008).
Audio: Jackie Morrison chats to Neil McFaul Neil McFaul recalls a hairy speed boat crossing to the island and talks about the fun he had sneaking a horse and carriage across to Rathlin for his daughters wedding (Broadcast 30th August 2008)....
Audio: Jackie Morrison meets John Donnelly Jackie Morrison is near Whitepark Bay on the north Antrim coast meeting her good friend, John Donnelly and finding out more about his prize goats.
Audio: Jackie Morrison meets The Hounds of Ulster At the Walled Festival in Carrickfergus, Jackie Morrison talks to David Montgomery of the band, ‘The Hounds of Ulster’. (Broadcast: 1 Sep 2007)
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 returns to Rathlin Island Jackie Morrison visits Rue point on Rathlin Island and talks about her memories of the oyster catchers, the history of the smugglers there and the beautiful grey seals that can be spotted (Broadcast 3...
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: Jackie Morrison's Driving Lesson…. Jackie Morrison recalls a driving lesson she had on Rathlin Island, in a hard to miss bright orange car (Broadcast 30th August 2008).
Audio: James Fenton at Balnamore Primary School We’re at the opening of a new extension to Balnamore Primary School, near Ballymoney.
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 visits Mary Morrison Liam Logan and James Fenton are visiting Mary Morrison at her home in Lisnagunogue, north Antrim. James recalls how he and his friend Bob McKay used to attend dances in the Lisnagunogue area and tell...
Audio: James Fenton: 'On Slaimish' Charlie Gillen introduces James Fenton who reads his poem ‘On Slemish’ which is dedicated to the mountain in Antrim. (Broadcast: 15 Mar 2008)
Audio: James Fenton: 'On Tullaghans' James Fenton reads a poem called ‘On Tullaghans’ and talks to Liam Logan about the inspiration behind the poem. (Broadcast: 02/10/2005)
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: ‘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: Antrim 1798 Liam Logan talks to James Fenton about a poem he has co-written with Londoner, Sean Haldane (originally from Belfast). Seans original version of the poem was entitled I come frae Ballyboley...
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 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 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: Jamming in Ma Kelly's Bar At a ‘Scots Night’ in Ma Kelly’s in Ballymoney, Anne Morrison-Smyth chats to Dick Glasgow about the purpose of the jamming sessions. (Broadcast 30th October 2011)
Audio: Jane Caldwell on her weaver poet inspired quilts Jane Caldwell of the Loose Thread Quilters talks to Anne Morrison-Smyth, about her weaver poet inspired quilts, in an exhibition organised by the Mid Antrim Museum called A Common Thread....
Audio: Jean Kane reads Rusty Jack Charlie Gillen introduces Jean Kane of Larne who recites ‘Rusty Jack’ penned by ‘John of the North’, all about a worldly tramp. (Broadcast: 8th May 2008)
Audio: John Donnelly's goats Jackie Morrison is near Whitepark Bay on the north Antrim coast meeting her good friend, John Donnelly and finding out more about his prize goats.
Audio: Johnny Atkinson talks to Liam Logan about threshing We go to Lislagan near Ballymoney where Liam Logan chats to Johnny Atkinson about his days as a thresher – and we hear about a disaster with the machinery. (Broadcast: 18 Nov 2006)
Audio: JP McFadden and Friends at the Irish Sheepdog Trials Liam Logan visits the Irish sheepdog trials in Loughguile with JP McFadden, Sarah McFadden and James Fenton.
Audio: Kist meets Mark Twain in Ballycarry At the 2011 Broadisland Gathering, a world-famous writer with local links, born in Missouri in 1835, is back in town!
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
Audio: Language and poetry at Buick Memorial Willie Drennan and the children of Buick Memorial talk about the Ulster-Scots words for body parts - as well as words like ‘glaur’, ‘sheugh’, ‘sleekit’, ‘thrawn’ and ‘crabbit’.
Audio: Last of the Croppie Boys In South Belfast, Dr Éamon Phoenix visits the interesting gravestone of William Gouldie at St Patrick’s Church of Ireland, Drumbeg.
Audio: Leanne Abernethy on new tourist centre in Bushmills Leanne Abernethy, chairperson of Bushmills Ulster-Scots Heritage, tells Wilson Burgess about the plans for a new Ulster-Scots community resource and tourist centre in Bushmills. Plus, Art Ward talks a...
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 at the Broadisland Gathering 2006 Liam Logan is in Ballycarry, between Whitehead and Larne, home of Ireland’s first Presbyterian minister who came over from Scotland in 1613 - Reverend Edward Brice.
Audio: Liam Logan on Westerns and Railway Lines Liam Logan reminisces about watching Westerns in Ballymoney Picture House, and working on the railway lines…. (Broadcast: 19 Jun 2005)
Audio: Links between Cairncastle and Ardrossan Bobby Acheson crosses ower the sheugh to Ayrshire, where the Grousebeaters have been invited to play at a Burns Homecoming celebration, organised by the Ardrossan Ulster-Scots Cultural and Heritage Gr...
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: Looking smart at the Hiring Fair We learn why women outnumbered the men at the hiring Fairs of May and November and Mr McCambridge talks about the fun enjoyed at the Lammas Fair.
Audio: Mae Grandfeyther’s Tunge Charlie Reynolds talks about his book, ‘Mae Granfeyther’s Tunge’ and gives a reading (Broadcast 16th February 2003).
Audio: Magheraban – by Oonagh McClean Note - the author, Oonagh McClean, was actually Agnes Barron
Audio: Mark Thompson at the Cairncastle DVD Launch Mark Thompson, Chairman of the Ulster-Scots Agency, tells Conal Gillespie about the significance of grassroots Ulster-Scots events (Broadcast 11th October 2008).
Audio: Mary and Jackie Morrison chat about 'The Wee Folk' Jackie Morrison has a blether with her mother about the mystical tales of ‘the wee folk’ and they reminisce about their memories of Halloween when they were young (Broadcast 25th October 2008).
Audio: Memories of County Antrim friends Tommy Tweed recalls seeing a visiting clown at school one Christmas time and how he cottoned onto his magic trick with a rabbit. Jane Murray remembers bringing a hot jar to bed with her at winter tim...
Audio: Memories of Hiring Fairs There are remnants of Fair days and markets in the street names of many towns.
Audio: Memories: Charlie Gillen and Will McAvoy Charlie Gillen yarns with his old friend, Will McAvoy, about bringing a sow to a boar on a bicycle and the enjoyment of horse ploughing. (Broadcast: 20 Oct 2007)
Audio: Memories: Will McAvoy and Charlie Gillen Charlie Gillen welcomes Will McAvoy to north Antrim from his home in the Ards and they have a good yarn about carting dung and kailying in Bushmills. (Broadcast: 29 Sep 2007)
Audio: More crack at Ballyknock We’re at Ballyknock, near Loughguile, where James Fenton and Liam Logan visit Eamon McGarry and Eddie McFadden.
Audio: Moss-Side Primary School Art Project Jackie Morrison visits Moss-side Primary School, near Ballymoney, where the young people of the village have been working with artist, Ross Wilson.
Audio: Music and crack in Cairncastle Willie Drennan is in Cairncastle at the monthly soiree in the Orange Hall.
Audio: Music and verse at Cullybackey Willie Drennan visits Elizabeth McLeister, along with James Christie Senior and James Christie Junior of Cullybackey who have brought their fiddles along.
Audio: Music at Cairncastle Ulster-Scots Folk Festival The song ‘Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms’ is performed at Cairncastle festival in July 2009.(Broadcast 30th August 2009)
Audio: Music at the 9th Cairncastle Festival Helen Mark is in Cairncastle at the 9th annual Ulster-Scots Folk Festival, and meets singer Helen Greer and musician Mark Dunlop before we hear them perform. (Broadcast 6th September 2009)
Audio: Music at the Cairncastle Ulster-Scots Folk Festival 2009 Helen Greer and Frances Lynch sing ‘Lizzie Lindsay’ at the annual Cairncastle Ulster-Scots Folk Festival. (Broadcast 18th October 2009)
Audio: Nell – by William Millar Come on Nell, we are for the hill, To gather the ewes and chase the bill. If he comes rather near my pad, Hold him at bay until I wad Across the swamp to yon march dyke I know youll be a faithf...
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 sketch about Ulster-Scots Women Pupils from Dunluce High School perform a piece from a new sketch about Ulster-Scots women.
Audio: News of Cairncastle Ulster-Scots Praise Service In east Antrim, Bobby Acheson has news of next weekends Ulster-Scots praise service - the third of its kind. Bobby tells us about the Scottish guests who will be joining this years event. (Broa...
Video: Out and about in the Ards and Antrim Mark Thompsons family have lived on the Ards Peninsula for over two hundred years and we hear music from his band the Low Country Boys. Mark talks about the changing opinions of schools on s...
Audio: Part 1 - Dr Fred Freeman visits Buick Memorial P.S. Part one - Jackie Morrison visits Buick Memorial Primary School in Cullybackey where Dr Fred Freeman is teaching the P6 and P7 children more about the poetry and songs of Robert Burns. (Broadcast: 1...
Audio: Part 2 - Dr Fred Freeman visits Buick Memorial P.S. Part two - Dr Fred Freeman is teaching the P6 and P7 children of Buick Memorial Primary School in Cullybackey, where they learn more about the poetry and songs of Robert Burns, with Jackie Morrison. (...
Video: Paula McIntyre fries up some Ulster-Scots treats in a Ballymoney Chip shop Paula McIntyre and Anne Morrison-Smyth join Sharon Brownlow behind the counter of a Ballymoney chippy - where Paula adds a few new items to the menu. She fries coalie and monkfish, breaded in Veda cr...
Audio: Plans for a new Ullans Centre in Ballymoney Kist drops by the Ullans Speakers Group in Ballymoney, where Charlie Reynolds hears from Gary Blair about the Groups plans for a new office in the town and Garys views on the future of Ullans...
Audio: Poetry and Romance at Bendooragh Anne Morrison-Smyth hosts a Valentines kailye at her home in Ballymoney. Pat Forsythe reads a couple of humorous verses - and Jean and John Murray tell how they each knew their partner was the...
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 Wilson Burgess At the opening of the new Ullans Centre in Ballymoney, Anne Morrison-Smyth introduces Wilson Burgess who reads his poem Owl Keadys Side and another dedicated to Agivey River. (Broadcast 30th...
Article: Poppy Time Ullans Speakers Association - Article 24 - November 2010
Audio: Presbyterian History in Ballycarry David Hume is in Ballycarry village on Braidisland Gaitherin Day. He goes to the church of the first ever Presbyterian congregation in Ireland, to chat with Rev Dr John Nelson about the history of th...
Audio: Promoting the hamely tongue in Bushmills At a Bushmills Ulster-Scots Heritage event, locals Gloria and Lorna, talk about their hopes for a new Ulster-Scots centre, and put prominence on encouraging the use of the hamely tongue. Jack Gault -...
Audio: Randal McDonnell and the Ulster-Scots With the help of historian William Roulston, Anne Morrison-Smyth finds out more about who exactly the Ulster-Scots are. We hear about the former biggest landowner in Northern Ireland, Sir Randal MacD...
Article: Rantin awa Ullans Speakers Association - Article 13 - October 2009
Video: Rathlin Island today and yesterday Willie Drennan tells us how Rathlin Island is said to have provided a refuge for Robert the Bruce and Bonnie Prince Charlie, and he describes the benefits of living on the island today.
Audio: Raymond Clifford at the Mounthill Fair Liam Logan and James Fenton head to Mounthill Fair with Sammy Agnew and chat to Raymond Clifford who tells them how his father used to run the show - and who reads a bit of a poem about the Fair (Br...
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...
Audio: Reminiscences from Charlie Gillen and Will McAvoy Charlie Gillen welcomes Will McAvoy to north Antrim from his home in the Ards and the two friends reminisce about the old days. (Broadcast: 29 Sep 2007)
Audio: Rev Gary Hastings on 'Our Shared Musical Heritage' Belfast City Hall celebrates its centenary this year and as part of the celebrations, the Cross-Border Language body, The Language Agency hosted an event called Our Shared Musical Heritage...
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: Romantic Memories at an Antrim Kailye Anne Morrison-Smyth hosts a Valentines kailye at her home in Ballymoney. Charlie McClelland remembers the importance of the last dance which allowed you to leave a girl home; and Jane Murray...
Video: Ross Wilson’s Alphabet Angel Liam Logan and James Fenton visit Ross Wilson’s Alphabet Angel sculpture in Bushmills.
Audio: Sam Mary-Ann of Ballymoney Wilson Burgess talks to John Craig of Balnamore about his memories of a well-known man who lived around the Ballymoney area from the 1920s.
Audio: Sam Wallace on Dry Stone Walling Jackie Morrison visits her friend Sam Wallace in his home, which looks out towards Slemish. They have a good yarn about the experience and skills required for good stone walling.
Video: Santer - Episode 1 - Overview Programme 1 includes stories about an Olympic champion from Dervock and a collection of World War I letters from Fermanagh. Mark Wilson takes a musical journey down the Old Wagon Road in America. Clos...
Video: Santer Series 1 - Billy Teare - unrequited love Billy Teare performs his song about unrequited love. (Broadcast: Wed 8 Dec 2010)
Video: Santer Series 1 - Frank McLernon's tale of the Banshee Frank McLernon tells the spooky tale of the banshee that his grandfather is said to have encountered in Dervock. (Broadcast: Wed 17 Nov 2010)
Video: Santer Series 1 - Glenarm tractor enthusiasts, the Morrow family Leslie Morrow and his family share their love of old fashioned tractors in Glenarm, County Antrim. (Broadcast: Wed 3 Nov 2010)
Video: Santer Series 1 - Leslie Morrow on restoring cars Glens man Leslie Morrow shows off his Opel Kadett Coupe, which he restored 22 years ago and talks about what first triggered his interest in fixing up cars. (Broadcast: Wed 1 Dec 2010)
Video: Santer Series 1 - Mid Antrim Road Races 2010 Anne Morrison-Smyth is at the Mid Antrim road races in Clough and chats with Bill Kennedy, Adrian Archibald, Victor Gilmore, Jim Dunlop and Sam Dunlop.
Video: Santer Series 1 - Olympic runner, Kennedy Kane McArthur Anne Morrison-Smyth finds out about 1912 Olympic champion Kennedy Kane McArthur from the locals of Dervock, including Frank McLernon. (Broadcast: Wed 3 Nov 2010)
Video: Santer Series 1 - Rediscovering blacksmith and fiddle-maker, Hugh Gordon Fiddler Geordie McAdam meets author Michael Costello, who has written a book in Ulster-Scots on the life story of a blacksmith and fiddle-maker, Hugh Gordon, who lived in Stoneyford in the mid 1800s....
Video: Santer Series 1 - Shannon Morrow and stock car racing Eleven year old Shannon Morrow shows us around her customised stock car. She regularly competes in the Junior Rod at the stock-car circuit in Aghadowey.
Video: Santer Series 1 - The first Presbyterian Church in Ireland In Templecorran graveyard in Ballycarry, Alister McReynolds explains how Reverend Edward Brice helped to set up the first Presbyterian Church in Ireland in 1613. (Broadcast: Wed 24 Nov 2010)
Video: Santer Series 1 - The Grousebeaters - ‘Tam M’Keen’ The Grousebeaters perform the song ‘Tam M’Keen’ in Cairncastle and Bobby Acheson gives some background to the band and their music. (Broadcast: Wed 10 Nov 2010)
Video: Santer Series 1 - Townland Names: Ballycastle Anne Morrison-Smyth and Maurice Todd explore the meaning behind the mountain name of Knocklayde and the place name of Bonamargy, in Ballycastle. (Broadcast: Wed 8 Dec 2010)
Video: Santer Series 1 - Townland Names: Stranocum and Calhame Anne Morrison-Smyth and Maurice Todd find about the place names of Stranocum and Calhame. (Broadcast: Wed 17 Nov 2010)
Video: Santer Series 1 - Townland Names: Whappstown and Carnalbanagh Maurice Todd and Helen Mark learn about the place names of Whappstown and Carnalbanagh near Larne. (Broadcast: Wed 10 Nov 2010)
Audio: Schools Poetry Competition in Bushmills Wilson Burgess is in Bushmills to announce the results of an Ulster-Scots poetry competition for schools, and the winners read their rhymes. With presenter Charlie Gillen.
Video: Scottish influence on Ulster speech The crescent shape of Scottish settlement in Ulster is outlined - and we hear how older people in rural places best preserve the Scottish-ness of Ulster English, such as horse-trainers Frank and Sammy...
Audio: Scottish links with Cairncastle Billy Irvine and Tony Collins tell Conal Gillespie about how they have come over from Ardrossan and Dunoon in Scotland to promote the launch of the 8th Cairncastle Ulster-Scots folk festival DVD (Bro...
Audio: Scottish Visitors to the Broadisland Gathering 2009 David Hume is in Ballycarry village on Braidisland Gaitherin Day and chats with Margaret Randall who has come over the sheuch from Scotland, about her family history. (Broadcast 27th September 2009)
Video: Sheepdog Trialling at Cairncastle Glenarm man, Leslie Morrow, meets Dean McAuley and his two working sheepdogs, Joe and Jim, at the annual trials in Cairncastle, County Antrim. Dean chats about the calls and whistles he uses with the...
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...
Audio: Some of the Christmas Exhibits at Glenarm Jackie Morrison takes a look at the Glenarm light railway, a toy train landscape that Jackie Wilson has set up at Glenarm Castle (Broadcast 6th December 2008).
Audio: St Nicholas's COI at Carrickfergus In County Antrim, Dr Eamon Phoenix and Doreen Corcoran MBE discuss St Nicholas’s Parish Church.
Audio: St Patrick's Day Ploughing in Ballycastle Liam Logan, Sammy Agnew and James Fenton visit the annual St Patrick’s Day ploughing match in Ballyvoy near Ballycastle.
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: 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
Audio: The 2009 Broadisland Gathering David Hume welcomes us to the Braidisland Gaitherin in Ballycarry village to mark four hundred years of history and the strong links that connect the village and district to Scotland. (Broadcast 27t...
Audio: The annual Ullans Academy Awards Ian Adamson addresses the annual Ullans Academy Awards in Stormont, and Will McAvoy recites Charlie Gillens The Dance. Ian outlines the origin and ethos of the Ullans Academy. John Linehan...
Audio: The Antrim Coast Road In County Antrim, Dr Eamon Phoenix and historian Felix McKillop discuss the building of the famous Antrim Coast Road.
Video: The Armoy Road-Racing Armada At a Memorial Park in the heart of Armoy village, Willie Drennan visits the lasting tribute paid to the legendary road-racing Armada: Joey Dunlop, Jim Dunlop, Mervyn Robinson and Frank Kennedy.
Audio: The Beast of Antrim - Part 1 Part 1 - Charlie Gillen discusses ‘The Beast of Antrim’ and reads a couple of related poems (Broadcast 21st March 2004).
Audio: The black dog in Antrim Frank McLernon recalls the scary encounter he had outside a church in Dervock, and John Murray tells of a few ghostly experiences in his area, with Anne Morrison-Smyth. (Broadcast: Sun 31 Oct 2010)
Audio: The Cairncastle Ulster-Scots in Ayrshire The Cairncastle Ulster-Scots are on the ferry to Scotland - and Bobby Acheson and friends give us news of their plans to meet up with friends in Ayrshire. (Broadcast: 7th March 2010)
Audio: The Door of Knowledge Jackie Morrison visits Moss-side Primary School, near Ballymoney, where the young people of the village have been working with artist, Ross Wilson.
Audio: The Fairhill Hiring Fair William Hunter brings the old Hiring Fair of Fairhill to life through descriptions of farmers, old wives, young hiring lads, quack doctors and dealers.
Audio: The future of Ulster-Scots Student Blane Neill chats to Conal Gillespie about the future of Ulster-Scots (Broadcast 14th March 2004).
Audio: The Grousebeaters at Cairncastle Tracey Gillen enjoys the atmosphere and music at an Ulster-Scots praise service at Cairncastle, led by Tony Collins from Dunoon, Scotland. The Grouse Beaters play What a friend we have in Jesus...
Video: The Growth of Belfast from 1700 Michael Baguely describes the size, population and commercial activity of Belfast in 1700. Jonathan Bardon explains how Belfast grew mainly due to its good trade links with France and America and we t...
Audio: The Haddock Ghost Story In South Belfast, Dr Éamon Phoenix shares a fascinating 17th century ghost story at the Haddock gravestone in St Patrick’s Church of Ireland, Drumbeg.
Video: The Herrin's Heid At scenic Dunluce Castle, County Antrim, pupils from Balnamore Primary School - with their Principal, Jackie Morrison - recite the poem, ‘The Herrin’s Heid’.
Audio: The History of Bendooragh Part 1 The townland of Bendooragh just outside Ballymoney has a 2000 year old history. Historian Andrew Mattison takes Helen Mark to visit this place which was once an Ulster-Scots stronghold and where one...
Audio: The History of Bendooragh Part 2 The townland of Bendooragh just outside Ballymoney has a 2000 year old history. Historian Andrew Mattison tells Helen Mark about events in Bendooraghs history and its role as an Ulster-Scots settl...
Video: The history of Dunseverick Castle Alister McReynolds tells Anne Morrison-Smyth about the history of the now ruined Dunseverick Castle on the north Antrim coast - one of the key strongholds of the Kingdom of Dalriada and, in its day, t...
Video: The landscape of Ballintoy Willie Drennan explores the landscape and geology of Ballintoy on the North Antrim coast.
Audio: The MacDonnells of Antrim In County Antrim, Dr Eamon Phoenix visits Hector MacDonnell in Glenarm Castle to hear about his famous ancestors.
Audio: The McCances of Suffolk In South Belfast, Dr Éamon Phoenix and Dr Des O’Reilly discuss the McCance family and their linen empire.
Audio: The old kirk on Rathlin Island Jackie Morrison visit St Thomas’ Church and recalls the pedal organ there (Broadcast 30th August 2008).
Audio: The Orange Order and the American Constitution David Hume talks about the background to the Orange Order and how it overlaps with the ethos of the American Constitution. (Broadcast: 06/03/2004)
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 Singing Farmer at the Lammas Fair Conal Gillespie is in Ballycastle for the Lammas Fair and meets up with John Watt, the Singing Farmer who is at this 50th Fair this year! (Broadcast 12th September 2004).
Audio: The story of Kennedy Kane McArthur In his home village of Dervock, Charlie hears from Frank McLernon about the local postman who practised his running by racing the narrow gauge trains, and went on to become an Olympic gold medallist....
Audio: The Sunk Road, Dunloy Conal Gillespie, James Fenton and Liam Logan discuss life around the Sunk Road near Dunloy (Broadcast 6th June 2004).
Audio: The Twa Charlies Charlie Gillen drops in on Charlie Reynolds to hear about his upbringing and how he first got interested in the hamely tongue. They read a poem called The passing o an auld frien about Stran...
Audio: The Two Charlies and John McFall Charlie Gillen and Charlie Reynolds talk about the writings of John McFall of Stranocum.
Audio: The Ulster-Scots language Ian and Archie from Ballymoney have a chat about the Ulster-Scots language (Broadcast 7th September 2003).
Audio: The village of Dunloy and its new monument Conal Gillespie, James Fenton and Liam Logan discuss the village of Dunloy and its new monument (Broadcast 6th June 2004).
Article: The War tae en a Wars Ullans Speakers Association - Article 10 - July 2009
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)
Article: There’s a gran time comin’ Ullans Speakers Association - Article 11 - August 2009
Audio: Thomas Smyth's many personalities… Thomas Smyth from just outside Ballymoney, is someone who takes humour very seriously indeed.
Audio: Threshing at The Vow At The Vow in County Antrim, Gary Blair experiences a threshing event. (Broadcast 16th October 2011)
Audio: Tommy and Dan McConaghy chat about 'The Wee Folk' Jackie Morrison chats with Tommy and Dan McConaghy near the Giants Causeway about ‘the wee folk’ who stayed in the coves (Broadcast 25th October 2008).
Audio: Townlands near Dunloy Conal, Jim and Liam discuss the townlands near Dunloy and changes in their lifetime (Broadcast 6th June 2004).
Audio: Twa Charlies and Twa Wills reminiscing Charlie Gillen travels around his own part of north Antrim with Charlie Reynolds, Willie Cromie and Will McAvoy.
Audio: Twa Wills and Twa Charlies at the River Bush Charlie Gillen travels around his own part of north Antrim with Charlie Reynolds, Willie Cromie and Will McAvoy.
Audio: Twa Wills and Twa Charlies in north Antrim Charlie Gillen travels around his own part of north Antrim with three old friends. His fellow Antrim man Charlie Reynolds makes up the other half of the Twa Charlies, while over from Co Down fo...
Article: Ullans, it’s the wye wae tauk Ullans Speakers Association - Article 1 - October 2008
Audio: Ulster-Scots Assembly at Balnamore Balnamore Primary School mark the end of the school year with a special Ulster-Scots Assembly (Broadcast 4th July 2004).
Video: Ulster-Scots at Armoy Primary School At Armoy Primary School, Willie Drennan learns from Gary Blair of the Ulster-Scots Agency that the pupils at the school are engaged in an Ulster-Scots cultural revival and are involved with FUSE FM an...
Audio: Ulster-Scots at Balnamore Primary School Mervyn Ferris, Parent Governor at Balnamore Primary School, tells Liam Logan about the schools involvement in Ulster-Scots: and Principal, Jackie Morrison discusses future plans to promote the lang...
Audio: Ulster-Scots classes in Bushmills A Kist visits Bushmills where the local Ulster-Scots Heritage group has organised a series of classes on the culture and history of the Ulster-Scots, run by former teacher Alister McReynolds, a Fellow...
Audio: Ulster-Scots culture in Gracehill Primary school The staff of Gracehill Primary School introduce Ulster-Scots culture into the school (broadcast 2nd February 2003).
Audio: Ulster-Scots in Bushmills Jackie Morrison is in north Antrim for a meeting of the Bushmills Ulster-Scots Heritage Group who are announcing a whole programme of events, talks and activities.
Audio: Ulster-Scots language tape-recording project Elizabeth McLeister from Cullybackey talks about her Ulster-Scots language tape-recording project (broadcast 16th February 2003).
Audio: Ulster-Scots Library Week, Ballymoney Gary Blair of the Ulster-Scots Agency introduces the proceedings in Ballymoney during Ulster-Scots library week, where we hear a reading by Charlie Gillen - and Wilson Burgess reads his poem Oul Ke...
Audio: Ulster-Scots Music Lessons in Primary Schools The Ulster-Scots Agency runs a programme which sends teachers such as Mark Anderson and Keith Lyttle to primary schools around Ulster so that the children can learn music and song relevant to Ulster-S...
Audio: Ulster-Scots Praise Service at Cairncastle Bobby Acheson chats to Tony Collins from Dunoon, Scotland, at the Ulster-Scots praise service at Cairncastle, and we hear about the ever-developing links between Cairncastle and Scotland (Broadcast 2...
Audio: Ulster-Scots Vocabulary with Charlie Gillen and Will McAvoy Charlie Gillen yarns with Will McAvoy about blacksmithing and about the various Ulster-Scots words used in Counties Antrim and Down. (Broadcast: 20 Oct 2007)
Audio: Ulster-Scots Vocabulary with Will McAvoy and Charlie Gillen Charlie Gillen yarns with Will McAvoy about the different Ulster-Scots words used in Counties Antrim and Down like ‘flaffin’ and ‘wampishin’. (Broadcast: 20 Oct 2007)
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: Unusual Plantation Cottage in Bendooragh In a wee cottage in Bendooragh, Ballymoney, Anne Morrison-Smyth meets Paul Logue from the Environment Agency and discovers what may be a one-of-a-kind 17th century settlers cottage. (Broadcast 16...
Audio: Unusual Plantation Cottage in Bendooragh In a wee cottage in Bendooragh, Ballymoney, Anne Morrison-Smyth meets Paul Logue from the Environment Agency and discovers what may be a one-of-a-kind 17th century settlers cottage. (Broadcast 16...
Audio: Unveiling of Ross Wilson's 'Alphabet Angel' Inspired by the poetry of James Fenton, Rosss Alphabet Angel is a project taken on by the local community in Bushmills, funded by the Housing Executive and the Lottery Fund amongst others. W...
Audio: Valentines Crack at Bendooragh Anne Morrison-Smyth hosts a Valentines kailye at her home in Ballymoney. Tommy Tweed recalls a night out with his wife at the Giants Causeway; and the friends talk about flowers and red roses...
Audio: Valentines Memories at Bendooragh Anne Morrison-Smyth hosts a Valentine’s kailye at her home in Ballymoney. Anne, John Watt and Charlie McClelland recall going to the dances. (Broadcast: 14th February 2010)
Audio: Visiting An Aul Han's Grave Charlie Gillen and his guid freen Charlie Reynolds are in north Antrim on the trail of writer John McFall, the ‘Aul Han’.
Article: Voat, voat til’ yer blue in tha face. Ullans Speakers Association - Article 9 - June 2009
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 - anecdotes and French penpals Jackie Morrison and her mother, Mary Morrison, Elizabeth McLeister and Wilile Drennan discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary in different parts of County Antrim.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Different parts of County Antrim Jackie Morrison and her mother, Mary Morrison, Elizabeth McLeister and Wilile Drennan discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary in different parts of County Antrim.
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 - Lisnagunogue: Getting Personal Jackie Morrison and her mother, Mary Morrison, Elizabeth McLeister and Wilile Drennan discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary for these words: left-handed; rich; moody; insane; attractive; pregnant; drunk...
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Lisnagunogue: How do you feel? Jackie Morrison and her mother, Mary Morrison, Elizabeth McLeister and Wilile Drennan discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary for these words: hot, sick, tired, pleased, annoyed, cold.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Lisnagunogue: Inside and Outside Jackie Morrison and her mother, Mary Morrison, Elizabeth McLeister and Wilile Drennan discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary for these words: to rain lightly; the main room in a house; running water smal...
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Lisnagunogue: Schooldays Jackie Morrison and her mother, Mary Morrison, Elizabeth McLeister and Wilile Drennan discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary in different parts of County Antrim.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Lisnagunogue: What do you call them? Jackie Morrison and her mother, Mary Morrison, Elizabeth McLeister and Wilile Drennan discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary for these words: mother; baby; female partner; young person with cheap, trendy...
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Lisnagunogue: What to Wear Jackie Morrison and her mother, Mary Morrison, Elizabeth McLeister and Wilile Drennan discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary for these words: child’s soft shoes worn for PE; trousers; clothes.
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 - Meet the Lisnagunogue Group In Jackie and Mary Morrison’s house at Lisnagunogue, County Antrim, Chris Spurr hosts a Voices session focusing on Ulster-Scots.
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 - recipes and Ulster-Scots dishes Jackie Morrison and her mother, Mary Morrison, Elizabeth McLeister and Wilile Drennan discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary in different parts of County Antrim.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Strength of Ulster-Scots in County Antrim Jackie Morrison and her mother, Mary Morrison, Elizabeth McLeister and Wilile Drennan discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary in different parts of County Antrim.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - the future of Ulster-Scots and our schools Jackie Morrison and her mother, Mary Morrison, Elizabeth McLeister and Wilile Drennan discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary in different parts of County Antrim.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - the weather and sneddin turmits Jackie Morrison and her mother, Mary Morrison, Elizabeth McLeister and Wilile Drennan discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary in different parts of County Antrim.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - things to eat Jackie Morrison and her mother, Mary Morrison, Elizabeth McLeister and Wilile Drennan discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary in different parts of County Antrim.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Understanding Spoken Ulster-Scots Jackie Morrison and her mother, Mary Morrison, Elizabeth McLeister and Wilile Drennan discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary in different parts of County Antrim.
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
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - words for animals and birds Jackie Morrison and her mother, Mary Morrison, Elizabeth McLeister and Wilile Drennan discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary in different parts of County Antrim.
Audio: Voices Project: Ulster-Scots - Working with Ulster-Scots Jackie Morrison and her mother, Mary Morrison, Elizabeth McLeister and Wilile Drennan discuss the Ulster-Scots vocabulary in different parts of County Antrim.
Video: We're Fur Hame - Americans attempt to trace their ancestry At PRONI, Tom Hall and his wife Sue search the archives for information about his great-great-grandmother.
Video: We're Fur Hame - Americans enjoy the Giant's Causeway A group of Americans of Ulster-Scots descent, visit the Giants Causeway. (Broadcast: Mon 24 Jan 2011)
Video: We're Fur Hame - Americans visit Ballycarry Community Centre In Ballycarry Community Centre, a group of Americans of Ulster-Scots descent are entertained by the locals and learn about the traditions. (Broadcast: Mon 17 Jan 2011)
Article: We're Fur Hame - Americans visit Ulster-Scots settlements A group of Americans on the search for their Ulster-Scots roots, visit Stormont and Ballycarry. David Hume outlines the history of Ballycarry and Rev Dr John Nelson shows them the site of the first Pr...
Video: We're Fur Hame - Glen Pratt retraces his grandfather’s footsteps Texan Glenn Pratt describes how his grandfather was stationed in Northern Ireland during WWII - and with his family, they identify the spot where their ancestor was photographed at the Giants Causeway...
Video: We're Fur Hame - Glenn Pratt at FUSE FM Texan Glenn Pratt visits Ulster-Scots radio station FUSE FM in Ballymoney and talks about his late grandfather’s use of the hamely tongue. (Broadcast: Mon 24 Jan 2011)
Video: We're Fur Hame - Susan McAninch & the River Bann Susan McAninch talks about the complexity of the political situation in Northern Ireland and about her family’s connection to the River Bann. (Broadcast: Mon 31 Jan 2011)
Video: We're Fur Hame - Susan McAninch’s personal quest Susan McAninch of Minnesota shares her quest to find out about her Ulster-Scots ancestors. (Broadcast: Mon 17 Jan 2011)
Video: We're Fur Hame - Trail for Episode 1 - From Texas to Carrickfergus Glenn Pratt from the Texas panhandle feels at home in Carrickfergus, due to his Ulster Scots roots.
Video: We're Fur Hame - Ulster American memorial in Larne American cousins of Ulster-Scots descent, Sue and Pat, visit the Ulster American memorial in Larne and Bill Hyatt reveals how he discovered relatives that he never knew he had. (Broadcast: Mon 31 Jan...
Video: We're Fur Hame - Ulster-Scots descendants explore Templecorran Graveyard American cousins Pat and Susan Anderson, talk about their quest to find out about their Ulster-Scots ancestors in Ballycarry. (Broadcast: Mon 17 Jan 2011)
Video: We're Fur Hame - Visiting the Andrew Jackson Cottage A group of Americans on the search for their Ulster-Scots roots, visit the Andrew Jackson Cottage in Carrickfergus.
Article: Weans, they ir tha future Ullans Speakers Association - Article 18 - March 2010
Article: Whaur ir ye frae an whaut dae they caa ye? Ullans Speakers Association - Article 6 - March 2009
Audio: Whiskey taster Frank McMullan Ellen McMullan talks about her father - the late Frank McMullan, who was the Taster at Bushmills Distillery for many years and didnt miss a day of work in his life. She recalls her memories of visi...
Audio: Will McAvoy visits Charlie Gillen Charlie Gillen welcomes Will McAvoy to north Antrim from his home in the Ards and they yarn about how Will and his father went shooting on the water and about the varieties of guns they used. (Broadc...
Audio: William Livingstone: The Bard of Buick Willie Drennan catches up with his friend William Livingstone of Cullybackey, caretaker at Buick Memorial Primary School, to find out more about his poetry.
Audio: Willie Drennan at Hazelbank Primary School Willie Drennan visits the children at Hazelbank Primary School in Buckna, who he met on his TV show, ‘A Dander with Drennan’.
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County Armagh

COUNTY ARMAGH
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Video: A visit to a music shop in Cullybackey Willie Drennan meets with music shop owner Adrian Hoy in Cullybackey and hears about Adrian’s involvement with the pipe bands.
Audio: Champion Drummer, Mark Wilson At Keady Library, world-class percussionist, Mark Wilson talks to children from local primary schools about the bodhran drum and its connection to Ulster-Scots musical traditions.
Audio: Fiddle Steeks orchestra Keith Lyttle, Musical Director, introduces Fiddle Steeks orchestra from Markethill (Broadcast 28th March 2004).
Audio: Henry Acheson Ulster-Scots Summer School - Part 1 A look at the second annual Henry Acheson Ulster-Scots Summer School in Markethill (Broadcast 11th July 2004).
Audio: Henry Acheson Ulster-Scots Summer School - Part 2 A look at the second annual Henry Acheson Ulster-Scots Summer School in Markethill (Broadcast 11th July 2004).
Video: Highlights from Cairncastle Ulster-Scots Folk Festival 2010 Highlights from 10th Anniversary of the Cairncastle Ulster-Scots Folk Festival including:
Article: Launch of Ulster-Scots website in Armagh City Library Armagh City Library, 27th October, 7.00-9.00pm
Audio: Liam Logan finds out about a 'Burns' project for schools Liam Logan is in the Marketplace Theatre in Armagh meeting children from here and from Ayrshire in Scotland.
Audio: Local and Scots children perform Burns in Armagh Liam Logan is at the Marketplace Theatre in Armagh meeting children from here and from Ayrshire in Scotland taking part in a project about Robert Burns.
Audio: Mid-Armagh Community Network Andrew Dunlop talks about the work of the Mid-Armagh Community Network in Markethill (Broadcast 28th March 2004).
Audio: Scottish origins of football In Millford, County Armagh, Roy Ferguson of the Goalkeepers Association tells Gary Blair about how the Scottish Border Reivers started playing football. They also discuss the Penalty Kick, and its in...
Audio: Some Scarva History Local historian, George Patton, takes a walk round Scarva village with John Minnis and points out the former salt works and talks about Scarva’s heyday as a major inland port.
Video: The growth of the weaving industry in Ulster Michael Baguely describes how the availability of abundant water was a key to the linen business and thus began to be harnessed in the river valleys of Ulster.
Audio: The Stewarts of Drumbeg - their gravestone In South Belfast, Dr Éamon Phoenix visits the interesting Stewart Gravestone at St Patrick’s Church of Ireland, Drumbeg.
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 Book Week in County Armagh The Ulster-Scots Agency has just held its first Book Week.
Audio: William McCrum and the penalty kick In Millford, County Armagh, Roy Ferguson and Gary Blair discuss the pros and cons of footballs Penalty Kick and the demise of its inventor, William McCrum. They also chat about how the parameters...
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County Down

COUNTY DOWN
Title Summary
Audio: 1798: "Who Dares to Speak?" The York Island Arts & Heritage Association have produced a new play, ‘Who dares to speak?’ set in and around Saintfield in the days before and after the 1798 Battle.
Audio: A Burns Night in Bangor with Maurice and Claire Neill In Villa Toscana in Bangor, Willie Drennan attends Maurice Neills Burns Night and talks to his wife, Claire about the unusual venue - and how their interest in Burns has grown over the years. (Broa...
Audio: A Burns Supper at Ballydown Primary Deputy principal, Trevor Russell, welcomes Wilson Burgess to Ballydown Primary School in Banbridge, County Down.
Audio: A new play about the Battle of Saintfield The York Island Arts & Heritage Association have produced a new play, ‘Who dares to speak?’ set in and around Saintfield in the days before and after the 1798 Battle.
Article: A Short History of Carrickfergus In County Antrim, Dr Eamon Phoenix visits the Norman town of Carrickfergus and outlines its history.
Audio: A trip to Ballywalter The Twa Wulls, Willie Cromie and his friend Will McAvoy, give a hearty Co Down welcome to the Twa Charlies, Charlie Gillen and Charlie Reynolds and the four friends make a special visit to Willie Crom...
Audio: A trip to Mid-Isle with the Two Wills and the Two Charlies The Twa Wulls, Willie Cromie and his friend Will McAvoy, give a hearty Co Down welcome to the Twa Charlies, Charlie Gillen and Charlie Reynolds.
Audio: A Visit to Hanna's Close, Kilkeel Andy Mattison visits local historian Dr Mitchell at Hanna’s Close just outside Kilkeel.
Audio: A visit to Mid-Isle in Strangford Lough The Twa Wulls, Willie Cromie and his friend Will McAvoy, give a hearty Co Down welcome to the Twa Charlies, Charlie Gillen and Charlie Reynolds and the four friends make a special visit to the top of...
Audio: A visit to Whitkirk with the Two Charlies and the Two Wills The Twa Wulls, Willie Cromie and his friend Will McAvoy, give a hearty Co Down welcome to the Twa Charlies, Charlie Gillen and Charlie Reynolds and the four friends make a special visit to the ruins o...
Video: Accents of the Ards Peninsula Sally Young chats about the Ulster-Scots language and accents of the Ards Peninsula (broadcast 27th March 2002).
Audio: Altnaveigh House in Newry David Hanna talks about the work of Altnaveigh House in Newry (Broadcast 29th February 2004).
Audio: An Ulster-Scots conference in Newtownards Liam Logan is in Newtownards at the Language, Community and the Churches conference, put on by the Ulster-Scots Academy Implementation Group with an audience made up of native speakers and acade...
Audio: Andy Brown plays the fiddle with friends in Tullykevin The Two Wills are down the Ards peninsula at Tullykevin, near Greyabbey.
Audio: Ards Borough Council and Ulster-Scots Conal Gillespie talks to Jim Murdoch, Community Relations Officer for Ards Borough Council to find out what theyre doing to promote Ulster-Scots in the area. Jim tells Conal about the formation in...
Audio: Aughlish Ulster-Scots in Scarva Kist visits the Aughlish Ulster-Scots group in Scarva and speaks to the people taking part in a Scottish Country Dance class.
Audio: Ballydown children at Burns Memorial Garden Wilson Burgess is in Alloway with the P7 weans from Ballydown Primary and their teacher Mr Trevor Russell.
Audio: Ballydown children visit Robert Burns' birthplace Wilson Burgess is in Ayrshire with the P7 weans from Ballydown Primary and their teacher Mr Trevor Russell to visit some places linked to Robert Burns most famous poem, Tam O Shanter, as well...
Audio: Ballydown children visit the Brig o Doon The P7 weans from Ballydown Primary and their teacher Mr Trevor Russell visit some of the places linked to Robert Burns most famous poem, Tam O Shanter, including the Brig O Doon in Allowa...
Audio: Ballydown children visit the Old Kirk at Alloway Wilson Burgess is in Ayrshire with the P7 weans from Ballydown Primary and their teacher Mr Trevor Russell.
Audio: Ballydown Primary celebrates Robert Burns Deputy principal Trevor Russell, welcomes Wilson Burgess to Ballydown Primary School in Banbridge, County Down.
Audio: Ballydown Primary School P7s go to Ayrshire Wilson Burgess sails away to Ayrshire with the P7 weans from Ballydown Primary and their teacher Mr Trevor Russell.
Audio: Barry Finlay's Grandfather and The Titanic Kist meets Barry Finlay from Saintfield whose grandfather was a “Hat” in the shipyard when Titanic was built. Barry still has his grandfather’s toolbox. (Broadcast 2nd October 2011)
Video: BBC Ulster-Scots website launch in Donaghadee & Ballymoney Libraries Highlights from the BBC Ulster-Scots website launches in Donaghadee Library and Ballymoney Library, with speakers Dr Kathryn White and Dr Frank Ferguson of the University of Ulster, showcasing the dig...
Audio: Bill Montgomery on his Ancestors In County Down, Dr Eamon Phoenix visits Bill Montgomery at Rosemount to discuss his famous ancestors.
Video: Bill Montgomery on his ancestral estates Flora Montgomery visits her father William Montgomery at the family home in Rosemount, Greyabbey, to establish what happened to the Montgomery territories following Sir Hugh Montgomery’s death.
Audio: Bill Montgomery on his famous ancestor Bill Montgomery of Rosemount, Greyabbey, talks about how his ancestor built Donaghadee harbour. (Broadcast: 7 Jun 2006)
Audio: Bob Martin's Smiddy at Killaghy Willie Cromie is down the Ards at Bob Martins old smiddy at Killaghy. He meets Bobs son Ronnie to hear about his fathers days as a blacksmith - and Wilbert Magill shares his memories of the...
Video: Castle Gardens P.S. - Cookery at Summer School 2010 David Anderson showcases the food cooked up during the Ulster-Scots summer school held at Castle Gardens Primary School in July 2010.
Video: Castle Gardens P.S. - Summer School 2010 Highlights from the Ulster-Scots Summer School held at Castle Gardens Primary School in July 2010.
Audio: Celebrating 400 years since Hamilton & Montgomery On the 400th anniversary of the Hamilton & Montgomery settlement of the Ards, the Institute of Ulster-Scots Studies has put on a one-day conference on the subject in the Linenhall Library.
Audio: Celebrating Hamilton & Montgomery in Donaghadee Liam Logan is in a tent in Donaghadee chatting to Vanessa Wilson, Director of Culture for the Ulster-Scots Agency. She tells Liam about the Cultural Festival Evening taking place to commemorate...
Audio: Charlie Gillen and Will McAvoy on Ulster-Scots Words Charlie Gillen yarns with Will McAvoy about the different Ulster-Scots words used in Counties Antrim and Down, and about the direct Scotch origin of some words used in Ballywalter like vennel....
Audio: Cleland Mausoleum In County Down, Dr Eamon Phoenix and Peter Carr discuss the Cleland Mausoleum, burying place of the Rev John Cleland and his descendants.
Audio: Crack - and pigs - at Tullykevin The Two Wills are down the Ards peninsula at Tullykevin, near Greyabbey.
Audio: Crack at the Killaghy Smiddy Willie Cromie is down the Ards at Bob Martins old smiddy at Killaghy. He describes the interior of the smiddy and Ronnie talks about his father working with the different tools. Bobs cousin, A...
Audio: Crack with Charlie Gillen and Will McAvoy Charlie Gillen welcomes Will McAvoy to north Antrim from his home in the Ards and they have a good yarn about old country sports like shooting on the water and long netting. (Broadcast: 29 Sep 2007)
Audio: Crack with Charlie Gillen at Cultra Charlie Gillen has some lively crack at the Horse Drawn Vehicle Day at Cultra’s Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.
Audio: Crack with Roy Reid and the Two Wills The Two Wills are down the Ards Peninsula meeting their friend, Roy Reid from the townland of Lougherascouse. Roy recalls an incident with an escaped horse when he was a young boy. (Broadcast: 10 Ma...
Video: Crack with Sally Young and the Two Wills In Sally Young’s kitchen near Greyabbey, Will McAvoy and Willie Cromie chat about a local blacksmith.
Audio: Crack with the students at Ballyboley Liam Logan heads to the old Ballyboley Primary School, now part of the North Down and Ards Institute, to visit the Ulster-Scots class being run by Dr Philip Robinson. Liam chats to Paddy McAvoy - and...
Audio: Crack with Willie Cromie in Ards Town Hall Crack with Willie Cromie in Ards Town Hall, as Wilbert Magill launches his new book of poems and memories ‘Aboot tha Airds’ (Broadcast 12th April 2009).
Audio: Dundonald Graveyard In County Down, Dr Eamon Phoenix and Peter Carr discuss some of the graves in Dundonald COI graveyard - and some of the village’s history.
Audio: Dundonald Motte In County Down, Dr Eamon Phoenix and Peter Carr discuss the history of the village of Dundonald.
Audio: Eighteen Miles to Freedom We’re on the trail of James Hamilton and Hugh Montgomery, two Ayrshire lairds who settled in the Ards 400 years ago, and whose anniversary is being celebrated with a variety of events.
Audio: Elma Wickins visits Greyabbey graveyard Liam Logan heads to Greyabbey where he’s joined in the graveyard by Elma Wickins.
Audio: European Languages Event in Donaghadee Conal Gillespie is in Donaghadee where the town library is showing an exhibition about Ulster-Scots language and culture to mark European Languages Day.
Audio: Farming life down the Ards with Roy Reid and the Two Wills The Two Wills are down the Ards Peninsula meeting their friend, Roy Reid from the townland of Lougherascouse. The three friends reminisce about the old times including farming life. (Broadcast: 10 M...
Video: Fiddler with Donaghadee Male Voice Choir Traditional ballad played on fiddle accompanied by Donaghadee Male Voice Choir.
Audio: Fiona McDonald at Ballyboley Ulster-Scots class In an Ulster-Scots class in Ballyboley, Conal Gillespie listens to student Fiona McDonald from Newtownards (Broadcast 18th July 2004).
Audio: Francis Crozier - Ulster-Scots Explorer Jackie Morrison tells us about Francis Crozier, an explorer from Banbridge, County Down, who died hunting for the North West Passage. We hear about his widow, Lady Franklin and a song written in hono...
Audio: Freedom's Frontier Jackie Morrison finds tales of Ulster-Scots emigration to America in a new play called ‘Freedom’s Frontier’ topping the bill at the Ards Lough Lively Festival.
Audio: Gazette ‘Braid Tongue Poems' The Twa Wills read an advertising poem from the Gazette ‘Braid Tongue Poems’ (Broadcast 21st September 2003).
Video: Gibson Young joins Will Cromie on a tour around the Ards: Donaghadee In the first of a series, Willie Cromie and Gibson Young travel round places on the Ards Peninsula sharing yarns and music. They begin in Donaghadee - and Gibson performs Six miles from Bangor to...
Audio: Gibson Young on the Gospel of St Luke Willie Cromie introduces Gibson Young who gives a reading from the Ulster-Scots translation of the Gospel of St Luke. He reads from ‘The Rich Man and Lazarus’. (Broadcast: 21st February 2010)
Audio: Gig 'n' The Bann 2008 Brian McCart, festival director, talks to Jackie Morrison about the origin of the contest Gig n the Bann in 2000 and how it has gained popularity ever since (Broadcast 20th September 2008)...
Video: Granite in Greencastle and Annalong The 13th century Norman construction of Greencastle from granite is described - and we watch stone mason Stewart Cunningham as he cuts granite with plug and feathers. The role of the port of Annalong...
Audio: Grave of Alexander Byers In County Down, Dr Eamon Phoenix and historian Harry Allen are in Greyabbey Graveyard at the grave of Alexander Byers, executed following the 1798 Rebellion.
Audio: Grave of Rev James Porter In County Down, Dr Eamon Phoenix and historian Harry Allen are in Greyabbey Graveyard at the grave of Rev James Porter, executed in 1798.
Audio: Great Ulster-Scots: Hans Sloane - Part 1 Author and musician Willbert Garvin talks to Laura Spence about how Hans Sloane from Killyleagh was instrumental in the formation of the British Museum.
Audio: Great Ulster-Scots: Hans Sloane - Part 2 Author and musician Willbert Garvin talks to Laura Spence about how Hans Sloane from Killyleagh was responsible for the creation of Milk Chocolate as well as the formation of the British Museum. Part...
Audio: Great Ulster-Scots: James Martin of Crossgar Anne Morrison-Smyth introduces Wilbert Garvin who talks to Laura Spence about an unconventional man whose natural gift for invention saved over 7000 lives - innovator James Martin of Crossgar, who inv...
Audio: Great Ulster-Scots: Sir James Murray Wilbert Garvin tells Laura Spence the story of one of Ulster’s great innovators - Sir James Murray, who was the inventor of Milk of Magnesia. (Broadcast 20th September 2009)
Audio: Greyabbey - Short History In County Down, Dr Eamon Phoenix gives a brief overview of the history of the village of Greyabbey.
Video: Guy Fawkes and Ulster Descendant of Sir Hugh Montgomery, Flora Montgomery discusses potential pitfalls to the establishment of new Ulster-Scots settlements in Ulster in 1605-06 - not least of which was a certain Plot in Lo...
Audio: Hamilton & Montgomery CD Rom Project Dr Brian Turner, former Director of Down County Museum, and Dr William Roulston, Research Officer at the Ulster Historical Foundation, put the Hamilton and Montgomery documents into context for Liam L...
Video: Hamilton and Montgomery in Ulster Michael Baguley describes how a private enterprise plantation was instigated in County Down and County Antrim by speculators Hamilton and Montgomery. (Broadcast: 21/01/1992)
Audio: Hugh Robinson - Life in Ballyhay Willie Cromie takes a dander doon the Ards with his good friend Hugh Robinson, who talks about what motivated him to write about the way of life around Ballyhay (Broadcast 21st February 2009).
Audio: Hugh Robinson reads from Across the Fields of Yesterday Hugh Robinson reads an excerpt from his book ‘Across the Fields of Yesterday’ - with presenter Willie Cromie (Broadcast 21st February 2009).
Audio: Hugh Robinson revisits Ballyvester Primary Willie Cromie takes a dander doon the Ards with his good friend Hugh Robinson.
Audio: Hugh Robinson talks to Willie Cromie Willie Cromie takes a dander doon the Ards with his good friend Hugh Robinson.
Audio: Hugh Robinson: 'Macananty' Hugh Robinson gives a reading of the poem Macananty: Fairy King of Scrabo Hill penned by George Francis Savage Armstrong, at the launch of the new Literary Strangford project (Broadcast 31st...
Audio: Hugh Robinson: Across the Fields of Yesterday Hugh Robinson reads an extract from his book ‘Across the Fields of Yesterday’. (Broadcast 18th October 2009)
Audio: Hugh Robinson: Return to Childhood Writer Hugh Robinson tells Willie Cromie about his yearning for the countryside of his boyhood - and reads an excerpt from ‘Return to Childhood’ (Broadcast 21st February 2009).
Audio: Impact of Scots on the Ards Peninsula In County Down, Dr Eamon Phoenix and Bill Montgomery are in Greyabbey discussing the impact of the Scots on the Ards Peninsula.
Audio: Impersonator of President Andrew Jackson Anne Morrison-Smyth describes the accomplishments of 7th American President - Andrew Jackson whose parents came from Carrickfergus. Alister McReynolds speaks with an impersonator of the president...
Audio: Jackie Thompson at Ballyboley Ulster-Scots class In an Ulster-Scots class in Ballyboley there’s a short grammar lesson and we hear from student Jackie Thompson of Comber (Broadcast 18th July 2004).
Video: James Hamilton's Land Maps Nick Crane visits Killyleagh Castle, seat of 17th century Laird, James Hamilton.
Audio: John Wright & Sally Young at Ballyboley Ulster-Scots class In an Ulster-Scots class in Ballyboley, Conal Gillespie meets students John Wright from Donaghadee and Sally Young from Greyabbey (Broadcast 18th July 2004).
Audio: Kilkeel Border Reivers Festival Maynard Hanna and James Donaldson talk about the Kilkeel Border Reivers’ Festival (Broadcast 11th July 2004).
Audio: Kissing the Shuttle in Derryboy Wilson Burgess finds weans at Derryboy Primary School, County Down, working hard on the next play in Dan Gordon’s Pat and Plain series.
Audio: Kist meets Robert Kane of Kilkeel Roy Ferguson meets up with fisherman, Robert Kane in Kilkeel to hear about sailing round the world and “jumping ship” in New Zealand. (Broadcast 16th October 2011)
Audio: Learning Ulster-Scots at the Ballyboley class In an Ulster-Scots class in Ballyboley, the students and Conal Gillespie perform as The Ballyboley Players - before Philip Robinson reads the poem: The Ballyboley Classes: or Learning Ulster-...
Video: Legacy of the 1606 Settlement Flora Montgomery explores the Scottish linguistic and cultural legacy handed down over generations from the first Scottish settlers to Antrim and Down in 1606.
Audio: Liam Logan attends a Newtownards Conference Liam Logan is in Newtownards at the Language, Community and the Churches conference, put on by the Ulster-Scots Academy Implementation Group with an audience made up of native speakers and acade...
Audio: Liam Logan finds out about FUSE FM In Newtownards, there’s a new radio station with an Ulster-Scots flavour - FUSE FM.
Audio: Liberty Days Festival in Saintfield 2006 The York Island Arts & Heritage Association have produced a new play, ‘Who dares to speak?’ set in and around Saintfield in the days before and after the 1798 Battle.
Audio: Mark Thompson on Hamilton & Montgomery About 400 years ago, James Hamilton and Hugh Montgomery came from Ayrshire to establish a settlement in the Ards. The history of their exploits has been given a new lease of life - and Liam Logan is...
Audio: Mark Thompson on the 1606 Settlement of the Ards In Bangor Heritage Centre, Liam Logan meets Mark Thompson who is giving a talk on the 1606 settlement of Hamilton and Montgomery. (Broadcast: 7 Jun 2006)
Video: Marriage with a bitter rival: Hamilton & Montgomery Flora Montgomery reveals how, against the will of Sir Hugh Montgomery, one of his family married a relative of his bitter rival, Sir James Hamilton.
Audio: Memories of Hiring Fairs There are remnants of Fair days and markets in the street names of many towns.
Audio: Memories: Charlie Gillen and Will McAvoy Charlie Gillen yarns with his old friend, Will McAvoy, about bringing a sow to a boar on a bicycle and the enjoyment of horse ploughing. (Broadcast: 20 Oct 2007)
Audio: Memories: Will McAvoy and Charlie Gillen Charlie Gillen welcomes Will McAvoy to north Antrim from his home in the Ards and they have a good yarn about carting dung and kailying in Bushmills. (Broadcast: 29 Sep 2007)
Audio: Music classes and events at Altnaveigh House Staff and Tutors from Altnaveigh House in Newry talk about their music classes and events (Broadcast 29th February 2004).
Audio: Newtownards Ulster-Scots Bus Tour Paul Whitla tells Willie Drennan all about the De Courcy to Montgomery Plantation bus tour around the Ards which visits sites associated with the Montgomery family including the Dominican Priory...
Audio: Noel Moore & Sheena McCullough at Ballyboley Ulster-Scots class In an Ulster-Scots class in Ballyboley, Conal Gillespie meets students Noel Moore and Sheena McCullough (Broadcast 18th July 2004).
Audio: Noir Cultural Association Festival 2011 Andy Mattison is in County Down at the Noir Cultural Association Festival, where he talks to Mervyn Kernaghan about the importance of this event to the local Ulster-Scots community. (Broadcast 18th...
Audio: On Ballywalter Beach with Willie Cromie In Ballywalter, Willie Cromie talks about how different families had designated areas of the beach.
Video: Out and about in the Ards and Antrim Mark Thompsons family have lived on the Ards Peninsula for over two hundred years and we hear music from his band the Low Country Boys. Mark talks about the changing opinions of schools on s...
Audio: Philip Robinson on the Ballyboley Classes Liam Logan heads to the old Ballyboley Primary School, now part of the North Down and Ards Institute, to visit the Ulster-Scots class being run by Dr Philip Robinson.
Audio: Poetry from the Ballydown children in Ayr Mr Trevor Russell and his P7 pupils from Ballydown Primary make a visit to Burns Cottage in Alloway, Scotland, with presenter Wilson Burgess.
Audio: Remembering days gone by with the Two Wills, Andy Brown and Sally and Samuel Young The Two Wills are near Greyabbey meeting Sally and Samuel Young and Andy Brown.
Audio: Reminiscences from Charlie Gillen and Will McAvoy Charlie Gillen welcomes Will McAvoy to north Antrim from his home in the Ards and the two friends reminisce about the old days. (Broadcast: 29 Sep 2007)
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.
Audio: Roy Reid tells the Two Wills about his childhood The Two Wills are down the Ards Peninsula meeting their friend, Roy Reid from the townland of Lougherascouse.
Audio: Roy Reid, motorbike racer, talks to the Two Wills The Two Wills are down the Ards Peninsula meeting their friend, Roy Reid from the townland of Lougherascouse. They yarn about the old times, including how Roy used to be a motorbike racing champion. (...
Audio: Sally & Samuel Young’s work translating the Bible The Two Wills are down the Ards peninsula at Tullykevin, near Greyabbey.
Audio: Sally Young on the Gospel of St Luke Willie Cromie is in the home of Sally Young at Tullykevin near Greyabbey.
Audio: Samuel Young - a Tribute Willie Cromie and Will McAvoy pay a special tribute to their friend, the late Samuel Young. (Broadcast: 30th May 2010)
Video: Santer Series 1 - Alice Cartmill’s love of Ulster-Scots music The Cartmill sisters introduce us to the girls cricket team in Waringstown and Alice tells us about her passion for singing, especially Ulster-Scots folk songs passed down from her grandmother, Hil...
Video: Santer Series 1 - Hamilton & Montgomery: the founding fathers of the Ulster-Scots Alister McReynolds tells the story of how two Ayrshire men - Hugh Montgomery and James Hamilton, came to acquire land in Ulster after Conn ONeill became incarcerated in Carrickfergus Castle. (Broad...
Video: Santer Series 1 - Heroes of Comber Historian, Alister McReynolds discusses the lives of Comber men, Robert Rollo Gillespie and Thomas Andrews; the designer of the Titanic. (Broadcast: Wed 10 Nov 2010)
Video: Santer Series 1 - Townland Names: Ballinran Helen Mark and Maurice Todd are in the Mourne Mountains and learn about the place name of ‘Ballinran’ - the homestead of the ferns. (Broadcast: Wed 24 Nov 2010)
Video: Santer Series 1 - Townland Names: Ballywalter Helen Mark and Maurice Todd explore the origin of the place name ‘Ballywalter’, on the east coast of the Ards Peninsula. (Broadcast: Wed 3 Nov 2010)
Audio: Schomberg Society's Burns Night Supper Maynard Hanna talks about the Burns Night Supper of the Schomberg Society in Kilkeel (broadcast 26th January 2003).
Video: Settlers from the Scottish lowlands Hamilton and Montgomery arrived into Ulster in 1605, bringing waves of settlers with them from the lowlands of Scotland.
Audio: Seven Towers Pipe Band at Gig'n' The Bann Jackie Morrison chats with Pipe Major David Reid of the Seven Towers Band about the end of season get together at Gig n the Bann, and we hear the band perform a jig (Broadcast 20th September 20...
Audio: Shoeing Clydesdales at Killaghy Willie Cromie is down the Ards at Bob Martin’s old smiddy at Killaghy. Wilbert Magill recalls an occasion when they took a Cydesdale to the smiddy for shoeing… (Broadcast: 10th January 2010)
Video: Sir Hugh Montgomery’s chance to acquire land in Ulster We find out about the family backgrounds of James Hamilton and Hugh Montgomery who were both born in the South Western area of Ayrshire, Scotland.
Audio: Smuggling tales with the Two Wills Willie Cromie and his friend Will McAvoy talk about the smuggling that went on in the time of Will McAvoy’s grandfather in Greba (Greyabbey) (Broadcast 28th February 2009).
Audio: Some Scarva History Local historian, George Patton, takes a walk round Scarva village with John Minnis and points out the former salt works and talks about Scarva’s heyday as a major inland port.
Audio: That Woman at Rathard Roma Tomelty has news of an upcoming production of a Sam Hanna Bell drama set amongst the Ulster-Scots of County Down - ‘That Woman at Rathard’. (Broadcast: 7th February 2010)
Audio: The 1606 Settlement of the Ards In Bangor Heritage Centre, Liam Logan meets Mark Thompson who is giving a talk on the 1606 settlement.
Audio: The Ards in days gone by The ‘Two Wills’ chat to Philip Robinson about life in the Ards in the olden days.
Audio: The Blacksmith's Trade at Killaghy Willie Cromie is down the Ards at Bob Martins old smiddy at Killaghy. He meets Bobs son Ronnie, Bobs cousin, Alec Martin, and Wilbert Magill and they reminisce about the olden days when peop...
Article: The boy frae Lisnamore by Willie Laverty My frien what made ye stummle on This humble grev in Fairview lawn Ir ye lukin for sombdy lang since gone Or dae ye fin this tale romantic? Maybe ye joost want tae know What happened all thase years a...
Audio: The Break of Dromore The quiet rural town of Dromore was home, in 1689, to a decisive battle between the Williamites and the Jacobites. Andrew Mattison explores The Break of Dromore with historian Eddie Hanna. (Bro...
Audio: The Byers grave in Greyabbey graveyard Liam Logan is in Greyabbey graveyard with Elma Wickins.
Audio: The Coming of the Ulster-Scots - Donaghadee 1606-2006 To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Hamilton & Montgomerys settlement of the Ards, Mark Thompson addresses the crowd at the harbour in Donaghadee - and Vivien Hewitt describes the event as a r...
Video: The Copeland Islands Sam McAughtry tells us about the census records that reflect the number of families that lived on the Copeland Islands in the 1800’s.
Video: The Donaghadee to Portpatrick Sea Crossing Sam McAughtry explains how Donaghadee to Portpatrick was the main sea crossing between North East Ireland and Scotland during the 17th and 18th Centuries.
Video: The establishment of Donaghadee Sam McAughtry explains how Hugh Montgomery came to settle Donaghadee in 1606, bringing Scots settlers with him to the area.
Video: The history of Donaghadee Sam McAughtry visits Grace Neill’s bar in Donaghadee and considers all the visitors said to have passed through the town, including composer Frank Liszt in 1841.
Audio: The History of Dromore, County Down In Dromore, Andy Mattison hears from historian, Eddie Hanna, about the Break of Dromore and finds out about the milkmaid who ended up in her own churn. Andy also tooks a look at Dromores anc...
Audio: The history of Gill Hall Gill Hall, outside Dromore in County Down is one of the most famous haunted houses in Ireland.
Video: The History of Hanna’s Close at Kilkeel At a small clachan outside Kilkeel, Andy Mattison catches up with Dr Arthur Mitchell to find out about the Hanna family who came from Scotland to settle in this small defensive settlement at the foot...
Video: The impact of the settlers on the indigenous Irish Dr William Roulston, Professor Jane Ohlmeyer and Dr John McCavitt discuss the arrival in Ulster in the 1600s of prosperous Scottish and English settlers.
Audio: The Kempe Stones In County Down, Dr Eamon Phoenix visits the Stone Age Kempe Stones near Dundonald.
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 Low Country Boys Mark Thompson introduces the music of the Low Country Boys (Broadcast 14th September 2003).
Audio: The Montgomery Manuscripts Mark Thompson meets book-dealer Jim Tollerton, who has a very rare copy of the Montgomery Manuscripts. (Broadcast 20th September 2009)
Audio: The Two Wills - and St Luke's Gospel Willie Cromie chats to Will McAvoy about the Ulster-Scots version of the Gospel of St Luke: and they chat about a recent fundraising night they took part in. (Broadcast: 21st February 2010)
Audio: The Two Wills - crack and poetry The Two Wills get together to talk about the weaver John Gaw from Greba (Greyabbey) who wrote the poem The life, age, death and funeral of the late John McAvoy, Island Home dedicated to Will...
Audio: The Two Wills and Andy Brown visit Sally and Samuel Young The Two Wills are down the Ards peninsula at Tullykevin, near Greyabbey.
Audio: The Two Wills and the Two Charlies at Mid-Isle The Twa Wulls, Willie Cromie and his friend Will McAvoy, give a hearty Co Down welcome to the Twa Charlies, Charlie Gillen and Charlie Reynolds, who are taking a run from north Antrim down to the Ards...
Audio: The Two Wills and the Two Charlies in Greyabbey The Twa Wulls, Willie Cromie and his friend Will McAvoy, give a hearty Co Down welcome to the Twa Charlies, Charlie Gillen and Charlie Reynolds, who are taking a run from north Antrim down to the Ards...
Audio: The Two Wills at a Cultural Festival Evening Liam Logan is in Donaghadee at a ‘Cultural Festival Evening. He meets the two Wills who are putting on a performance in the big marquee… (Broadcast: 7 Jun 2006)
Audio: The two Wills at Ballyboley Ulster-Scots class Ulster-Scots classes take place in Ballyboley Primary School near Carrowdore with Dr Philip Robinson in charge. We hear from students Willie Cromie and Will McAvoy (Broadcast 18th July 2004).
Audio: The Two Wills meet Roy Reid The Two Wills are down the Ards Peninsula to meet Roy Reid from the townland of Lougherascouse. They hear about Roys friend who dug out a lake on his land and found the remains of an ancient Irish...
Video: The Two Wills visit Sally Young Down the Ards Peninsula, Willie Cromie and Will McAvoy call into Sally Young’s kitchen where the three of them enjoy some crack.
Video: The varied uses of Granite As towns grew at the turn of the twentieth century there was a demand for square sets for use in the construction of roads.
Video: Thomas Raven's Plantation Maps Nick Crane visits Strangford Lough in County Down and finds out how the enterprising Thomas Raven mapped land in Ulster during the 17th Century. (Broadcast: 24th Oct 2005)
Video: Three’s a crowd: O’Neill, Montgomery and Hamilton Professor Jane Ohlmeyer talks about the role played by James Hamilton in setting up Trinity College in Dublin; and Dr John McCavitt discusses two different theories of how James Hamilton first came to...
Audio: Traditional place names Sally Young chats about the Townlands of the Ards Peninsula and the loss of traditional place names.
Audio: Ulster-Scots at Ballydown Primary School Wilson has a yarn with Burns enthusiast, Trevor Russell, Vice-Principal of Ballydown Primary School near Banbridge who talks about the schools involvement in promoting the Ulster-Scots heritage, an...
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...
Audio: Ulster-Scots classes at Ballyboley Liam Logan heads to the old Ballyboley Primary School, now part of the North Down and Ards Institute, to visit the Ulster-Scots class being run by Dr Philip Robinson. Fiona McDonald from Newtownards...
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 Drama at Derryboy P.S. Wilson Burgess is at Derryboy Primary School which is staging a play called ‘Kissing the Shuttle’.
Audio: Ulster-Scots drama in Moneyreagh We listen to an extract from the Ulster-Scots Agency’s ‘Fair Faa Ye’ project in Moneyreagh Primary School and hear from two of the three actors; Declan Burney and Saoirse Shanahan.
Audio: Ulster-Scots Vocabulary with Charlie Gillen and Will McAvoy Charlie Gillen yarns with Will McAvoy about blacksmithing and about the various Ulster-Scots words used in Counties Antrim and Down. (Broadcast: 20 Oct 2007)
Audio: Ulster-Scots Vocabulary with Will McAvoy and Charlie Gillen Charlie Gillen yarns with Will McAvoy about the different Ulster-Scots words used in Counties Antrim and Down like ‘flaffin’ and ‘wampishin’. (Broadcast: 20 Oct 2007)
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.
Video: We're Fur Hame - Americans attempt to trace their ancestry At PRONI, Tom Hall and his wife Sue search the archives for information about his great-great-grandmother.
Video: We're Fur Hame - Americans tour Ulster-Scots sites Americans of Ulster-Scots descent visit the Mourne Mountains, Hannas Close in Kilkeel and An Grainan fort in Donegal - and are also entertained by a combination of Scottish and Irish dancing. (Broa...
Video: We're Fur Hame - Captain Alexander Chesney Americans of Ulster-Scots descent, enjoy traditional music and dancing. Plus, some historical re-enactors visit the Kilkeel grave of Ulsterman Alexander Chesney, who fought at the Battle of Kings M...
Video: We're Fur Hame - Trail for Episode 2 - Taking part in the 11th Night Texan Glen Pratt leads the ‘11th Night’ march in Kilkeel.
Audio: Wilbert Magill reads The Kilhoose Dances Willie Cromie is at Ards Arts Centre to help his auld freen Wilbert Magill celebrate the launch of his new book of poems and memories ‘Aboot tha Airds’.
Audio: Wilbert Magill: A Wedding Invitation Wilbert Magill of Carrowdore reads us his poem about a wedding invitation. (Broadcast: 22 Mar 2008)
Audio: Wilbert Magill: Aboot the Airds Willie Cromie is at Ards Town Hall to help his auld freen Wilbert Magill celebrate the launch of his new book of poems and memories ‘Aboot tha Airds’.
Audio: Wilbert Magill: The Anvil Willie Cromie is down the Ards at Bob Martin’s old smiddy at Killaghy - where his friend Wilbert Magill reads a fitting poem entitled ‘The Anvil’. (Broadcast: 10th January 2010)
Audio: Wilbert Magill: The Killaghy Smiddy Willie Cromie is down the Ards at Bob Martins old smiddy at Killaghy. Wilbert Magill reads his poem entitled The Killaghy Smiddy to honour the history of the place. (Broadcast: 10th January...
Audio: Wilbert Magill: The Lang Shot Willie Cromie is down the Ards at Bob Martin’s old smiddy at Killaghy - where his friend Wilbert Magill reads a poem called ‘The Lang Shot’. (Broadcast: 10th January 2010)
Audio: Will McAvoy reads 'Lizzie' by Sadie Smith Will McAvoy recites ‘Lizzie’, a story written by Sadie Smith of Clough.
Audio: Will McAvoy reads Sadie Smith: Auld Flames Will McAvoy reads ‘Auld Flames’ by Sadie Smith from Clough. (Broadcast: 2 Feb 2008)
Audio: Will McAvoy takes some friends to Mid-Isle The Twa Wulls, Willie Cromie and his friend Will McAvoy, give a hearty Co Down welcome to the Twa Charlies, Charlie Gillen and Charlie Reynolds.
Audio: Will McAvoy visits Charlie Gillen Charlie Gillen welcomes Will McAvoy to north Antrim from his home in the Ards and they yarn about how Will and his father went shooting on the water and about the varieties of guns they used. (Broadc...
Audio: Will McAvoy: 'Bairnies Cuddle Doon' Willie Cromie gets together with his friend Will McAvoy and Will reads the poem Cuddle Doon by Alexander Anderson that he first heard from his grandmother eighty years ago (Broadcast 28th Febr...
Audio: Will McAvoy: Hardship and Bird-Hunting Will McAvoy has a tale of hardship and bird-hunting on the Ards Peninsula in times past, recorded by the Ulster-Scots Language Society. (Broadcast: 1 Dec 2007)
Video: Will McAvoy's memories of Mid-Isle Will McAvoy reads a poem about Wee Maggie Picken and recalls his childhood on Mid-Isle on Strangford Lough.
Audio: Willie Cromie and Friends at Killaghy Willie Cromie is down the Ards at Bob Martins old smiddy at Killaghy talking to Ronnie and Alec Martin and Wilbert Magill about their musical interests - and the practice of stagging . (Broad...
Audio: Willie Cromie and Hugh Robinson at Ballyhay Willie Cromie takes a dander doon the Ards with his good friend Hugh Robinson.
Audio: Willie Cromie discusses Ballywalter's Lime Kilns In Ballywalter, Willie Cromie visits the old lime kilns, and talks about their history and the use of the lime produced to whitewash buildings.
Audio: Willie Cromie meets Hugh Robinson Willie Cromie takes a dander with his good friend Hugh Robinson.
Video: Willie D meets Willie C and Sally Young Willie Drennan pops in on Willie Cromie and Sally Young who talk about their use of the hamely tongue and the trouble it got them into at school.
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County Fermanagh

COUNTY FERMANAGH
Title Summary
Audio: A Brief History of County Fermanagh In County Fermanagh, Dr Éamon Phoenix outlines the history of the county and how it was impacted by the 17th Century Plantation of Ulster.
Audio: A Visit to Aghalurcher Graveyard In County Fermanagh, Dr Éamon Phoenix and local historian, Vicky Herbert visit an old graveyard where Planter and Gael lie buried side by side.
Audio: A Visit to Crom Estate, Fermanagh At Crom Estate, Helen Mark talks with Castle Manager, Noel Johnston, whose family, through his mother’s side (a Graham) - has worked for the Crichton family for centuries.
Audio: A Visit to Monea Castle In County Fermanagh, Dr Éamon Phoenix visits the ruined Planter Castle of Monea and talks about its history.
Audio: A Vist to Tully Castle In County Fermanagh, Dr Éamon Phoenix visits the ruined Planter Castle at Tully and recalls a dreadful massacre there during the 1641 Rebellion.
Audio: An Ulster-Scots family in Fermanagh In Fermanagh, Helen Mark talks to an Ulster-Scots family who live and breathe the culture. Importantly for them, the lack of Ulster-Scots language is no barrier to them being as Ulster-Scots as those...
Video: Andy Mattison on Plantation Castles in West Fermanagh Andy Mattison describes the lawless nature of the West of Ulster during plantation times and tells Anne Morrison-Smyth about the history of Tully Castle and Monea Castle - before the Erne Highland Dan...
Audio: Audrey Watson recalls the Fermanagh County Show Audrey Watson tells Andy Mattison about writing poetry for the Fermanagh County Show, as a school girl, and about her memories of the kitchen garden. (Broadcast: 15th May 2011)
Audio: Castle Balfour, Lisnaskea In County Fermanagh, Dr Éamon Phoenix meets local historian, Vicky Herbert, and they discuss the Scottish Balfours and their impact on the area.
Audio: Crom Castle - Plantation Home of the Creightons In County Fermanagh, Dr Éamon Phoenix visits estate manager, Noel Johnston, at Crom Castle, to discuss the history of the castle and the famous Battle of Newtownbutler.
Audio: Enniskillen Jail and Hangings in Jail Square In County Fermanagh, Dr Éamon Phoenix and local historian Catherine Scott visit the grim edifice of Enniskillen Jail and discuss hangings which took place on Jail Square.
Audio: Erne Highland Dancers from Fermanagh Anne Morrison-Smyth introduces a new Highland Dance group that has started in Fermanagh called Erne Highland Dancers.
Audio: Historic Families at Crom, Fermanagh Lord Erne of Crom Estate talks to Helen Mark about how he inherited Crom at the age of two and of his pride in being a Fermanagh man. He also talks about the special bond that exists with the Johnston...
Audio: Life on the Crom Estate, Fermanagh Helen Mark talks to Noel Johnston about the great respect that exists between Lord Erne and the people that work for him at Crom Estate.
Audio: Lisnaskea Workshouse and the Famine in Fermanagh In County Fermanagh, Dr Éamon Phoenix and local historian, Vicky Herbert visit Lisanaskea’s former Workhouse and discuss the Great Famine in the area.
Video: Lough Erne's Shores In this clip, David Hammond describes the effects of emigration on local communites.
Audio: Maguiresbridge Primary School - Part 1 Maguiresbridge Primary School in Fermanagh is piloting the Stranmillis Ulster-Scots Schools Project (Broadcast 27th June 2004).
Audio: Maguiresbridge Primary School - Part 2 Maguiresbridge Primary School in Fermanagh is piloting the Stranmillis Ulster-Scots Schools Project (Broadcast 27th June 2004).
Audio: North Fermanagh Ulster-Scots Association annual Getherin’ The North Fermanagh Ulster-Scots Association plan their annual Getherin’ (Broadcast 20th June 2004).
Audio: Post-Plantation Enniskillen In County Fermanagh, Dr Éamon Phoenix meets local historian Catherine Scott and they discuss the influence of William Cole on the town of Enniskillen.
Audio: Sam Carrothers of Lisbellaw In Fermanagh, the Ulster-Scots community believes the Plantation of the 17th century really began in 1610 and not 1609 like the rest of Ulster.
Video: Santer - Episode 1 - Overview Programme 1 includes stories about an Olympic champion from Dervock and a collection of World War I letters from Fermanagh. Mark Wilson takes a musical journey down the Old Wagon Road in America. Clos...
Video: Santer Series 1 - WW1 Letters preserved in Fermanagh Wilson Burgess tells us about the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and meets Sam Carrothers who has preserved the letters of his uncle Jack, sent from the front line during WW1. (Broadcast: Wed 3 Nov 2010...
Audio: The Childhood Home of Shan Bullock In County Fermanagh, Dr Éamon Phoenix and local historian, Vicky Herbert visit Crom Estate and view Bridge Cottage, childhood home of the author Shan Bullock.
Audio: The Planted Families of Fermanagh In Fermanagh, Helen Mark visits the home of Sam Carrothers from Lisbellaw who shows her some artefacts and grave-rubbings and discusses the planted families of Fermanagh. (Broadcast: 31st Januar...
Audio: Ulster-Scots Cookery with Audrey Watson Elizabeth Rice travels to Maguiresbridge where Audrey Watson prepares some tasty Halloween treats and recalls Halloween in her youth. (Broadcast 30th October 2011)
Audio: Ulster-Scots in County Fermanagh In Fermanagh, Helen Mark talks to some Ulster-Scots including John Creighton and Audrey and Trevor Watson who have a real love of all things Scottish including some unusual words. Rachel Watson dance...
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County Londonderry

COUNTY LONDONDERRY
Title Summary
Audio: 2003 Burns International Conference Billy Kelly of the Institute of Ulster-Scots Studies talks about the 2003 Burns International Conference (broadcast 26th January 2003).
Audio: A Visit to Ballykelly In County Londonderry, Dr Éamon Phoenix and local historian, Stephen Price visit the plantation village of Ballykelly.
Audio: A Visit to St Columb's Cathedral In County Londonderry, Dr Éamon Phoenix and local historian, Richard Doherty visit St Columb’s Cathedral within the city walls, with its collection of siege relics.
Audio: American murals in Derry City Gerry Anderson visits the Waterside area of Londonderry to look at the American related murals there. (Broadcast: 06/03/2004)
Audio: An Ulster-Scots Evening in Garvagh Jackie Morrison attends a colourful Ulster-Scots evening with Doctor John Kerr. John talks about the distinct accents that exist in Aghadowey and Garvagh (Broadcast 22nd November 2008).
Audio: Bishop Hervey and the Volunteers at Downhill In County Londonderry, Dr Éamon Phoenix and local historian, Stephen Price visit the famous Mussenden Temple and discuss Bishop Hervey and his military interests.
Audio: Burns day in the Maiden City Wilson Burgess enjoys a Burns Celebration in Derry ~ Londonderry, where he talks to Mo Durkan and Jackie Buchanan. Plus, Stuart Buchanan sings the song Killiecrankie and we hear the Address to a...
Audio: Christmas at Kilrea Primary School Kilrea Primary School choir sing Ulster-Scots Christmas carol ‘Yinst in Royal Dauvit’s City’.
Audio: Commemmorating George Farquahar Wilson Burgess is on Derrys Walls to hear how a famous playwright with local links, George Farquhar, is getting a special commemoration. Wilson talks with Maire Gallagher of the Heritage Lottery Fu...
Audio: Dance Classes at Magherafelt Jackie Morrison chats with the chairperson of Magherafelt Highland and Country Dancers and her daughter, who reveals how many dances she has managed to learn (Broadcast 20th September 2008).
Video: Desperate Days: The Siege of Derry Gerry Anderson explains how on 11th June 1689 Major General Percy Kirke’s fleet arrived into Lough Foyle to provide aid to the Garrison, but failed to move up river.
Audio: Downhill Palace, Home of an Earl-Bishop In County Londonderry, Dr Éamon Phoenix and local historian, Stephen Price, discuss the Palace at Downhill and its eccentric former owner.
Audio: Dr John Kerr: The Flower of Aghadowey Jackie Morrison attends a colourful Ulster-Scots evening with Doctor John Kerr who performs his song The Flower of Aghadowey and discusses the origin behind the song (Broadcast 22nd November 20...
Audio: Famous Ulster-Scots: Horace Greeley Alister McReynolds takes a gleek at a Scots-Irishman Horace Greeley whose family were at the Siege of Derry.
Audio: Frank Ferguson: Robert Burns Symposium At the Institute of Ulster-Scots Studies at Magee College in Derry City, a one-day symposium is taking place with experts from here and from Scotland to discuss Robert Burns and his influence in Irela...
Audio: Growing popularity of Scottish Dancing Aileen Turkington talks about the growing popularity of the Magherafelt highland and country dancing classes with Jackie Morrison (Broadcast 20th September 2008).
Audio: Guid King Wenceslas Pupils from Kilrea Primary School choir sing Ulster-Scots Christmas carol ‘Guid King Wenceslas’. (Broadcast 20th December 2009)
Audio: Half Hanged McNaghten In County Londonderry, Dr Éamon Phoenix and local historian, Richard Doherty visit Prehen House and hear the story of Half Hanged McNaghten.
Audio: Impact of the Plantation on the City of Derry In County Londonderry, Dr Éamon Phoenix and local historian, Richard Doherty discuss the impact of the Plantation of Ulster on the area.
Audio: Is Ulster-Scots a language? ‘This house believes that Ulster-Scots is a language’ – Londonderry debate (Broadcast 14th September 2003).
Audio: John Erskine on Robert Burns At the Institute of Ulster-Scots Studies at Magee College in Derry City, a one-day symposium is taking place with experts from here and from Scotland to discuss Robert Burns and his influence in Irela...
Audio: John Steinbeck's Family Graves Wilson Burgess and Alister McReynolds take a run to the Scott & Hamilton graves, at Ballykelly Church of Ireland, which Nobel Prize Winner John Steinbeck visited in 1952. (Broadcast: 16th May 2010)
Audio: John Steinbeck's Ulster Ancestry Wilson Burgess and Alister McReynolds take a run to Mulkeraugh, near Ballykelly, on the trail of Samuel Hamilton.
Audio: John Steinbeck's Ulster-Scots roots We find out how a Woody Guthrie song, ‘The Ballad of Tom Joad’ which tells the story of the film ‘The Grapes of Wrath’, has an Ulster-Scots link.
Audio: John Steinbeck’s Ulster Roots Wilson Burgess and Alister McReynolds take a run to Mulkeraugh, near Ballykelly, on the trail of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbecks ancestors. We hear about Steinbecks grandmother; Liza Hamilton...
Audio: Limavady's link to The Londonderry Air In County Londonderry, Dr Éamon Phoenix and local historian, Stephen Price visit the famous Mussenden Temple and discuss Bishop Hervey and his military interests.
Audio: Londonderry Play - 'Love and a Bottle' Wilson Burgess is in the Verbal Arts Centre in Derry to hear how a famous playwright with local links, George Farquhar, reputed to have once killed a man on stage, is getting a special blue plaque com...
Audio: Magherafelt Highland Dance School Awards Presentation - Part 1 Magherafelt Highland Dance School holds an Awards Presentation (Broadcast 27th June 2004).
Audio: Magherafelt Highland Dance School Awards Presentation - Part 2 Magherafelt Highland Dance School holds an Awards Presentation (Broadcast 27th June 2004).
Audio: Magherafelt May Fair During the early nineteenth century, sometimes women out-numbered the men at the Hiring Fairs.
Audio: Poetry by Robert Dinsmoor Alister McReynolds talks with Dr Frank Ferguson about the discovery of a verse by the poet Robert Dinsmoor of Londonderry, New Hampshire entitled Thanksgiving Day. (Broadcast 22nd November 20...
Audio: Premonition Maureen Harkin talks about ‘Premonition’ – a musical about the Mountjoy and the Siege of Derry.
Video: Santer Series 1 - The Hanna family's Clydesdale horses Leslie Morrow chats to the Hanna family about the hard work that goes into looking after their horses in preparation for the Clydesdale horse show in Castlerock. (Broadcast: Wed 10 Nov 2010)
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: Scottish Dancing at Magherafelt Jackie Morrison goes to Magherafelt to the Local Highland & Country Dance Association and chats with Margaret Savage who sends her daughter to take dance lessons there (Broadcast 20th September 2008)...
Audio: Song: La Bombe by Hollow The group ‘Hollow’ play a song which dates from the First World War – ‘La Bombe’ (Broadcast 7th March 2004).
Video: Springhill House in Magherafelt Michael Baguely describes how in 1680 Springhill house - an unfortified building - was built in Magherafelt by William Goodwill Cunningham and we take a tour around the grand house. (Broadcast: 10th M...
Audio: Symposium on Robert Burns in Magee College At the Institute of Ulster-Scots Studies at Magee College in Derry City, a one-day symposium is taking place with experts from here and from Scotland to discuss Robert Burns and his influence in Irela...
Video: The Apprentice Boys Gerry Anderson outlines the crisis faced in Londonderry in 1688, describing how the Apprentice Boys took action to close the gates to the Earl of Antrim’s regiment.
Video: The End of the Siege of Derry Patrick McCrory describes how at least ten thousand inhabitants of Londonderry died in the siege of 1689, as well as many of the Irish army.
Video: The naming of Londonderry in 1613 Gerry Anderson describes how the city of Londonderry was first given its name in 1613. (Broadcast: 3rd Mar 1989)
Audio: The Plantation in County Londonderry In County Londonderry, Dr Éamon Phoenix is at Downhill outlining the history of the 17th Century Plantation of Ulster.
Video: The Siege of Derry On 12th March 1689 King James landed in Ireland causing Protestants to retreat to Londonderry.
Audio: The Ulster Ancestry of John Steinbeck Wilson Burgess and Alister McReynolds take a run to Ballykelly Presbyterian Church, on the trail of the Nobel Prize winner John Steinbecks ancestors. They visit the grave of Elizabeth Hamilton Ritc...
Audio: Ulster-Scots - Renaissance or Straightjacket? At the Maiden City Festival in Derry, a debate is taking place in the Verbal Arts Centre as part of the WF Marshall summer school.
Audio: Ulster-Scots History Class Billy Kelly talks about an Ulster-Scots History Class delivered by the Ulster-Scots Institute (broadcast 20th March 2002).
Audio: Vivien Hewitt and the Siege of Derry Vivien Hewitt from Belfast has made a name for herself as an opera producer in Italy. She has a great interest in the Siege of Derry and is planning to dramatise the story.
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: Limavady - Eating in the fields In Limavady, John, Cathal and Sandra share their local expressions for eating out in the fields and John tells a funny story.
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: Limavady - Family In Limavady, John, Cathal and Sandra share their local expressions for members of the family, with facilitator with Deirdre Donnelly.
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: Limavady - Friends In Limavady, John, Cathal and Sandra share their local expressions for friends, parents and grandparents, with facilitator with Deirdre Donnelly.
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: Limavady - Gap in the hedge In Limavady, John, Cathal and Sandra share local farming expressions for a gap in the hedge and for leading cows into the field. Plus, they talk about the language homogenisation effect of schooling.
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: Limavady - geographical differences in accent across NI In Limavady, John, Cathal and Sandra share their local expressions for being cross and discuss the impact of living away from home on language, as well as geographical differences in accent across NI,...
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: Limavady - Moody In Limavady, John, Cathal and Sandra share the local expressions they would give for insane and for moody, with facilitator with Deirdre Donnelly.
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: Limavady - Outside flowing water In Limavady, John, Cathal and Sandra share their local expressions for a narrow walkway and for outside flowing water - with facilitator with Deirdre Donnelly.
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: Limavady - Rain In Limavady, John, Cathal and Sandra share the local expressions they would give for heavy and light rain, and discuss other farming related weather terminology, with facilitator with Deirdre Donnelly...
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: Limavady - Wealth In Limavady, John, Cathal and Sandra share the local expressions they would give for wealth and discuss class distinctions, with facilitator with Deirdre Donnelly.
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: Limavady – Attractive person In Limavady, John, Cathal and Sandra share the local expressions they would give for an attractive person, with facilitator with Deirdre Donnelly.
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: Limavady – Boys and girls In Limavady, John, Cathal and Sandra talk about the inflections they use locally, as well as the vocabulary for boys and girls. Plus, they share their own experiences of being grammatically corrected...
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: Limavady – Cross over of words In Limavady, John and Cathal talk about the cross over between Irish words and words from the plantation, as well as the cultural difference between Ireland and Northern Ireland, with facilitator Deir...
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: Limavady – Hot and Cold In Limavady, John, Cathal and Sandra explore the words: pleased, tired, hot, cold, clothes, play and gym shoes, with facilitator Deirdre Donnelly.
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: Limavady – Lack of wealth In Limavady, John, Cathal and Sandra share the local expressions they would give for a lack of wealth and discuss changes in the farming community, with facilitator with Deirdre Donnelly.
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: Limavady – Language across the Irish border In Limavady, John, Cathal and Sandra talk about the differences and commonalities in language between the areas on either side of the Irish border, with facilitator Deirdre Donnelly.
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: Limavady – Left handed person In Limavady, John, Cathal and Sandra share the local expressions they would give for someone whose name you had forgotten, for a left-handed person as well as expressions that are derogatory, with fac...
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: Limavady – Opinions on own accent In Limavady, John, Cathal and Sandra share what they think of their own accents and dialects, with facilitator Deirdre Donnelly.
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: Limavady – Origins of words In Limavady, John, Cathal and Sandra talk about the Irish and Scottish origins of the words and expressions they use, with facilitator Deirdre Donnelly.
Audio: Voices Project - Ulster-Scots: Limavady – Truanting In Limavady, John, Cathal and Sandra share their local expressions for hitting someone, throwing and truanting, with facilitator Deirdre Donnelly.
Video: We're Fur Hame - The origin of the tune ‘Londonderry Air’ Bill Hyatt shares the history of his relative, the blind fiddler Jimmy McCurry and his connection to The Londonderry Air - and visits Magilligan Point from where his ancestors originated. (Broad...
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County Tyrone

COUNTY TYRONE
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Audio: 6th Annual Highland Games in Newtownstewart - Part 1 Kist visits the 6th Annual Highland Games in Newtownstewart and meet some of the people involved (Broadcast 20th June 2004).
Audio: 6th Annual Highland Games in Newtownstewart - Part 2 Kist visits the 6th Annual Highland Games in Newtownstewart and meet some of the people involved (Broadcast 20th June 2004).
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 special concert 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: A visit to Grange Graveyard, Bready In Grange graveyard, near Bready, County Tyrone, Liam Logan meets Dr William Roulston.
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: Characters at the Hiring Fairs In Tyrone, we hear how the ballad singers and tramps successfully made money at the Hiring Fairs, and learn about the tactics used by the trick-of-the-loop man.
Audio: Children's Ulster-Scots Workshop in Bready At the Sollus Centre in Bready, Wilson Burgess gets feedback from tutors Charlie Gallagher, Stewart Buchanan and Georgina Kee at the end of a workshop for weans, put on by the Bready and District Ulst...
Audio: Courting at the Hiring Fair Mr Millar describes how the June Fair Day in Newtownstewart provided an opportunity for drapers, as girls bought a new dress and men bought a new suit for the event.
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: Food and fights at Gortin Hiring Fair John McCullagh, a former butcher in Gortin village, Omagh, describes the outdoor cauldron cooking that took place on the bridge on Fair Day.
Audio: Food at the Hiring Fair Country people often brought their own food with them to the Hiring Fair: however Mrs Emerson recalls how some public houses provided free food to tempt customers through the doors.
Audio: James Kee and Bready Ulster-Scots James Kee tells Liam Logan about the development of the Bready and District Ulster Scots Association since its constitution in October 2001.
Audio: Kintra on stage in Tyrone Wilson Burgess introduces music from Kintra who play ‘trad with a twist’ on stage in west Tyrone (Broadcast 31st January 2009).
Article: Launch of Ulster-Scots website in Omagh Library Omagh Library, 17th November, 7.00-9.00pm
Audio: Me an Me Da - by WF Marshall Mark Thompson reads the much-loved poem ‘Me an’me Da’ written by W.F. Marshall (Broadcast 6th September 2008).
Audio: Mura Wilson on American Thanksgiving Conal Gillespie talks with Museum Interpreter, Mura Wilson at the Ulster American Folk Park, inside a typical Pennsylvanian farm house about how American Thanksgiving would have been celebrated by the...
Audio: Paddy Fitzgerald on Ulster Emigrants Conal Gillespie meets Paddy Fitzgerald from the Centre for Migration Studies, at the Ulster American Folk Park, who talks about the work they do there and the interesting emigrant letters they have in...
Audio: Readings of 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: Rev Bracegirdle’s culture shock in Donagheady William Roulston and Helen Mark visit a graveyard in the parish of Donagheady in County Tyrone and discuss Dr Andrew Hamiltons 60 year tenure as Parish Minister. William tells Helen how shocked Re...
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 - Ulster-Scots dancing and kilt-making in Bready James Kee shows us the townland of Sollus and shares the historical background of Bready near Strabane.
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: 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: The American Wake - Phyllis Jack Conal Gillespie travels to the Ulster American Folk Park near Omagh and chats with Museum Interpreter, Phyllis Jack, who shows him a typical Ulster country cottage that folk would have left to emigrat...
Audio: Ulster Emigration Dr Patrick FitzGerald from the Ulster American Folk Park talks about the emigrants of the 17th and 18th centuries; and genealogist Colin Brooks discusses Ulster-American emigration. (Broadcast: 5 May...
Audio: Ulster-Scots activities for children in Bready Wilson Burgess heads for Bready, by the banks of the Foyle, to take part in a workshop for schoolchildren put on by the Bready and District Ulster Scots group at the Sollus Centre.
Audio: Ulster-Scots culture in Bready Ulster-Scots history, language and dancing in Bready, West Tyrone (Broadcast 7th September 2003).
Audio: Ulster-Scots Workshop at Bready Wilson Burgess heads for Bready, by the banks of the Foyle, to take part in a workshop for school children put on by the Bready and District Ulster Scots group at the Sollus Centre. Wilson chats to J...
Audio: Ulster's Mellon family in America Gerry Anderson visits the original homestead of the Mellon family in Tyrone at the Ulster American Folk Park, with curator Phil Mowat. We learn of the familys lowly origins and how they went on to...
Audio: Walter McFarlane on Emigration to America Conal Gillespie meets Walter McFarlane at the shipping booking office, in the Ulster American Folk Park, and talks about the problems caused by the strong accents some emigrants had and the tough cond...
Video: We're Fur Hame - American Independence Day re-enactment On 4th July at the Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh, there’s a re-enactment of American Independence Day. (Broadcast: Mon 17 Jan 2011)
Video: We're Fur Hame - Famous Ulster-Scots emigrants to America Americans of Ulster-Scots descent, visit Monreagh House and learn about the Ulster-Scots who made a contribution to American society, including Strabane man John Dunlap.
Video: We're Fur Hame - Living conditions of the landless poor in Ireland In a cottage at the Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh, Bill Hyatt learns about the living conditions of his Ulster-Scots ancestors. (Broadcast: Mon 17 Jan 2011)
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.
Audio: William Roulston on gravestone mortality symbols William Roulston and Helen Mark look at a gravestone dating back to the 1680s, in Donagheady graveyard, in Co. Tyrone. They consider the significance of the mortality symbols on the gravestone, and we...