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Episode 13

Episode 13 of 15

Uncover Ulster-Scots culture, history and language from around the country. bbc.co.uk/ulsterscots.

27 minutes

On this week's show

Not so long ago, every service in an Irish Presbyterian Church featured the singing of at least one “metrical Psalm” – Psalms rewritten into poetic verses to  make them more singable – and often sung in four part harmony.  It’s a musical tradition going back to the reformation – but these days, Presbyterian churches are more likely to be singing modern Christian songs.   In a special programme Kist o Wurds will be looking at where the Metrical Psalms came from – and where they’ve gone.

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