Kist O Wurds, A

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Tune into A Kist o Wurds for a colourful mix of Ulster-Scots history, language, culture and crack.

Tune in for a colourful mix of Ulster-Scots history, language, culture and crack.

23/01/2011
31/10/2010
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Hanna’s Close is a clachan near Kilkeel in County Down. Settled in 1640 by Scots immigrants, only Hannas were allowed to live in the old cottages. Andy Mattison meets Norma Fisher in the house she grew up in at Hanna’s Close and she tells him about life in a place where time stood still.

The Erne Highland Dance School is now one year old and flourishing. Helen Mark meets two of its founder members at Crom Castle near Newtownbutler in County Fermanagh. Trevor and Audrey Watson are hugely committed to developing Ulster-Scots heritage and culture in Fermanagh.

Musicians Colum Sands from Newry and Maggie MacInnes, whose family come from the Isle of Barra in Scotland, have launched a new CD. The lyrics and stories of the songs have an Ulster-Scots feel and a strong connection to Robert Burns. Frank Ferguson of the University of Ulster teases out the language connections between Irish, Scots-Gaelic, Elizabethan English and Ulster-Scots.

This programme was produced by Elizabeth Rice for Blackthorn Productions. If you have any comments, please email the production team at kist@bbc.co.uk or telephone 028 9033 8435.

Hanna's Close; songs of the Outer Hebrides and South Down; Erne Highland Dancing School.

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Hanna's Close; songs of the Outer Hebrides and South Down; Erne Highland Dancing School.

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11Series 24, A Lemonade Bottle For Clabberin' Hitler
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Kist visits Geordie McAdam’s fiddle workshop and finds out about the new Kennedy Kane McArthur exhibition in Ballymoney Museum. Plus, we learn about Edward L Sloan - the Bard of Conlig.

Kennedy Kane McArthur exhibition, Geordie McAdam’s fiddle workshop & the Bard of Conlig.