ACNI Musical Instruments for Bands

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From: Iain Carlisle <IainC@ulster-scots.com>
Date: 20 March 2013 15:20
Subject: ACNI Musical Instruments for Bands
To: Iain Carlisle <IainC@ulster-scots.com>

Dear All,

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland have confirmed that they will again run the Musical Instruments for Bands Funding Scheme this year.
The scheme will open on April 8th with a deadline for applications of April 25th. All details will appear on the Arts Council's website.


NB. ****Please note the scheme is not yet open and the forms on the website at the moment relate to 2012****

USCN will arrange information evenings to assist bands wishing to apply – details to follow and will be circulated via email and our facebook page and website.

 

 

Iain Carlisle

Ulster-Scots Community Network

68 – 72 Great Victoria Street

Belfast

BT2 7BB

T. 028 90 436710

E. iainc@ulster-scots.com

W. www.ulster-scots.com

 

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Mid Ulster By-Election

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From: Billy Armstrong <billyarmstrongs@gmail.com>
Date: 21 February 2013 21:19
Subject: FW: Mid Ulster By-Election
To: Billy Armstrong <billyarmstrongs@gmail.com>

Dear All

 

  I invite you to join us on the Election Campaign, some of you may already have this information.

 

 The campaign starts in earnest this Saturday, 23rd February, in Cookstown.  All volunteers are asked to meet at Cookstown Orange Hall at 10am on Saturday morning.  For those of you with ‘satnav’ the address of the Orange Hall is 32 Fairhill Road, Cookstown, BT80 8AG.

 

Obviously, not everyone will be able to make that time slot, so if you want to join the teams later on, please ring the following persons on the day.

 

·       Sandra Overend MLA            07703 360536

·       Councillor Trevor Wilson      07974 179497

·       Billy Armstrong                      07801 738641

·       Colin McCusker                      07740 123 898

 

The following Saturday, 2nd March, the campaign will be in Magherafelt. All volunteers are asked to meet at St Pius X College School layby, 59 Moneymore Road, Magherafelt BT45 6HQ at 10am on Saturday morning.  Same telephone numbers apply.  We will do our best to keep you updated as the campaign progresses.

 

 

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BILLY ARMSTRONG  

 Farm :-  Prospect House, Coagh Road, Stewartstown BT71 5JH

 Home :-   Woodlands House, Coagh Road, Stewartstown BT71 5JH

   Mobile:-  07801 738 641

  Home :-  028  87738641

 

Email directly to billyarmstrongs@gmail.com     

 

 

 

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Electoral Office Event – Moneymore – Saturday 16 February

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From: Billy Armstrong <billy@billyarmstrong.co.uk>
Date: 10 February 2013 22:31
Subject: FW: Electoral Office Event – Moneymore – Saturday 16 February
To: Billy Armstrong <billy@billyarmstrong.co.uk>

 

Dear all,

 

Recent events on our streets have proven the importance of political participation and representation.  In order to ensure that our community is fully integrated into wider society, it is important that everyone has a voice.  I would encourage you to promote this event to friends and family who, for whatever reason, have slipped through the metaphorical net in terms of voter registration. 

 

Please note that, with the by-election imminent, it is especially important that turnout is maximised, so it is important that this event is well promoted.

 

The letter itself contains further information, but for convenience, the event, a Voter Registration opportunity will be hosted by Sandra Overend MLA in the Mid-Ulster UUP Advice Centre, 1 High St, Moneymore, from 10am until 12pm this Saturday (16 February). Any queries should be directed to the Advice Centre by calling (028) 8674 8090. 

 

Kind Regards,

 

Billy

 

 

 

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Free Media Skills Seminar

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From: Iain Carlisle <IainC@ulster-scots.com>
Date: 6 November 2012 10:12

Dear All,

Please find details of upcoming media skills seminar organised by the Orange STRIPE Project team which may be of interest to your group – for further details contact Richard Forsythe at the numbers below.

Regards,

Iain

 

 

FREE MEDIA SKILLS SEMINAR – STRIPE Project

You and members of your group, loyal order or band are invited to attend a Free media skills seminar:

Venue: Belmont Hotel, Banbridge (Cupids and Damask Room)

Date and Time: 14th November 2012, 7.00-9.00 pm

There has been much discussion and publicity recently regarding the media and its relationship with the loyal orders, bands and wider Protestant community. This media seminar will begin to address what skills are needed to engage with the media in order to positively represent yourself, group and community. This is a great opportunity for your group to gain media understanding and skills in order to tackle negative perceptions around your events and activities.

The seminar will provide a first step for people who want to become more media skilled. There will be an opportunity to register for 2 further workshops that will take place on 28th November 2012 and 5th December 2012, 7.00-9.00 pm. Workshops will cover the following:

·         presentation skills e.g. power points presentations, seminar presentations

·         media skills, including body language and some filming and review of same

·         e.g. press releases, how to deliver the right message.

Please contact Richard Forsythe to register for a place(s) at this event on Wednesday 14th November or to receive further information. I would also ask you to circulate this event to people from loyal orders, bands and groups who may be interested.

Kind Regards

Richard Forsythe

Leadership Development Officer

 

STRIPE

Brownlow House

Windsor Avenue

Lurgan

County Armagh

BT67 9BG

Tel: 028 3832 6986

Mobile: 0755 3367 307

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DCAL – Ulster-Scots Strategy — Your views are needed!!!

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Date: 25 October 2012 16:38
Subject: DCAL – Ulster-Scots Strategy — Your views are needed!!!
To: Iain Carlisle <IainC@ulster-scots.com>

Dear All,

As you know the Department of Culture Arts & Leisure have produce a strategy for Ulster-Scots which is currently open for Public Consultation until 27th November.

 

The Ulster-Scots Community Network (USCN) are keen to encourage as many Ulster-Scots groups as possible to respond  to the consultation. This is the only chance our community really have to influence future policy decisions. 

The consultation is open to the entire Ulster-Scots community and other interested parties – so your views are important and will be very much appreciated.

 

We at USCN fully appreciate that many Ulster-Scots groups are effectively managed by a few volunteers – and as such, responding to weighty policy documents is a time consuming and often thankless job.

With this in mind – we have attached our planned response – with which you may or may not agree.

Groups are welcome to use some or all of the material from our response – or to simply drop an email to info@ulster-scots.com stating that you agree with the position adopted by USCN – this will greatly add to the weight attached to our response.

 

Please find attached a copy of the  DCAL  Consultation and the planned response from Ulster-Scots Community Network –  I would again encourage as many of you as possible to make a response in one of the ways outlined above as we believe this is an important opportunity to make your views known.

 

With best regards,

Iain

 

 

Iain Carlisle

Ulster-Scots Community Network

68 -7 2 Great Victoria Street

Belfast

BT2 7BB

T. 028 90 436710

E. iainc@ulster-scots.com

W. www.ulster-scots.com

 

Consultation on Ulster Scots language, heritage and culture strategy.pdf.pdf Download this file

DCAL Strategy Response Oct 2012.doc.doc Download this file

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DCAL Strategy on Ulster-Scots – Update

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Dear All,

Please remember about the DCAL strategy for Ulster-Scots which is currently open for consultation responses. It is important that as many groups/individuals take this opportunity to respond so that your voice can be heard at this stage. Responses should be made in writing or by email and should address the questions which are included at various stages throughout the document.

 

DCAL are also keen to have face to face engagement with the community and plan to facilitate a couple of focus group meetings where their staff will be available to discuss the document and take feedback from those in attendance. More details to follow.

Attached are a covering letter from DCAL and a copy of the consultation document – please take this opportunity to have your say.

 

Regards,

Iain

 

 

 

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Iain Carlisle

Ulster-Scots Community Network

68 -7 2 Great Victoria Street

Belfast

BT2 7BB

T. 028 90 436710

E. iainc@ulster-scots.com

W. www.ulster-scots.com

 

DCAL Ulster Scots A5 Leaflet.pdf Download this file

Consultation on Ulster Scots strategy – Notification letter.pdf Download this file

Consultation on Ulster Scots language, heritage and culture strategy.pdf Download this file

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Ulster-Scots Agency Tuition

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Dear All,

 

Please find attached, a letter from the Ulster-Scots Agency detailing their forthcoming information sessions regarding the 2013 Music & Dance Tuition scheme which will open 1st October  and close on 26th October 2012.

USCN staff will be in attendance and as usual we will be happy to assist any bands requiring help or guidance.

 

Regards,

Iain

 

 

 

Iain Carlisle

Ulster-Scots Community Network

68 -7 2 Great Victoria Street

Belfast

BT2 7BB

T. 028 90 436710

E. iainc@ulster-scots.com

W. www.ulster-scots.com

 

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Ulster Scots should have independence vote – Dr David Hume

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Media Please find attached latest press release on behalf of the Orange Order.
Dr David Hume is guest speaker at an Ulster Covenant commemoration event in Glasgow Evangelical Church this evening.
 
Ulster Scots should have independence vote – Orangeman

 
THE Orange Order's Director of Services has called on the Scottish government to allow Ulster Scots to vote in the referendum on the future of Scotland.
 
Dr David Hume was speaking at an event organised in Glasgow by the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland to commemorate the centenary of the Ulster Covenant.
 
He said that Ulster Scots had provided the first unifying factor in Scottish history in the 6th century and helped develop Scottish interests in Ireland and elsewhere from the 17th century.
 
"We are stakeholders as well. Surely a decision such as this should not ignore our input?" he said.
 
The Director of Services recalled the strong support for Ulster Unionism a century ago in Scotland, where thousands of Ulster exiles signed at locations including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Troon, Ayrshire and elsewhere.
 
"A century on, the constitutional future is clearer now. The constitutional status of Northern Ireland will not change without the consent of the people. But the Union that was so dear to the hearts of 471,414 men and women in 1912 is under threat in other ways,” he said.
 
“In 1912 Scots unionists watched anxiously for Ulster and in 2014 Ulster will watch anxiously for you as nationalists seek to win a referendum which would alter totally the constitution of our nation. A union without Scotland would be a poorer place."
 
"It would be our hope that the Scottish people remain with us and remain within the Union. Victory is not assured. No one should believe that. But you can be assured that we are with those who stand by the Union and we will not forsake you as your forefathers did not forsake us.
 
“Many of them were not born in Ulster so they could not sign the Covenant. But they held it in their hearts. We will not forget you for that and the continuing support you give to us."
 
Dr Hume continued: "It is a great privilege to be Scottish. But we should not mix up patriotism with nationalism. In 2014 there will be attempts to sell the two as one product. But people should not be confused. It is natural to be Scottish and support the Union. Within the Union there is cultural difference, and other differences too; that is the great value of the Union. It is a value which binds us together under common structures and ethos."
 
He added: "When the referendum comes in 2014 the SNP want to extend the vote to those who are 16 years of age and, presumably, more likely to vote as directed by the SNP. I would call on them to extend the referendum to the Ulster Scots. After all, we provided the first unifying force in Scotland in the 6th century AD and we later extended Scottish influence to Ireland in the 17th century. We are stakeholders as well. Surely a decision such as this should not ignore our input?"
 
 
Kind Regards, Bryan
 

Bryan Gray
Communications Officer
 

Grand Orange Lodge Of Ireland
Schomberg House
368 Cregagh Road
Belfast, BT6 9EY
Tel: 028 9070 1122 Fax: 028 9040 3700
Mobile: 07815 849670
Web: www.grandorangelodge.co.uk

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Fw: Soul of a Nation production

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Subject: Soul of a Nation production

Hi, we hope you may be interested in our Soul of a Nation production at the Ulster Hall on September 26. Tickets should be booked via the Ulster Hall. This will be a narrative with songs, music, dance and prose, telling the story of the Ulster Covenant of 1912. It will be a unique production and a must see for anyone interested in commemorating this period in our history. An enjoyable night is promised!!
regards
David Hume

(Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland)

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Ulster Covenant Evening – Ardhowen Theatre, 28th September 2012

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Hello

See attached poster for the Ulster Covenant Evening in the Ardhowen Theatre on Friday 28th September 2012 at 8pm
Tickets are available from the Ardhowen Theatre, Tel: 028 6632 5440 or you can book online: www.ardhowentheatre.com

This is event is run by the Ulster Cultural & Historical Society (Co. Fermanagh), they would appreciate your support!

Those taking part are:
Lisbellaw Primary School Choir @ Linda Lindsay
Curran Flute Band (Magherafelt)
1147 Ers Ulster-Scots (Newmills)
Dr Jonathan Mattison
Omagh Display Team
Paul Irwin (Gospel Singer)

Compere is Austin Hunter (former BBC Correspondent)

If your visiting Enniskillen on Saturday 8th Sept for the Ulster Covenant Parade then your welcome to visit the Ulster Cultural & Historical Society Exhibition which will be on show in the Wellington Carpark directly beside Enniskillen Castle.

Regards

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