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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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University of Ulster Exhibition Tells Story of Ulster-Scots Poetry

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University of Ulster Exhibition Tells Story of Ulster-Scots Poetry

Published on Tuesday 24 July 2012 09:03

A touring exhibition on the influences that have shaped Ulster-Scots poetry has been launched by the University of Ulster.

Entitled ‘Every Townland Earned its Name in Song: John Hewitt’s Ulster-Scots Tradition’ is one of the centrepiece attractions at this year’s John Hewitt Summer School.

It will run at the Marketplace Theatre, Armagh, until 20 August, before touring theprovince and finishing at the Magee Campus in November 2013, as part of theUniversity of Ulster’s City of Culture activities.

Consisting of a state-of-the art series of panels that tell the story of John Hewitt’s fascination for the poetry of the Rhyming Weavers, the exhibition traces the history of the Scots language in Ulster and how it became an integral part of the poetry of local poets.

The narrative also follows the history of printing and the linen industry in the north of Ireland and how it had an impact on Ulster literature. There is a map showing where Ulster-Scots poets lived and wrote. Visitors can also nominate other poets to be included as the exhibition evolves and moves from venue to venue.

The centrepiece in Armagh will be a bronze bust of John Hewitt, which has been generously lent to the project by the Linen Hall Library. Later venues will include sound and filmrecordings and examples of Hewitt’s personal Ulster-Scots library.

The project is co-ordinated by Dr Frank Ferguson and Dr Kathryn White from the School of English and History and is designed by Professor John McMillan of the School of Art and Design.

Dr Ferguson said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of this exhibition. At the University of Ulster, we are particularly fortunate to have John Hewitt’s personal library of Ulster poetry books, and it is marvellous to get the opportunity to communicate the significance of Hewitt’s work to the general public.

“We are particularly happy to have the support of the Ulster Scots Agency in such amajor exhibition and outreach project and to have John McMillan, who workedwith Hewitt, as our designer has been a fantastic experience.”

Dr White added: “We are very excited about this project as it develops work that the University has already carried out on Ulster and Ulster-Scots poetry and opens up many new opportunities for our research to be heard.”

The exhibition has been made possible by a project partnership agreement with the Ulster-Scots Agency and by grant funding from the University’s Arts and Humanities Research Institute.

As part of the project, the co-ordinators will be organising a series of talks, schools workshops and other activities to explore John Hewitt’s enthusiasm for Ulster-Scots literature.

‘Every Townland Earned its Name in Song: John Hewitt’s Ulster-Scots Tradition’ is at the Marketplace Theatre, Armagh, until 20 August 2012. For information about the project, future exhibition venues, talks and workshops, email either Dr Frank Ferguson (f.ferguson@ulster.ac.uk) or Dr Kathryn White (k.white@ulster.ac.uk), or call: +44 (0)28 70123577.
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Ulster-Scots Summer Schools – Information Events

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———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Iain Carlisle <IainC@ulster-scots.com>
Date: 30 March 2012 14:35

Dear All,

I’ve been asked by the Agency to forward these details of planned information evenings which will look at their Summer Schools Grant, due to open shortly.

 

Iain

 

From: Ulster Scots Agency [mailto:ulsterscotsagency@eircom.net]
Sent: 30 March 2012 13:11
To: Iain Carlisle
Subject: Summer Schools

 

Hi Iain

 

See attached letter that hopefully will be sent out to all our groups today – please pass on to your contacts

 

Thanks

 

Audrey Freen
Ulster Scots Agency
Regional Office
Raphoe
Co. Donegal
(00353)749173876

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Ulster-Scots Agency Festival Funding – Information Evenings

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Dear All,

As you may already be aware – the Ulster-Scots Agency Festival Fund is open for applications until 30th March at 4.00pm

Application Forms and Guidance notes are available online –  http://www.ulsterscotsagency.com/community-projects/apply-for-funding

In order to assist groups who wish to apply, the Agency have asked USCN to deliver some information sessions on the Festivals Fund.

Apologies for the short notice but we want to run these as quickly as possible in order to give groups as much time to prepare their applications before the closing date.

Monday 5th March 2012 – Silver Birch Hotel, Omagh, 8.00pm

Tuesday 6th March 2012 – Island Centre, Lisburn 8.00pm

Wednesday 7th March 2012 – Coleraine Ulster-Scots Resource Centre 8.00pm

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 Agency E-Newsletter (February 2012)

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Date: 24 February 2012

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Subject: Ulster-Scots Agency E-Newsletter (February 2012)
To: alan@ulster-scots.co.uk


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Applications invited for Ulster-Scots Festivals in 2012
24 February

Applications invited for Ulster-Scots Festivals in 2012

The Ulster-Scots Agency is seeking applications for Ulster-Scots Festivals in 2012.

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26 February

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Ulster-Scots Agency Music/Dance Tuition 2012

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Dear All,

The Ulster-Scots Agency plan to open applications to their Music and
Dance Tuition Program on 26th September 2011 and have asked me to
circulate the attached letter which details venues for information
sessions regarding this scheme.

New application forms and guidance notes will be available from the
Agency website from 26th September and completed applications must be
received Female Viagra Online by noon on 28th October.

USCN staff are available to assist member groups who require guidance
in the application process and we plan to have staff on hand at most
of the Agency events to help with any queries which may arise.

Regards,

Iain

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New Robert Burns letter revealed in time for Burns Night

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New Robert Burns letter revealed in time for Burns Night

I see new Rabbie Burns letter has been uncovered in Floors Castle, Kelso dated

13 th May 1789.

 Found amongst a collection of historical letters belonging to the late 6th Duke of Roxburgh

The letter contains a work in progress of his poem  poem, On Seeing a Wounded Hare and he invites comments on it.

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BBC Scotland is also due to finish a huge audio archive of the works of Robert Burns with over 700 poems voiced by the likes of Scottish greats Robbie Coltrane and Robert Carlyle, as well as Prince Charles.

 Burns Day 2011 is marked for the official completion date.

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INHUMAN man! curse on thy barb’rous art,

  And blasted be thy murder-aiming eye;

  May never pity soothe thee with a sigh,

Nor ever pleasure glad thy cruel heart!

 

Go live, poor wand’ rer of the wood and field!

  The bitter little that of life remains:

  No more the thickening brakes and verdant plains

To thee shall home, or food,

or pastime yield.

 

Seek, mangled wretch, some place of wonted rest,

   No more of rest, but now thy dying bed!

  The sheltering rushes whistling o’er thy head,

The cold earth with thy bloody bosom prest.

 

Oft as by winding Nith I, musing, wait

  The sober eve, or hail the cheerful dawn,

  I’ll miss thee sporting o’er the dewy lawn,

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In regards to Northern Ireland – the Ulster-Scots Agency has a list of the various events throughout the Province on their site:-

http://www.ulsterscotsagency.com/events/?category=13

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