Ulster-Scots Music Traditions

New Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund Series Explores Ulster-Scots Music Traditions 

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Discover Ulster-Scots Places Northern Ireland

Discover Ulster-Scots Places Northern Ireland – a unique, series of online films exploring the Ulster-Scots links of Ulster’s extraordinary tourist attractions. 

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A Wheen o Wurds

This resource intends to help people understand that no matter where we come from or what community we belong to, everyone in Ulster has a wee bit of Ulster-Scots and that is something that we should all be proud of.

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Language Games

Ulster-Scots language is widely spoken in parts of Ulster. This series of exciting new language games for children will help reinforce learning about the language and develop new vocabulary.

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Ulster-Scots Virtual Visits

The Ulster-Scots Virtual Reality Field Trip - A 360 degree virtual tour experience, immersing you in the heritage, culture and history of places in Ulster with an Ulster-Scots connection.

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Danders Aroon – Walk with the Ulster-Scots

Tired of walking the same trails? Join Graham Little as he explores five short trails along the coast of Northern Ireland and unlocks their connection to the Ulster-Scots.

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‘Dirigo’, The Maine Drum – A lambeg drum in America

The State of Maine, USA celebrated its bicentennial in 2020 and in recognition of the close partnership the Ulster-Scots Agency has with our friends in the Maine Ulster-Scots Project we commissioned an instrument unique to Ulster – a Lambeg drum.

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Food Traditions - A wee taste of Ulster-Scots

Celebrity chef Paula McIntyre demonstrates how to prepare a range of dishes that reflect Ulster-Scots food traditions.

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About Discover Ulster-Scots

The term Ulster-Scots refers to people from Scotland that settled in Ulster, and their descendants. It also refers to their heritage and cultural traditions. The Lowland Scots brought industry, language, music, sport, religion and a myriad of traditions to Ulster.

In different parts of the world Ulster-Scots are often referred to as Scots-Irish or Scotch-Irish – all terms for the same people and their culture and heritage.

Over centuries, Ulster-Scots people have migrated to many parts of the world, taking with them their pioneering spirit and culture. They have influenced many aspects of life in the places settled, from principles of government to music, dance, innovation and ingenuity.

This website is a hub, with a range of content and links of Ulster-Scots interest.

It also features some of the work of the Ulster-Scots Agency, based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and its work in promoting and preserving Ulster-Scots language, culture and heritage.

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ULSTER-SCOTS WORD

Dab

Example:

He's a dab hand at daein that.

Meaning: Good at

Example: He is good at doing that.

RESOURCES LIBRARY

  • From Ulster To Savannah

    The Ulster-Scots Agency's documentary, following The Omagh Protestant Boys Melody Flute Band as they travel to Savannah, Georgia, USA, to

    Ulster Scots

  • Londonderry - Ulster and New Hampshire

    The early Ulster-Scots settlers in America often named their settlements after the places they left behind in Ulster.

    Ulster Scots

  • Unit 01: Game 09

    Unit 01: Game 09

    COMMON WORDS: Spell the Ulster-Scots words using the on-screen keyboard. Get a word correct to shoot an arrow at the board.

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EMIGRATION & INFLUENCE

HISTORY & CULTURE

INNOVATION & INVENTION

LANGUAGE & LITERATURE

LEARNING

MUSIC & DANCE