Wednesday & Thursday I was in Donegal Town, in Co. Down taking part in an event organised by the Ulster Scots Community Network and what turned out to be an excellent project.
Over the two day's a number of Local schools visited Donegal Castle where they were entertained and educated by Matthew Warwick - fife, history and bagpipes - Andrew Mattison - Living History, Ian Carlisle - Accordion, - Alan McCormick Bagpipes, Kelly Forsythe Ulster Scots Dancing, an myself - Lambeg Drum, whistle an fife.-
The children were split into groups and spent around 20 minutes at each workshop then rotated, the children appeared to really enjoy the experience and were a pleasure to work with.
I have to say that they really are aware of their Ulster Scots Culture and do have a sense of their Ulster Scots Identity - and in my opinion should be supported as often as possible - even though it is 138 miles from Bangor.
So thanks are extended to all the folk at the Ulster Scots Community Network and Jim Millar for giving me permission to attend the event.