Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Loughries Ulster Scots Festival

As promised in an earlier post, here are the details for Loughries Historical Society's Mini Ulster Scots Festival - Kindly funded by Ards Borough Council.

Three events are planned by way of exploring and promoting the Ulster Scots Culture in Newtownards and Ards Peninsula area.

If successful and the will and support is there Loughries intend developing a greater programme in 2011.

Thursday 30th September 2010 7.30pm £2.50 per person, with light supper provided
Newtownards Orange Hall - Dr. Philip Orr – Historian and Author (Road to the Somme) will give a talk on reflection 100 years since the Battle of the Somme.
Jack Greenald – Historian & Writer - talk on ‘Local Men’ who lost their lives at the Somme.

Saturday 2nd October 2010 09.00am – 1.00pm £10.00 per person + Tea & Coffee Break
Mark Thompson - Ulster Scots Historian and writer - will act as our tour guide on a Coach Tour / Tourist Trail of the Ards Peninsula, as we travel from Newtownards around the Ards Peninsula touring the local ‘Ulster Scots places of interest’ (30 seats available)

Friday 15th October 2010 7.45pm £6.00 per person, with light supper provided
Town Hall Newtownards is the venue for ‘An Evening of Ulster Scots Music and Crac’ Hosted by David Anderson MVO, MBE, acts include ‘The Thompson Brothers - Gospel Duet’, music from Lord Londonderry’s Own CLB Band, local poet Wilbert Magill, and the Newtownards Orange Male Voice Choir + a talk on Asha Koran School in India by Billy Curry.

A retiring offering will be collected in aid of the Asha Koran Special School in India

If you are interested in any of the events please e-mail me to reserve your place/s.

Looking forward to your support.


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