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  • Funding for Dance and Music Tuition in 2011 - Road Show dates announced

    Funding for Dance and Music Tuition in 2011 - Road Show dates announced

    A series of community road shows have been arranged during October 2010. Community group members interested in organising Dance or Music Tuition classes in 2011 are invited to join the Agency at one of these forthcoming road shows. more »

  • An Ulster-Scots tribute to Alex Higgins

    An Ulster-Scots tribute to Alex Higgins

    Alexander "Alex" Gordon Higgins (18 March 1949 Ė 24 July 2010),also known by his nickname of Hurricane Higgins, was an Ulster snooker player who was twice World Champion and twice runner-up. Higgins earned the nickname The Hurricane because of his speed of play. more »

  • Ulster-Scots Summer Schools Start Today

    Ulster-Scots Summer Schools Start Today

    A total of thirty Summer Schools will take place across Ulster over the coming months; each school will run for one week and will offer thousands of young people aged between 6 and 11 years an opportunity to learn more about their Ulster-Scots culture, language and heritage in an enjoyable and safe environment. more »

  • The 'Buchanan Clan Gathering' in Co Donegal

    The 'Buchanan Clan Gathering' in Co Donegal

    Board member, Jacqui Reed provides an account of a recent event held at the Ulster-Scots / Scots Irish Heritage centre in Monreagh, Co Donegal. more »

  • Stonewall and Session Beat perform to full house in Armagh Theatre

    Stonewall and Session Beat perform to full house in Armagh Theatre

    On Wednesday, 9th June, the Market Place Theatre in Armagh became alive to the sounds of Stonewall and Session Beat, together with a number of special guests. more »

  • Ulster-Scots showcasing this Bank Holiday weekend

    Ulster-Scots showcasing this Bank Holiday weekend

    This Bank Holiday weekend the Ulster-Scots Agency will be showcasing the cultural and heritage traditions of Ulster-Scots at two major events. more »

  • 2010 Ulster-Scots Festivals

    2010 Ulster-Scots Festivals

    The Ulster-Scots Agency is pleased to announce the award of financial support to 38 Ulster-Scots festivals spread throughout the Province during 2010. The Ulster-Scots festival content will vary from local marching bands, traditional folk music, historical exhibitions, cooking demonstrations, poetry recitals, storytelling, language workshops, Highland and country dance displays and competitions and other family orientated entertainments. more »

  • Meadowbridge Primary School, Hillsborough, launches Dan Gordonís new play

    Meadowbridge Primary School, Hillsborough, launches Dan Gordonís new play

    On Thursday 25 March 2010, Key Stage 2 pupils of Meadowbridge Primary School, Hillsborough launched Dan Gordonís play, A Lemonade Bottle for Clabberiní Hitler in front of school staff, parents and invited guests, as part of the Lyric Theatreís education and outreach project with primary schools. more »

  • Primary Schools to present new play by Dan Gordon

    Primary Schools to present new play by Dan Gordon

    Following on from the huge success of The Boat Factory in six Primary Schools in Belfast and surrounding areas during 2009, two new plays from the Pat and Plain series by Dan Gordon will be presented during March and April 2010 by twelve Primary Schools across Ulster. more »

  • Applications invited for Ulster-Scots Summer Schools in 2010

    Applications invited for Ulster-Scots Summer Schools in 2010

    Following on from the information sessions that took place in Bready, Ballymoney and Lisburn during week beginning 1st March, applications are invited from community and voluntary groups interested in delivering an Ulster-Scots Summer School in 2010. more »