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Spring Events at the Discover Ulster Scots Centre

14 March 2017, 19:30, Discover Ulster-Scots Centre, 1-9 Victoria Street, Belfast, BT1 2LG

Runs to 23 March 2017

The Discover Ulster Scots centre is hosting a series of events as part of our Spring programme.

Wednesday 8th March 7.30pm An evening of Scottish Country Dancing and traditional Scottish ceilidh dancing. The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (Belfast Branch) will be on hand to demonstrate some traditional dances, and also provide instruction to anyone willing to have a go! Bring your dancing shoes, with live accordion and fiddle music by local Ulster-Scots dance band Risin’Stour.

Tuesday 14th March  7.30pm  Ulster-Scots Cookery demonstration by renowned culinary broadcaster Jenny Bristow. Jenny brings her kitchen to the Discover Ulster-Scots Centre, cooking up a range of delicious dishes using local ingredients.

Wednesday 15th March 7.30pm Musical event: The Skirl of the Pipes:  In conjunction with the Blackthorn Pipers’ Society, come along and listen to the music of the Great Highland bagpipes, Scottish smallpipes and whistles. Featuring traditional Ulster-Scots folk group Kask.

Monday 20th March 1.00pm Traditional bread making demonstration with Fred Strickland.  Soda, fadge and wheaten are all on the menu!

Wednesday 22nd March 1.00pm Presentation: C.S. Lewis and his Ulster-Scots connections. Local Lewis expert Sandy Smith presents an illustrated lecture and accompanying short films about the celebrated Chronicles of Narnia author.

Wednesday 22nd March 7.30pm Flute Band Association of N.I. Musical Showcase. Come along and enjoy an evening of folk, classical and contemporary music performed by members of Northern Ireland’s part-music flute ensembles.

Thursday 23rd March 10.00am-1.00pm Guided tour of C.S. Lewis’s Belfast by Sandy Smith. Leaving the Discover Ulster-Scots Centre at 10.00am.

(Limited to 30 people…contact DUSC staff on 02890  436710 to reserve a place)

Wednesday 29th March 1.00pm Belfast’s Hidden Ulster-Scots History. Local historian and tour guide Laura Spence presents an illustrated lecture on some fascinating nuggets of local history to be found just off the beaten track.

Wednesday 29th March 7.30pm  Footerin and fisslin in prose. Author Angeline King explores her use of Ulster-Scots in prose. Angeline wrote her first published novel, Snugville Street, in standard English, but began to experiment with the Ulster-Scots language of her childhood in A Belfast Tale. Angeline's latest book, Children of Latharna is a collection of children's stories set in Larne. It's a feast of Ulster-Scots for both big and wee weans!

Admission is free to all events. For further information visit or phone 02890 436710

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