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Burns Concert Success with the Ulster Orchestra

29 January 2014

On Saturday 25th January the Ulster-Scots Agency and Ulster Orchestra hosted a hugely successful Burns Concert featuring Eddi Reader.

The Ulster Orchestra Burns Concert held at the Waterfront Hall was a fantastic success.  Over 1,400 people joined us for the traditional evening of music and spectacle which featured acclaimed Scottish singer-songwriter Eddi Reader, well known for her work with Fairground Attraction and her interpretations of the songs of Scotland's national poet. Eddi performed Wild Mountainside, The Winter it is past, My love is like a red red rose, Ye Jacobites by name, Green grow the rushes, Leezie Lindsay, Willie Stewart and Charlie is my darling. 


The Orchestra was conducted by David Brophy with the evening presented by Dan Gordon.  There were performances by Robert Watt (Piper) and Mark Wilson (Drummer) with the Address to the Haggis recited by the Rev. Jack Lamb.  The Markethill Ulster-Scots Dancers performed four specially choreographed dances and the Ulster-Scots Agency Juvenile Pipe Band accompanied the Ulster Orchestra to play Castle Dangerous, Amazing Grace and Auld Lang Syne. 

Thank you to everyone involved in making it such a wonderful night, with special thanks to the Ulster Orchestra!