Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Burns and the Ulster Scots: Lisnaskea
The Bard and I travelled to Northern Ireland recently at the invitation of the Ulster Scots Association. It is great to see such interest in the works of Burns over in that part of the world. Outside Scotland, Ireland was the first country to publish the Works of Burns back in the 18th Century.
Lisnaskea High School, in Lisnaskea near Enniskillen, was the venue for a concert including Burns story but also supported by a two local bands - the Brookeborough Flute Band and the Lisnaskea Accordion Band.
Although not huge the crowd was enthusiastic joining in where asked, and were most appreciative of Tam O' Shanter!
With a HUGE thanks to Trevor Watson for setting up the whole event.