Ulster Scots and the Orange Order (#727)
In this episode we look at the arrival of the Scots in the counties of Ulster - and the subsequent "first migration" in the 18th century to the colonies of north America where they eventually became known as "Scotch-Irish" and the rise and (gradual) fall of the Orange order in Ulster. All accompanied by lots of music and chat along the way. Enjoy!
The 12th of July is a holiday across the 6 counties of Northern Ireland. It is the day that many celebrate by participating in marching bands, having barbecues and enjoying the holiday with their families in different ways. In this episode we look at the arrival of the Scots in the counties of Ulster – and the subsequent “first migration” in the 18th century to the colonies of north America where they eventually became known as “Scotch-Irish”. We also look at the rise (and gradual) fall of the Orange order in Ulster. All accompanied by lots of music and chat along the way. Enjoy!
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- “My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose” – performed by Eddie Reader.
- “The Sash My Father Wore” – performed by Richard Hayward.
- “The Derry/Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)” – performed by Eva Cassidy.
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