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!

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Ulster Scots and the Orange Order (#727)

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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  • “The Sash My Father Wore” – performed by Richard Hayward.
  • “The Derry/Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)” – performed by Eva Cassidy.

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  • Donna Coad says:

    Very good. I learned much…some I knew and great to be reminded of. Good work.

  • Nancy Sharp says:

    I love the history lessons. It brings what I know about my ancestors to life.

  • Anne Flippin says:

    Carina and Mike are top notch, the best bar none – no one comes close to Letter from Ireland. I’ve learned so much about all different things on Ireland, not just history, but everything else like traditions, music, language, pictures, etc., and I love it all since most of my ancestry is from there. This particular show enlightened me a lot because I know a lot of my ancestors were Presbyterian and from the Borders, and thanks to Mike and Carina, that they were flax growers and where. They always go the extra mile to give you all the info they can and personally helped me a lot. I love every show – you just never know what else you will learn each week. THANKS, Mike and Carina!

  • Dennis Sullivan says:

    GREAT HISTORY FROM IRELAND WHEN YOU COMBINE THIS WITH WHAT HAPPENED HERE ITS EVEN MORE INTERESTING. THE OLD-WORLD RELIGIOUS GROUPS HAD NO PRIESTS OR MINISTERS TO COVER THE HUGH EXPANSION GOING ON SO NEW RELIGIONS SPRANG UP. THE ENGLISH ALLOWED FOR RIFLE AND CANNON MANFACTURING SO THEIR COLONIES COULD PROTECT THEMSELVES. BIG MISTAKE. THEY BROUGHT IN GERMAN MERCINARIES TO SUPPLIMENT THEIR ARMY. THEIR FAMILIES ARE STILL HERE. THE CIVIL WAR AND BOTH WORLD WARS LOOK AT THE GENERAL’S LINEAGE (IRISH, SCOTCH IRISH AND GERMAIN)