Kintra [Radio Ulster]

Episodes

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2018112520181128 (RU)

A new blue Ulster History Circle plaque for a man whose ‘featherbed’ made bike racing faster – and more comfortable. Helen Mark meets Dick Creith, a former winner of the NorthWest 200 and Ulster Grand Prix who tells her what the ‘featherbed’ was about. Sylvia Burnside joins a Scottish Country Dancing class and may well be a bit of a convert, Portavogie’s ‘Banterbox babes’ Carole and Elaine discuss being ‘well happed up’ and Willie Hill finds out what’s on offer at the Discover Ulster-Scots centre in Belfast.

The Ulster-Scots magazine programme presented by Helen Mark and friends.

Ulster-Scots magazine programme.

20181202

Presented by Helen Mark and the Kintra team, we meet the children walking back in time with a new history project about the Ulster Migration of 1718. Jonnie Crawford visits a community garden project outside Coleraine; In Banterbox, the Portavogie girls wonder when you should decorate for Christmas and Willie Hill meets the pupils of Culcrow Primary who bring us our first Ulster-Scots song for the season – Frostie the Snowman – though this version’s guaranteed to start a thaw.

The Ulster-Scots magazine programme presented by Helen Mark and Kintra\u2019s reporting team.

Ulster-Scots magazine programme.

2018120220181205 (RU)

Presented by Helen Mark and the Kintra team, we meet the children walking back in time with a new history project about the Ulster Migration of 1718. Jonnie Crawford visits a community garden project outside Coleraine; In Banterbox, the Portavogie girls wonder when you should decorate for Christmas and Willie Hill meets the pupils of Culcrow Primary who bring us our first Ulster-Scots song for the season – Frostie the Snowman – though this version’s guaranteed to start a thaw.

The Ulster-Scots magazine programme presented by Helen Mark and Kintra\u2019s reporting team.

Ulster-Scots magazine programme.

20181209

The Ulster-Scots magazine programme presented by Helen Mark and the Kintra team. Rab Lennox discovers there’s a tartan for almost every occasion; Gibson Young tells us about the new CD from the Low Country Boys while Willie Hill’s at Oakfield Primary School in Carrickfergus to bring us their Song for the Season – Silent Night. There’s not too much silence for the Ulster-Scots in and around the Mournes as FUSE FM’s fortnight of lively Christmas broadcasts get underway and in Banterbox, Portavogie’s own Tartan Terrors talk about trews.

Weekly Ulster-Scots magazine programme with Helen Mark and friends.

Ulster-Scots magazine programme.

2018120920181212 (RU)

The Ulster-Scots magazine programme presented by Helen Mark and the Kintra team. Rab Lennox discovers there’s a tartan for almost every occasion; Gibson Young tells us about the new CD from the Low Country Boys while Willie Hill’s at Oakfield Primary School in Carrickfergus to bring us their Song for the Season – Silent Night. There’s not too much silence for the Ulster-Scots in and around the Mournes as FUSE FM’s fortnight of lively Christmas broadcasts get underway and in Banterbox, Portavogie’s own Tartan Terrors talk about trews.

Weekly Ulster-Scots magazine programme with Helen Mark and friends.

Ulster-Scots magazine programme.

20181230

The feasting’s almost over but the fun continues as Helen Mark and the team look back at their favourite Kintra moments since the series started in July: Sylvia Burnside gets ‘farthest flung’ award for teaching Ulster-Scots to Kenyan schoolgirls, Diana Culbertson’s first time efforts with the bagpipes had the rest of the team in stitches as did Jonnie Crawford’s attempts at ducking for apples. Rab Lennox has a bit of banter over whether ‘bag blawers’ are better than ‘drum baters’ (pipers or drummers!) and Willie Hill explores whether an Ulster Fry should include baked beans. In a more reflective mood, Rab remembers one of the conversations he had in a programme about the River Bush and Helen recalls the NW200 winner who’s kept his motorbike in the porch for decades. And if that isn’t enough entertainment for one programme, Sally Young joins the memories about Hogmanay’s past, Arlene Thompson has a fancy sausage roll wreath to contribute to the New Year party and there’s a poem from Willie Laverty.

Weekly Ulster-Scots magazine programme with Helen Mark and friends.

Ulster-Scots magazine programme.

2018123020190102 (RU)

The feasting’s almost over but the fun continues as Helen Mark and the team look back at their favourite Kintra moments since the series started in July: Sylvia Burnside gets ‘farthest flung’ award for teaching Ulster-Scots to Kenyan schoolgirls, Diana Culbertson’s first time efforts with the bagpipes had the rest of the team in stitches as did Jonnie Crawford’s attempts at ducking for apples. Rab Lennox has a bit of banter over whether ‘bag blawers’ are better than ‘drum baters’ (pipers or drummers!) and Willie Hill explores whether an Ulster Fry should include baked beans. In a more reflective mood, Rab remembers one of the conversations he had in a programme about the River Bush and Helen recalls the NW200 winner who’s kept his motorbike in the porch for decades. And if that isn’t enough entertainment for one programme, Sally Young joins the memories about Hogmanay’s past, Arlene Thompson has a fancy sausage roll wreath to contribute to the New Year party and there’s a poem from Willie Laverty.

Weekly Ulster-Scots magazine programme with Helen Mark and friends.

Ulster-Scots magazine programme.

20190113

Weekly Ulster-Scots magazine programme with Helen Mark and friends.

Ulster-Scots magazine programme.

2019011320190116 (RU)

Weekly Ulster-Scots magazine programme with Helen Mark and friends.

Ulster-Scots magazine programme.

20190120

Weekly Ulster-Scots magazine programme with Helen Mark and friends.

Ulster-Scots magazine programme.

2019012020190123 (RU)

Weekly Ulster-Scots magazine programme with Helen Mark and friends.

Ulster-Scots magazine programme.

20190127

Weekly Ulster-Scots magazine programme with Helen Mark and friends.

Ulster-Scots magazine programme.

2019012720190130 (RU)

Weekly Ulster-Scots magazine programme with Helen Mark and friends.

Ulster-Scots magazine programme.

20190203

Weekly Ulster-Scots magazine programme with Helen Mark and friends.

Ulster-Scots magazine programme.

2019020320190206 (RU)

Weekly Ulster-Scots magazine programme with Helen Mark and friends.

Ulster-Scots magazine programme.

Kintra\u2019s Christmas Special20181216

Helen Mark and the team bring you a KIntra Christmas with Ulster-Scots versions of well-known carols from Landhead Primary School, Dominican College, Portstewart and a special recording of O Holy Night from Diana Culbertson and the band of the Royal Irish Regiment. There’s a poem for all involved in the school Nativity Play, a Christmas card from France in 1915 and an Ulster-Scots telling of the first Christmas, from Luke’s Gospel.

Helen Mark and the team bring you lots of Christmas cheer with an Ulster-Scots flavour.

Ulster-Scots magazine programme.

Kintra\u2019s Christmas Special2018121620181219 (RU)

Helen Mark and the team bring you a KIntra Christmas with Ulster-Scots versions of well-known carols from Landhead Primary School, Dominican College, Portstewart and a special recording of O Holy Night from Diana Culbertson and the band of the Royal Irish Regiment. There’s a poem for all involved in the school Nativity Play, a Christmas card from France in 1915 and an Ulster-Scots telling of the first Christmas, from Luke’s Gospel.

Helen Mark and the team bring you lots of Christmas cheer with an Ulster-Scots flavour.

Ulster-Scots magazine programme.

Starting the year with news of a new music programme, an idea for a new interest, and in the steps of a not-so-new author20190106

Helen Mark and the team bring you the first Kintra of 2019. Rab Lennox explores a new interest for people who love piping, Jonnie Crawford hears about the trip of a lifetime for Ballymoney’s Black Santa, Willie Hill and Diana Culbertson tell us about a new Ulster-Scots music programme on BBC Radio Ulster and Helen finds out about John Steinbeck’s connections to Ballykelly.

A new year, news of a new music programme, new interests, and a not-so-new author.

Ulster-Scots magazine programme.

Starting the year with news of a new music programme, an idea for a new interest, and in the steps of a not-so-new author2019010620190109 (RU)

Helen Mark and the team bring you the first Kintra of 2019. Rab Lennox explores a new interest for people who love piping, Jonnie Crawford hears about the trip of a lifetime for Ballymoney’s Black Santa, Willie Hill and Diana Culbertson tell us about a new Ulster-Scots music programme on BBC Radio Ulster and Helen finds out about John Steinbeck’s connections to Ballykelly.

A new year, news of a new music programme, new interests, and a not-so-new author.

Ulster-Scots magazine programme.

With a nod to Hogmanay and our favourites memories from Kintra so far2018123020190102 (RU)

The feasting’s almost over but the fun continues as Helen Mark and the team look back at their favourite Kintra moments since the series started in July: Sylvia Burnside gets ‘farthest flung’ award for teaching Ulster-Scots to Kenyan schoolgirls, Diana Culbertson’s first time efforts with the bagpipes had the rest of the team in stitches as did Jonnie Crawford’s attempts at ducking for apples. Rab Lennox has a bit of banter over whether ‘bag blawers’ are better than ‘drum baters’ (pipers or drummers!) and Willie Hill explores whether an Ulster Fry should include baked beans. In a more reflective mood, Rab remembers one of the conversations he had in a programme about the River Bush and Helen recalls the NW200 winner who’s kept his motorbike in the porch for decades. And if that isn’t enough entertainment for one programme, Sally Young joins the memories about Hogmanay’s past, Arlene Thompson has a fancy sausage roll wreath to contribute to the New Year party and there’s a poem from Willie Laverty.

Helen Mark and the team look back at their favourite parts of Kintra so far.

Ulster-Scots magazine programme.

37Red Hot Chilli Pipers in concert from the SSE Arena20190317

Rab Lennox presents a Kintra special featuring the Red Hot Chilli Pipers in concert.

Kintra-our new weekly Ulster-Scots magazine programme with Helen Mark and friends.

37Red Hot Chilli Pipers in concert from the SSE Arena2019031720190320 (RU)

Rab Lennox presents a Kintra special featuring the Red Hot Chilli Pipers in concert.

Kintra-our new weekly Ulster-Scots magazine programme with Helen Mark and friends.

38Kilt-making, the Big Apple\u2019s Tartan Week and Contemporary Ulster-Scots Food20190324

Kilt-making, tartan week in New York and the restaurant offering new Ulster-Scots food.

Kintra-our new weekly Ulster-Scots magazine programme with Helen Mark and friends.

38Kilt-making, the Big Apple\u2019s Tartan Week and Contemporary Ulster-Scots Food2019032420190327 (RU)

Kilt-making, tartan week in New York and the restaurant offering new Ulster-Scots food.

Kintra-our new weekly Ulster-Scots magazine programme with Helen Mark and friends.

3920190331

Sylvia Burnside and Diane Culbertson visit Low Country Boy Ivan McFerran at the height of the lambing season. Expect lots of aah-ing and aww-ing and laughter as the girls meet some of the new arrivals and help Barbara McFerran with the bottle feeding. Not many farmers keep a guitar handy in the shed, but Ivan has a special song for the girls.

Kintra from the low country \u2013 a \u2018baa-ternity\u2019 special from a Glastry lambing shed.

Kintra-our new weekly Ulster-Scots magazine programme with Helen Mark and friends.