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John Hewitt’s Ulster-Scots Tradition

Start Date: 01 April 2017

End Date: 29 April 2017

Time: During opening hours

Venue: The Burnavon

Address: Cookstown

Admission: FREE

Telephone: 028 8676 9949

Website: www.burnavon.com

Running from Saturday 1 April to Saturday 29 April in the First Floor Gallery.

Every Townland Earned its Name in Song.

A touring exhibition on the influences that have shaped Ulster-Scots poetry has been launched by Ulster University. Consisting of a state-of-the art series of panels that tell the story of John Hewitt's fascination for the poetry of the Rhyming Weavers, this exhibition traces the history of the Scots language in Ulster and how it became an integral part of the poetry of local poets.

The narrative also follows the history of printing and the linen industry in the north of Ireland and how it had an impact on Ulster literature. There is a map showing where Ulster-Scots poets lived and worked.

The project is co-ordinated by Dr Frank Ferguson and Dr Kathryn White from the School of
English and History and is designed by Professor John McMillan, Professor Emeritus of the
School of Art and Design.

The exhibition has been made possible by a project partnership agreement with the Ulster-Scots Agency and by grant funding from the University’s Arts and Humanities Research Institute.