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Ulster-Scots Language Week 2023 - Tha Queen o' Wuntér

Date: 20 November 2023

Venue: YouTube, BT48 6DQ

Tha Queen o’ Wuntèr With Anne McMaster

Tha Queen o’ Wuntèr is a contemporary poetic reimagining of the story of the Cailleach - the ‘Veiled One’ - who brings storms, gales and dreich, darkening days to our winter-rimed doors. This digital film is an exciting and innovative melding of Celtic mythology and richly expressive Ulster-Scots - the language of the land. It combines a musical score composed specifically for this project, the writer’s own images of the natural world and a spoken word narrative in Ulster-Scots. Tha Queen o ’Wuntèr not only introduces stories of winter life on small Ulster farms but also explores the mythical journey of the Cailleach as she moves though our changing environment to weave her dark spell.
About Anne McMaster: Póames – poetry in Ulster Scots was published by the Ulster Scots Agency in 2022. Dancin’ Aff Tha Tongue, short stories in Ulster Scots, and Smaa Toon Yairns, an Ulster Scots drama, will be published in 2024. Anne also has three poetry collections in English - Walking Off the Land, Moments and Unexpected Item in the Bagging Area (Hedgehog Poetry Press).
She has produced poetry for the BBC, the British-Irish Secretariat, the Ulster Orchestra and Réalta - a traditional music group with whom she’s currently on tour. Anne is director of the Spread the Word literary festival and mentors new
Ulster Scots writers. Available to watch from Monday 20 November 2023 on Derry City and Strabane District Council’s YouTube Channel and across all of the Council’s social media platforms:

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Key Info
  • 20 November 2023
  • 09:00
  • YouTube, BT48 6DQ

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