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'Every Townland Earned its Name in Song' John Hewitt's Ulster-Scots Tradition

Ferguson, Frank, White, Kathryn and McMillan, John (2012) 'Every Townland Earned its Name in Song' John Hewitt's Ulster-Scots Tradition. Marketplace Theatre Armagh. [Exhibition]

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Abstract

John Hewitt was a champion of the written and spoken word of his native province.His work as poet, critic and book collector delighted in the textures of local speechand was instrumental in the rediscovery of numerous writers. His enthusiasm for theforgotten generations of Rhyming Weavers rekindled public interest in Ulster-Scotsliterature and language. This exhibition, created by the University of Ulster inpartnership with the Ulster-Scots Agency, celebrates the poets who inspired andguided Hewitt, and whose townlands today still earn their name in song

Item Type:Exhibition
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts > School of English and History
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Arts
Research Institutes and Groups:Arts and Humanities Research Institute > English
Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Art and Design Research Institute
Location:Marketplace Theatre Armagh
Date:23 July 2012
ID Code:22882
Deposited By: Dr Frank Ferguson
Deposited On:31 Jul 2012 09:17
Last Modified:31 Jul 2012 09:17

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