Music Night At Brownlow, a new three-part series on BBC Two Northern Ireland, captures the variety and scope of the music that is Ulster-Scots. The series, which received funding from Northern Ireland Screen’s Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund, begins on Sunday 8th January at 10pm.
Filmed at Brownlow House in Lurgan, Music Night At Brownlow introduces two new presenters: Nicola Clyde from Ballymoney and Eilidh Patterson from Londonderry.
The first programme features performances from Grahame Harris from Templepatrick on lowland pipes, Cup O'Joe Bluegrass Band, two brothers and a sister from Armagh; Kellswater Flute Band with Rachel Lutton on violin; and Zara Montgomery from Donegal.
The programme also carries two features on the now disbanded Killycoogan Accordion Band. Emma Colgan, Valerie Quinn and William Hill are all past members and have reunited specially for the show. The Killycoogan Accordion Band was regarded as the best accordion band in Northern Ireland at the time and is still regarded as one of the all-time best bands.
Also featured throughout the series will be Sontas; Brunswick Accordion Band from Annalong; Mhairi Marwick (Scotland) on violin; all female five-piece Bluegrass band, Wookalily; Churchill Flutes; Sean O’Donnell from Londonderry; Alan MacPherson and Ross Hume on lowland pipes; The Battlefield Band from Scotland; Ballynahinch’s Ballylone Flute Band; Pride of Ballinran Drum Corps from Kilkeel and The Scott Wood Band from Scotland.