Burnavon concert success

OVER the weekend a fantastic line up of Ulster Scots entertainment was presented to a large and enthusiastic audience at the July Celebrations concert at the Burnavon Arts and Cultural Centre.

BBC Radio Ulster “A Kist of Wurds” presenter Wilson Burgess, who was compere for the evening also made his own unique contribution by reading a number of his poems including ‘Sneddin Turnips’ and ‘Oot o’ th’bottle’ .

Local group Rightly On kicked things off with a lively performance of their blend of Traditional, Pipe Band and Rock music, followed up by West Ulster Total Dance, the dancers who have been selected to perform on the international stage at the 61st Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

With representatives from Tyrone, Londonderry, Fermanagh & Donegal, including local girls Naomi Mitchell and Claire McKinney, the dance troupe put on a stunning show of a specially choreographed routine.

Headline act for the evening was County Armagh based Ulster-Scots folk group, Stonewall who again went down brilliantly with the audience.

All in all, a great evening full of music, dance and craic thoroughly enjoyed by everyone there.

This event was organised by Arts and Cultural Development, Cookstown District Council and was funded by the Arts and Culture and Good Relations programmes.