Sunday, April 14, 2019

Nutfield Gala! Celebrating our 300th Anniversary

The Derry Arts Council hosted a Gala at the Derry Opera House in conjunction with the Founders Weekend, to celebrate the anniversary and the Scots Irish Culture of our first settlers.  Participants were welcomed to the event with bagpipes outside and Irish music inside.  It was sponsored by the Northern Ireland Bureau, and the Ulster Scots Agency.

Irish music by the Madrigal Trio welcomed the public into the Nutfield Gala

A nice crowd attended the evening gala

This is a cake!  Representing a history book, nuts (acorns) and Irish potatoes,
by local baker Carina's Cakes

Richard Hanna of the Ulster Scots Agency
presented Founders Weekend organizer Paul Lindemann with art from Ireland
Professor Linde Lunney of Ireland read some poetry for the occasion,
accompanied by Derry's Poet Laureate, Robert Crawford, who read a historical
poem "At Beaver Lake" about the arrival of the Scots Irish immigrants

Irish step dancers from the McGonagle School entertained the crowd.

Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Nutfield Gala! Celebrating our 300th Anniversary", Nutfield Genealogy, posted April 14, 2019, ( accessed [access date]).

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