WIN a family pass for the Folk Life Festival at Ulster Folk and Transport Musem

This competition is now closed.
The winner is Linda Devlin… Have a great day Linda.

A spectacular festival of music, dance, poetry and traditional crafts will take place at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Holywood this bank holiday as part of the Folk Museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Exhibit buildings throughout the award-winning museum will be alive with demonstrations, tastings and performances as part of the Folk Life Festival on Monday 5 May. Visitors will be treated to a packed programme of activities with performances from some of the best known names in Irish traditional music including Paddy Glackin, Sean Keane, Dermot Byrne and Dermot McLaughlin, as well as performances from a Royal Scottish Pipe Band and Lambeg drum demonstrations.

Visitors will also be able experience poetry readings by Belfast’s Poet Laureate, Sinéad Morrissey, throughout the day, sample a range of foods straight from the open fire, or watch traditional craft demonstrations from butter churning, basket weaving, lace work to blacksmithing.

Robbie Hannan, Head of Folk Life & Agriculture for National Museums Northern Ireland said, “The Folk Museum provides a fabulous setting for telling the story of people’s daily routines, activities and stories from 100 years ago. Living history has always been a strong focus of the Folk Museum which is a leader in rural crafts, skills and traditions. We are delighted to welcome some of the biggest names in the international folk music scene including Paddy Glackin one of Ireland’s leading fiddle players and Seán Keane from acclaimed Irish traditional music group ‘The Chieftains’, who along with other top musicians will be performing throughout the day in the museum.”

A multi award-winning museum, the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum has long been one of Northern Ireland’s leading tourism attractions attracting over 160,000 visitors each year. It opened in July 1964 with Cultra Manor, formerly the residence of the Kennedy family and Duncrun Cottier’s house, once a traditional Ulster farmhouse originally from County Londonderry, faithfully rebuilt at the museum. Now the museum has grown to include over 50 exhibit buildings, making it one of the most extensive open air museums in the world.

Mark Irvine, Head of Operations at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum said, “The 5th May really is set to be a very special day at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum. The museum will be bursting with activities for all ages. The smell of open hearth cooking mingled with traditional music, craft demonstrations and hands-on activities – all in the museum’s unique setting – is sure to give our visitors a wonderful and memorable day.”
Major event day prices apply.

To win a family pass for Folk Life at the Ulster Folk and Transport museum, just answer the following question and send us an email with Folk Life in the subject line and your answer and contact number.

Q: What year did the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum open?

Competition closes on Friday 2nd May at 12 noon. Winner will be notified soon after.

Good luck!

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