On Saturday 4th August, the Community Association in Balnamore (near Ballymoney) held a very successful and well attended Fun Day for the people of the village. The event was not without an Ulster Scots flavour, reflecting the identity and make up of the village.
The weather was kind to the organisers and the event kicked off at 12 noon with the marquees quickly filling up and the grounds of the park coming alive with people of all ages. Games of the old Ulster Scots favourite, horse shoes, proved to be an attraction as did the appearance of a clown who had a non-stop repartee of jokes and yarns. Bakers of Traditional Ulster Scots breads kept many attendees filled with soda and fadge (proota breid) and I noted that "some yins were hard tae fill, the gluttons!"
Jimmy and I didn't arrive empty-handed and as soon as dancers left the stage, we got them lambegs out and got playing them. We were ably assisted by Alan Wright who lets on he can't play them but was unmasked as a guid drummer on Saturday! His cousin Raymond also surprised everyone by getting one on and giving us all a demonstration of club drumming that was awa abain mae heid!
A great day and our thanks to Louise and the organisers for inviting us. Hope aa yer lugs hae quet ringin bae noo!