Ulster-Scots night held in Union
According to a report published by the University, Protestant students followed closely behind international students in being the two most under-represented groups at Queen's. Having worked on raising the profile of international students last year attention was turned to the second group. Mr Hanna said, "I feel this concert not only gives the Ulster Scots Culture a firm grounding at Queens students Union, it also gives the Protestant community/culture a welcome revival to what had gone previously within the Union. "
The event was hailed as a great success by the SCA officer who noted the diverse nature of the crowd which saw students "from both communities and also Chinese, Asian and Czechs, and 2 Americans". Crossgar Pipe entertained for 40 min before Mourne Young Defenders " stole the show with an 80min world class display". Beggars Row, an Irish/Scottish celtic group then took over for the rest of the evening.
There have been some allegations of 'No Surrender' chants by a few within the crowd but so far these are unsubstantiated and Mr Hanna has said he will have a look at a video recording of the event to establish whether these allegations are true or not.
Overall the SCA officer was proud of the 300 crowd who turned up and stated that he hopes this event will become an annual event. Perhaps the Irish Folk Music Society will hold an evening in the Union next.