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BEEB debut for Nicola

Thursday, 12 January 2017

BEEB debut for Nicola thumbnailBallymoney’s Nicola Clyde (left) pictured with co-presenter Eilidh Patterson on the latest BBC Ulster-Scots production ‘Music Night at Brownlow’ running for the next two weeks on BBC2 at 10pm on Sundays.

MANY local people will have sat eyes glued to BBC2 on Sunday night watching a young Ballymoney talent make her presenting debut, in the first of a three part series. Nicola Clyde said that she "loved" co-presenting 'Music Night at Brownlow' with Eilidh Patterson, a singer songwriter from Londonderry.
Filmed at Brownlow house in Lurgan, the series, according to its makers, hopes to "capture the variety and scope of the music that is Ulster-Scots."
Back from her main job as a Production Secretary for the Independent TV company 'Phil McIntyre' in London, Nicola popped into the Chronicle last week to tell us all about this exciting career opportunity.
Commenting, 22 year old Nicola said: "I loved it, it was something completely different. It's great to be given the opportunity and I was never going to turn it down.
“Ulster-Scots language is unique, the show is essentially about the music and highlights the amount of talent available in Northern Ireland and Scotland and how people come together to produce wonderful pieces of music. I just love the music.
“Rachel Lutton (one of those featured on Sunday night) plays the violin and is phenomenal, she is so young."
Many of the featured artists, like Nicola herself, come from the marching band and pipe band culture.
She plays the accordion and is a member of Vow Accordion Band, like her mum and dad, her brother and other relations as well.

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