The Schomberg Society

Building a strong & dynamic Ulster-Scots community within the Kingdom of Mourne and beyond.

Promoting Cultural Traditions

Harnessing the talents and abilities of the Ulster Scots community among all the people of Mourne and beyond

Promoting Understanding

Media outreach, drama, music, dance and the visual arts are used to promote a better understanding of our Ulster-Scots culture.

Creating an Ulster-Scots Hub

Reivers House is our Ulster-Scots Centre based in Kilkeel, where our Ulster-Scots activities, events and projects take place.

What’s on in Reivers House?

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Kirknarra School of Dance

Highland Dance Tuition Classes in Reivers House, Kilkeel and in Annalong Orange Hall.


Ulster-Scots Educational Outreach

A range of Ulster-Scots projects, workshops and activities.


Schomberg Fife and Drum

Living History Re-Enactment Group and Tuition Classes in Fife, Flute, Snare and Lambeg Drum.

Schomberg Thistle Club

Schomberg Thistle Club

A range of fun activities, events and support services for Senior Citizens in Reivers House, Kilkeel.


Drum Majoring

Drum Majoring Tuition Classes in Reivers House.

The Highland Heathers

The Highland Heathers

Young Ladies Group hosting a range of fun-filled activities.

Training and Workshops

Training and Workshops

Capacity Building Training Courses and Workshops for Ulster-Scots Groups, Marching Bands and the Loyal Orders.

The Reivers Youth Choir

The Reivers Youth Choir

Singing Tuition Classes for children in Reivers House.

The Reivers Festival

The Reivers Festival

One of the largest and most successful Ulster-Scots Festivals in N. Ireland.

Youth Development

Youth Development

A range of activities and projects for our young people.

Schomberg Folk Orchestra

Fiddle Playing

Traditional Fiddle/Violin Tuition Classes in Reivers House.

Ulster-Scots Guided Tours

Ulster-Scots Guided Tours

Facilitating Group Visits to Reivers House and Ulster-Scots Guided Tours of the Kingdom of Mourne

Fusefm Mourne

Fusefm Mourne

Broadcasting of our part-time Ulster-Scots Community Radio Station, live from Reivers House.

Ulster-Scots Cultural Events

Ulster-Scots Cultural Events

A huge variety of Ulster-Scots events throughout the year to celebrate our Ulster-Scots culture.


Whats On

See what’s on in the Schomberg upcoming calendar!

Get In Touch With The Scomberg Society

Reivers House, Kilkeel

โ€œBuilding a strong and dynamic Ulster-Scots community within the Kingdom of Mourne and beyond through empowerment and education.โ€


Schomberg Society formed in 1998.



An Ulster-Scots Umbrella organisation.



Promoting our rich Ulster-Scots culture and traditions.

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Weโ€™re delighted to have a lot of new children registered for our new Drum Majoring Tuition Classes commencing tonight with World Champion Drum Major Tutor Emma Barr! ๐ŸŽ‰

Just a final reminder ... See more

๐ŸŽ‰5 Months Today Until the 11th July 2019!๐ŸŽ‰

We're delighted to be announcing that as part of our Reivers Festival 2019, we will be having a special 11th Afternoon Fun Day this year in the ... See more

Kirknarra School of Dance

The Schomberg Fife and Drum accompanied by Kirknarra Dancer Lucy Johnston enjoyed performing at our own Burns Night last weekend! Weโ€™re looking forward to performing at some more upcoming events in ... See more

Thanks to Eve McBride for this photo of one of our Dancers, Lucy Johnston performing with the Schomberg Fife and Drum last weekend at our Burns Night! ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ๐Ÿ’ƒ

This time last week we were all enjoying our Burns Night Celebrations in the Kilmorey Arms Hotel! ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ๐ŸŽ‰

Where has that week went? Roll on Burns Night 2020! ... See more

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Kirknarra Dancers Alana and Bethany who enjoyed performing at the Apprentice Boys of Derryโ€™s Concert last night in Ballinran Orange Hall! ๐Ÿ’ƒ

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Kirknarra Dancers Lucy and Jasmin who performed at the Apprentice Boys of Derryโ€™s Variety Concert in Ballinran Orange Hall last night!๐Ÿ˜

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Kirknarra Dancers Kasey, Jessica and Morgan looking lovely in their Aboyne Outfits last night night! ๐Ÿ˜

Kirknarra School of Dance

Itโ€™s brilliant to see the younger girls coming up through the ranks! ๐Ÿ‘

These three girls have really come on great and they done a brilliant job performing the Sword Dance at the Apprentice Boys Concert last night in Ballinran Orange Hall! โš”๏ธ

Well done Ellie, ... See more

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Now that all of the Burns events are over, our Kirknarra Dancers are busy getting ready for upcoming Competitions and Exams! ๐Ÿ†

But tonight in their busy schedule, the dancers enjoyed performing ... See more

Tonight the girls had a lovely time performing at the Apprentice Boys of Derry Ballinran Branchโ€™s Variety Concert in Ballinran Orange Hall! ๐Ÿ’ƒ

The Rising Sons of the Valley Flute Band are hosting weekly Tuition Classes in both Flute and Snare Drum everyone Tuesday evening from 7.15pm in #ReiversHouse. Everyone is more than welcome to come along. #UlsterScots #Tuition #MarchingBands

Why not come along to this great Concert tonight for a very worthy cause. #RoyalBlack #GrandMastersAppeal

We had a great time at our new Lambeg Drumming Classes in #ReiversHouse last night! Itโ€™s brilliant to see new faces, both old and young coming along to learn about our #UlsterScots culture and the unique skill of playing the Lambeg Drum!


New Fiddle / Violin Classes went down a treat yesterday with lots of new beginners and experienced fiddle players including both children and adults! If you want to come along and learn the fiddle in Reivers House, #Kilkeel, why not get in touch with us for more info!#UlsterScots

We had a fantastic time at our new Drum Majoring Classes which started last night in Reivers House tutored by World Champion Drum Major Emma Barr! Itโ€™s super to have 15 young children enrolled for the Tuition Classes! #UlsterScots #Tuition #Kilkeel

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