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1. The people of Scotland who settled in Ulster or their descendants, especially those who emigrated to North America. Also called Scotch-Irish. See Usage Note at Scottish.

Scots′-I′rish adj.


or Scots-Irish

1. (used with a pl. v.) the descendants of the Lowland Scots who were settled in Ulster in the 17th century.
2. of or pertaining to the Scotch-Irish.
usage: See Scotch.
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The Scots Irish of Early Pennsylvania: A Varied People
The author traces the story and experiences of Scots Irish migrants in early Pennsylvania, from 1700 to 1820, when they emigrated in large numbers from Ireland and played key roles in the settlement and development of the US.
He shouldn't worry as if the Scots vote Yes he can always get in touch with our own Scots Irish or Ulster Scots with a view to forming the Scots English.
But think of it, those 44 million Irish Americans who then discover they might be a wee bit Scottish could opt with a little PR help from the Tourist Board to be Scots Irish Americans.
Although the competition today includes some interesting (and high quality) horses, particularly in the shape of Eddie O'Grady's Tranquil Sea and old stager Scots Irish, I feel the even money on offer around Noble Prince offers us a great opportunity to double our money.
"The song goes back as far as the late 1700s and is most likely to be Scots Irish. So much of the music that arrived with all the Scots-Irish migrants came from Scotland and became the foundation for popular music."
While many 'Scots Irish' did make the journey to the Appalachian region, I would be more comfortable with a phrase such as 'diasporic resonances'.
Q FAMILY folklore has it that I have American immigrant ancestors were Scots Irish. Who were these people?
Here, they were referred to initially as Scotch-Irish and, even more recently, Scots Irish.
Apart from Rebel Soldier Lad, composed by Alec, all the others are traditional tunes, many of them showing the Scots Irish and North of England heritage of most Mountain ballads.
Moving west to find the freedom to farm their own lands in the Appalachians, the Ulster Scots, or Scots Irish as they became known in America, kept many old tunes.