The Ould Lammas Fair
A ballad was composed 'The Ould Lammas Fair' by John Henry MacAuley, the proprietor of the Bog Oak Shop in Ann Street, Ballycastle (now Dan McLister's News agency & Toy Shop). MacAuley was a bog-oak carver and from his skilled hands came all sorts of small objects such as round towers, pipe stands, ash trays, pen and ink stands, ornamental picture frames, farm animals and various designs. Born on a farm in Glenshesk he was expected to follow the farming tradition but when he was a child he met with an accident which left him crippled. MacAuley was very musical and a well known fiddle player. He wrote a number of songs but the only one to be published was 'The Ould Lammas Fair'. He died in 1937 long before the song became popular.