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History of the Lambeg Drum

Duration: 05:04

Eddie Wright says that the Lambeg Drum is not limited to the Twelfth of July, but is played in weekly competitions throughout the year.

Richard Sterritt talks about the tight-knit culture that exists between Lambeg drummers.

We hear of the different names for the drum across the counties - and about the great drum makers, Hewitt and Johnston.

Hugh Wilkinson talks about the two oldest drums in Ireland.

Available since: Wed 25 Aug 2010

Credits

Director
Ian Kirk-Smith
Producer
Ian Kirk-Smith

This clip is from

Musical Traditions Lambeg Drum - Come Listen To Me Boys

Exploring the distinctive culture of Northern Ireland’s Lambeg drummers.

First broadcast: 12 Mar 2001

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