PROTESTANT MARCHING BANDS
Laurie Taylor visits the Kilcluney Protestant Marching Band in County Armagh, near the contested Drumcree site where there has been a stand off between Protestant marchers and Catholic residents since 1998.
Contrary to his expectations, Laurie Taylor meets a band whose young members claim cross-sectarian respect and who have recently visited the Republic of Ireland to take part in an international band competition. He also discovers why there has been an apparent flourishing of Protestant band culture since the Good Friday Agreement.
Jackie Witherow, Researcher Phd student in ethno-musicology at Queen's College Belfast
Dominic Bryan, Director of the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen's University, Belfast and Lecturer in Social Anthropology
William Kute, owner of Drum Sounds a flute band specialists shop on Sandy Row in Belfast
Ivan Walker, Chairman of Kilcluney Volunteers Flute Band
Quincey Dougan, Secretary of Kilcluney Volunteers Flute Band
Carolyne and Steven band members.
Drumcree and "The Right to March": Ritual and Politics in Northern Ireland
By Dominic Bryan
From: The Irish Parading Tradition: Following the Drum
Tom Fraser (Editor)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Track (19): The Sash
Performers: Protestant Boys East Belfast Flute Band
CD: No-One Likes, Us We Don't Care
Label: Private CD
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