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Crossing the divide with the Lambeg Drum

Gerry Lennon describes how the Lambeg drum was played by The Ancient Order of Hibernians - and Wilby Wilson recalls how his grandmother’s uncle played for both sides of the community.

Musicians, drums, banners and poles were frequently swapped over between the Orange Order and the Hibernians.

We hear about the famous drum, ‘Peggy O’Neill’ - and Frank Orr recites a poem about the stolen drum.