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Lambeg Drum Competitions

Frank Orr and Billy Ferguson talk about the legendary Markethill drumming competition that occurs annually on the last Saturday of July.

Rev Gary Hastings says how the sporting nature of competitions has led to the demise of the musicality of drum playing.

Richard Sterritt describes the ideal sound created by a Lambeg drum; and Hugh Wilkinson talks about the important role the leveller plays in adjusting the sound of the drum.