Saturday 12th June 2010 will see a traditional drumming evening hosted by Loughries Historical Society and held at Conlig Orange Hall around 715-730pm.
For a number of years all the local drummers around North Down, Newtownards and Ards Peninsula area would meet up and well basically stand and drum for several hours. This gave the drummers an opportunity to get their heads / skins ready for the big night under the arch in Newtownards on the 11th night. A number of venues were used Groomsport, Donaghadee, Conlig, Carrowdore and occasionally Ballyrobert, however sadly we have not had any of these nights for a couple of years due to circumstances.
So a concerted effort is under way to kick start the drumming evenings again. When the drummers meet usually 6 - 8 drums and 20 - 25 drummers would arrive and take their turn at drumming and occasionally the fifers were allowed to fife a little, but only if the drummers were in a benevolent mood!
If you are free and interested and coming along you will have a great night - Conlig Orange Hall 7.30pm, you will get a cup of tea or if you are that way inclined - something stronger.
Tea for me please!