Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Ulster Scots - Lambeg Drums 15

The Pride of Portadown

For me this drum encapsulates the very essence of the fife and lambeg drum tradition here in Ulster.
A single fifer with bowler hat, traditional Orange Sash & fife, setting the time for a group of lambeg drums & drummers just a short distance behind. You can just feel the atmosphere and hear the crescendo of noise - as this colourful spectacle of the fife and lambeg drum goes marching past.
I am not too sure who owns the drum now, I am aware it was once owned by Mr. John Oliver from Portadown; however it was painted by the very talented Willie Magowan from Garvagh in Co. Londonderry.
Beautiful drum


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