Different Drums Of Ireland

Different Drums Of Ireland

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The idea behind Different Drums Of Ireland is one succinctly suggested by their name. It is an attempt to bring together the percussion instruments played in various strands of the Irish folk tradition to ‘confront prejudice' between Protestant and Catholic communities. Hence the employment of lambegs (large, goat-skinned marching drums) familiar from Orange marches, alongside the Republican-associated bodhran. The idea was first hatched in response to an invitation to appear on... Read more

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