Traditions and cultures celebrated at Drums of Northern Ireland event

Drums of NI

ABC Council hosted an evening of traditions and cultures of drums across Northern Ireland to mark its centenary year, held on Friday 8 October at the Navan Centre and Fort, Armagh.

Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Alderman Glenn Barr said,

“The sound of the drum is something that is synonymous with the culture of Northern Ireland and this was a fantastic event to experience traditions and cultures of different drums.

“The hands-on workshop was certainly enjoyed by everyone in attendance and it was great to hear the various drums and learn from the experienced and internationally recognised drummers.”

The workshop gave participants the opportunity to learn and try the Lambeg drum, marching drums, bodhráns and other drums, hearing about their international influences and listening to international and professional drummers including multi world-champion Mark Wilson, Willie Hill, Carrick Drumming Club, Oisin McCann and Alana Flynn.

Our People Our Place Our Story is a council organised programme to mark 100 years of Northern Ireland while exploring the history, heritage of the borough over the past century.

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