Northern Ireland’s centenary celebrated in Stormont with the biggest Lambeg drum gathering ever
Some 150 drums were recorded for the event in Stormont – dubbed, Drums for Ulster.
The gathering was organized by the Ulster-Scots Agency in partnership with the five Lambeg percussion associations of Northern Ireland and drummers of all ages and skill levels from all parts of the country.
Ulster-Scots Agency Managing Director Ian Crozier said: “Today’s event provided a unique opportunity for the Ulster-Scots community to celebrate Northern Ireland’s centenary with over a hundred drummers playing together in front of the Parliament Buildings in what we believe to be the largest display ever. Lambeg drums.
“It promised to be an unforgettable day for everyone involved, with drummers participating in the event receiving a printed certificate in remembrance of the occasion. From the youngest drummer to the oldest, generations of families have participated in showcasing and celebrating a cultural tradition synonymous with Northern Ireland.
Mr Crozier added: “A total of around 150 drums have been recorded, with the Armagh and Down Drumming Association alone delivering 43 drums as part of the show.
The celebration also saw the unveiling of a suite of eight new Centennial Drums commissioned by the Ulster-Scots Agency.
“Each drum represents an important person and building associated with the founding of Northern Ireland with an emphasis on those of the Ulster-Scots community.”
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