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The Orangemen of Ulster

Various Artists
The Orangemen of Ulster

Collected in County Down in 1960, these field recordings present the songs, processional music, and of course, the lambeg drum beats characteristic of Northern Ireland’s Protestant population. Samuel Charters’ extensive notes provide ethnographic accounts of the aesthetics of lambeg drumming, although they avoid much discussion of the drums’ inescapable political context.

Track Listing

101
Drummers' Preparations and the Lambeg Drums The Orangemen of Ulster 1:10
102
Portadown Sam Allen 4:07
103
Drummers of County Antrim The Orangemen of Ulster 0:31
104
Cromie's Buck David Harper 3:00
105
Drummers of County Down The Orangemen of Ulster 0:43
106
King Billy at the Boyne Sam Allen 4:11
107
Beggar Drum - Beggar Drum - Orange Procession Joseph Orr, fife; William Quail, "rattlies" or snare drum; Alec Turkington and Tony Anderson, lambeg 3:00
201
The Drum Ballymagarrett - Late Brother David Kirk - Gone But Not Forgotten The Orangemen of Ulster 0:47
202
The Buck Around the World David Harper 1:42
203
Crumlin Hotel Ernie Curran 1:56
204
Orange Procession,An - Easter Saturday The Orangemen of Ulster 4:25
205
Glover Hill Joe Downs 3:33
206
The Sash My Father Wore Joe Ulm and Pub Group 3:59

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