The Orangemen of Ulster

The Orangemen of Ulster

produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1961), 33 mins

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Field of Interest
World Music

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.

Content Type
Music recording
33 mins
Sub Genre
Folk Song, Drumming, Celtic
Folkways Records
Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015
Release Date
World Music, Music & Performing Arts, Europe, Europa, United Kingdom, Ireland
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