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With Fife and Drum By Gary Hastings

With Fife and Drum
by Gary Hastings

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In search of the stories, facts and myths of Northern Ireland's 200-year-old fife and drum tradition, Gary Hastings interviews instrument makers, drummers and fifers. He learns how the mighty drums were made and the customs surrounding the drumming marches and processions.
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With Fife and Drum: Music Memories and Customs of an Irish Tradition by Gary Hastings

The rattle of the Lambeg drum, with its distinctive rhythms is a sound unique to Ulster. Primarily associated with the Orange Order, it was also played to a lesser extent by the Ancient Order of Hibernians. These huge drums - around 3ft in diameter, 2.5ft in breadth and weighing up to 40lbs - can achieve an ear-splitting volume of 120 decibels. Elaborately ornamented and boasting names like "The Cock of the North", "The Pride of South Antrim" and "The Ballymakesh Ship", they were traditionally played to the accompaniment of a fife. In search of the stories, facts and myths of Northern Ireland's 200-year-old fife and drum tradition, Gary Hastings interviews instrument makers, drummers and fifers. He learns how the mighty drums were made and the customs surrounding the drumming marches and processions. He has also collected over seventy airs and tunes, the musical notation of which are included in this book along with a CD-ROM of musicians' reminiscences and the traditional music of fife and drum.

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With Fife and Drum Reviews


'When you're a harum-scarum young boy, you dinnae ask very much into history. I'd ask more now but then, who would I ask? I'm all that's left and you can't go diggin' them oul' fellas up!' Willy Nicholl, fifer

About Gary Hastings


GARY HASTINGS lives in Westport, County Mayo, where he is a Church of Ireland minister.

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GOR008299569
With Fife and Drum: Music Memories and Customs of an Irish Tradition by Gary Hastings
Gary Hastings
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Colourpoint Creative Ltd
2003-04-30
224
0856407097
9780856407093
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