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Twelfth 2016 Ahoghill: Carnival atmosphere as traditional Lambeg drummers burst into impromptu sessions

The distinctive and unique sound of the Lambeg drum was very apparent at this year's Triangle Combine Parade.

Held in the village of Ahoghill, just outside Ballymena, it played host to the largest contingent of the massive instrument on parade throughout the Province. Impromptu drumming sessions also added to the carnival atmosphere yesterday.

A total of 16 lodges, accompanied by nine bands, took part in the close-knit demonstration, which is held on other years in Cullybackey and Portglenone. The main parade started at the Galgorm Road and made its way towards the village centre, with hundreds of supporters turning out to enjoy the music and performances along the route.

The guest speaker on the day was Rev Sherrard McKay, chaplain of Cullybackey District.

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