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Beating the drum for music of Orangeism

Veteran pipe band drummer Wilby Hanna (Upper Crossgare LOL 1608) playing one of the innovative drums he designed and built back in 1981
Veteran pipe band drummer Wilby Hanna (Upper Crossgare LOL 1608) playing one of the innovative drums he designed and built back in 1981

By Staff Reporter

A new exhibition has been opened at the Museum of Orange Heritage in Belfast.

For Singing & For Dancing explores Orangeism's musical heritage.

Speaking at the recent launch event, which was attended by a cross section of the community, Edward Stevenson, Grand Master of the Grand Orange lodge of Ireland, said: "We are giving a platform to some of the many aspects of Orange musical heritage that have grown, evolved, and influenced people for the past 300 years.

"Traditional airs and ballads mingle with lesser-known songs that have captured and articulated the story of Orangeism."

The exhibition runs until Saturday December 14 at the Museum of Orange Heritage, Schomberg House, Belfast.

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