A documentary on the making of Lambeg drums and some Orange songs sung to Irish airs.
- Title The Tune We Played - Music and Drums of Orange Order
- 1st Broadcast 13/07/1964
- ContributorProinsias Ó Conluain
- Clip Duration 00:07:05
- Material Type Audio
- Clip title "Come all you loyal Orangemen and in full chorus join"
- Extended description
Proinsias Ó Conluain speaks with a drum maker Robert Johnson on The Sandy Row and explores Orange songs and Irish airs with David Hammond. The recordings were made in 1964 before the "troubles" and so Proinsias can enjoy, somewhat nervously, a joke about the procurement of drum skins from "Fenians" in less tense times. 'Fenian' is just one of the terms used to describe a Catholic or Nationalist in the North of Ireland. It is somewhat derogatory. The quotation used "Come all you loyal Orangemen and in full chorus sing" is from one of the songs sung by David Hammond.
The Orange Order was founded in Co Armagh in 1796 and saw itself as a fraternal organisation protecting Protestant civil rights and liberties. Many Catholics and Nationalists in Northern Ireland would regard it as a sectarian organisation.
Proinsias Ó Conluain was very interested in Loyalist and Orange culture and produced a number of programmes for RTÉ Radio on the subject.
'The Fenians' were an organisation founded in the United States in 1848 dedicated to the achievement of Irish independence.
David Hammond was a noted singer and radio and television presenter from Belfast.
The accompanying photograph shows the Orange Order parade in Kesh, County Fermanagh (1988). The photograph was taken by John Cooney. © RTÉ Archives 2214/098
- Local keywords Proinsias Ó Conluain, Lambeg, Robert Johnson, Sandy Row, David Hammond, Orangemen, Northern Ireland
- Geographical coverage Ireland, Belfast
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- Production year 1964
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier AA10410
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
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Clip Length - 00:02:37
"Come all you loyal Orangemen and in full chorus join"
Broadcast - 13/07/1964
Clip Length - 00:07:05
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