Friday, April 13, 2012

L is for Lamberg drum

So, as you will see with some letters of this challenge, it was a little difficult to find instruments that started with a few letters.  The "L" was one of these letters.  Of course I could've used Lyre but that seemed so broad so I thought I would go outside the box and choose Lambeg drum.

A Lambeg drum is a large drum used in Northern Ireland by Unionists.  It is beaten with malacca canes.  They are usually carried in parades using a neck harness.

The shell is usually made from oak and the skins are primarily made of goat skin.

Here are some being played


  1. WOW those drums look huge and heavy don't they? Cannot imagine carrying that thru an entire parade.

  2. I've never heard of that one. I wouldn't have thought the letter L would be a hard one but of course I haven't thought about it as far as instruments are concerned! Have a great weekend :)

  3. I'd never heard of these drums before. Thanks for enlightening me.

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  4. Really enjoying learning about all these different instruments!