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Lambeg Drum Unveiled At Woodgrange Orange Hall
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The drum has been commissioned in memory of Sergeant James Edgar.

On Saturday evening 29 June, a large crowd attended a rather unique event for this area, the unveiling of a new Lambeg Drum, which took place at Woodgrange Orange Hall near Downpatrick.

For many years Woodgrange LOL 1073 had a successful competition pipe band, however, in recent times they have returned to the traditional fife and Lambeg drum.

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Three generations pay their respects at Woodgrange Orange Hall: Ian Edgar, grandson of the late Sergeant James Edgar with James’ son Lewis, and James Edgar.

A new Lambeg Drum has now been dedicated to the memory of Sergeant James Edgar, 13th Royal Irish Rifles, and it bears a painting of him on the drum.

Some of James Edgar’s possessions were on display while his grandson Ian Edgar gave a short talk on his life. The new drum will be played by his great nephew James Edgar and on the night there were a number of performances on it and other drums while those in attendance enjoyed the food and refreshments which had been provided.

The drum will be taking part in the forthcoming Twelfth of July celebration parade in Crossgar.