Different Drums On The Playhouse Stage

Event date(s): 21 September 2019

Members of Different Drums of Ireland | CRC NI

Different Drums of Ireland will come thundering onto the Playhouse stage this month.

Funded by the Community Relations Council for Good Relations Week 2019 – a week of events full of people playing an active part in creating and sustaining good relationships across the community.

Different Drums will be performing their first show since their US tour in 2014. They use Lambeg and Bodhran drums, paired with Uileann pipes and whistles, guitar, world percussion and more. Jigs, reels, marches and original songs all come together in a primal, joyous and unique mix of tradition and innovation.

Started in 1991 as a community relations project, Different Drums went on to international acclaim, playing for Presidents and Royalty but still keeping Northern Ireland at its heart.

The group were initially inspired by the Kodo drummers of Japan and have created an entirely new programme which has its roots in the Northern Irish tradition. Their music also draws from the Irish, Scots-Irish, African and African traditions.

School Workshops

A major part of Different Drums work was to stage hundreds of information sessions and hands-on workshops in schools and community centres all over NI or the Diversity 21 programme of DCAL.

“We’re so proud to host Different Drums of Ireland’s first show since their US tour in 2014, funded by the Community Relations Council for Good Relations Week, a week of events full of people playing an active part in creating and sustaining good relationships across the community,” Claire Heaney McKee, Community Relations Officer at The playhouse said.

As part of their work for Community Relations Week 2019, Different Drums are holding workshops with community and school groups in the lead up to their performance.

Event Date And Location

Different Drums of Ireland will perform at The Playhouse on Saturday September 21 2019.

Tickets available at (028)71268027 or www.derryplayhouse.co.uk