Let your heart beat to the sound of the Lambeg Drum as you become immersed in its large role within Northern Irish culture.
Join tour guide Billy Thompson as you uncover the secrets and stories that are interwoven into the very creation of this special instrument. Carefully crafted using natural products, Billy will guide you through the process and component parts involved in its creation and sound, all while sharing his invaluable knowledge on the history and folklore that surrounds the loudest percussion instrument in the world.
An interactive history and music lesson all in one, you’ll be treated to a live performance from one of Northern Ireland’s Lambeg drummers. Visitors will also have the chance to play some simple tunes or ‘times’ as they are known on the drum. Tea and coffee will be available throughout the experience with freshly made Bellahill scones.
You can expect a warm welcome from Billy and his wife Arlene, a professional chef, at their home in the village of Ballycarry and a delicious meal can be prepared as part of the experience. (Meal must be pre book prior to tour)
Wednesday to Saturday 10:00 to 17:00
Cost per Person:
From £15:00 per person (Including meal £30:00 per person)
Group Price / discount:
Discounts available for bookings 10 plus
minimum 7 / maximum 12
What’s Included and Food Menu:
– Interactive history, music and traditional food experience
– Interpretation delivered by qualified OCN Level 2 Tour Guide
– Immersive music experience telling the story and history of – Lambeg Drum
– Learn to beat some “times”
– Play the Lambeg Drum
– Guide dressed in replica Williamite ( 1689 1702) costume, to demonstrate the area’s historical roots
– Delicious Ulster-Scots food and drink menus
– 7 – 12 – group size
– 1.5 -2 hours – duration of experience
Any special dietary requirements or accessibility issues mist be advised in advance.
Parking available for cars and small coaches only.
Menu 1 Traditional Ulster-Scots Bakes (available during the lambeg drum experience)
Two of the following can be served.
Served with local butter/ homemade jam/ fresh cream
£15.00 per person
Menu 2 Traditional Ulster-Scots Light Lunch (available following lambeg drum experience)
Served with homemade wheaten / oven soda bread , tea / coffee and home-made shortbread made with local butter.
£20.00 per person
Menu 3 Traditional Ulster-Scots 2 course lunch (available following lambeg drum experience)
Followed by choice of dessert:
Above served with local ice cream or custard
Served with Tea /coffee
£30.00 per person