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Creating a Drum, Creating a Legacy

28th Oct 2014

Family traditions create connections between generations, no matter how big or small the traditions are. When a family tradition includes the knowledge and passion of drum making, however, the connection between those generations becomes a work of art. CarrickTimes reports that a drum maker in Carrickfergus is continuing his own family tradition of hand-making drums. Jim Hamilton is a third-generation craftsman of Lambegs and Bodhrans that use oak, walnut, and ash wood, as well as goatskin heads, keeping traditional drum making methods and materials in mind. Read more here: VIDEO: Drum-making passed from father to son in Sunnylands