Drumming up a Giant noise

This summer’s epic event, Land of Giants, isn’t planning on doing anything on a small scale, and to prove it, on Saturday 26 May 160 drummers from all over Ireland met for the first time in T13 to rehearse their starring role in the landmark performance on 30 June at the Titanic Slipways. Coordinated by The Beat Carnival, the 160 drummers at T13 was a sight to see, and hear! But who knew there were so many styles of drumming Samba, African, Traditional Lambeg and Bodhran!

As far as we’re concerned, if you’re gong to call anything Land of Giants, then everything about it should be gigantic, and it’s certainly looking that way. The epic show celebrates the many giants in the shared and diverse history and society of Northern Ireland – including the population as being ‘giant’ in terms of ideas, talent and heritage. Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver, the legendary Finn McCool, Harland and Wolff’s Samson and Goliath, the Titanic and the Giant’s Causeway are all iconic giants referenced throughout the performance.

We wouldn’t expect anything less from the biggest event of its kind ever staged in Northern Ireland.


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