12th of July Procession, Carrickfergus

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Details

Location

Brown Trout Inn, Carrickfergus

Year

1981

Source

Format

16mm

colour

Length

13min 09sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

British Film Institute, National Museums Northern Ireland

Rights Holder

National Museums Northern Ireland

Description

'The Twelfth' is commemorated with a parade through the streets of the city.

This film opens with brief scenes of the burnt-out Brown Trout bar. It soon switches to document the annual 12th of July parades to mark the victory of the Protestant king, William of Orange, over the Catholic king, James II, at the Battle of the Boyne, in 1690. The scenes of Orangemen, bands and bunting are typical, but particularly evocative of the era.

 

Notes

Several of the songs that are associated with the Orange bands can be heard in this film. Note too, the Lambeg drum, an instrument that is synonymous with these parades.

Credits

Digitised as part of the BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage project.

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