Derry’s St Cecilia’s College is to play a central role in an “epic” event at the Titanic Slipways in Belfast later this month.
Drummers from the Creggan school will join others from across Ireland taking part in the landmark Land of Giants event on June 30.
The groups and individuals, managed and coordinated by The Beat Carnival, represent numerous styles of drumming including samba, African, traditional Lambeg and Bodhran and come from Derry, Belfast, Dublin, Kilkenny, Drogheda, Enniskillen, Craigavon and Sligo - to name but a few.
Land of Giants is the biggest event of its kind ever staged in Northern Ireland and features state-of-the-art animation, spectacular aerial performances, a bespoke musical score and poetry as well as stunning pyrotechnics.
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.
Land of Giants is written and directed by Mark Murphy and presented by Giant Events Company in association with Belfast City Council, Beat Carnival, Belfast Community Circus and Young at Art.
Land of Giants is part of London 2012 Festival and funded by Legacy Trust UK with additional support from Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council and Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure. For further information and tickets visit www.landofgiants.info.
Legacy Trust UK is an independent charity creating a lasting impact from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK.