Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Cavalry Kettle drums

As part of my music and war occasional series I thought I'd post this clip of Household cavalry kettle drums. I have always found these fascinating...the idea of huge drums mounted on horses - they were in the old days considered trophies and were highly prized and if captured would be often reused. Their origins - like most military drumming was derived from the Islamic armies of the Crusades