The Royal Irish Regiment


Drum and Fife c1832


A detail from a print by C B Newhouse has a drummer and fifer announcing the serving of lunch in the officer's mess. The jackets worn by the two young men have decorative sleeves and tufted shoulder wings but they are basically similar to those worn by the men. The bell-topped shako has an upright white plume but in 1834 these were changed to ball-tufts. In 1855 when tunics replaced the coatee the bandsmen and drummers had white coats instead of red.


Regimental Details | Band




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by Stephen Luscombe