- Apr 2, 2016
An Orange lodge will take part in an event to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising in County Cavan on Saturday.
The meeting of minds and music will be led by traditional Irish musician, Martin Donohue, and his friend Jim Mills, secretary of the Orange Order in Mullaghboy.
The two men have forged a partnership which looks past their cultural differences. Together with their bands, they will remember the Easter Rising.
Speaking on the BBC's Evening Extra programme, Mr Mills said it was important for Protestants to take part in the commemoration event because "it wasn't just Catholics who were involved in the rising."
He said it was "only right and proper" that the lodge celebrated "along with everyone else". Mr Donohue and Mr Mills have been making music together since they first made contact through a cross-community fund in 2010.
"It's always a positive thing when we get together to make music", Mr Donohue told the BBC.
Orange lodge to mark 1916 Easter Rising in Cavan commemoration - BBC News
Certainly music to my ears.
Why can't the Orange Order in the north of Ireland do this?