Meet Winnipeg’s little drummer boy

The “Little Drummer Boy” video 16-year-old Sean Quigley made on a snowy walking trail has gone viral on YouTube. Photo: YouTube

A Winnipeg high school student decided to live his faith this Christmas by remaking the classic carol "Little Drummer Boy" in rock mode. And the video 16-year-old Sean Quigley made on a snowy walking trail has gone viral on YouTube.

Dressed in shorts, Sean becomes the poor drummer boy bringing the only gift he can-percussion-to the newborn king.

"The whole song is basically a story," he explained to CBC. "It starts as just this boy who gets word of Jesus being born and he goes to see him and doesn’t have anything to give him. I don’t have money, I don’t have physical items, I don’t have gifts to give you but I can play my drum and that’s more than enough."

The Oak Park student, who wrote, directed and edited the video in addition to singing the carol and playing all the instruments, is a drummer for the Oasis Community Church.

The short film also features some of his fellow students holding signs with Christmas greetings in their native languages.

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  • Diana Swift

    Diana Swift is an award-winning writer and editor with 30 years’ experience in newspaper and magazine editing and production. In January 2011, she joined the Anglican Journal as a contributing editor.

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