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Irish Harp

Irish Harp

IRISH HARP. Similar to the Uilleann pipes, the Irish Harp has also gone through a  revival fueled by the commitment of Comhaltas ‘To restore the playing of the Harp and Uilleanne P
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Uilleann Pipes

Uilleann Pipes

UILLEANN PIPES. Until comparatively recently the pipes seemed in danger of extinction; however organisations such as Na Piobari Uilleann and Comhaltas have helped to ensure their s
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Tin Whistle

Tin Whistle

TIN WHISTLE Young students can produce a sound almost immediately on the Tin Whistle, the instrument is small, inexpensive and durable, therefore it is the ideal choice of instrume
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Fiddle

Fiddle

FIDDLE The term 'fiddle' is preferred to 'violin' to indicate the repertory of music, which is played on the instrument and the styles in which it is played. Irish fiddle playing t
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Concertina

Concertina

CONCERTINA. The Irish concertina belongs to a class of instruments known as Free Reed instruments, it is hexagonal in shape and is bellows-blown, with one reed per note. The concer
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Traditional Flute

Traditional Flute

TRADITIONAL IRISH FLUTE.The traditional Irish flute is usually made from African Blackwood or Cocus Wood, The tapered bore and wooden construction give a hollow, airy tone which is
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Tenor Banjo and Mandolin

Tenor Banjo and Mandolin

TENOR BANJO and MANDOLIN The tenor banjo was a common rhythm-instrument in early 20th-century dance-bands and in Ceili Bands of the period. The American five-string banjo came to I
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Bodhrán

Bodhrán

BODHRÁN The Bodhrán is ancient frame drum is traditionally made with a wooden body and goatskin head, and is played with a double-headed stick called a cipín, tipper, or beater. Wh
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