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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 survival, today there are probably more pipers than in any time in history. The pipes are one of the more complicated instruments in Irish music, the particular configuration of bag, bellows…

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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 concertina used in Irish traditional music is the Anglo-model, which is single-action, which means each button has a different note on push and pull. The instrument became…

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