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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 Pipes in the National life of Ireland’ and also by Cairde na Cruite, who have played a  central role in the development of interest in the…

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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 today has never been more popular, it is possibly the most commonly played instrument in Irish traditional music and has a high status, and must…

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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 Ireland in the nineteenth century, since that time many developments have taken place in the construction of the instrument today the most commonly used banjo in Irish music is the…

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