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Pratten – The Man Behind the Traditional Irish Flute Style

You’ll often hear the name Pratten or term ‘Pratten-style’ when talking about...

Why the Catastrophic Decline of Irish Concertina Playing 1930 – 1960?

As we learnt in the previous blog post, The Golden Age of Concertina Playing in Ireland, the co...

How to Put a McNeela Bodhrán Holding Strap on Your Bodhrán

I’ve been meaning to do a post on this for a long time as it’s a question I frequently get ...

The Learning Curve – Anglo Concertina, Fiddle & Irish Flute

How easy is it to learn the Irish concertina, the fiddle and the Irish flute? We examine three ...

The Maid Behind the Bar

Also known as The Green Mountain, Judy’s Reel and various other iterations of a woman behind ...

McNeela Irish Flutes: Which One is for You?

Whether you’re a first time buyer or an accomplished flute player, choosing the right Irish f...

General Tips on how Best to Learn Traditional Irish Music

By McNeela Instruments’ Guest Blogger – Caitlín Nic Gabhann © www.IrishConcertinaLess...

The Kesh (jig)

If you plan on breaking into the Irish session scene and you don’t know how to play The Kesh ...