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The Best Bodhran Beaters for Traditional Irish Music

While the bodhrán was originally (and still can be) played by hand, modern Irish bodhrán playing favours the use of th...

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Piano accordions are contentious instruments. They’re like the marmite of the traditional music world. People seem...

How to Make a Bodhrán

The process of building a bodhrán is truly magical. I love nothing more than seeing one of my favourite musical instrum...

The Very Irish Roots of Sea Shanties

In what has already been a strange and unpredictable year, the emerging trend that has most taken me by surprise is the ...

The Best of Liz Carroll – Six Irish Tunes to Learn

I love nothing better than learning a new tune. Exploring how the melody is shaped. How it feels under your fingers. Tak...
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