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    St Valentine’s Day: The Dublin Connection

    While there are not a whole lot of definitive accounts of St Valentine’s life in the 3rd century AD, it is believed th...

    Imbolg – a very Celtic Festival

    St Brigid’s Day Imbolg or Imbolc, strongly intertwined with La Fhéile Bhríde (the festival of St Brigid or St. B...

    Lá an Dreoilín – The Day of the Wren

    Did you know that the Irish word for Wren is Dreoilín [Droe-leen]? In fact, the Wren plays an important part in Irish f...

    My Favourite Musical Gift Ideas for Christmas 2019

    I started selling bodhráns in 1979, 40 years ago this year. Since then the business has grown to include anglo concerti...

    The Irish Trad Session Explained [updated Nov ’19]

    At McNeela Instruments we love a good trad session. Paraic, Fiachra, Dave and John are active players on the trad scene ...

    The 7 Most Asked Questions about Concertinas

    I get several enquiries a day regarding our best-selling anglo concertinas, from customers looking for the best beginner...

    ​Top 5 Concertinas under $2,500 – [Nov 2019 Update]

    Top 5 Concertinas under $2,500 If you graduated from a beginner’s basic anglo concertina and it is time for you to loo...

    Traditional Irish Wooden Flute Tuning

    I’ve had a couple of emails from customers recently regarding the tuning of their new traditional Irish wooden flutes ...

    The very FIRST McNeela Music T-Shirt

    2019 is a very special year for me, for the eagle-eyed among you, you’ll see that I first started making traditional I...

    How to Care for your Concertina

    Borne of a Victorian era mania for tiny machines, concertinas are intricate instruments with several delicate moving par...
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