Posted by McNeela

    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...

    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

    [Updated 2nd July 2020] Read on for the 7 Most Asked Questions about Concertinas. I get several enquiries a day regardin...

    ​Top 5 Concertinas under $2,500

    ​Top 5 Concertinas under $2,500 [Sep ’20 Update] So you’re graduating from a basic beginner’s anglo concerti...

    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...

    Interview with Chris Algar of Barleycorn Concertinas

    Chris Algar of Barleycorn Concertinas, the largest stockist of concertinas in the world, has been restoring and selling ...

    How to Choose the Best

    Which concertinas are suitable for Traditional Irish Music? The best concertina for playing Irish music is an Anglo 30 k...

    Modern Day Traditional Irish Music Legends – 4th in Series

    Widely acknowledged as one of Ireland’s finest whistle players ever, she has been described as one of “the iconic pe...
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