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[Brand New] Setanta Soprano Whistles Launched!!

Watch video to hear John play Rosie Finn’s Favourite jig and Touch Me if You Dare (reel) on the ne...

My Favourite Musical Gift Ideas for Christmas

One of the most precious and far-reaching gifts one can ever give or receive is the gift of music. You’ll never ever g...

How English Concert Flutes became Irish Traditional Flutes

You’ll notice that flutes played by traditional Irish musicians tend to be of a certain type, Matt Molloy‘s favo...

Liam O’Connor plays ‘The Silver Spear’ on Fiddle

This is still an extremely popular session tune and when you hear it you’ll know why. It’s a glorious reel which can...

Elizabeth Crotty – The Saviour of the Irish Concertina

In our most recent concertina blog we mentioned the name of Elizabeth Crotty, a torchbearer for Irish concertina-playing...

Pratten – The Man Behind the Traditional Irish Flute Style

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

Why the Catastrophic Decline of Irish Concertina Playing 1930 –

As we learnt in the previous blog post, The Golden Age of Concertina Playing in Ireland, the concertina was viewed somew...

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 asked and don’t worry i...

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 very different traditiona...

The Maid Behind the Bar

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