Fiddles

    Choosing Violin Strin

    There are many factors which can determine the quality of a violin. One that is often overlooked is the violin strings. ...

    Everything You Need T

    Choosing a violin bow, much like choosing the violin itself, can be a daunting process. To the uninitiated it’s ‘jus...

    The Irish Fiddle Buying Guide

    The violin, or fiddle as it’s often called, is one of the most popular instruments in traditional Irish music today. I...

    The Anatomy of the Vio

    Before you buy a violin, or start learning to play, it’s important to know the ins and outs of the instrument. All the...
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    What’s the Difference between a Fiddle and a Violin?

    When is a violin a fiddle? You only have to Google this question to see the enormous amount of discussion and debate tha...

    Modern Day Traditional Irish Music Legends – 2nd in Series

    Second in our series of traditional Irish music legends – She has been called Ireland’s “Queen of Trad”, the...

    Finbarr Dwyer’s The Holly Bush (reel)

    Top Irish fiddle player, Liam O’Connor, treats us to Finbarr Dwyer’s The Holly Bush. Please note: Liam is pl...

    Liam O’Connor Plays ‘The Bucks of Oranmore’

    Liam O’Connor does justice to this legendary session tune! It’s so difficult to outdo that it’s usuall...

    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...

    The Learning Curve –

    How easy is it to learn the Irish concertina, the Irish fiddle and the Irish flute? These are easily three of the most p...
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