Traditional Irish Musical Instruments

The Piper’s Grip for Irish Simple System Flute Players

I get quite a lot of emails and phone calls regarding the Irish flute and the dif...

Liam O’Connor Plays ‘The Bucks of Oranmore’

Liam O’Connor does justice to this legendary session tune! It’s so di...

How English Concert Flutes became Irish Traditional Flutes

You’ll notice that flutes played by traditional Irish musicians tend to be of a...

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

This is still an extremely popular session tune and when you hear it you’ll kno...

Elizabeth Crotty – The Saviour of the Irish Concertina

In our most recent concertina blog we mentioned the name of Elizabeth Crotty, a t...

Pratten – The Man Behind the Traditional Irish Flute Style

You’ll often hear the name Pratten or term ‘Pratten-style’ when...

Why the Catastrophic Decline of Irish Concertina Playing 1930 –

As we learnt in the previous blog post, The Golden Age of Concertina Playing in I...

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 f...

McNeela Irish Flutes: Which One is for You?

Whether you’re a first time buyer or an accomplished flute player, choosing the...
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