Overcoming the Speed Hurdle in Irish Music (Playing Fast Part 1)

Irish Music Mastery: Faster, Smoother, More Precise Have you ever felt like you’re running in place, increase playing speed flute in hand, but your tempo’s just not breaking through? You’re

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Learn Your First Traditional Irish Reel in 4 Easy Steps

Learn Your First Traditional Irish Reel in 4 Easy Steps Are you ready to learn your first Irish reel and take your playing to the next level? No experience necessary!

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Top Tips for Trad Musicians: Conquering Your Nerves & Overcoming Stage Fright

In the third instalment of my Top Tips for Trad Musicians series, I want to address an issue I mentioned briefly in my previous article that affects a surprising number

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My 5 Top Tips for Learning the Irish Concertina – by Jack Talty

Welcome to a blog post that promises to be a veritable treasure trove of wisdom for every concertina player. Whether you’re a novice just dipping your toes into the concertina

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An Irish Tin Whistle Buyer’s Guide

Feeling overwhelmed with the choices available when buying your first whistle? Or are you a seasoned player looking to explore different tonal qualities and styles? Worry not, I’ve got you

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Switching to Traditional Irish Music from Classical Music – 13 Mistakes to Avoid

Switching from Classical Music to Traditional Irish Music – Everything You Need to Know Has traditional Irish music ever piqued your interest? Are you ready to bring your classical training

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The ​Top 5 Concertinas under $2500

Every musician has a story, and part of that story is finding the right instrument that resonates with their soul. If you’re an intermediate concertina player, your journey to mastery

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Mountain Dulcimer’s Irish Roots Uncovered

In the rolling hills of Appalachia, a unique stringed instrument was born—The Mountain Dulcimer. Are you ready to embark on an enchanting musical journey and discover its beautiful, melodic sounds?

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Top Tips for Trad Musicians: Establishing Good Habits & An Effective Practice Routine

In the second offering from my Top Tips for Trad Musicians series we’re going to explore the idea of developing good habits as musicians. Of course, the best habit –

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Top Tips for Learning Irish Music: How to Memorise Music

Envision yourself in the middle of a lively music session. Musicians are passionately playing their instruments, completely immersed in the rhythm and the melody, all without a single sheet of music

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