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How To Play The Concertina Like Noel Hill Published: March 2, 2021 Noel Hill is the master of the modern concertina. He singlehandedly revolutionised traditional Irish concertina playing, forever changing the musical landscape. The concertina owes much of its popularity today to Noel's innovative and inspirational playing and his virtuoso technical brilliance. Hill is an other-worldly player: the ornamentations and variations he brings to the dance tunes are imaginative and thrilling, his air ...
FAQ - Top Tips for Caring for Your Bodhran The bodhrán skin is the most important part of the bodhrán. It dictates the quality of sound your drum will produce. It also happens to be the most temperamental part of this iconic frame drum. After all, it's made from goat skin, and goats are famously stubborn. So, the best thing you can do care for your bodhrán is to learn to care for its skin. I often receive queries from customers asking about best practice when it comes to caring for and main...
How to Play the Irish Wooden Flute Like Matt Molloy Published: February 19, 2021 When you think of traditional Irish flute playing, there is one name that immediately springs to mind. Matt Molloy has become a household name, synonymous with the Irish flute. He is rightly considered one of the most influential traditional Irish musicians of all time. Matt Molloy is responsible for bringing traditional Irish flute playing to a completely different level. His cosmopolitan style is probably the mo...
How to Play the Tin Whistle Like Mary Bergin Published: February 15, 2021 Legendary tin whistle player Mary Bergin is the most iconic tin whistle player of our time. She single handedly revolutionised Irish tin whistle playing and elevated the status of this humble instrument. Without her trailblazing influence, Irish tin whistle playing would never have reached the heights it has. She has inspired countless generations of musicians. Mary Bergin is, hands down, the greatest thing to ever happen ...

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The Exciting World of Electric Violins

Electric violins have always been controversial instruments. What many don’t realise however is just how versatile the...

The Very Irish Roots of Sea Shanties

In what has already been a strange and unpredictable year, the emerging trend that has most taken me by surprise is the ...

The Top Five Irish Ballads for Irish Bouzouki Play

Whether you prefer to strum along to lively Irish dance tunes or to accompany soulful Irish ballads, there’s no sh...
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