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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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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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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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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FAQ: Top 10 Most Asked Questions About The Mandolin

Next up in my line of FAQs is the mandolin. This quick and easy guide will answer the most commonly asked questions about this member of the string family. As

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McNeela’s Top 5 Greatest Irish Flute Albums

If you’re looking to improve your Irish flute playing there’s one thing that’s even more effective than practice, and that’s listening to as much traditional Irish music as possible. So,

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Top Tips To Care For Your Bodhran Drum Head

People think of percussion instruments as being sturdy and robust, but for the Irish frame drum, the opposite is true. The bodhran requires special care and maintenance to keep it

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Top Tips for Kids Learning Traditional Irish Music

A few pointers for students (and their parents) who are learning traditional Irish music at a young age. By McNeela Instruments’ Guest Blogger – Conal Ó Gráda © www.conalograda.com Enjoy

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Top Tips for Violin Care and Maintenance

There’s no denying that musical instruments (especially those made of wood) can be beautiful but temperamental. Proper maintenance is vitally important to the lifespan of your violin. Learning to correctly

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

Published: October 29th, 2021 | Updated January 12th 2022 Sourcing an Instrument  One particularly difficult aspect of learning the concertina is finding an instrument that is both affordable and easy

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