Best of The Box: McNeela’s Recommended Listening for Irish Button Accordion Players

I’m so often asked for listening recommendations from my wonderful customers that I thought it was high time I put pen to paper (so to speak) and made a list

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I’ll Huff and I’ll Puff: McNeela’s Recommended Listening for Irish Tin Whistle Players

Whether you’re an instrumentalist hoping to improve your playing, or simply a lover of Traditional Irish Music, listening to great Irish musicians is one of the best things you can

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The Heartbeat of Irish Music: McNeela’s Recommended Listening for Irish Bodhrán Players

There’s no better way to improve your playing than spending as much time as humanly possible listening to the playing of other musicians. Practice is obviously important too but nothing

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Modern Day Irish Bouzouki Legend – Andy Irvine

Andy Irvine is one of the most iconic musicians to ever grace the world of traditional Irish music. A multi instrumentalist (Irish bouzouki, guitar and mandolin to name but a

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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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9 New Cutting-Edge Irish Trad Musicians

Traditional Irish Music is a living, breathing tradition kept alive by thousands of people around the world, passed down from generation to generation. Like most living traditions it is continually

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Modern Day Traditional Irish Concertina Legend – Noel Hill

Welcome to our series featuring some of the best traditional Irish musicians alive today. We call them living legends! This post focuses on Noel Hill, the virtuoso Irish concertina player

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An Irish Trad Dynasty – One of Ireland’s Greatest Musical Families

Irish music is a tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation, shared amongst friends and strangers alike, their love of the music uniting them in one singular

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Liam O’Connor plays The Silver Spear on the Irish Fiddle

The Silver Spear is an extremely popular session tune. When you hear it you’ll know why. It’s a glorious reel which can really take flight in the hands of a

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Modern Day Traditional Irish Harp Legend – Laoise Kelly

The harp is the oldest instrument within the Irish music tradition and has been played in Ireland for over a thousand years. This iconic instrument serves as the national emblem

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