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The Button Accordion - The Irish Place

Irish Traditional Music: the Accordion and the Concertina

The accordion is an important instrument in Irish Traditional Music, including the ever-popular Ceili style, as is the concertina, and has been since its...
Cathal Hayden of the Máirtín O'Connor Trio - The Irish Place #doolinfest

So Sweet a Tune – Irish Fiddle History

Irish fiddle history goes back thousands of years to a time and place far from Celtic Ireland. It is one of the most essential instruments...
Dervish in full flow at The Doolin Folk Festival 2016 - The Irish Place #doolinfest

Dervish – A Whirling Irish Success Story

Rightly described as an 'icon of British music' by BBC Radio 3, Dervish are a Traditional Irish Music band known for their mastery of...
The famous 'English Market' in Cork - The Irish Place

Foodie Heaven: English Market – Cork City

The English Market is located in the bustling, vibrant centre of Cork City. This fabulous roofed space has been a hub for those seeking the...
Anti-bodysnatching device still in place on grave - The Irish Place

A Matter Most Grave – Body Snatching in Ireland

The grisly history of the eighteenth and nineteenth-century Irish body snatchers and grave robbers makes for macabre reading. The awful body snatching trade can...
The Tara Brooch - The Irish Place

The Tara Brooch – Mysterious Treasure

The Tara Brooch is so much more than a stunning piece of Irish jewellery. Not only is it a fine example of a beautiful...
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