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Tara Howley and Friends at The Doolin Folk Festival 2016 with Tara playing the Uilleann Pipes - The Irish Place

Mellow Beauty – The Uilleann Pipes

The Uilleann Pipes are widely regarded as one of the most outstanding examples of pipes worldwide. Largely because of their uniquely sweet and mellow tone,...
Cathal Hayden on Banjo at The Doolin Folk Festival 2016 - The Irish Place #doolinfest

The Irish Banjo

The tenor banjo is a relative newcomer to the world of Irish traditional music, being around one hundred years old. Indeed, up until as recently...
A typical Irish Traditional Music session at Cooley's House in Ennistymon, Co. Clare - The Irish Place

A Little Bit of Heaven: Irish Traditional Music

Irish Traditional Music has evolved slowly and has been passed down from generation to generation largely through the oral tradition, a practice that continues...
Emer Mallon of Connla in action on the Celtic Harp - The Irish Place

Magical Music: The Celtic Harp

The Celtic Harp is known by a number of names, including the Irish, the Folk, and the Lever. It is indigenous to the following...
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...
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