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Cathal Harkin of the Paddy Ryan Band on Tin Whistle

Whistle While You Work – The Irish Tin Whistle

The Irish tin whistle is one of the instruments most synonymous with Irish traditional Music, and its simple design belies the beauty of the...
Peter Byrne (right) and Conor Mahony (left) performing on the White Horse stage at the 2017 Doolin Folk Festival for the launch of their CD, Land and Sea - The Irish Place

Dream Folk Collaboration: Peter Byrne and Conor Mahony

'Land and Sea' is the atmospherically titled inaugural album by Conor Mahony (guitar) and Peter Byrne (vocals). Launched on the Whitehorse Stage at the Doolin...
Sharon Shannon with 'The Sharon Shannon Band' at the Doolin Folk Festival 2017 - The Irish Place #doolinfest #theirishplace

Sharon Shannon: Genre-Defying Irish Musician

Sharon Shannon grew up as part of a musical family in Ruan, County Clare. She is renowned throughout Ireland and far beyond both for her...
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,...
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...
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...
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