The Irish Drum Bodhran

Bodhran Page: History of the Irish Drum

The bodhran (pronounced "bow-rawn"), or simply the Irish drum, is an Irish frame drum measuring 12 to 24 inches in diameter and a depth between 4 to 8 inches. Its body is usually a hard,...
Top part of a celtic harp instrument.

Celtic Harp Instrument Page: The Heavenly Instrument of the Ages

Also known as the Irish harp, folk harp or lever harp, the Celtic harp is indigenous to Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Brittany. This triangular wire-strung musical instrument requires long practice and great skill to...
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Concertina Page

The concertina is a free-reed Celtic musical instrument, a lot like the harmonica and some other accordions, with buttons and bellows on both ends. When pressed, the buttons move in the same direction as...
Hammered Dulcimer

Hammered Dulcimer Page

The hammered dulcimer is an instrument played by striking strings stretched over a trapezoidal sounding board using small mallets held in each hand. The Graeco-Roman word "dulcimer" has been part derived from the Latin term dulcis, meaning sweet and...
tin whistle

Tin Whistle Page: History of the Irish Penny Whistle

Known also as the penny whistle, the tin whistle is a woodwind instrument most commonly heard in Irish music. This small instrument has six holes, a mouthpiece,...
Uilleann Pipes

Uilleann Pipes Page

Uilleann pipes are recognized as the characteristic national bagpipes of Ireland. Also know as union pipes, the commercial name of this musical instrument has been partly derived from the Irish term piobai uilleann, which when translated...

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