10 Irish Fiddle Players You Should Listen To
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10 Irish Fiddle Players You Should Listen To

Think of Irish music, and chances are you think of the fiddle. Fiddle players have a special place in Irish tradition, from the traveling dance masters of the 18th century through to today’s young virtuosos. Francis O’Neill, collector and chronicler of Irish music, once wrote that the fiddle is, in the minds of many, the…

10 Uilleann Pipers You Should Listen To
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10 Uilleann Pipers You Should Listen To

The uilleann pipes are known for being one of the most difficult instruments to play. One famous saying is that it takes “7 years of learning, 7 years of practicing, and 7 years of playing” to finally master the pipes. Great uilleann pipers are revered in Irish music as bearers of one of the most…

10 Irish Flute Players You Should Listen To
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10 Irish Flute Players You Should Listen To

The flute is one of the most iconic and popular instruments in traditional Irish music, with many great players. According to Francis O’Neill, who wrote about Irish music at the turn of the 20th century, No musical instrument was in such common use among the Irish peasantry as the flute. O’Neill’s The Flute and Its Patrons is one of…