Chieftain High D Whistle Review

Chieftain high mezzo D whistle

The Chieftain “mezzo*” high D whistle is one of the more popular tin whistles on the market. It’s made by Phil Hardy, who also makes the “Kerry” brand low whistles. He learned from the great Bernard Overton, and his early designs were very similar to Overton’s own whistles. Nowadays, Chieftain whistle designs are based on … Read moreChieftain High D Whistle Review

Where To Find Hurdy Gurdies For Sale

Hurdy Gurdy For Sale

Hurdy gurdies have been played since Medieval times. For centuries, hurdy gurdy players entertained everyone from royals to peasants. Nowadays, the instrument has a small but passionate fanbase in early and folk music circles. Even with that fanbase, though, they’re niche instruments. You can’t just go to your local Guitar Center and expect to find … Read moreWhere To Find Hurdy Gurdies For Sale

How To Learn To Play The Tin Whistle

Learn tin whistle

So, you want to learn the tin whistle. Great choice! It’s a fun instrument, with a lot of expressive possibilities packed in. Tin whistles are relatively inexpensive, and easy to find for sale online or in a shop. No wonder the whistle is one of the first instruments a lot of Irish musicians pick up. … Read moreHow To Learn To Play The Tin Whistle

10 Irish Concertina Players You Should Listen To

Irish concertina player

The concertina is one of the most unique sounds in Irish music. It’s particularly associated with Co. Clare, where concertina players were once almost as plentiful as sheep in the Irish countryside. While concertina playing declined during the middle of the 20th century, it has come roaring back. Today, there are plenty of brilliant young … Read more10 Irish Concertina Players You Should Listen To

10 Irish Folk Bands You Should Listen To

Lunasa irish folk bands

Music is one of Ireland’s greatest exports, and there are many Irish folk bands active around the world. Whether it’s singing, instrumental music, or a combination of both, there’s plenty to draw from in the Irish tradition. Many bands have taken that a step further, weaving the sounds of other musics and traditions into the … Read more10 Irish Folk Bands You Should Listen To

10 Tin Whistle Players You Should Listen To

Brian Finnegan Tin whistle players

The tin whistle is often one of the first instruments a player picks up on their journey through Irish music. Because of this, many people don’t quite take it as seriously as they should. Listening to these tin whistle players is a perfect cure for any such snobbery! The tin whistle has been played in … Read more10 Tin Whistle Players You Should Listen To

Where To Find Concertinas For Sale

Concertinas for sale

The concertina is one of the little wonders of the music world. There are an amazing amount of buttons, levers, reeds, and mechanics stuffed into a small and portable box. They’ve been particularly popular in Irish and English folk music, and have a strong association with sailors. When it comes to buying one, there are … Read moreWhere To Find Concertinas For Sale

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