About Irish Music

logo_jpg_45x50The term Irish traditional music is broad enough to encompass a lot of different styles, ancient and contemporary, instrumental and lyrical, traditional and innovative. The most widely known and most widespread is instrumental music, of which there are two types, dance music and song airs. There is a vast repertoire of Irish melodies, of which dance music, the repertoire of “tunes”, is by large the most important.*

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The Instruments

logo_jpg_45x50Tin Whistle : The simplest, and most popular, instrument in Irish music. A small 6-holed flute, in D, like a simplified version of the classical recorder. It is easily played in the keys of G and D. It is simple and robust in construction, affordable and easy to play, and very versatile, it is often used as a repertoire-learning instrument, before progressing to more difficult instruments like flute, fiddle or pipes. In its present form, the whistle dates from the 19th century, and has changed little since then. The low whistle is the bass version of the tin whistle.

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About Irish Music

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