Different Kinds of Instruments Played in Traditional Irish Music
Different Kinds Of Instruments Played In Traditional
Irish traditional music has been around for centuries.
Have a look at the most popular traditional
Irish musical instruments,
which are played in Ireland.
Bodhran is the heartbeat of traditional Irish music. It
is basically a huge drum that's covered up with stretched
animal skin. It is struck with stick to give that pulsating
have a very
unique sound appreciated by the listeners. They are played by
expanding or compressing the bellows while pressing the keys
or buttons, causing valves, known as pallets, for opening, which
allow the air to flow across steel or strips of brass that vibrate
for producing sound inside body.
Uilleann Pipes have the capability of
mesmerising listeners with a haunting tone since the fifth
century. They are a popular instrument that takes years to
Celtic Harp has reached the iconic status. It appears on
the national flag and Euro coins.
Irish Fiddle is one of the most important traditional
musical instruments. It looks very similar to a violin but
its sound and playing style is different from that of
violin. It is quite expressive and a high-pitched
instrument that may be heart-breaking as well as
euphoric in equal measure.
Irish Bouzouki was brought to Ireland in 1960s. It
has been adapted from a Greek instrument. So, it is
basically a recent addition to the traditional music
arsenal. It is played quite often and regularly at
many traditional music sessions
The high, shrill notes of the Tin Whistle have long
been a fixture of traditional Irish music. It is cheap to
make and simple to play, and produces a wonderful
music that is by turns lively or plaintive. They've been
used in Irish music since at least the 18th century.
Irish musicians tend to prefer older style
Wooden Flutes with six open finger holes, as they
feel it gives a tone more appropriate to their style of
The modern flute, with its pure, mellow tones, was the
invention of a 19th century musician named Theobald
Boehm, who made his flutes from silver instead of
wood, enlarged the holes and equipped them with