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A Follow-up to the Irish Vocab for the Parts of a Fiddle Bow: Barr Bogha Fidil Ollmhór Déanta as Cloch le “Roc-Cheol na bhFathach” a Sheinm nó Stua Mara Nádúrtha? Posted by on Apr 22, 2018

(le Róislín) photo: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3a/Bo_Fiddle_Rock_2.jpg,  Bow Fiddle Rock near Portknockie, Scotland,  Originally uploaded on July 31. 2006, Colourjam [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons,  téacs Gaeilge le Róislín, 2018 Before we take a break from talking about music (“ceol“), and specifically fiddles (“fidleacha“) and fiddle bows (“boghanna fidle“), I couldn’t resist adding one more picture for the…

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Páirteanna an Bhogha: Irish Words for the Parts of a (Fiddle) Bow (Cuid/Pt.1) Posted by on Apr 14, 2018

(le Róislín)   Most of the names for the parts of a fiddle bow are pretty straightforward, as the above graphic shows.  So let’s start with those, and then, in the next post, we’ll take up the curious case of the frog on the bow — what does it really mean and where does the…

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Ag Seinm Ceol Gaelach?  Irish Words for Musical Instruments and How to Use Them in Phrases (Pt./Cuid 3) Posted by on Mar 28, 2018

(le Róislín) Today’s installment of our musical instrument series will focus on an phíb, which some of you may agree is buaic an cheoil Ghaelaigh.  An aontaíonn tú? Before we start the pipes section, though, we’ll review the previous material.  Then we’ll look at forms of the word for uilleann pipes, and finally, we’ll wrap…

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Seamróga ag Seinm — Google’s Musical Shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day Posted by on Mar 17, 2015

(le Róislín) Often when I see Google’s imaginative “Doodles,” I want to drop everything and write a blog about them in Irish.  But somehow I never quite got around to it before. But the seamróga in today’s Doodle seem to be a natural for some Irish vocab practice.   And just to make it a little…

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