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Eleven Pipers Piping, but not for Christmas per se, or, Ó Mhálta go Mars ag píobaireacht linn Posted by on Mar 31, 2018

(le Róislín)   Before we continue with the list of Irish traditional instruments, I thought it would be fun to talk about eleven types of pipers from around the world.  Why eleven?  Well, we’re all familiar with saying “Eleven Pipers Piping,” right? Our definition of “pipes” here will be a little flexible, since it can…

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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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