Traditional Irish music and instruments

Murphyofireland is gearing up for St Patrick’s Day by celebrating the country’s rich history of Irish music.

The Co Donegal retailer has produced a brilliant infographic to showcase the Irish tradition and talents when it comes to all things musical.

Irish music and instruments infographic from murphyofireland.com

The infrographic takes readers on a tour throughout the history of Irish music, beginning with the ancient Celts right up to modern day stars such as Sinéad O’Connor and the Dropkick Murphys.

It also examines the influence that the Great Famine had on Irish music, and how it helped to export it around the world.

Irish music and instruments infographic from murphyofireland.com

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Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore is a writer for Irish Music Daily and Ireland Calling. His favourite Irish music bands are the Dropkick Murphys and the Pogues.

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