The goal of this site is to be a one-stop resource for anyone seeking to learn more about the instruments most commonly featured in traditional Irish and Scottish music. If you are a Celtic music fan, for example, you may choose to read profiles of the most highly regarded musicians on each instrument, plus lists of those musicians' most indispensable recordings. If your objective is to learn and play an instrument, this site is designed to assist you with researching each instrument, hearing what it sounds like, selecting the right one for you, and, if desired, purchasing an instrument, tunebook, tutor and related materials online. For all types of users, the drop-down menus at the top of each page can provide quick navigation among the site's many sections and pages.
The following is a partial list of the content currently being planned and developed for Celtic-Instruments.com:
- Celtic CD and DVD reviews and recommendations
- biographical profiles of leading Celtic musicians
- descriptions of recommended tunebooks and instrument tutors
- Celtic concert reviews
- historical facts about instruments
- instrument maintenance tips
- sample sound clips for the individual instruments
- sheet music for hundreds of traditional Irish tunes (including the complete works of O'Carolan)
Thanks for your patience. The content for some sections is regrettably incomplete, and we apologize for any inconvenience. This site is a work in progress, and all content is being developed from scratch. If information in your subject of interest is not available today, please bookmark the site and check back later.
Chieftains Concert Review
Throughout the group's 43-year existence, The Chieftains have been led by the venerable Paddy Moloney, playing tin whistle and uilleann pipes, and acting as the perfect concert-night master of ceremonies. Rounding out the core members of the group are fiddler Sean Keane, bodhran player and vocalist Kevin Conneff, and Irish flute master Matt Molloy. Additional musical contributors to this 2005 tour include fiddler Jon Pilatzke, guitarist Clem O'Brien, vocalist Yvonne McMahon, and harper Triona Marshall. Read the Chieftains Concert Review here.
Look for more Concert Reviews coming soon!
Instruments for Children
Now featuring Celtic musical instruments for children in just the right size! Accordions, harps, bagpipes, chanters, guitars and more.