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Irish Music

Irish MusicBy: Abby Boland


The orgin of Irish music can trace becake to almost 2000 years ago. This is when the Celts arrived in Ireland. In Dublin, the first written collection of Irish music appeared in 1762. It contained 49 airs and was published by Neale Brothers. The most significant notation of Irish music was at the Belfast Harp Festival in 1792. It was made by Edward Bunting. Irish music is different todat than it was back then. Now days, people pay more attention to technique, tone, harmony, etc.


Some Irish instruments include:~ Harp~Fiddle~Accordian~Guitar~Flute~Tin Whistle ~ Pipes~ Banjo

Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick was a 5th century Bishop and Roman-British Christian missionary in Ireland. He was one of the worlds most famous Saints. When he was 14, he was captured by Irish pirates and taken to Ireland to work as a slave. His captivity ended when he was 20 years old when he escaped. He was told to go back to Britian, so he did so. He studided a Bishop and was later assigned as a Bishop and was sent to take the Gospel to Ireland. He arrived on March 25th 433. He converted and preached in Ireland for 40 years. He worked miracles and wrote his love for God in his confessions. He died on Match 17th 461.

Top 5 Songs

1. The Fields of Athenry-Live from the Gaiety2. The Irish Rover-If I Shoild Fall From Grace with God3. Molly Malone-Live From The Gaiety4. Whiskey In The Jar-More Of The Hard Stuff5. Come Out Ye Balck & Tans

The Irish Rovers

They a group of Irish musicians. They were firstly known as " The Rovers " but, in the 1980's group renamed themselves ' The Irish Rovers ". The group currently consists of 8 members. George Miller,Wilcil McDowell, Sean O' Driscoll, Ian Miller, Fred Grahm, Morris Crum, Gerry O' Conner and Geoffery Kelly. Some of the songs they have written include:~ The Unicorn~ Wasn't That A Party~ The Orange and the Green ~ Whiskey on a Sunday~ Lily The Pink~ The Black Velvet Band


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