Concertinas are manufactured in several types, the most common in Irish traditional music being the Anglo system with a few musicians now playing the English system. » MIDI | The Wild Rover "Some of these songs sing of the 'terrible beauty' Yeats wrote about. This is a list of all the old-time song lyrics available in this section, click on A,B, etc in to top nav-bar to go to the song pages or on "old-time-songs home" to return to this page.. A place to hear traditional Irish music as part of a living and evolving tradition is at Ionad Cultúrtha, which is a regional cultural centre for the traditional and contemporary arts in Ballyvourney (near Macroom in County Cork). One measure of its age is the language used. » MIDI | The Donegal Jig The mandolin has become a common instrument amongst Irish traditional musicians. The other common design consists of a barrel made of seamless tubing fitted into a plastic or wooden mouthpiece. It comes from the mountains. T U V W » MIDI | Lord Inchiquin Christy Moore and Dónal Lunny, for example, first performing as a duo, and later creating two of the best-known bands of the era, Planxty and Moving Hearts (in the 1980s). Links. Welcome to seekacover.com! The guitar is not traditional in Irish music but has become widely accepted in modern sessions. Classical music site with thousands of free MIDI files. There has been a few recent innovators such as Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Brian McGrath, Liam Bradley, Josephine Keegan, Ryan Molloy and others. , Like all traditional music, Irish folk music has changed slowly. Trad. Irish showbands presented a mixture of pop music and folk dance tunes, though these died out during the seventies. » MIDI | The Coolin » MIDI | Morrison's Jig Following the success of The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem in the US in 1959, Irish folk music became fashionable again. Riverdance, the movie, rekindled the international appeal of this song to a new generation of young people.