Music of Ireland

Irish Songs

Believe Me, If All Those Youthful Charms
The Black Velvet Band
Botany Bay
Holly and the Ivy
The Ould Woman from Wexford
Reynard the Fox
Finnegan's Wake
I'll Tell Me Ma
The Pride of Kildare
Three Kings

Traditional Music

Irish Traditional Music - Folk music is the product of a musical tradition that has been evolved through the process of oral transmission.
What is Traditional Music? - Irish traditional music accords to a definition made by the International Folk Music Council in 1954.
Notions about the Music - Some general notions about the music.
The Uilleann Pipes and the bodhrán - Read this account of two of Ireland's most famous instruments and learn how to play the bodhrán.

Irish Dance

Irish Dance History - The early history of Irish dance reveals a constant shifting of population through migration and invasions.
Dance Steps - The seven steps are the basic steps which need to be mastered before dancing a reel.
Irish Dances - some of the different styles of Irish Dance and examples of well known dances.
Irish Dance Music - The music to accompany the dance.
Irish Dance Costumes - The costumes of today's dancers reflect the clothing of Ireland from the eighth century.
Irish Dance Competitions - Irish Dancing competitions.