Instruments mostly used!!!
Instruments that are used in Ireland!!!
All about the harp!!
The harp is a ancient instrument, with a history almost as old as 5,000 years. It has been used in Ireland for a little over 1,000 years, surviving periodic doldrums of persecution and social upheaval. Queen Elizabeth the first, who saw harpers as foci of local resistance to her rule, bid Lord Barrymore "hang the harpers wherever found and destroy their instruments". The queen was a tough critic.
The modern Irish harp stands about 4 feet high, and has 34 strings, as opposed to 47 strings on the modern orchestral harp. The so-called Neo-Irish harp, strung with gut or nylon, is the most popular. It's tone is soft, like water dripping into a crystal bowl. Contrast this with the penetrating, fuzzily resonant, bell-like tones of the wire-strung harp.