“I love Irish music & dance.” ~ Doc Meek

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Girls playing Irish folk music during a St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin, 2010; image/caption from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick’s_Day

Thursday, the 17th of Ireland, 2011. Today I’m feeling a great Irish sense of gratitude for me late fither [my Dad], James Collins Meek II, born in Belfast, Ireland, and after whom I was named. His name is one of my cherished Irish legacies. – James Collins Meek III (Doc Meek)

Saint Patrick's Day
The Chicago River is dyed green each year for St Patrick’s Day celebration, shown here in 2005; image/caption from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick’s_Day
How many of these Irish instruments do you know?
(How many can you pronounce?) 😮

A fiddle and bow


Tin whistles, and a low whistle (right), in a variety of makes and keys

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A (keyless) Irish flute

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Uilleann pipes being played by Liam O’Flynn

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A medieval cláirseach (a Celtic harp)


The banjo being played by Mick Moloney

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An Irish Bouzouki.


Bodhrán with tipper.

Thank you Dad (James Collins Meek II) for my name and for my delightful Irish heritage!

Doc Meek (James Collins Meek III), Thurs, Mar 17, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

2 Responses to ““I love Irish music & dance.” ~ Doc Meek”

  • Lori:

    Hi Dad, [Without looking at your post, I am guessing Irish instruments are]: fiddle, harp, flute, bagpipe?
    I went to a celtic performance a couple weeks ago and they had fiddles (violins), a harp, a bass violin, and a cello. Not sure if they’re all Irish instruments, but it sounded awesome. They also had this type of drum that was really interesting. Looks like it’s called a Bodhran when I googled it.
    Here’s a video clip from one of the groups I saw performing there: (fast-forward to 2:37 for the upbeat portion of the song!)
    Love you Dad! – Lori

  • So good to hear from you, Lori! Thanks for the link to the Celtic music video clip!
    If you click on my blog link again,


    and scroll down, you will see several Irish instruments with Irish names (including
    a medieval cláirseach (a Celtic harp), and your noted Bodhrán with tipper):

    Love, Dad

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