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FROM 1550 - 1750 > MUSIC
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In the late 17th century there was much music and dancing after the sober days under Oliver Cromwell. The Irish enjoyed these pastimes ...
O’Carolan was the last Irish professional, traditional harper. He travelled around the big houses for more than forty years. He wrote ...
  Whiteboys’ Song
The Whiteboys were a secret society in mid 18th century Ireland. They were groups of armed men wearing a white shirt who roamed the ...
The Irish played the pipes for dancing but the fiddle remained the most common musical instrument.

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