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Quiz: How well do you know Irish traditional music?

Do you know your bodhrán from your bouzouki?

Trad carefully this with quiz.
Trad carefully this with quiz.
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AUGUST WOULD USUALLY see the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann take over an Irish town for several days, with the sound of Irish traditional music floating through the air. 

But Covid-19 put an end to the competition in 2020, leaving many trad fans of all ages a little bit bereft. 

There are some silver linings. RTÉ was encouraging trad players to come online to celebrate a virtual fleadh, while Lankum, the acclaimed Dublin folk group, had an online gig in the Abbey this evening. 

But if you are one of the people feeling blue about the lack of trad in you’re life, do we have a quiz for you.

Do you know your bodhran from your bouzouki? Let’s see. 

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What instrument is this?
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Melodeon
Tin whistle

Piano Accordion
Button Accordion
Where was the Fleadh meant to take place this year?
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Drogheda
Westport

Mullingar
Derry
The bouzouki has become popular in Irish music in recent years - but from what country does it originate?
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Bulgaria
Greece

Iraq
Georgia
You can now buy vegan bodhrans. True or false?
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True
False
How any strings are there on a fiddle?
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3
4

5
6
Which of these songs were written by Percy French?
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Come Back, Paddy Reilly, to Coothehill
Eileen Oge

The Parting Glass
The Night that Miss Connolly Eloped
In what year was the first Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann held?
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1918
1927

1964
1951
What instrument is this woman playing?
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Bagpipes
Uilleann pipes

Tin whistle
Sliced pan pipes
Seamus Heaney released an album in 2003 called the Poet and the Piper, which mixed instrumental music with his spoken poetry. But who was the piper?
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Liam O'Flynn
Leo Rowsome

Finbar Furey
Seamus Heaney was also the piper
Which of these is a real trad tune?
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Sleepy Maggie
Three Birds in the Bush

Jenny's Chickens
Johnny's Gone Milking
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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Top dog
Full marks. Well done!
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Clever cat
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Fintastic!
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What are ewe doing?
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Turtely awful
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