Traditional Irish Music is such a central part of Irish culture.
Musician and historian Simon O Dwyer has a detailed knowledge of the subject prehistoric music of Ireland. The Loughnashade Trumpet C. 100BC, “An Trumpa Créda” made of bronze with the bell covered in La Tène an ancient instrument was found in County Armagh. A exact replica was reconstructed by John Creed of Glasgow in 1998 for Simon. By reconstructing this ancient instrument he was able to claim back the music we have lost to the past.
Please check out Simons website and have a listen to the sounds of these ancient instruments. It gives me goose bumps every time I listen to the sound. To order a CD or to listen to individual tracks and learn more visit the website. http://www.prehistoricmusic.com/