> Scot Ó Muilleoir wrote:
>>I'm not sure if there were any flutes or tin-whistle like wind
>>instruments used in medieaval Ireland, but if anyone knows let us know.
>What about the instrument called Lure that was used in Celtic
There was a 2-meter(or so)-long, S-curved trumpet-like horn called the Lyr
or Lur that is considered a cultural symbol in Denmark. If this is what
you're thinking of, I can't imagine that it much place in Irish music, even
given the history of Danish invasions of the British Isles. And I don't
think that the Norsemen (Vikings or whatever) could be considered Celtic.
Whatever you mean by Celtic, which is another problem altogether. Michael
Robinson (Is that right?) contributed a long, detailed, and comprehensive
post (or two) about what Celtic is and/or isn't. It would be very much
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