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Bodhrán
The BODHRáN (/ˈbɔːrɑːn/ or /ˈbaʊrɑːn/ , Irish pronunciation: ; plural bodhráin or bodhráns) is an Irish frame drum ranging from 25 to 65 cm (10–26 in) in diameter, with most drums measuring 35–45 cm (14–18 in). The sides of the drum are 9–20 cm (3 1⁄2–8 in) deep. A goatskin head is tacked to one side (synthetic heads or other animal skins are sometimes used). The other side is open-ended for one hand to be placed against the inside of the drum head to control the pitch and timbre . One or two crossbars, sometimes removable, may be inside the frame, but this is increasingly rare on modern instruments. Some professional modern bodhráns integrate mechanical tuning systems similar to those used on drums found in drum kits . It is usually with a hex key that the bodhrán skins are tightened or loosened depending on the atmospheric conditions
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Wiltshire
WILTSHIRE (/ˈwɪltʃər/ or /-tʃɪər/ ) is a county in South West England
England
with an area of 3,485 km2 (1,346 square miles). It is landlocked and borders the counties of Dorset
Dorset
, Somerset
Somerset
, Hampshire , Gloucestershire , Oxfordshire and Berkshire
Berkshire
. The county town was originally Wilton , after which the county is named, but Wiltshire Council is now based in the county town of Trowbridge . Wiltshire
Wiltshire
is characterised by its high downland and wide valleys. Salisbury Plain
Salisbury Plain
is noted for being the location of the Stonehenge
Stonehenge
and Avebury
Avebury
stone circles and other ancient landmarks, and as a training area for the British Army . The city of Salisbury is notable for its mediaeval cathedral
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Riddle Drum
RIDDLE DRUMS is the English name for the makeshift drums used in traditional English folk music
English folk music
, akin to the Frame Drums used by most peoples around the world. Originally riddle drums were large agricultural sieves used for winnowing corn, these sieves were made from sheepskins stretched across a wooden frame. Their use as musical instruments began when agricultural workers discovered these sieves made excellent percussion instruments, developing unique rhythms and playing styles suited to them. CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 Riddle drumming * 3 Construction * 4 History * 4.1 Research and revival * 5 References ETYMOLOGYThe English term “riddle drum” is tied in with the agricultural process. In England winnowing corn is colloquially called "Riddling", and until the 20th century winnowing sieves were made by stretching an animal skin across a wooden hoop
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Riddle (tool)
A RIDDLE is a large sieve used to separate soil or compost particles, or for separating soil from vegetables . CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 Description * 3 See also * 4 References ETYMOLOGYEnglish "riddle" is from Middle English ridelle "coarse sieve," from late Old English hriddel "sieve," altered by dissimilation from Old English hridder "sieve" DESCRIPTIONA riddle may be square, rectangular or circular in shape, with a rim made from wood , metal, plastic or beechwood , holding in place a steel wire mesh that may either be handwoven or machine-made. A typical circular riddle is approximately 18" in diameter and the mesh may have a spacing of something like 1 1⁄2", 1", 5/8", 1/2" or 3/8". A riddle is typically used to improve soil quality by allowing the gardener to sieve through soil and remove stones, twigs, large lumps of clay etc. and hence provide a finer tilth . Smaller riddles can be used to separate soil very finely for seeds and early potting
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Roots Revival
A ROOTS REVIVAL (FOLK REVIVAL) is a trend which includes young performers popularizing the traditional musical styles of their ancestors. Often, roots revivals include an addition of newly composed songs with socially and politically aware lyrics, as well as a general modernization of the folk sound. The term roots revival is vague, and may not always refer to identical events
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Dorset
DORSET /ˈdɔːrsᵻt/ (or archaically , DORSETSHIRE) is a county in South West England
England
on the English Channel coast. The ceremonial county comprises the non-metropolitan county , which is governed by Dorset County Council , and the unitary authority areas of Poole and Bournemouth
Bournemouth
. Covering an area of 2,653 square kilometres (1,024 sq mi), Dorset
Dorset
borders Devon
Devon
to the west, Somerset
Somerset
to the north-west, Wiltshire
Wiltshire
to the north-east, and Hampshire to the east. The county town is Dorchester which is in the south
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County Limerick
COUNTY LIMERICK (Irish : Contae Luimnigh) is a county in Ireland . It is located in the province of Munster
Munster
, and is also part of the Mid-West Region . It is named after the city of Limerick
Limerick
. Limerick City and County Council is the local council for the county. The county's population at the 2016 census is 195,175 of which 58,319 live in Limerick
Limerick
City , the county capital. CONTENTS* 1 Geography and political subdivisions * 1.1 Baronies * 1.2 Towns and villages * 1.3 Physical geography * 2 History * 3 Local government and politics * 3.1 Local government * 3.2 Councillors * 3.3 Constituencies * 4 Irish language * 5 Culture * 6 Places of interest * 7 Transport * 7.1 Rail * 7.2 Road "> The River Shannon runs through Limerick
Limerick
City , with King John's Castle
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Music Of North Africa
North Africa
North Africa
has contributed to popular music , especially Egyptian classical and el Gil , Algerian raï and chaabi ( internationally-known tubes such as " Ya Rayah "-Dahman El Harrachi or Aicha- Cheb Khaled) . The broad region is sometimes called the Maghreb (excluding Egypt
Egypt
), and the term MAGHREBIAN MUSIC is in use. For a variety of reasons Libya
Libya
does not have as extensive a popular tradition as its neighbors. Folk music
Folk music
, however, abounds, despite frequent condemnation and suppression from governments, and exists in multiple forms across the region—the Berbers , Sephardic Jews , Tuaregs and Nubians , for example, retain musical traditions with ancient roots. Andalusian music is especially influential, and is played in widely varying forms across the region
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Music Of Greece
The MUSIC OF GREECE is as diverse and celebrated as its history . Greek music separates into two parts: Greek traditional music and Byzantine music , with more eastern sounds. These compositions have existed for millennia: they originated in the Byzantine
Byzantine
period and Greek antiquity ; there is a continuous development which appears in the language, the rhythm, the structure and the melody. Music is a significant aspect of Hellenic culture , both within Greece
Greece
and in the diaspora
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Indigenous Peoples Of The Americas
The INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF THE AMERICAS are the pre-Columbian peoples of the Americas and their descendants. Indígenas or pueblos indígenas ("indigenous peoples") is a common term in Spanish-speaking countries , and pueblos nativos or nativos (lit. "native peoples" in the sense of descendants of non-immigrants) may also be heard, while aborigen (aborigine) is used in Argentina
Argentina
, and pueblos aborígenes (aboriginal peoples) is common in Chile
Chile
. The term "Amerindian" (short for "'Indians of the Americas") is used in Quebec
Quebec
, the Guianas , and the English-speaking Caribbean
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Gramophone Record
A GRAMOPHONE RECORD (PHONOGRAPH RECORD in the US), commonly known as a VINYL RECORD or simply VINYL or RECORD, is an analog sound storage medium in the form of a flat polyvinyl chloride (previously shellac ) disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove. The groove usually starts near the periphery and ends near the center of the disc. The phonograph disc record was the primary medium used for music reproduction until late in the 20th century. It had co-existed with the phonograph cylinder from the late 1880s and replaced it by the late 1920s. Records retained the largest market share even when new formats such as compact cassette were mass-marketed
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The Boys Of The Lough
THE BOYS OF THE LOUGH is a Scottish-Irish Celtic music
Celtic music
band active since the 1970s. CONTENTS * 1 The early years * 2 Regrouped - The Eighties * 3 The Nineties * 4 The 2000s * 5 Discography * 6 References * 7 External links THE EARLY YEARSTheir first album, called Boys of the Lough (1972) consisted of Aly Bain (fiddle ), Cathal McConnell (flute ), Dick Gaughan
Dick Gaughan
(vocals and guitar ) and Robin Morton (bodhran and vocals). Since the 1960s the Forrest Hill Bar in Edinburgh
Edinburgh
had been a centre for folk singers and instrumentalists. In the pub, always nicknamed "Sandy Bell's" and now formally called that, fiddler Aly Bain
Aly Bain
played along with singer/guitarists Mike Whellans and Dick Gaughan
Dick Gaughan
in sessions
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Lathe (tool)
A LATHE /ˈleɪð/ is a tool that rotates the workpiece about an axis of rotation to perform various operations such as cutting , sanding , knurling , drilling , deformation , facing , turning , with tools that are applied to the workpiece to create an object with symmetry about that axis. Lathes are used in woodturning , metalworking , metal spinning , thermal spraying , parts reclamation, and glass-working. Lathes can be used to shape pottery , the best-known design being the potter\'s wheel . Most suitably equipped metalworking lathes can also be used to produce most solids of revolution , plane surfaces and screw threads or helices . Ornamental lathes can produce three-dimensional solids of incredible complexity. The workpiece is usually held in place by either one or two centers, at least one of which can typically be moved horizontally to accommodate varying workpiece lengths
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Woodturning
WOODTURNING is the craft of using the wood lathe with hand-held tools to cut a shape that is symmetrical around the axis of rotation. Like the potter\'s wheel , the wood lathe is a simple mechanism which can generate a variety of forms. The operator is known as a turner, and the skills needed to use the tools were traditionally known as turnery. In pre-industrial England, these skills were sufficiently difficult to be known as 'the misterie' of the turners guild. The skills to use the tools by hand, without a fixed point of contact with the wood, distinguish woodturning and the wood lathe from the machinists lathe, or metal-working lathe
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County Kerry
COUNTY KERRY (Irish : Contae Chiarraí) is a county in Ireland . It is located in the South-West Region and is also part of the province of Munster
Munster
. It is named after the Ciarraige who lived in part of the present county. Kerry County Council is the local authority for the county and Tralee serves as the county town. The population of the county was 147,554 in 2016, according to the 2016 census
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Prince Edward Island
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND (PEI or P.E.I.; French : Île-du-Prince-Édouard) is a province of Canada
Canada
consisting of the island of the same name, as well as several much smaller islands . Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island
is one of the three Maritime Provinces and is the smallest province in both land area and population. It is the only subnational jurisdiction of North America
North America
outside the Caribbean
Caribbean
to have no mainland territory, and the only such jurisdiction to have no land boundary. The island has several informal names: "Garden of the Gulf," referring to the pastoral scenery and lush agricultural lands throughout the province; and "Birthplace of Confederation" or "Cradle of Confederation", referring to the