Traditional Music Quiz
Test your knowledge of Irish traditional music
1 - The group Altan is named after what?
2 - What does bodhrán mean in Irish?
3 - In Uilleann pipes, what does Uilleann mean in Irish?
4 - The mother of Tommy Makem from Keady, South Armagh was a renowned singer in her own right. What was her name?
5 - Name the singer from Derrytresk, Co Tyrone who was famed for his version of 'Old Arboe'?
6 - Triona Ni Domhnaill from The Bothy Band was the driving force on what distinctive sounding instrument?
7 - The Bothy Band had nine different members during its life cycle. Can you name them?
8 - Can you name the Bothy Band’s five albums?
9 - Which early Christy Moore album, brought together a group of musicians who went on to form Planxty?
10 - By mid-1975 Planxty had seen six members pass through the group's ranks. Name them.
11 - Fred E Wheatherley first penned in 1912 which famous song internationally associated with the North?
12 - Who wrote ‘Raglan Road’?
13 - In 1903 which Chief Superintendent of Police in Chicago published Music of Ireland?
14 - Which Uilleann Piper was employed by the Irish Folklore Commission in 1942 to travel the country collecting tunes and songs?
15 - Who wrote the sound track for the 1959 film Mise Éire?
16 - In the singing tradition what does the term 'macaronic' mean?