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Don

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I don't know, but that was great! Thanks!
 

Wilko

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Bouzouki. Yep. The drum is the bohdran
 

toxpert

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...and another ...yup. Bouzouki.
Not limited to use for Irish music..
Bouzouki origins are Greece. The particular version in the video is a 4 course model with duplicate strings for each of C F A D. The tuning is like top 4 guitar strings tuned down a whole step.

Bouzoukis became popular with Celtic bands back in the early 1980s. The sonic blend goes great with D whistles, flutes, small pipes, fiddles. Bouzoukis provided a droning background for the music.

Here’s a video of the Bothy Band ..back in the day:
 
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