Ok, this is an Irish Bouzouki, not to be confused with a Greek Bouzouki. It came to Ireland with a big belly and it went on a diet. – This one was made by a local fellow name Brian Lofthouse (Lofthouse Mandolins and Guitars)

The Irish Bouzouki

This Irish Bouzouki has six strings that are tuned in three pairs. It is somewhat similar to the mandolin with its eight strings in four pairs. Johnny Moynihan is credited with making this instrument welcome in Irish traditional and folk music.

You may get a chance to hear this particular instrument if you find yourself sitting in on a local session at one of the Pubs in Mayo, Ireland not too far from Clew Bay.

Now Have a Listen: “3 Great Songs Played on an Irish Bouzouki in Ireland

Noel Cammack
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