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Bodhran and Fiddle

In olden days our rural ancestors amused themselves in the evenings with entertainments such as card-playing, ceilidhs, and frightening the life out of each other with hair-raising ghost stories! Card-playing was invariably the preserve of the men folk taking place in one of their homes, whilst their wives sometimes congregated in one of the other houses with their knitting to mull over the latest tit-bits of gossip.
 
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