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Welcome to IrishBones.com!
We make Irish Rhythm Bones and Irish Jig Dolls, percussion instruments that are fun, easy to play,
and bring a smile to everyone's face when they see them in action.
Both instruments have a long history in many cultures across the world - but they are particularly suited to the wild and carefree traditional music of Ireland!
Come visit us when you are in Ireland and until then,
browse through our website where we constantly post new information and stories.
TOM PLAYING THE BONES
Bones are made from many materials, not just bone. Many types of hardwood can be used, and some have even been made from plastic. The real bone bones are normally made from rib bones of beef or lamb, and sometimes from horses, and also from the shin bones of goats.
Dancing dolls have been around for centuries. They have been made and played throughout Europe, parts of Asia, and Africa. It is said that in the late eighteenth century the dancing doll design was modified by having a wooden rod fixed into the it's back.