A LIMERICK man has shared a video of himself playing a hurley-turned-guitar – proving that the hurling stick is more than a sporting item.
Mike Hogan recorded himself playing the unusual instrument in Streamboat Music, a music shop in Limerick city.
After showing viewers the three-stringed instrument, he began playing – with the hurley providing rather impressive sounds through the electric amp.
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A hurley is more commonly used in Croke Park than in a traditional music session, but judging by this video they are just as good for making music as scoring points.
Though there is no official name for these instruments, the hurley-guitars are manufactured by a Sligo-based company called DaShtick Guitars and shipped worldwide.
The prices vary – they come with one, two or three strings and cost upwards of £350.
Click play below to watch the hurley-guitar in action
Got to play a guitar made from a hurley in SteamboatMusic Limerick yesterday!!! Pity I wont have it for the gig tonight. The Lemonsuckers are live in Dolans Pub at 11.30!!!
Posted by Mike Hogan on Dé Sathairn, 23 Aibreán 2016