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Irishman shares video of himself playing a guitar made from a hurley and it is brilliant

The hurley-guitar is unusual but sounds brilliant. (Picture: Facebook)
The hurley-guitar is unusual but sounds brilliant. (Picture: Facebook)

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


James Mulhall

James Mulhall is a reporter with The Irish Post. Follow him on Twitter @JamzMulhall

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One comment on “Irishman shares video of himself playing a guitar made from a hurley and it is brilliant”

  1. Niall Gòrdan

    This is fantastic! You won't believe me, maybe, but I actually thought an Irish hurley would make a great wee instrument... well done that lad!


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