Here we have a wonderful performance by the iconic Irish folk band ‘Planxty’, from their reunion tour back in 2004. I’ve been listening to them since the 1970s – long before I understood what traditional folk music was all about – and they are truly amazing.
This Wikipedia article does a good job of telling the story of Planxty.
And finally, here’s a spellbinding solo version of ‘The Blacksmith’ by Andy Irvine. Its hard to find a better bouzouki player in the world today I think.