#1
I was wondering if there was such a thing, or if I could get directions to the scale(s) used in irish music.

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#6
Yeah, the major pentatonic scale is quite Irish-sounding if you play it right, as are the Mixolydian and Dorian scales. I just noticed that all three of those scales have a major sixth. I don't know if that's important or not, but it's interesting to think about.

But, yeah, major pentatonic is generally what I think of when I think of Celtic music.
#7
As someone has already sort of mentioned Celtic music is more in the timing and choice of intervals than scales. Minor Pentatonic will work just as well as Dorian in most situations.
#9
Open tunings tend to work particularly well for Celtic music (DADGBE or DADGAD) but yeah, it is mostly about the phrasing (if you listen to a lot of Scottish or Irish music just changing the rhythm can make it sound very oriental)
#10
You can basically use any scale you wish, as long as it is melodic and you are playing with a lilt.
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