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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Q: Why are you called Sally's Garden?
    A: Sally is our Fiddler, and I like to garden. Also Down by the Sally Gardens was one of the first tunes we ever learned.
  2. Q: Can you play...fill in name of song or tune here...?
    A: Maybe...there are literally tens of thousands of songs and tunes in the Celtic tradition and we know a few hundred of those. If we know a song though, we'll certainly play it for you.
  3. Q: What is worn under the Kilt?
    A: Nothing, everything there is in perfect working order!
  4. Q: Do you give bagpipe lessons?
    A: Um, no. None of us play the bagpipes. If any of us ever learn to play them we will be glad to give lessons then.
  5. Q: What is a Sally Garden anyway?
    A: As far as I can tell, it is just the name of a particular garden that Yeats used when writing the lyrics to Down by the Sally Gardens. It is sometimes also rendered Down by My Sally's Garden.
  6. Q: What is a Celtic Music?
    A: It most often refers to the traditional music of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, The Isle of Man, Brittany (in France) Galicia (in Spain) as well as American and Canadian traditions based on these. See the Email and have your question posted on our soon to be world famous FAQ page!