For beginners, there are a lot of options for instruments.  The trade off can be cost versus quality.  Two of the instruments you may consider as a beginner are the tin whistle and bodhran.  The links below provide some good ideas but we always suggest working directly with instrument makers and small businesses.  By shopping at the bold links below, you are supporting the Upstate Irish Arts Center through Amazon's affiliate program.

For other instruments like accordions, concertinas, or fiddles, consider some of our sponsors and other suppliers.

Accordions, Concertinas, Fiddles, etc...

McNeela Music (Ireland)

Concertina Connection (USA)